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The United Grapes of America

by Jeff Harding
June 2012

To celebrate Independence Day, we're giving a shout-out to wineries from every one of our dear 50 states. Some regions are still young and working toward world class quality, while others are climatically challenged in grape production. So our list includes a few makers of fruit wines, along with wineries that buy grapes from other states. These may not be Barolo or Burgundy (yet), but being proud Americans here at StarChefs.com, we want to recognize the fact that each of our 50 states now produces wine, and encourage you to try some of our community's favorites if you have the chance.

On our quest for recommendations, we came across some devoted champions of American wine. Nadine Brown at Charlie Palmer Steak, in Washington, DC, maintains an all-American wine list. Andrew Stover, also based in our nation's capital, consults for a number of restaurants and has started a portfolio to represent wines from every state in the Union. Doug Frost is a wine consultant based in Kansas City, Missouri, who knows more about Midwestern wine than anybody we came across (though the Midwest Wine Press is also a valuable resource). Jared Lee Pyles at HD1 in Atlanta is diving into the local drink movement by changing his wine list to feature only wines from Georgia. And Todd Kliman has a fantastic grasp of the history of American wine, particularly the Norton grape and Missouri's role in American winemaking, as told in The Wild Vine.

And although almost every state is jumping onto the beer brewing bandwagon, local breweries don't necessarily grow their own hops or grains, so let's not snub our noses at those wineries that source their grapes elsewhere. They still employ community members, pay local taxes, and sate the thirst of locavores.

Every state has a winemakers association to help promote local wine, and some states even offer different versions of liquor licenses, such as Iowa, whose native Iowa Wine License encourages Hawkeye State restaurateurs to offer local wine without exorbitant licensing fees. We applaud every action and organization that makes it easier to drink local, and invite everyone to do more. Drinking, that is.

If we've missed one of your favorite wineries, please join the conversation and leave a comment below.

Maryland Vermont West Virginia Delaware Massachusetts Rhode Island New Hampshire Connecticut New Jersey Oregon Wisconsin West Virginia Nevada Virginia Vermont Utah Tennessee South Dakota South Carolina Rhode Island Pennsylvania California Oklahoma Ohio North Dakota North Carolina New York Arizona New Jersey New Hampshire New Mexico Nebraska Montana Missouri Mississippi Minnesota Michigan Massachusetts Maryland Maine Louisiana Kentucky Kansas Iowa Indiana Illinois Idaho Hawaii Georgia Florida Delaware Connecticut Colorado Washington Arkansas Wyoming Alaska AlabamaUnited Grapes of America
Alabama:
Ozan Vineyard via Chef-owner Jim Sikes of Jimmy's – Opelika, AL
Alaska:
Bear Creek Winery and Denali Winery via Kirsten Park, manager at Crush Wine Bistro – Anchorage, AK
Arizona:
Dos Cabezas WineWorks via Jon Langley of DBGB Kitchen & Bar – New York City, NY; Arizona Stronghold via Joe Campanale of Anfora – New York, NY
Arkansas:
Chateau Aux Arc via Jill Zimorski of VOLT – Frederick, MD, "Purely for affection for the name, I've always been fond of Chateau Aux Arc (Ozarks)," and Thomas Held, owner of Stone Hill Winery in Missouri, recommends Post Familie Vineyards; Wine Consultant Doug Frost also recommends Chateau Aux Arc and Wiederkehr Wine Cellars.
California:
For a great roundup of amazing California wines, check out In Pursuit of Balance, and don't miss Alice Feiring's article on the new wave of California winemaking at The Daily Beast.
