Which States Have the Most Underrated Wine Regions?

Whether you’ve explored the world or just your local liquor store in search of a favorite drink, you can find a quality wine region to suit your budget and taste. Many emerging wine countries have fewer crowds than Napa and more character than your average vacation spot. Try visiting one of these underrated U.S. wine regions to get a taste.

1. Western Colorado

Maison La Belle Vie winery in Palisade, Colorado
aison La Belle Vie winery in Palisade, Colorado | Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images

A few hours west of Denver lies Grand Valley, home to 22 wineries between 4,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation. Mountains and mesas provide stunning views throughout the 55-mile region. Visitors enjoy renting bikes and touring the tasting rooms, vineyards, and local restaurants. Be sure to check out award-winners like Carlson Vineyards, Colterris, and Red Fox Cellars.

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