Winemaking was brought over to California from Spanish missionaries. The variety has been expanded to include more than a hundred varieties and hybrids from Spain, France and Italy. The diverse growing regions and range of climates in California creates a robust array of varieties that are a simpler and fruitier alternative to old world styles. The dominant growing regions lie along the coast of the Pacific and in the central valley, ranging from Mediterranean to more coastal climates. Popular regions include Napa Valley, Santa Cruz, Sonoma County and others.
Thousands of wineries throughout California range from small family-run boutiques to large companies, meaning you can shop anywhere from more affordable options to premium wines in nearly every style. California grows many varieties of grapes with leaders including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Zinfandel.
One of the largest growing regions in the world, it's time to get to uncorking that California wine. Browse our selection at Wine Chateau to order bottles and cases of wine of the new world style.