Colorado:
Balistreri Vineyards, Two Rivers Winery, Canyon Wind Cellars, Ten Bears Winery, all via Erin White at Restaurant August – New Orleans, LA; Sutcliffe Vineyards, Colterris Wines, Infinite Monkey Theorem via Timothy Baldwin at The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO; Guy Drew Vineyards via Chef Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos – New York, NY, who stocks up on Drew's un-oaked Chardonnay on every trip out west; Ruby Trust Cellars, Settembre Cellars, and Creekside Cellars via Evan Faber, beverage director at Salt, the Bistro – Boulder, CO
Connecticut
: Chamard Vineyards, Stonington Vineyards, Saltwater Farm Vineyard via Brian Mitchell, beverage director of Max Restaurant Group – Hartford, CT
Delaware:
Nassau Valley Vineyards via Nadine Brown at Charlie Palmer Steak – Washington, DC
Florida:
Fruit wines from Schnebly Redland's Winery via Norman Van Aken of Norman's ­– Miami, FL
Georgia:
Frogtown Cellars and Wolf Mountain Vineyards via Seth Roskind at 4th & Swift – Atlanta, GA; BlackStock Vineyards and Winery via Jared Lee Pyles of HD1 – Atlanta, GA
Hawaii:
Tedeschi Vineyards via Andrew Stover of Vino50.com. "They make a fantastic brut sparkling pineapple wine."
Idaho:
Coeur d'Alene Cellars via Chef-owner Andy Blanton of Cafe Kandahar in Whitefish, MT; Sawtooth Winery via Andrew Stover of Vino50.com
Illinois:
Galena Cellars via Nadine Brown at Charlie Palmer Steak – Washington, DC; Hickory Ridge Vineyard & Winery via Owner August Mrozowski of Augie's Front Burner – Springfield, IL
Indiana:
Oliver Winery via Kathryn Weil of Rustic Canyon Wine Bar – Santa Monica, CA, "They have a higher-end label called 'Creekbend,' which uses only grapes that they grow there at the winery."
Iowa:
Jasper Winery via Gabe Rosen's dad (Gabe is the owner of Biwa in Portland, OR); Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Fireside Winery, Stone Cliff Winery via Owner Karen Vondracek of Kava House & Cafe in Swisher, IA; Fireside Winery, and John Ernest Vineyard and Winery via Mike Curry, chef-owner of Phat Daddy's – Marengo, IA; Fireside Winery and Cedar Ridge Vineyards again via Justin Vonderheide, assistant manager at The Ronneburg Restaurant – Amana, IA; White Cross Cellars via Bill Leichsenring, President of Ox Yoke Restaurants – Amana, IA.
Kansas:
Wyldewood Cellars' Spiced Elderberry Wine was featured and served at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah; Blue Jacket Crossing, Stone Pillar Vineyard, Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery, and Somerset Ridge via Wine Consultant Doug Frost at DougFrost.com.
Kentucky:
MillaNova Winery and Wight-Meyer Vineyards via Freelance Writer and Photographer Whitney Harrod.
Louisiana:
Pontchartrain Vineyards via Erin White at Restaurant August – New Orleans, LA
Maine:
Blacksmiths Winery via Nadine Brown at Charlie Palmer Steak – Washington, DC; Cellar Door Winery via Elizabeth Koenigsberg, owner of Petite Jacqueline – Portland, ME; Oyster River Winegrowers via Chef Jeff Landry at The Farmer's Table – Portland, ME
Maryland:
Black Ankle Vineyards via Matthew Carroll of Rogue 24 – Washington, DC; Deep Creek Cellars via Jenny Lefcourt of Jenny and Francois Selections. "They are making one of the few truly natural wines in the United States."
Massachusetts:
Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery via Regina Lester, owner of The Dorrance – Providence, RI; Bob Dabrowski of Candia Vineyards in Candia, NH, loves the Apple Ice Wine from Still River Winery.
Michigan:
L. Mawby via Brent Kroll at Adour – Washington, DC, especially their Talisman, "one of the best sparklers in the country and from my home state!" Black Star Farms, L. Mawby and Chateau Fontaine via Jeffrey Alan Mar, beverage director at Vinology – Ann Arbor, MI
Minnesota:
Saint Croix Vineyards via Pastry Chef Christina Kaelberer at Market by Jean Georges – Boston, MA
Mississippi:
Old South Winery via Andy Chapman at EatJackson.com and Barbara Ensrud at BeWineWise.com
Missouri:
Stone Hill Winery via Todd Kliman in The Wild Vine; Amigoni Urban Winery via Jeremy Lamb, sommelier at Bluestem Restaurant – Kansas City, MO; Missouri wine guru Glenn Bardgett, wine director at Annie Gunn's and Smokehouse Market – Chesterfield, MO, recommends Stone Hill Winery, St. James Winery, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, and Adam Puchta & Son Wine Company–the oldest continuously owned family winery in the United States, established in 1855.
