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The Texas Vineyard

Publié le par Philippe Josse

The Texas Vineyard

The Texas Vineyard

Texas: largest United States and larger than France with an area of (696,241 km2) located south of the United States at comparable latitudes to those of southern Morocco.

Bordered, on the west by New Mexico, in southwest by the Mexican border of Chihuahua and Sierra Leone states, to the south by the Gulf of Mexico to the north by Oklahoma, to the east by Arkansas and Louisiana.

Weakened by climate change,with the frequency of storms and hurricanes, eroding the coastline, and industrial pollution that threatens rivers, bays and groundwater. Intensive irrigation and overgrazing threaten the north and west of the state.

Plains, hills and plateaus are the dominant landforms: the average altitude of the State is 520 m. Texas can be divided into three large natural: the coastal and eastern plains, central highlands and the western mountains

In along Highway 35 that runs from the border with Oklahoma to the Mexican border, can be discovered that five million annual visitors already know along the road a wide variety of landscapes accompanied by countless small wine regions as the wine region of North Texas, which offers a wine experience for all wine lovers as deep woods resort destinations and style for the destination of a wine or tapas tasting weekend and weeknights, with as many trails around the wine roads of northern Texas.

Often referred, like the heart of Texas, the Central region. With its green hills and the warm hospitality of the residents and tenants who did not hesitate to welcomed you in their cellars and vineyards such as the Texas Hill Country, which is home to the largest concentration of vineyards in Texas, one of the most visited after the Napa and Sonoma in California.

West Texas is not just an endless horizon of red sand. Heading towards the high plains, you will discover the largest grape growing area of Texas, with 4,000 acres of commercial production vines, more than half product of the state's grapes and some of the best vineyards and wineries of Texas State, with the ability to schedule a private tour of vineyards.

In South Texas region, you can find some producers or events , for to stay few days to discover the local wine industry, that continues to grow as grape producers adapt to the ground and the South Texas climate.

Please do not hesitate to follow the trails of the wine or to schedule a visit to your family and friends. The winemakers work together to plan events, that offer day visitors a fun and unique experience for a wine tasting, and a history of each winery, and are a great way to discover several vineyards in a day or weekend.

Participating wineries, will offer suggestions for accommodation and explore the local restaurants.

In the wake of the wineries, from north Texas to south, you will see the blend landscape that defines each of these regions. Feel free to visit the vineyards of Texas and a experience of warm hospitality from Texas winegrowers .

Texas vineyards are producing more than 900 references for almost 179 Vineyards.

Such as Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Edelzwicker, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Seyval Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Viognier, Moscato, Muscat, Roussanne and white blend wines and traditional method of wine for white wine

For red wines are found:

Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Dolcetto, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Montepulciano, Mourvedre, Petite Syrah, Barbera, Barolo, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Chianti, Concord, Petit Verdot, Red Muscadine , Ports, Meritage and blend red wine

But there are also wines with strawberries, blackberries, Cramberry, and raspberry, apple wine, blueberry wine, honey wine, peach wine, pear wine.

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The vineyards of New Mexico

Publié le par Philippe Josse

The vineyards of New Mexico

The vineyards of New Mexico

New Mexico, in Navajo (Yootó Hahoodzo) is a state located in the southwest of the United States bordered on the west by Arizona, in north by Colorado, on the east by the Texas and south by the States Mexican, Chihuahua and Sonora. It is One of the four states of the Four Corners,

New Mexico has an area of 314,926 km² and a population of 2,059,179 inhabitants. Its shape is close to a square 550 km, with Santa Fe, for State Capital.

The rebirth of the wine industry in New Mexico began in 1978.

The New Mexico today , have nearly 56 wineries and tasting rooms for nearly 337 different wines produced nearly 700,000 liters of wine per year. The state's wine industry is once again well restored.

The ground bathed in sunshine of New Mexico desert and cool nights supervise the return of modern wine production in this wine region, the oldest in the country. Are desert climate, with an ideal feeding ground grape varieties grown in the region.

