Wine Growing Areas

There is no one leading region for California rosé, nor singular characteristic terroir, or even signature interpretation. The highest quality rosé wines in the Golden State range dramatically in style, composition, and production techniques, exhibiting as much diversity as the complexion of the state’s population! In the end, and with the understanding of high-quality fruit as a starting point, the skill and hand of the winemaker stand out as much as anything else, as we will discover below. The greatest constellation of premium wineries producing quality rosé and blush wines can primarily be found in, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Napa Valley
  • Sonoma County
  • Monterey County
  • Central Coast 
  • Lodi 
  • Contra Costa

Rose Wine Around The World

The world over, people LOVE their rosé, which is demonstrated in the vast array of countries and regions where rosé wines are made. While it would be a safe bet to say every country that makes wine also makes rosé wine, below is a chart/list of leading nations and, where applicable, their primary regions and wine styles called out. Grapes will vary along with production methods and styles of wine by country/region.

  • France: Champagne (Les Riceys), Loire Valley (Anjou), Burgundy, Alsace, Rhône Valley (Tavel), Provence (Bandol) (Limoux), Bordeaux 
  • Italy: Puglia, Abruzzo, Veneto (Bardolino, Chiaretto) and Lombardy (Valtènesi Chiaretto), Alto Adige, Sicily
  • Germany: Pfalz, Rheinhessen, Württemberg, Baden (Weißherbst, Rotling, Schillerwein)
  • Spain: Catalonia (Penedes), Navarra, Rioja, Castilla y Leon (Ribera del Duero)
  • Other European countries: Austria (Weststeiermark), Portugal (Douro, Alentejo, Tejo), Switzerland (Sussdruck)
  • Australia: All over the country and from different grapes
  • New Zealand: Marlborough, Central Otago, Hawkes Bay
  • South Africa: All over the country and from different grapes 
  • The Americas
    • Argentina: Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja
    • Chile: Aconcagua (Casablanca, San Antonio), Rapel Valley (Colchagua Valley), Maule Valley, Maipo Valley, Curicó 
    • Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul 
    • Canada: Ontario, British Columbia (Okanagan
    • USA (beyond CA): Oregon, Washington, New York, Virginia, Texas