Have you ever wondered what makes California wines so popular? Or what makes them taste so good? It turns out that there are a few secrets behind the success of California wines. This article will reveal some of the reasons California wines are so special.
6 Reasons Why California is a Great State for Wine Making
The climate is perfect for grape-growing
California has a long growing season with warm days and cool nights, which is ideal for grapevines. The state also has a diverse range of microclimates, which allows growers to produce a wide variety of wines. The sun shines all day in California year-round which is a major factor for the state’s wine industry. During the summer, most of the grapes are harvested for six months to limit exposure to rain, frost, and other weather extremes.
There is a rich history of wine-making in California
Wine has been produced in the state since the 18th century, and the state has a rich history of wine-making. This experience and expertise are evident in the quality of the wines. Thanks to the ideal growing conditions, experience, and knowledge of the state’s winemakers, California wines are revered as the highest quality. This reputation has helped to make California wines some of the most popular in the world.
The state has a huge variety of grape varietals
California has an incredible array of grape varietals. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah are just a few of the grape varieties that are grown. There are more than 100 different grape varietals grown in the region. This gives winemakers a lot of flexibility when it comes to creating new and exciting wines.
Soil diversity results in unique wines
The diverse soils of California include everything from sandstone to limestone. The result is wines with unique flavor profiles. This is one of the aspects that makes California wines so special and interesting.
The state has a progressive attitude towards wine-making
California has always been at the forefront of wine-making– innovating and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. This progressive attitude has resulted in some truly unique and delicious wines.
A highly educated wine industry
In California, laws and regulations favor the advancement of wine production as a business opportunity. The costs of starting and operating a large-scale vineyard or winery production facility can be smaller compared to other states. This is certainly an encouraging factor.
These are just a few reasons why California is known as “the world’s great wine state.” Many other factors are important to the success of the global wine market. These seven factors, however, have contributed to making California one of the most famous winemaking regions on earth. So, next time you enjoy a glass of Californian wine, remember that there are some secrets behind its delicious taste.
McClain Cellars is proud to be based in “The Golden State”
McClain Cellars hails from California’s Santa Ynez Valley. Founded by Jason & Sofia McClain, McClain Cellars grows, harvests, and makes all of its wine in the Santa Ynez Valley. After it is bottled and ready to release, all the wine is brought to Orange County where it is released to the public. Visit one of our four locations in Laguna Beach, Solvang, or Buellton!