Such as Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Edelzwicker, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Seyval Blanc, Viognier, with blended white wines and traditional method for wine white

For red wines are found:

Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Dolcetto, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Montepulciano, Mourvedre, Petite Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, some Meritage and blend red wine.

But there are also wines with strawberries, blackberries, Cramberry, and raspberry.

Oldest US wine region of New Mexico with a real tradition of hospitality, with professionals from the vine industry helping you to make the most of your stay, you are wine lovers or experts and guide you along the wine route in New Mexico

Wine production began on Senecu in 1633 and continued for over 40 years, providing sacramental wine for New Mexico country.

The first vines planted in what is now the state of New Mexico were made in 1629 to Senecu a Piro pueblo, south of Socorro, by Fray Gracia Zuniga, a Franciscan, and Antonio de Arteaga, a Capuchin monk . Mission San Antonio de Padua, in Senecu, was located on the east bank of the Rio Grande, just north of the village of San Antonio. The cuttings brought by the missionaries were a variety of Vitis vinifera, commonly called the "mission grape". This variety is still cultivated today. Historians believe that it is a European variety of Spain, called Monica.

In 1800, New Mexico was the wine country. At that time, the vineyards that stood on a strip along the Rio Grande extending approximately from Bernalillo to Socorro and near Mesilla in El Paso.

There are two places to visit, where you can find simple tastes, with wines that show the passion and commitment of winemakers that develop the best grapes of southwestern New Mexico, west of Deming in middle of the Mimbres valley, and in Old Mesilla.

Be sure to attend the annual festivals of wines of southern New Mexico, or at Albuquerque Wine Festival, which are very popular and easy way to sample the many local flavors while enjoying exceptional wines and region food.

The Arid climate of the state on average receives 380 mm of rainfall per year, due to the monsoon affects the southwestern US.

The temperatures are moderated by the altitude so that by winter frost is common at night and the precipitation occurs as snow. Temperatures have extreme seasonal variations but also diurnal.

The climate is far from homogeneous throughout the territory because of its relief and its major expansion in latitude and longitude.

The summers are very hot, even at a relatively high altitude as the maximum reached 33.3 ° C in July at Albuquerque, located at 1600 m and 29.8 ° C in Santa Fe located more than 2000 m.

To find warmer weather you have to go even higher. In Los Alamos, located at 2200 m, the maximum is no more than 26.7 ° C in July.

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Arizona

Publié le par Philippe Josse

Arizona

Arizona

West American State, with an area of 295,254 km2, it is the sixth US state by land area, and with a population of 6,392,017 inhabitants.

Its Capital, and largest city is Phoenix.

It is Bordered by California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora,in southern Arizona, is one of the four states of Fours-Corners. It is also part of the Sun Belt, that has a high population growth due to the heliotropism. Located in the southern Rocky Mountains.

Arizona is a state Mountains Crossed by Colorado River, the state has spectacular geological formations, such as the Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater and Monument Valley.

Arizona is a rugged region, more than half of the area consists of mountains and plateaus; whose formation dates back to prehistoric volcanism.

Much of the state consists of desert landscapes, become very touristy with its three national parks, the Grand Canyon, Saguaro and Petrified Forest and the major tourist attractions with Sunset Crater Volcano, Rainbow Bridge, and Montezuma Castle.

Known for its rich desert and landscapes with xeric plants, such as cactus, with its climate very hot summers, and mild winters.

Arizona is also composed of the Colorado Plateau and its pine forests in the north-central portion of the state.

First inhabitants of the region, are native Americans. In some cultures have become extinct and left the archaeological remains such as Sinagua in the Sedona area.

It is divided into fifteen counties, with nearly a quarter of its territory, which consists of twenty-one regions of the natives American. As the Navajo Nation, with an area of 62 409k², and the most populous, Native Americans Nations with 166,000 natives, as well as other peoples like the Apaches Nation.

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L'Arizona

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L'Arizona

L'Arizona

Etat de l'ouest américain, d’ une superficie de 295 254 km2, il est le 6ème Etat Américain par la superficie et une population de 6 392 017 habitants.

