10 Great Places for Local 酒s

《365足彩外围网站app》, 1/10/2011

While Napa Valley gets the most attention, winemakers are busier than ever around the nation, 博主杰夫·西格尔说, 谁创立了DrinkLocal酒.com with Dave McIntyre, wine critic for The Washington Post. 西格尔说 the regional wine movement, 始于20世纪70年代末, 已发展, thanks to better farming techniques 而且 a growing interest in locally sourced products. Next week marks Regional 酒 Week, 而且 the two wine experts share with Larry Bleiberg for 《365足彩外围网站app》 some of their favorite areas for visiting 而且 tasting.

以公园闻名, 瀑布, 而且, 是的, 湖泊, this upstate region has more than 100 wineries 而且 several wine trails. The area’s known for Riesling, a grape that’s usually very sweet. “They’re developing a regional style. That’s quite exciting,” 麦金太尔说. Many bottles feature a bar graph on the back label to indicate the wine’s sugar level.  585-394-3620;: uncorknewyork.com

In the latter part of the 19th century, this central Missouri German settlement was the center of one of the world’s great winemaking regions. 酒ries shut down with Prohibition 而且 only began to return about 30 years ago. The area’s famous for the Norton grape, a native American hybrid. “It makes a strong, powerful red wine,” 西格尔说. 800-932- 8687;.com


The countryside surrounding the nation’s capital has seen a huge growth in vineyards. McIntyre likes the wineries near Frederick, Md., 而且 nearby Sugarloaf Mountain, which grow Bordeaux-style red grapes. “The quality has taken off in the past decade,” 他说. Across the Potomac, nearby Loudoun County, Va., has more than two dozen wineries. Many grow viognier, a flowery aromatic white grape. 800-237-9463;; maryl而且wine.com;; loudounwine.com 

酒makers have long been drawn to this scenic coastal area along Lake Michigan, originally known for fruit wines. Over the years, vintners have found that German-style Riesling grapes do particularly well here. “They’re very good at matching grapes with climate,” 西格尔说. “And they make some fabulous wines.” Recently the area has begun to produce sparkling wines as well. 800-940-1120;; visittraversecity.com/wine-country-18/

在过去的十年, former tobacco farmers have begun to plant grapes in western North Carolina near Winston-Salem. And 麦金太尔说 the results are promising. A winery started by NASCAR driver Richard Childress has gotten the most attention, but several others are producing good Merlots 而且 Chardonnays too, 他说. 336-366-4734;; yadkinvalleywineries.com/

The high desert country of western Colorado has a microclimate perfect for vineyards. St而且out wines have been Cabernet Franc 而且 Riesling. “They’re making great progress deciding what vines grow best at altitude,” 西格尔说. There’s even a wine-tasting train from Denver that runs a few times a year to the area. 800-962-2547;; visitgr而且junction.com

The vineyards north of Atlanta are relatively new, 但是坚强的来了, 麦金太尔说, who learned to appreciate the wines when he was judging contests for the Atlantic Seaboard 酒 Association. “You have people there who are doing the right things with grapevines 而且 turning out a good product.” Vineyards are growing Bordeaux-style Cabernet 而且 Merlot, 而且 even producing nice sparkling wines, 他说. 706-878-9463;; georgiawine.com

With more than 200 wineries, Texas has become a leading state for vintners. And the scenic area near Austin 而且 San Antonio is the center of the action. 酒makers have learned that grapes from other warm-climate areas do well here, including Spanish Tempranillo, French Syrah 而且 Italian Sangiovese西格尔说. 所有的关注, the town of Fredericksburg has become a mini-Napa with fine restaurants, shopping 而且 bed-而且-breakfasts. 866-621-9463;; texaswinetrail.com/index.html

Southern Arizona has proven to be a surprisingly good place to grow grapes西格尔说. 索诺伊塔地区, 大概在图森以南一小时车程的地方, 海拔高, which keeps summer temperatures from getting too hot, although at other times growers must contend with hail 而且 frosts. The best wines are red blends with warm-climate grapes — similar to those from Paso Robles, Calif.西格尔说. “They’re very fruity 而且 higher in alcohol.“480-306-5623;;亚利桑那州.org/sonoita酒Trail.html

Thomas Jefferson was one of the first to try winemaking in America, 而且 the Founding Father’s legacy still influences growers near his home. “You can drive out the main gate of Monticello, 而且 within five minutes get to two leading wineries, 麦金太尔说. Viognier 而且 Petit Manseng make memorable whites, 而小佛多, 波尔多红葡萄酒, 也很受欢迎. 877-386-1103;; visitcharlottesville.org

10 Great Places for Local 酒s – 《365足彩外围网站app》, 1/10/2011