The United States is an increasingly important wine country on a world scale – and the fourth most prolific. California is by far the predominant wine-producing state, followed by New York, Washington, and Oregon.
Best known for Shiraz, Australia capitalizes on its steady climates and technologically savvy wineries to make a variety of wine ranging from jammy reds to bone dry Riesling.
Known for its dry summers, Chile always produces healthy fruit. Though it was first planted by Spanish conquistadores in the 16th century, today Chile is mostly planted to French varietals.
Most commonly associated with Riesling grown on the Mosel’s steep slate hills, Germany makes a variety of long-lived, acidity-driven wines.
New Zealand’s cool, maritime climate is perfect for wine production. Best known for its iconic Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand’s diverse vineyards also grow Pinot Noir, Bordeaux and Rhône varieties.
South Africa’s dramatic vineyards, generally flanked by mountains on one side and water on the other, are rapidly gaining interest world-wide.