Wine Regions of North & South America

The US has taken a melting pot of European grape varietals and given them their own American twist. The most popular and best known is California with its native Zinfandel grape, but there are also some excellent Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and other wines being made, not only in California, but in other states such as Oregon, Washington, and New York.

North of the border, Canada also produces some stunning wines, predominantly in Southern Ontario and the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. The highlight is their icewine, a lusciously sweet dessert wine made from Riesling, Vidal or occasionally, Cabernet Franc grapes.

There are several wine regions in South America, each with their own flavour and style of wine. Chile and Argentina are the leaders in the field, best known for the soft, lush, inky-black Malbec or the aromatic, peach-scented Torrontés.

Canada
Famed for its Riesling and Vidal icewine ...
USA
A look at American wines from California, Washington, Oregon and New York State ...
Argentina
Home to the world's greatest concentration of high-altitude vineyards ...
Chile
One of the world's best sources for good quality, cheap varietal wine, such as Merlot and Chardonnay ...