Believe or not, this North American region is one of the finest areas for wine in the world. Hi, I'm Rebecca Brayton and welcome to watchmojo.com and today we’ll be looking at the wine industry of California.
Despite being almost three quarters the size of France, California is home to an impressive wine industry—close to 90% of the wine produced in the United States hails from this West Coast state. In fact, if California were its own country, that country that country would be the world’s fourth largest producer of wine.
California’s wine country has been producing wine since the mid 19th century. California wine country draws tourists not only for wine tastings, but also for hot air balloon rides, hiking and bicycling. Californian wine is considered world class especially after having beating out French wines in both the red and white categories in the 1976 competition.
Most of California’s wineries are located between the Pacific Coast and the Central Valley.