The 12 Best U.S. Cities to Visit for Wine Lovers

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Snake River Valley, Idaho

Sunnyslope, Idaho's Snake River Valley AVA, gains recognition with Spanish varietals. Relaxed wine scene with Californian influence.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque: Unexpected wine & beer hub with rich cuisine. Gruet, Sheehan, Casa Rondeña Wineries. Diverse food scene.

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Fredricksburg, Texas

Fredricksburg, TX: Heart of Texas Hill Country, Wine Road 290 with 100+ wineries. Unique Texan wines, hop-on-hop-off 290 Wine Shuttle for an unforgettable experience.

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Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla: Hub of WA wine. 120 wineries, stunning AVAs, L'Ecole No. 41, Woodward Canyon, Waterbrook Winery shine.

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Willamette Valley, Oregon

Willamette Valley: Premier Pinot Noir region with 700 wineries, compared to Burgundy. Stay in Portland or Dundee for wine tasting.

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Southampton, New York

North Fork: Wineries & crowds. Southampton: Nautical charm, wineries. Stay in Sag Harbor for history. Wölffer Estate offers renowned rosé. Channing Daughters, Duck Walk also popular.

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Finger Lakes, New York

Explore Finger Lakes wine trail: 27 wineries, stunning lakeside views, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Watkins Glen's beauty.

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Sonoma, California

Explore Sonoma's diverse wineries, including Healdsburg's charm, Ferrari-Carano's gardens, and top dining like SingleThread.

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Calistoga, California

Explore Calistoga: Wellness & wine in a quaint mountain town. Visit Larkmead Vineyards, Castello di Amorosa winery, and indulge in hot springs & luxury spas.

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Paso Robles, California

Paso Robles: Hidden wine gem with 200+ wineries, charming stays, Tin City attractions, and Sensorio's light art.

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Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara: Cool-climate wine hub, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay. Women winemakers, unique varieties. Visit Alma Rosa, Foley Estates, Sanford Winery.

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Loudoun County, Virginia

Loudoun County, VA: "Napa of the East" with 50+ wineries offering intimate, family-owned vineyards, such as Boxwood Estate and Sunset Hills. Just an hour from DC, great for a city trip combo.

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