Ten American Wines to try at your Thanksgiving Feast
Written by Shana Clarke Published on November 21, 2022 in Falstaff
As a holiday centered around feasting and drinking, Thanksgiving is the ideal opportunity to explore America’s current wine landscape. Nearly every state produces wine, and along with well-known areas such as California and Washington State, places like Arizona and Idaho are developing dynamic wine scenes of their own. Here are some of the most interesting – and delicious – American wines to check out and pair with your own holiday dinner.
Chateau Tumbleweed, Dos Padres Vermentino, Yavapai County, Arizona
Arizona, with its desert-like climate and monsoon rains, may seem an unlikely place for a wine industry to develop, but it is proving to be a standout for winemaking. Chateau Tumbleweed, a joint project from two couples, sources grapes from throughout the state’s three AVAs (American Viticultural Area); this crisp and fresh Vermentino comes from the newly-anointed Verde Valley AVA, located two hours north of Scottsdale.