Montana:
Hidden Legend Winery makes delicious mead, or honey wine, and is recommended by Judy Chapman, former vintner of Lolo Peak Winery (now closed).
Nebraska:
James Arthur Vineyards and Cuthills Vineyards via Wine Consultant Doug Frost at DougFrost.com.
Nevada:
Churchill Vineyards via Sam Leroque, manager at Campo – Reno, NV.
New Hampshire:
Candia Vineyards' Ice Storm dessert wine just won Best in Class at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition.
New Jersey:
Alba Vineyard via Brooke Sabel of Ninety Acres Culinary Center – Peapack-Gladstone, NJ; Bellview Winery via Beth Bowden at Regal Wine Imports
New Mexico:
Gruet Winery via Chef Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos – New York, NY, "I love the Gruet sparkling wine—it is made by a French family that researched and found Albuquerque to be ideal conditions to produce sparkling"; Sommelier Timothy Baldwin at The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO and Sommelier Paul Einbund of Frances, San Francisco – CA, are also fans of Gruet.
New York:
Element Winery and Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard via Chef Christopher Bates of Hotel Fauchere – Milford, PA; Channing Daughters via Timothy Baldwin at The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO; Macari Vineyards via Andrew Bell of American Sommelier – New York, NY; Paumanok Vineyards via Jon Langley of DBGB Kitchen & Bar – New York City, NY
North Carolina:
Shelton Vineyards via Eric Scheffer of Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian, formerly of the Wine Spectator Award-winning Savoy restaurant in Asheville, NC; Childress Vineyards, Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery, Biltmore Wines, McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, and Silver Coast Winery all via Wine Consultant Doug Frost at DougFrost.com
North Dakota:
North Dakota food critic Marilyn Hagerty told us about Assumption Abbey wine; Ms. Hagerty also led us to North Dakota wine guru Dustin Mitzel, general manager of Happy Harry's Bottle Shops in Fargo and Grand Forks, ND, who told us about Maple River Winery (we are dying to try their Dandelion wine!), Dakota Sun Gardens Winery, and Bear Creek Winery.
Ohio:
Firelands Winery and Kinkead Ridge via Ohio native Michael McAvena of The Publican – Chicago, IL; Chalet Debonne Vineyards via Freelance Writer and Photographer Whitney Harrod.
Oklahoma:
Quartz Mountain Winery and Sand Hill Vineyards via Wine Consultant Doug Frost at DougFrost.com
Oregon:
For some of the best or Oregon's wines, be sure to hit the International Pinot Noir Celebration coming up in July.
Pennsylvania:
Pinnacle Ridge Winery and Galen Glen Winery via Chef Christopher Bates of Hotel Fauchere – Milford, PA; Galen Glen Winery is also a favorite of Sommelier and Wine Consultant Lisa Granik and Sommelier Brett Elms of Megu – New York, NY.
Rhode Island:
Newport Vineyards via Regina Lester, owner of The Dorrance – Providence, RI, and check out our interview with Christian Butzke, the winemaker at Sakonnet Vineyards
South Carolina:
Victoria Valley Vineyards via John Mitchell of Stella! – New Orleans, LA
South Dakota:
Valiant Vineyards and Belle Joli Winery via Chef MJ Adams of The Corn Exchange Restaurant and Bistro – Rapid City, SD
Tennessee:
Arrington Vineyards via Ellery Long, social media strategist, part-time gourmand; and Food Blogger Hannah Messinger
Texas:
McPherson Cellars, Kiepersol Estates Winery, Dickson Wines at La Cruz de Comal Winery, and Haak Vineyards and Winery via June Rodil of Congress – Austin, TX. "I feel that Texas is finally getting to a place where we understand that the best grapes to grow here are not necessarily international grapes. It's freaking hot here and there's no resemblance [to] Burgundian terrain and climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are not good choices from this state. So these wines show a bit of daring and are the beginning of the footprints of what a 'classic' Texas wine should be."
