Six Up and Coming Wine Regions You May Not Have Heard Of
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2. Finger Lakes, New York: The stunningly beautiful Finger Lakes region is becoming synonymous with varietals that thrive in cooler temperatures, such as Rieslings. There are not one, but three wine trails to explore; the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Keuka Lake Wine Trail, and Seneca Wine Trail.
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4. Verde Valley, Arizona: Meander along the Verde Valley Wine Trail for Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, and other big reds. Located in the northern part of Arizona, they are quickly gaining a reputation for outstanding sparkling wines. The area also boasts hiking trails, monuments, ghost towns, casinos, and art museums.
5. Grand Valley, Colorado: The Grand Valley is approximately 4,700 feet above sea level and experiences intense sun for 300 days a year. As a result of its microclimate, the region produces wine grapes with intense flavors. Twenty-two wineries with their own unique blends are dotted throughout the area, many within biking distance of each other.
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Have you travelled to any of these lesser known wine regions? Was there a memorable wine you sipped? Tell us below.