If you are a curious wine drinker, you may have identified a favorite wine (and if not, Kuvée is here to help you). Maybe you love a bold Cab, or a creamy Chard. It’s not just you, it’s the wine, and also the wine region.
While learning what wine varietals you like is an important step in finding what wines you will love, it’s also important to learn what wine regions produce your favorites. Chances are, if you find that you really love a Pinot Noir from Sonoma, you’ll enjoy other Pinot Noirs from Sonoma. The region is just as important as the grape.
Wine regions, which in the US are referred to as American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs, often share a lot of similar characteristics from the soil type, to the weather patterns, and the topography. The similarities lead to the wineries in each AVA likely producing wines that are similar in style.
That said, learning about regional differences can seem confusing, especially since it all comes down to your personal tastes and favorites. So you’re likely to have lots of questions about the different AVAs, like: “What California wine region makes the best wine?” or “Does Napa or Sonoma make better Cabernet?” or even, “What wineries should you visit in wine country?” That’s why we are going to be introducing you to some of the best wine regions in the country over the coming weeks. We’ll discuss what makes the region unique, the common characteristics, and most importantly, what wines grow best there and what they taste like.
We’ll be kicking the series off with a post on Napa. Learn about why Napa is so popular and prestigious, and what wines and wineries from Napa we love. We’ll announce new region series posts on our social channels, so follow along!