Utah:
Kiler Grove via James Santangelo, beverage director at The Copper Onion – Salt Lake City, UT
Vermont:
Eden Ice Cider Company via Bob Dabrowski of Candia Vineyards – Candia, NH
Virginia:
RdV Vineyards and Linden Vineyards via Matthew Carroll of Rogue 24 – Washington, DC; Barboursville Vineyards via Timothy Baldwin at The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO; Horton Vineyards via Paul Einbund of Frances – San Francisco, CA and Andrew Bell of American Sommelier – New York, NY; Chrysalis Vineyards via Sommelier and Wine Consultant Lisa Granik.
Washington:
Waters Winery via Timothy Baldwin at The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO; Dunham Cellars via Beth Bowden at Regal Wine Imports; K Vintners via Carla Rzeszewski of The John Dory Oyster Bar – New York, NY
West Virginia:
Watts Roost Vineyard via Heath Porter, wine director at The Greenbrier – White Sulphur Springs, WV
Wisconsin:
Wollersheim Winery and Cedar Creek Winery via Craig Kuenning, owner of Quivey's Grove – Madison, WI
Wyoming:
Jackson Hole Winery via Neil Loomis, wine and beverage director at Fine Dining Restaurant Group – Jackson Hole, WY
  1. Alabama: Ozan Vineyard via Chef-owner Jim Sikes of Jimmy's – Opelika, AL
  2. Alaska: Bear Creek Winery and Denali Winery via Kirsten Park, manager at Crush Wine Bistro – Anchorage, AK
  3. Arizona: Dos Cabezas WineWorks via Jon Langley of DBGB Kitchen & Bar – New York City, NY; Arizona Stronghold via Joe Campanale of Anfora – New York, NY
  4. Arkansas: Chateau Aux Arc via Jill Zimorski of VOLT – Frederick, MD, "Purely for affection for the name, I've always been fond of Chateau Aux Arc (Ozarks)," and Thomas Held, owner of Stone Hill Winery in Missouri, recommends Post Familie Vineyards; Wine Consultant Doug Frost also recommends Chateau Aux Arc and Wiederkehr Wine Cellars.
  5. California: For a great roundup of amazing California wines, check out In Pursuit of Balance, and don't miss Alice Feiring's article on the new wave of California winemaking at The Daily Beast.
  6. Colorado: Balistreri Vineyards, Two Rivers Winery, Canyon Wind Cellars, Ten Bears Winery, all via Erin White at Restaurant August – New Orleans, LA; Sutcliffe Vineyards, Colterris Wines, Infinite Monkey Theorem via Timothy Baldwin at The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO; Guy Drew Vineyards via Chef Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos – New York, NY, who stocks up on Drew's un-oaked Chardonnay on every trip out west; Ruby Trust Cellars, Settembre Cellars, and Creekside Cellars via Evan Faber, beverage director at Salt, the Bistro – Boulder, CO
  7. Connecticut: Chamard Vineyards, Stonington Vineyards, Saltwater Farm Vineyard via Brian Mitchell, beverage director of Max Restaurant Group – Hartford, CT
  8. Delaware: Nassau Valley Vineyards via Nadine Brown at Charlie Palmer Steak – Washington, DC
  9. Florida: Fruit wines from Schnebly Redland's Winery via Norman Van Aken of Norman's ­– Miami, FL
  10. Georgia: Frogtown Cellars and Wolf Mountain Vineyards via Seth Roskind at 4th & Swift – Atlanta, GA; BlackStock Vineyards and Winery via Jared Lee Pyles of HD1 – Atlanta, GA
  11. Hawaii: Tedeschi Vineyards via Andrew Stover of Vino50.com. "They make a fantastic brut sparkling pineapple wine."
  12. Idaho: Coeur d'Alene Cellars via Chef-owner Andy Blanton of Cafe Kandahar in Whitefish, MT; Sawtooth Winery via Andrew Stover of Vino50.com
  13. Illinois: Galena Cellars via Nadine Brown at Charlie Palmer Steak – Washington, DC; Hickory Ridge Vineyard & Winery via Owner August Mrozowski of Augie's Front Burner – Springfield, IL
  14. Indiana: Oliver Winery via Kathryn Weil of Rustic Canyon Wine Bar – Santa Monica, CA, "They have a higher-end label called 'Creekbend,' which uses only grapes that they grow there at the winery."