Sa capitale et plus grande ville est Phoenix.

Il est Bordé par la Californie, le Nevada, l'Utah, le Nouveau Mexique et les Etats mexicains de la Basse Californie et du Sonora, au sud de l'Arizona est l'un des quatre États des Fours Corners. Il fait en outre partie de la « ceinture du soleil ») qui connaît une forte croissance démographique en raison de l’ héliotropisme. Situé au sud des Montagnes Rocheuses, l'Arizona est un Etat de Montagnes Traversé par le Fleuve Colorado, l'État comprend de spectaculaires formations géologiques, telles que le Grand Canyon, le Meteor Crater et Monument Valley.

L'Arizona est une région au relief accidenté, dont plus de la moitié de la superficie est composée de montagnes et de plateaux; dont la formation remonte au volcanisme préhistorique.

La grande partie de l'État est constituée de paysages désertiques, devenu très touristique avec ses trois parcs nationaux, le Grand Canyon, Saguaro et Petrified Forest, ainsi que les atractions touristiques avec : Sunset Crater Volcano, Rainbow Bridge,Montezuma Castle

Connu pour ses paysages désertiques riches en plantes xérophytes comme le cactus, et son climat avec des étés très chauds et des hivers doux.

L'Arizona est aussi composé du Plateau du Colorado et de ses forêts de pin, dans la portion nord-centre de l'État.

Premiers habitants de la région, les natifs Américains. D’ont Certaines cultures se sont éteintes et ont laissé des vestiges archéologiques comme les Sinagua, dans la région de Sedona.

Il est divisé en Quinze comtés, avec près du quart de son territoire, qui est constitué de vingt-et-unes régions des natifs américain. Comme la région des Navajos d’une superficie de 62 409,12 km2 , la plus peuplée des Nations de natifs Américains avec 166 000 natifs, ainsi que d'autres peuples comme les Apaches .

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Vineyards in Arizona

Publié le par Philippe Josse

Vineyards in Arizona

Vineyards in Arizona

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Bordered by California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and the Mexican States of Baja California and Sonora in south, Arizona is a state of Mountains. Crossed, by the Colorado River.

Arizona is a rugged region, more than half of the area consists of mountains and plateaus; whose formation dates back to prehistoric volcanism.

The main rivers are the Colorado River that carved the Grand Canyon, Gila and Salt River.

Have today finds a quarantine vineyards for more than 300 references, with three main wine regions. In Northern Arizona, you will find the Verde Valley Wine Trail. In southern Arizona, you will find the Sonoita County and the Wine Route Elgin, and in southeastern Arizona, the Willcox wines road.

where are cultivated grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Nebbiolo-Red, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah, Barbera Red, Dolcetto and blended red wine, with Meritage wines.

And: Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Roussanne, Chenin Blanc for white wines

Verde Valley

Located, in the Northern Arizona, at a altitude of 1000 meters, with a favorable volcanic soil for vineyard, prompts wine lovers to discover a destination rich in history and a wines productions which reflect the landscapes.

Several vineyards are now open to the public and are routes, with nice panorama. The tasting rooms are welcoming accompanied with terraces, that allow tasting wines of local produce and admire the stunning scenery of the Oak Creek Valley, surrounded by Red Rocks.

There are four wineries that offer some wines varieties, expertly designed to satisfy the palate of every wine taster, with tasting rooms nestled in the red rock country with some lush canyons surrounding Cottonwood, Jerome, Sedona, Clarkdale.

We find Also located in Arizona, the mountain Fire, a first winery of the Yavapai-Apache Nation whose, they first vines were planted in 2010.

