California wine-making is as old as the missions launched in
the 1700s when Spanish padres came to convert the American
West natives to their Christian religion, and have them
serve their new nation.
They Spaniards brought root stocks for growing wine grapes,
and the one thing they discovered that really turned out was
the wine. The rich soil and climate along the California
inland areas near the coast proved to be superb for wine
grapes and wine making.
Today, California has hundreds of wineries in many wine
growing regions. The oldest, most prominent include Napa
Valley, Sonoma Valley and Central Valley. In addition, the
Sierra Foothills has become a great location for launching
your own wines, and in Southern California, Temecula Valley
has recently won awards for their wines the produce.
One of the top type of events we receive and post about
surrounds wine tasting and food. The
grape stomp has become
quite popular as well.