United States & Canada
The United States are ranked fourth in global wine production behind Spain, France, and Italy. The valleys of California and the Pacific Northwest are the primary growing regions.
California has a climate similar to the Mediterranean regions making it ideal for full bodied wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.
The dry and sunny eastern region of Washington produce fruity red wines with a sweet-tart acidity. Oregon's Willamette Valley has a climate ideal for Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay.
Most of Canada's wine production comes from Ontario and British Columbia. The climate in British Columbia and Ontario is cooler and appeal to cold climate grapes like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Icewines.