Fullmer, former president, of the Yavapai Apache Nation that owns the vineyard of the mountain of fire, whose people have a deep history with the Verde Valley of Arizona and now sees the vines taking root there as symbolic, links that connect people to their land and water. Valley established its wine reputation in the world during the past decade, while the president of his tribe, proposed vineyard as a tribal enterprise,

In Southern California it is immersed in the culture of wine. When he returned to the Verde Valley, he was impressed by the growth of new wineries in its origin region, and shortly after he opened the cellar of the Mountain of Fire .The grapes come from vineyards and wineries the central coast of California. And also the source of New Mexico, they "have a great winemaker" creating blended wines.

The county Sonoita

Sonoita is one of the top wine regions in Arizona, it is currently home to a large concentration of wineries and vineyards, with the Elgin road which is recognized as one of the top ten wine routes of the country. It just browse with wagon through the vineyards, the rolling grasslands and hills are covered with vineyards, and with a view of the mountain ranges, whose wines produced locally which are found nowhere else.

History is rich as its wines and is a great place to start a trip through Arizona.

The area is surrounded by the mountains of Santa Rita, Whetstone and Huachuca, grasslands Sonoita, are an invitation for an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The rainfall is very limited, with 325 days of sunshine per year and summer temperatures throughout the year, Sonoita is a perfect retreat for those looking for a quiet destination, this region is a paradise for wine lovers, hikers, cyclists, and lover of wilderness, located near Kartchner Caverns State Park, two beautiful lakes and Parker Canyon and Patagonia Lake region.

Willcox County

Is located in the north of Cochise County, 56 kilometers southwest of the city of Benson (Arizona) in the Valley of Sulphur and from 119 kilometers east of Lordsburg, New Mexico

Located in southern Arizona, Willcox growing zone produces the largest quantity of grapes in Arizona. Currently, there are four more tasting rooms on the Willcox Wine Road, where you can Enjoy wine varieties, when you are visiting wineries and tasting rooms, that are conveniently located in the historic center of Willcox, or it is nice to take a moment for to be relax surrounded by vineyards and mountain views.

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Vine in Nevada

Publié le par Philippe Josse

Vine in Nevada

Vine in Nevada

Some vineyards in the state of Nevada, the assembly line, which rises to over 4000 meters above sea level, located to the east of California, have find them in Nye County and Churchill County .With a continental climate altitude. Arid or semi-arid, and generally less than 300 mm annual precipitation with a wet air masses coming from the Pacific blocked by the mountain barrier of Nevada, but climate is more dry and hot in the south Nevada.

The vineyards of Nye County, is located in the vicinity of Pahrump census town, the most populous county in southern Nevada, and from an hour drive from Las Vegas with the160 west road.

Production is very limited, however with the varieties grown we found: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Symphony-Wine, Chardonnay, Semillon, and Sauvignon Blanc.

The Pahrump Valley Roasters is also the largest specialty coffee roaster in southern Nevada, and serves the finest Arabica coffee beans. Come and enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly brewed coffee, dry Nevada.

Climate and low humidity make it ideal for roasting gourmet coffees. As well as a relaxing day at one of the local vineyards, or it is easy to feel transported to another place and time. Accompanied with a tour, and a tasting wines from the vineyards, that ends with a picnic with friends or family, in an elegant atmosphere and a mountain decor on a beautiful sunny day.

Churchill County

Vineyards of the Churchill County, is located in Fallon, Nevada Oasis. Fallon is from 60 miles east of Reno. The city is surrounded by farm, ranches and wetlands with Lahontan Valley - a paradise for bird watchers. Fallon offers to nature, the arts, shops and a special menu , for events throughout the year including farmers ' market in summer. TOP GUN Navy school is here.

Fallon is a destination for meetings and small conventions. Or to be installed

Churchill Vineyards is located in a target area where the wild fish are abundant in the wetlands around the abandoned farms with underground water decreases and domestic water hall wells are drying up.

Past decade Churchill Vineyards owners have worked to identify an alternative high-value crop that uses less water in an effort to recover the abandoned farmland in the county of Churchill. For, rebuilding, the Nevada agriculture.

Churchill Vineyard is a jewel of Nevada, tempting to create a new wine industry in the region and in planting grapes that uses little water. And promoting the tourism industry of Nevada with mud, train rides, bus tours, and theater performances.

