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California is the best known and most prolific wine-producing state in the United States. For a wine to bear the name California on its label, 100% of the grapes used must have been grown in California. For a single-varietal label, California wines must contain at least 75% of that varietal. Some counties and AVAs have stricter rules.

Viticultural Regions:

Alameda County
Alexander Valley
Alta Mesa
Amador County
Anderson Valley
Arroyo Grande Valley
Arroyo Seco
Atlas Peak
Ben Lomond Mountain
Benmore Valley
Bennett Valley
Borden Ranch
Calaveras County
Capay Valley
Carmel Valley
Central Coast
Chalk Hill
Chiles Valley
Cienega Valley
Clear Lake
Clements Hills
Cole Ranch
Contra Costa County
Cosumnes River
Cucamonga Valley
Diablo Grande
Diamond Mountain District
Dos Rios
Dry Creek Valley
Dunnigan Hills
Edna Valley
El Dorado
El Dorado County
Fair Play
Fresno County
Green Valley of the Russian River Valley
Green Valley Solano County
Guenoc Valley
Hames Valley
Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
High Valley
Howell Mountain
Humboldt County
Knights Valley
Lake County
Leona Valley
Lime Kiln Valley
Livermore Valley
Los Angeles County
Los Carneros
Madera County
Malibu-Newton Canyon
Marin County
McDowell Valley
Mendocino County
Mendocino Ridge
Merritt Island
Mokelumne River
Monterey County
Mt. Harlan
Mt. Veeder
Napa County
Napa Valley
North Coast
Northern Sonoma
North Yuba
Oak Knoll District
Pacheco Pass
Paso Robles
Placer County
Potter Valley
Ramona Valley
Red Hills Lake County
Redwood Valley
River Junction
Riverside County
Russian River Valley
Sacramento County
Saddle Rock-Malibu
Salado Creek
San Antonio Valley
San Benito
San Benito County
San Bernabe
San Bernardino County
San Diego County
San Francisco Bay
San Joaquin County
San Lucas
San Luis Obispo County
San Mateo County
San Pasquel Valley
Santa Barbara County
Santa Clara County
Santa Clara Valley
Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Mountains
Santa Lucia Highlands
Santa Maria Valley
Sta. Rita Hills
Santa Ynez Valley
San Ysidro District
Seiad Valley
Shenandoah Valley
Sierra Foothills
Siskiyou County
Solano County
Solano County Green Valley
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma County
Sonoma Mountain
Sonoma Valley
South Coast
Spring Mountain District
St. Helena
Stags Leap District
Stanislaus County
Suisun Valley
Temecula Valley
Tracy Hills
Trinity County
Trinity Lakes
Wild Horse Valley
Willow Creek
Yolo County
York Mountain
Yorkville Highlands
Yuba County

This page last modified: 21 August 2010 by TheWineRater.