USA - Washington State
Californian wine or American wine? Wine cultivation is practiced in almost all states of the United States. The main focus, however, is on California wines, which account for 90% of production. This is followed by Washington State and Oregon, which together form the Pacific Northwest. Although viticulture here has less history than California, the quality level is sometimes very good. California is also known as the 'Sunshine State' because of its sunny and warm climate. Most wine-growing areas are therefore a short distance from the coast, as they can take advantage of the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean there. The further inland you get, the higher the temperatures are. This has major consequences for the ripening of the grapes and the quality of the California wines.
There are major differences within the California wine regions, both due to the influence of the ocean and due to its location. Although they are contiguous, there are major climate differences between Washington State and Oregon. Washington State is largely behind the high coastal mountains and has a dry desert climate, warm during the day but with cold nights. Oregon is largely in front of the same coastal mountains and is relatively cool and humid. For example, there are major differences in American wines. At Grandcruwijnen we carry the top houses from various areas with the emphasis on the California wines. Wineries like Inglewood, Ridge, Phelps and Coppola are among the top in America.
Grandcruwijnen.nl has been your online specialist for serious quality wine since 2010. In our range you will find more than 2500 different wines and we supply to consumers, catering and retail. We import directly from wineries in countries such as France, Spain and Italy. This allows us to offer our products at the best price. In addition to the classics from the Old World, we have the top wines from the New World!
We show our stock position for all of our wines and we deliver within 24 hours. All wines can be ordered by the bottle. We also give wine-food advice for our wines and you will find the reviews of Parker, Suckling, Wine Spectator, etc.
Would you like to see the wines for yourself or get inspiration? In our showroom in Dordrecht, you can see all our wines and delicacies with your own eyes! You will not find such a wide range of quality wines anywhere else. As a wine lover, you will be amazed both online and in our showroom.
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