Grapes growing in the area of the Nevada desert, is limited with water resources. Proves that the vine could taking four to five years to be mature. with a desert climate is dry and cold.

The winery has a small vineyard, planted in the early 1990s, with the first harvest in 2005 with Zinfandel wine is full-bodied red wine, among other varieties grown there are the: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, Syrah, Gewürztraminer, Semillon, Chardonnay, Riesling

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reates a quality Gewurztraminer with a focus on fruit that is spicy.

Nevada

The name comes from the Nevada mountain range (Sierra Nevada mountain range in Spain covered in snow)

Nevada is located, in western United States, in the Great Basin. Surrounded by five states: California to the west, Oregon and Idaho to the north, east Utah and Arizona to the south, is the seventh largest US State of area of 286,351 km²

The terrain consists, a succession of almost parallel mountain ranges. which ones measures a hundred kilometers long.

It is located at the same latitude as Greece. Are average altitude of 1675 meters, the highest peak in Boundary 4005 meters near the California border, with fifty peaks over 2750 meters, welcome lush forests inhabited by many species.

The first inhabitants were nomadic, hunting hares, antelope, bighorn sheep, deer and squirrel, they complemented with fishing, and lived in harmony with nature. Then these people have settled and left numerous traces.

The main river is the Humboldt Nevada (480 km) which flows entirely within the state, in the north, and empties into any ocean, like many rivers in the Great Basin, usually powered by snowmelt in spring.

The main natural lakes to the west of the state and are mountain lakes: Taholeest straddles in California and Nevada. It measures 502 km2 and is located 1,867 meters above sea level. This is the third deepest lake in America.

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The Vines of San Francisco Bay

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The Vines of San Francisco Bay

The Vines of San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay Vineyards are located in the north of San Francisco. Which includes: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Santa Clara County, San Francisco, San Mateo County with a parts of Santa Cruz County and San Benito.

Established in 1999 the vineyard area comprises today over 6100 km2.

Often overlooked, it is in the shadow of its neighbors, of great wine regions like Napa Valley or Sonoma Valley, the San Francisco Bay is definitely a wine region to discover.

It is located at the entrance of the great wine regions of Northern California, with Marin County, in north, and Ivermore-Valley to the west with the Ben Lomond area and San Mateo in the south.

This region of San Francisco Bay is blessed with a climate and a sol diversified, that produce some outstanding wines. The vineyard area is concentrated in the Livermore Valley, where about 3,000 hectares are currently planted grapes.

They vineyards in this region are often small vineyards Craftsmen, offering exceptional wines with a good quality, with some a soil and climate of coastal bay, that pleasantly encourages the vine.

San Francisco Bay includes four small regions Livermore Valley, Pacheco Pass, San Ysidro District, and Santa Clara Valley.

Centrally located, San Francisco is positioned as a true gateway to the wine country.

San Francisco Bay, now includes more than 160 wineries for more than 1000 references, among which were found the main grape varieties such as: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Chianti-Red, Colombard, Dolcetto, Red-Gamay, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Nebbiolo-Red, Montepulciano, Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot, Petite Syrah, Pinot Noir, Syrah, the Meritage, and blended red wines

And Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gamay-White, Gewürztraminer, Moscato, Muscat Orange Muscat, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Marsanne, with cider and blended white wines , for white wines.

Livermore Valley

Is located in Alameda County, surrounding the city of Livermore in the Tri-Valley

Wine was grown in Livermore since the 19th century, with the Cresta Blanca Winery (founded 1882) with his first vintage in (1884) winning the Grand Prix at the Paris Exhibition of 1889.

A new way to explore vineyards, is used the Livermore Wine Trolley, that you are in the area for a day, or several days.

The trolley makes you discover the wine route, surrounded by lush hills, rolling canyons, and wineries of the Livermore Valley, accompanied by a hospitality tradition, recognized by all. Allowing you, to learn more about the region and wineries.

