United States of America: Winery Experience Program
American wine has been produced for nearly 400 years. And this legacy of wine making is best learnt by working closely with the wine makers in the USA. Our winery program gives you the chance to experience the wine making activities performed in the US wineries.
Today, wine production is undertaken in all fifty states, with California producing 85 percent of all US wine and New Mexico being the oldest wine-producing region having started in 1628.
The United States is the fourth-largest wine-producing country in the world after Italy, Spain, and France.
The North American continent is home to several native species of grape, including Vitis labrusca, Vitis riparia, Vitis rotundifolia, and Vitis vulpina, but the wine-making industry is based almost entirely on the cultivation of the European Vitis vinifera, which was introduced by European settlers.
Many of the United States’ most popular wines are from the Napa region and the combination of the latest technology with the use of traditional techniques is what makes the difference in this area’s wine production.
- Over 900,000,000 gallons of wine produced annually.
- US accounts for 12% of the world’s wine production.
- The US leads the world in wine consumption.
- There are around 10,000 wineries in the US.
- 95% of US exported wine comes from California.