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Napa Valley, California
"The undisputed American capital of wine has earned its reputation thanks to seemingly endless picturesque vineyards and world-class wines," say the editors at TripAdvisor. "The valley's scenery serves as the backdrop to both amazing large-scale wineries as well as smaller wineries."

Sonoma, California
"Protected by mountains from excessive rainfall, Sonoma has an ideal climate for growing grapes in its numerous vineyards. Napa's neighbour is smaller in terms of wine production, but has highly sought-after wines and sweeping vistas."

Willamette Valley, Oregon
"Oregon produces far less wine than its Californian counterparts, but distinguishes itself for its outstanding pinot noirs and other varietals. Willamette Valley, one of Oregon's major wine-growing regions, has more than 200 charming wineries."

Yakima Valley, Washington
"The oldest wine region in Washington, diverse Yakima Valley can grow many varietals, including chardonnay and shiraz. Nearly half of the wine produced in Washington begins with Yakima Valley grapes, but the valley is also home to orchards bearing a wide range of fruits."

Roseburg, Oregon
"South of Willamette Valley, Roseburg has a slightly warmer climate and is situated in the Umpqua Valley, where impressive natural scenery is all around, from waterfalls to wildlife. Pinot noir is the primary varietal here, but delicious pinot gris, riesling, chardonnay, and others can also be found."

Okanagan Valley, B.C.
"A full-bodied merlot or pinot noir is not hard to find in Okanagan Valley, but sweet dessert ice wines are another treat produced in this wine region that features more than 100 different wineries. The area is also known for its fruit orchards and its clear, fresh lakes."

Finger Lakes, New York
"New York's largest wine-producing region, the microclimate of the Finger Lakes region provides ideal conditions for growing a range of varietals. Award-winning wines and sparkling wines, come from an exceptionally peaceful, beautiful setting."

Traverse City, Michigan
"The majority of its grapes are grown near the shores of Lake Michigan, making for the unique growing climate of the Traverse City area, an important wine-growing region in the Midwest. Baco noir, cabernet franc, and others are produced, along with rarer fruit wines and ice wines."

North Fork, Long Island, New York
"With its 4,000 acres of vineyards, Long Island Wine Country is gaining more attention for its wines and its intimate atmosphere. North Fork, on the eastern side of Long Island, is not only home to some celebrated local wines, but also to excellent fresh seafood and produce."

Oak Grove, Virginia
"Virginia has a rich wine history dating back to Jefferson's Monticello wines in the 1770s, and nestled in Virginia's stunningly beautiful Northern Neck region, Oak Grove is home to one of Virginia's largest, and oldest, wineries."
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