Located just 35 miles east of San Francisco, Livermore Valley is one of California wine regions and home to over 50 wineries. Connoisseurs consider it, like one of the California hidden treasures, with excellent restaurants, fine shops, golf courses, and a vibrant nightlife.

The soil mainly covered with gravel, on a east-west unique, different from many other wine-growing valleys. Due to a onshore wind in the afternoon, and a large fluctuation in temperature between different valleys, and bringing some difference in temperature from San Francisco Bay.

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Vineyard in Sonoma Valley

Publié le par Philippe Josse

Vineyard in Sonoma Valley

Vineyard in Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Valley

Located just 30 miles from San Francisco, is dotted with small towns like Sonoma, Kenwood and Glen Ellen, each with a story to tell, Sonoma Valley is a destination for those who crave deep. Whether visiting or you enjoy Sonoma Valley wines, is an experience that you will cherish.

Accessible via US 101, over the north of Golden Gate Bridge, geographically, the valley is bordered to the west by the Sonoma Mountains and to the east by the beautiful Range Mayacamas, and shares. a border with Napa Valley.

Sonoma County is a paradise for wine lovers travelers, with more than 400 wineries, it is positioned as the second wine region of California, and first wine tourism destination in 2012. The roads are lined with vineyards, with some even being certified biodynamic.

The proximity to San Francisco, Sacramento and Yosemite, makes it an ideal holiday destination in Northern California.

The county offers accommodation options for every budget, including branded hotels and small inns.

The climate is warm and sunny, days see very hot inside: with cool nights is covered by a fog of cold air descending from the Pacific Ocean, from north to the south from Bay of San Pablo. with some very little rain in summer.

In Sonoma Valley we find fifteen appellations. Which are:

Alexander Valley, Bennett Valley, Carneros, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Fort Ross - Seaview, Green Valley, Knights Valley, Moon Mountain, Northern Sonoma, Pine Mountain - Cloverdale Peak, Rockpile, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley.

In This County wines are wines of higher quality, accompanying dishes of the region made with products directly from local farms.

Indeed farms and ranches provide restaurants from many years.

The products come from fertile land, and the fish is always freshly caught, Sonoma is also a paradise for gourmets, restaurants starred with wines bars, without forgetting the local markets farmers.

With 15 wine regions, Sonoma County is the most diverse region of the United States for the vines.

Often winemaker themselves, are happy to talk about their vineyards and how wine is produced, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah or otherwise, in the many wine tasting rooms, offering free tastings will be people who serve your wine.

There are over 80 products in the Sonoma wine

region or have found them: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Red Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Carignan, Syrah, Merlot, Meritage, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Tannat, Pinotage, Charbono, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Dolcetto, Tempranillo, Gamay-Red, Carmenere, Red-Barbera, Ports wine and Blend red wines.

For white wines have found they: Chardonnay, Chasselas, Cinsault, Pinot Grigio, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Riesling, Moscato, Gewürztraminer, Zinfandel-Rosé, Semillon, Pinot Meunier, Chenin Blanc, Tocai Friulano, Pinot Gris, Muscat Canelli, Colombard, Orange Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Aglianico, Blanc de Blanc, as well wines from the traditional method.

Sonoma is one of the most diversified natural destinations in California, with more than 40 state parks and regional parks,that call for hiking in its redwood forests, paddling along the coast or rivers, or just enjoy the sounds of nature. Without Forgot whale watching along the coast or a hike through the vineyards.

The 4000 square kilometers of nature in the county, are incentives to explore for travelers. They 2 250 kilometers of uncrowned roads, are accompanied by bikeways are attractive for wide variety of riders.

Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
Vineyard in Sonoma Valley
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Mendocino Wine Region of California

Publié le par Philippe Josse

Mendocino Wine Region of California

Mendocino Wine Region of California

Mendocino County is a county located on the north coast of San Francisco Bay, with in east Central Valley, in south Sonoma County, in southeast Lake County, and in the north of Trinity and Humboldt counties . It is also one of the most active seismic regions.

