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
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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