  15. Iowa: Jasper Winery via Gabe Rosen's dad (Gabe is the owner of Biwa in Portland, OR); Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Fireside Winery, Stone Cliff Winery via Owner Karen Vondracek of Kava House & Cafe in Swisher, IA; Fireside Winery, and John Ernest Vineyard and Winery via Mike Curry, chef-owner of Phat Daddy's – Marengo, IA; Fireside Winery and Cedar Ridge Vineyards again via Justin Vonderheide, assistant manager at The Ronneburg Restaurant – Amana, IA; White Cross Cellars via Bill Leichsenring, President of Ox Yoke Restaurants – Amana, IA.
  16. Kansas: Wyldewood Cellars' Spiced Elderberry Wine was featured and served at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah; Blue Jacket Crossing, Stone Pillar Vineyard, Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery, and Somerset Ridge via Wine Consultant Doug Frost at DougFrost.com.
  17. Kentucky: MillaNova Winery and Wight-Meyer Vineyards via Freelance Writer and Photographer Whitney Harrod.
  18. Louisiana: Pontchartrain Vineyards via Erin White at Restaurant August – New Orleans, LA
  19. Maine: Blacksmiths Winery via Nadine Brown at Charlie Palmer Steak – Washington, DC; Cellar Door Winery via Elizabeth Koenigsberg, owner of Petite Jacqueline – Portland, ME; Oyster River Winegrowers via Chef Jeff Landry at The Farmer's Table – Portland, ME
  20. Maryland: Black Ankle Vineyards via Matthew Carroll of Rogue 24 – Washington, DC; Deep Creek Cellars via Jenny Lefcourt of Jenny and Francois Selections. "They are making one of the few truly natural wines in the United States."
  21. Massachusetts: Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery via Regina Lester, owner of The Dorrance – Providence, RI; Bob Dabrowski of Candia Vineyards in Candia, NH, loves the Apple Ice Wine from Still River Winery.
  22. Michigan: L. Mawby via Brent Kroll at Adour – Washington, DC, especially their Talisman, "one of the best sparklers in the country and from my home state!" Black Star Farms, L. Mawby and Chateau Fontaine via Jeffrey Alan Mar, beverage director at Vinology – Ann Arbor, MI
  23. Minnesota: Saint Croix Vineyards via Pastry Chef Christina Kaelberer at Market by Jean Georges – Boston, MA
  24. Mississippi: Old South Winery via Andy Chapman at EatJackson.com and Barbara Ensrud at BeWineWise.com
  25. Missouri: Stone Hill Winery via Todd Kliman in The Wild Vine; Amigoni Urban Winery via Jeremy Lamb, sommelier at Bluestem Restaurant – Kansas City, MO; Missouri wine guru Glenn Bardgett, wine director at Annie Gunn's and Smokehouse Market – Chesterfield, MO, recommends Stone Hill Winery, St. James Winery, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, and Adam Puchta & Son Wine Company–the oldest continuously owned family winery in the United States, established in 1855.
  26. Montana: Hidden Legend Winery makes delicious mead, or honey wine, and is recommended by Judy Chapman, former vintner of Lolo Peak Winery (now closed).
  27. Nebraska: James Arthur Vineyards and Cuthills Vineyards via Wine Consultant Doug Frost at DougFrost.com.
  28. Nevada: Churchill Vineyards via Sam Leroque, manager at Campo – Reno, NV.
  29. New Hampshire: Candia Vineyards' Ice Storm dessert wine just won Best in Class at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition.
  30. New Jersey: Alba Vineyard via Brooke Sabel of Ninety Acres Culinary Center – Peapack-Gladstone, NJ; Bellview Winery via Beth Bowden at Regal Wine Imports
  31. New Mexico: Gruet Winery via Chef Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos – New York, NY, "I love the Gruet sparkling wine—it is made by a French family that researched and found Albuquerque to be ideal conditions to produce sparkling"; Sommelier Timothy Baldwin at The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO and Sommelier Paul Einbund of Frances, San Francisco – CA, are also fans of Gruet.
