Southern Wine on the Vine
Embark on a spirited tour of the South's favorite wine regions. Drive the sleepy valley stretches between Lexington, North Carolina, and the Virginia state line known as the Yadkin Valley. Take a quick day trip to Asheville, North Carolina, and discover a hidden nook at the Biltmore Estate Winery. In the Lone Star State, drive the wildflower-laden Texas Hill Country to Messina Hof Winery where the owners will teach you to slurp and cluck your wine like an expert vinophile. Nearby Missouri Wine Country reaches its peak in early summer where you can pedal along the nation's longest bike path, the Katy Trail, sipping along the way in the sleepy hamlets of Hermann, Augusta, and Rocheport. Clusters of family-owned wineries grow across the back roads of North Georgia like vines. All are open and welcoming for visitors to commune with the spirits.
Just 30 minutes from the bustle of St. Louis lies a magical land of peace and beauty. Right outside of Hermann, The OakGlenn Vineyards & Winery boasts spectacular views of the Missouri River.
The French call the essence of their wine regions' soils and climates "terroir," but in these parts, we know it simply as good Tar Heel taste.
Tips for entertaining, savoring, and pairing wine with recipes at home.
Follow the Georgia Wine Highway to Three Sisters Vineyards, Frogtown Cellars, or Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery.
Set beside the Blue Ridge Mountains and within a 30-mile radius of Charlottesville, more than two dozen picturesque wineries beckon you to visit.
Because the Hill Country is one of the fastest growing wine-producing regions in the country, some believe the area is on track to become the next Napa Valley.
Our editors' favorite American wine regions outside the South include Brandywine Valley, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Ozarks wineries, and Oregon's Willamette Valley.