Do you like a certain wine varietal of red or white wine that is your favorite? Why not base your wine country travels on your preferred wine grape. Here is a list of the top wine varietals and where to find these wines in wine country. Hit the tasting rooms that specialize in these varietals. Collect your favorite wines from the tasting room visits for a blind wine tasting. Invite your friends over for a wine tasting party and see which wine is everyone’s favorite.
These are our personal favorite wine regions for each of these popular wine varietals. Each of these wines can be found in other wine regions of California. One can easily make a case for one wine region producing the best for each of these wine types. Tell us in the comment section your favorite wine varietal and the best wine region or AVA that makes this wine.
- Cabernet Sauvignon – The Napa Valley
- Chardonnay – Green Valley Wine Trail in Sonoma, Santa Cruz Wineries
- Pinot Noir – Anderson Valley
- Sauvignon Blanc – Napa Valley
- Syrah – Santa Ynez in Santa Barbara
- Zinfandel – Dry Creek Valley
As the days roll along, we plan to do a post on each of these wine varietals and offer some advice on which wineries to visit and why. Stay tuned.