The county name, derives from Cape Mendocino, which is the Point Farther west of the California coast, located in Humboldt County in the north, who was probably named in honor of Antonio de Mendoza, Viceroy of New Spain, 1535-1542.

The county is famous for its coastline along the Pacific Ocean, with the Redwood forests, and the production of wines and beers,

The citizens of Mendocino County by promoting agriculture won the public confidence in the markets through the inspection program, and environment protection by regulating and reducing pesticide use.

Mendocino Wine Country.

The hospitality is genuine, and the quiet pace of life. Come discovered the small towns, winding country roads and tasting their wines.

Farmers, growers and local artists are free thinkers who appreciate this land, with independent living. These winemakers created, pure and balanced wines from grapes grown on virgin land grapes, wines that respect individuality of the 10 designations of Mendocino County.

The name Mendocino County, Anderson Valley, Yorkville Highlands, McDowell, Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, Cole Ranch, county Covelo, Dos Rios, Mendocino Ridge, Pine Mountain - Cloverdale Peak, Ukiah Valley, Sanel Valley

If you spend enough time in this part of California, it does not take long to realize that you barely brushed the surface of what makes Mendocino, there was so much more than just the eye perceive, and you'd be hard pressed to uncover all the hidden treasures. With the landscapes of each valley, the tops of each peak, and the roads of the hinterland.

Without forgetting visit the cellars of winemakers in this beautiful region of Mendocino made for all, wine lovers.

Chefs and innkeepers offer abundances in samples of local handicrafts: the master brewers and winemakers and income of farmers. You'll find picturesque cellars family farms with a world class. This county is off the beaten path of the Northern California region, that is just 2 hours from the Golden Gate Bridge.

The region produces more than forty grapes varieties, with a comprehensive support program, which facilitates producers operations throughout the region.

Parmit wines produced here, we have found them: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Red, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Carignan, Syrah, Merlot, Meritage, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Tannat, Pinotage, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Dolcetto, Tempranillo, Red-Gamay, Carmenere, Red-Barbera, and blend wine and Ports for red wines.

For white wines we have found they: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Riesling, Moscato, Gewürztraminer, Zinfandel, Rose, Semillon, Pinot Meunier, Chenin Blanc, Tocai Friulano, Pinot Gris, Muscat Canelli , Colombard, Orange Muscat, Pinot Blanc, and Sparkling-White wine (traditional method)

The annual harvest festival takes place in November, there he has a better way to commemorate the completion of harvest, with laughter, food and wines.

In this rugged country, mostly calm; houses with wineries, artists, activists, revolutionaries, writers, musicians, artisans. Who Have, Purchased a secondary residences. Getting many are installed using computers and networks, they are become teleworkers, creating programs and making the Mendocino American champion of the Grey Matter.

Expect also some laughs and good times. With wild characters that distinctive wines

Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
Mendocino Wine Region of California
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Small wine regions in northern California Coast

Publié le par Philippe Josse

Small wine regions in northern California Coast

Small wine regions in northern California Coast

The North Coast of California

Also called the Redwood Coast, extends between the San Francisco Bay north to Humboldt Bay in Oregon border.

Often inaccessible, The coastline includes rocky cliffs and hills.

The inner area is characterized by rugged mountains interspersed with rivers, valleys and canyons, which are generally narrow, and the Redwood Forest, with Giant Sequoia, forests of oaks and pines.

Bordered by Highway 101, that runs through the region connecting they small towns that it is on this side of the Pacific Ocean.

Everywhere north of this coast, we have found small wine regions located six hours' drive from San Francisco as regions: Bayside, Fieldbrook, Lewiston, Montague, Myers Flat, Orleans, Point Reyes Station, Redding, Trinity Center, Weaverville, Willow Creek

In these areas visitors are welcome and tasting rooms are regularly open to the public, visitors are encouraged to come and make use picnic areas .

The climate varies with foggy in winters with heat summers like lead heated by the sun, the inland mountains in winter can be covered with snow.

