Have you ever wondered why people love California wines? If so, you should join the Ideal Wine Company this week, as we take some time to celebrate California Wine Month!
History of wine in California
The US state of California was first settled by Spanish colonisers hundreds of years ago. The Spanish settlers were Catholic, and they soon realised that they needed to produce wine for religious purposes. This inspired Spanish monks to plant the Golden State’s first grape vines over 240 years ago.
It didn’t take producers long to realise that California is an ideal wine making region. This caused the Golden State’s wine making industry to boom, turning the region into the largest wine producer in the United States by the end of the 20th Century.
Golden State wine making
Today, the Golden State boasts some of the world’s most famous wine makes regions including Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Paso Robles. Estates across California produce a wide breadth of grape varietals including, but not limited to, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel.
California vintages are typical new world wines. As the Ideal Wine Company recently explained, “the climates of new world wine regions are often warmer, which tends to result in riper, more alcoholic, full-bodied and fruit-centred wines.” With a description like this, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that California wines are some of the most popular vintages in the world.
California Wine Month
The California wine harvest arrives in September, and current Governor Jerry Brown has honoured the occasion by designated September “California Wine Month.” FINN Channel reported that California Wine Month 2015 will be the 11th annual Wine Month. Industry players across the state will celebrate the occasion with a series of festivals, wine tasting classes and other events.
Robert P. Koch, president and CEO of Wine Institute, spoke out on the imminent arrival of California Wine Month. He said that “we appreciate Governor Brown recognizing the contributions of vintners and growers to our state’s economy, culture and lifestyle.” Koch went on to comment, “whether you’re a novice or an expert, California’s diverse winegrowing regions offer plenty of activities in America’s leading wine destination.”
Celebrate with Ideal Wine Company
If you’re not planning to fly out to the Golden State any time soon, you may be wondering how you can celebrate California wine month. You can buy California Wines from the Ideal Wine Company; if you do you’ll soon discover why this sun-drenched region has become the largest wine producer in the United States!