For those who have never been to California, vineyards are located throughout the entire state, making it known as wine country. In total, there are 3,674 vineyards across the incredible state, with Washington state, which features 689 vineyards across the state. With such a strong influence in the wine industry, it does not come as a surprise to know that California attracts a lot of wine enthusiasts and tourists. If you are thinking about visiting California for the vineyards, make sure to know what this year’s trends are.

The Search For Unique Wines
Most wine drinkers often a wine that they bought more often, based on the price and taste. For avid wine drinkers, finding a unique, local California wine may be of specific interest, as they enjoy trying new wines with different features. With so many incredible vineyards to choose from, visitors are sure to find numerous hidden gems. Not only is it exciting to find a new, delicious wine, but visitors are also introduced to another breathtaking vineyard in California.

Exploring New Territories
When most people think of California vineyards, they likely think of Napa Valley. Napa Valley has seen more media attention in recent years, bringing in nearly 3.5 million visitors in 2016 alone. While the increased business has helped the economy, it can seem overwhelming for those who are looking for a quiet visit.

This is why surrounding vineyards may see more business this year, as more visitors choose other locations that are not as heavily visited. While vineyards all over the state sell wine both nationally and internationally, many treasured vineyards are known locally for their incredible flavors that are hard to find elsewhere.

Cabernet Sauvignon
When thinking of both red and white wines, some specific types typically come to mind, including cabernet sauvignon. Known as one of the most popular types of white wine, it is expected to have another successful year with California vineyard visitors. Another popular white wine that will see success this year is chardonnay.

When looking at the greater scope of the wine industry in California, it is apparent that the state will continue to see the same volume of visitors. This year though, it looks like more visitors are exploring new territory for local, delicious wine.