Among the varieties produced in these regions is the: Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Chardonnay for white wines

And: Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot Sangiovese, Barbera, Pinotage, Chianti, red, Cabernet Franc for red wines, as well as blended wines and wines from traditional method.

Bayside

Bayside located south-southeast of Arcata, at an altitude of (10 m) in Humboldt County, on Highway 101, is largely rural, with Victorian homes and small ranches that dot the landscape . A stone quarry is located in the hills of the region, which form the beginning of the beaches on the coast

Forests second most out of cleared land, which show signs of vast redwood forest that once existed. Is known for wine production wholesale

Redding, Trinity Center, Weaverville, Willow Creek

These four regions also have whatever vineyards

Trinity Rivers that is 45 minutes west of Redding, perfectly suited for fishermen, kayakers, hikers and those who just want to relax. Along the Trinity River, you will find locations and to Weaverville

Lewiston

Small historic mining town, Lewiston, is situated on the bank of the section of Trinity River, fly fishing .

If you are interested in doing things other than fishing or just relax, the area offers guides for day hikes in the remote alpine lakes where you can spread a blanket for a picnic at the foot of the Alps Trinity.

Redding

Is a city of the first party in Northern California, in a valley of Cascade Range.

Are climate is Mediterranean With hot, dry summer and hot, with mild winters and Rainy, summer temperatures can reach some day 45 ° C

Redding became a city-Step Passenger tourism, and is appreciated for are pleasant look , its surrounding lakes and recreation areas (National Recreation Area).

With Seven Hills Land & Cattle, a 2600 acre ranch, which has sprawling pastures, perennial streams, waterfalls and breathtaking views of Mount Shasta, Mt. Lassen and Trinity chain, Near the heart of the farm, there is a south-west facing gentle slope, overlooking the surrounding valley and draped robust and lush vineyards, for balanced fruit

Point Reyes Vineyard.

Offers a Mediterranean style, with romantic Bed & Breakfast, with a green and quiet setting, with a view, of the Inverness Ridge and its beautiful hills, located in western Marin County.

Orleans

The northern vineyards, of this beautiful region of Californian desert, is surrounded by national forest and a river that provides an ideal location to create wines of pure characters, that correspond to the place, with a control quality at every stage of the wine development.

Willow Creek

Willow Creek is located along the Trinity River

This area of ​​California is in the Trinity / Shasta / Cascade region near the Oregon border, rugged mountain community nestled in the heart of the Six Rivers National Forest. easily accessible by state highways 96 and 299.

The area is the site of the Willow Creek American Viticultural Area. Organic gardens and vineyards abound to accommodate travelers and offer tastings of their products.

This region have some experiences of hot and dry summers and cold winters , with a Mediterranean type, but is tempered by cool nights, resulting in temperature.

Montague

The two most northerly vineyards of California, less than 20 miles south of the Oregon border, it is in this region.

Are climate is hot and dry with a Mediterranean summer climate with average temperatures

It was a hub of livestock and railroad, with a rich history of traditions of the West

It is also the land of a giant volcano, Mount Shasta looking straight south through the valley of Shasta less than 30 miles to the south

Myers Flat

Myers Flat is located along California State Route 254

Due to its excellent location and southern Humboldt Redwoods State Park entrance, the city gets a lot of tourism during the summer months, with wines tastings and cold beers at the local market and liquor.

The Mediterranean climate is hot and dry in summer

Weaverville

Is located in Trinity County, have also includes an Taoist temple built in 1874 called "The Temple of the Forest under the clouds, also called Weaverville Joss House State, the best preserved of California is now in the Weaverville historic Park

The vineyards are located in Trinity County, nestled in mountain valleys or you can come to taste the wines and products of the county.

You can also take a scenic drive along the lake of Trinity, or enjoy a picnic in the afternoon in a nice day

The 9 600 hectares of vineyards are located in the area of "Trinity Lakes," known for its unique growing conditions. Vineyards have picnics areas for your enjoyment

Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
Small wine regions in northern California Coast
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