  32. New York: Element Winery and Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard via Chef Christopher Bates of Hotel Fauchere – Milford, PA; Channing Daughters via Timothy Baldwin at The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO; Macari Vineyards via Andrew Bell of American Sommelier – New York, NY; Paumanok Vineyards via Jon Langley of DBGB Kitchen & Bar – New York City, NY
  33. North Carolina: Shelton Vineyards via Eric Scheffer of Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian, formerly of the Wine Spectator Award-winning Savoy restaurant in Asheville, NC; Childress Vineyards, Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery, Biltmore Wines, McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, and Silver Coast Winery all via Wine Consultant Doug Frost at DougFrost.com
  34. North Dakota: North Dakota food critic Marilyn Hagerty told us about Assumption Abbey wine; Ms. Hagerty also led us to North Dakota wine guru Dustin Mitzel, general manager of Happy Harry's Bottle Shops in Fargo and Grand Forks, ND, who told us about Maple River Winery (we are dying to try their Dandelion wine!), Dakota Sun Gardens Winery, and Bear Creek Winery.
  35. Ohio: Firelands Winery and Kinkead Ridge via Ohio native Michael McAvena of The Publican – Chicago, IL; Chalet Debonne Vineyards via Freelance Writer and Photographer Whitney Harrod.
  36. Oklahoma: Quartz Mountain Winery and Sand Hill Vineyards via Wine Consultant Doug Frost at DougFrost.com
  37. Oregon: For some of the best or Oregon's wines, be sure to hit the International Pinot Noir Celebration coming up in July.
  38. Pennsylvania: Pinnacle Ridge Winery and Galen Glen Winery via Chef Christopher Bates of Hotel Fauchere – Milford, PA; Galen Glen Winery is also a favorite of Sommelier and Wine Consultant Lisa Granik and Sommelier Brett Elms of Megu – New York, NY.
  39. Rhode Island: Newport Vineyards via Regina Lester, owner of The Dorrance – Providence, RI, and check out our interview with Christian Butzke, the winemaker at Sakonnet Vineyards
  40. South Carolina: Victoria Valley Vineyards via John Mitchell of Stella! – New Orleans, LA
  41. South Dakota: Valiant Vineyards and Belle Joli Winery via Chef MJ Adams of The Corn Exchange Restaurant and Bistro – Rapid City, SD
  42. Tennessee: Arrington Vineyards via Ellery Long, social media strategist, part-time gourmand; and Food Blogger Hannah Messinger
  43. Texas: McPherson Cellars, Kiepersol Estates Winery, Dickson Wines at La Cruz de Comal Winery, and Haak Vineyards and Winery via June Rodil of Congress – Austin, TX. "I feel that Texas is finally getting to a place where we understand that the best grapes to grow here are not necessarily international grapes. It's freaking hot here and there's no resemblance [to] Burgundian terrain and climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are not good choices from this state. So these wines show a bit of daring and are the beginning of the footprints of what a 'classic' Texas wine should be."
  44. Utah: Kiler Grove via James Santangelo, beverage director at The Copper Onion – Salt Lake City, UT
  45. Vermont: Eden Ice Cider Company via Bob Dabrowski of Candia Vineyards – Candia, NH
  46. Virginia: RdV Vineyards and Linden Vineyards via Matthew Carroll of Rogue 24 – Washington, DC; Barboursville Vineyards via Timothy Baldwin at The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO; Horton Vineyards via Paul Einbund of Frances – San Francisco, CA and Andrew Bell of American Sommelier – New York, NY; Chrysalis Vineyards via Sommelier and Wine Consultant Lisa Granik.
  47. Washington: Waters Winery via Timothy Baldwin at The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO; Dunham Cellars via Beth Bowden at Regal Wine Imports; K Vintners via Carla Rzeszewski of The John Dory Oyster Bar – New York, NY
  48. West Virginia: Watts Roost Vineyard via Heath Porter, wine director at The Greenbrier – White Sulphur Springs, WV
  49. Wisconsin: Wollersheim Winery and Cedar Creek Winery via Craig Kuenning, owner of Quivey's Grove – Madison, WI
  50. Wyoming: Jackson Hole Winery via Neil Loomis, wine and beverage director at Fine Dining Restaurant Group – Jackson Hole, WY