About Fruit Wines from USA

About Fruit Wines from USA
The United States is one of the most important players in the wine industry. On sheer numbers alone, the US is the fourth largest country in terms of total production; but it is the outstanding quality of wines from the US that is an additional part of its worldwide prestige. While the first wines produced in the colonies date back to the late 18th century, it has only been since the mid-1960s that the US has entered the premium wine market on a large scale. California, especially Napa Valley and Sonoma County were the areas that drove the new quality movement. Other areas in California also were home to great wines; soon Washington and Oregon were home to first-class wines as well. New York State, especially the Finger Lakes are was rediscovered for its Rieslings and soon wineries started opening in states such as Texas, Virginia and North Carolina. Today, 90% of domestic premium wine is produced in California and there are several wine types that share the spotlight; these include Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Pinot Noir from Sonoma's Russian River Valley as well as Santa Barbara County and Chardonnay from several regions, such as Monterey and Sonoma County. Bordeaux-styles reds from Washington State have received great acclaim as have Oregon Pinot Noirs. Today, the United States is in an enviable position of being one of the largest producers of wine as well as one of the most celebrated.

Top Picks for USA

Fruit Wines

End Of The Road Winery NV Mount Me Cherry Wine Michigan
94 points
$16
Best Buy
Tremendous purity and depth make this a superb choice for a dessert pairing, or dessert itself.
Awards: '2023 Michigan Governor's Cup - Best Fruit Wine'
94 points $16 Best Buy
Door Peninsula Winery NV Cranberry Apple Wine Door County
93 points
$11
Best Buy
A very stylistically interesting sweeter fruit wine that balances the honeyed fruit with earthy floral notes; will work well with more savory meat appetizers, desserts and especially rustic cheeses.
93 points $11 Best Buy
St. Julian NV Blueberry Wine Lake Michigan Shore
93 points
$11
Best Buy
A delightfully spicy blueberry treat for desserts or clever cocktails.
93 points $11 Best Buy
Angry Orchard NV Albany Post Apple Wine New York State
93 points
$25
A tasty and savory artisan Cider with nice mouthwatering acidity and length; will be great at the table.
End Of The Road Winery NV Blackberry Wine Michigan
91 points
$15
Best Buy
A supple and appetizing berry dessert wine will be great with vanilla ice cream.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Middleburgh Winery 2022 Blackberry Wine New York State
90 points
$20
A pure, dry berry wine with great versatility.
Awards: 2023 New York Wine Classic - Best Fruit Wine
Door Peninsula Winery NV Sweet Cherry Wine Door County
89 points
$11
Best Buy
A lovely spiced cherry aroma and flavor to transition from summer to fall on a crisp September evening.
89 points $11 Best Buy
Middleburgh Winery 2020 Blueberry Wine Blueberry
89 points
$15
Best Buy
A brilliantly pure and flavorful blueberry wine with a fine, not-too-sweet balance and style.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Roads End Orchards NV Semi-Sweet Red Currant Wine New York State
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Nice purity and balance make this a versatile fruit wine for desserts, cheeses and cocktails.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Angry Orchard NV Porters Perfection Apple Wine New York State
87 points
$25
A funky scrumpy Cider that will be best with cheeses and appetizers, or toddies.