B.C. Wine Export Business – Turnkey Project

Winery Without The Vineyard

10 Great California Wines Without Homes – Forbes


California is recognized around the world as one of the world’s premier wine growing regions. The combination of soils, ideal climate, and grape growing conditions allow the fruit to develop great varietal character and balance. The availability of bulk wine from many of the reputable vineyards in California makes it possible for any commercial enterprises to blend and develop their own brands of wines. California winemaking regulations are the strictest in the business, exceeding that of Federal requirements. State law in California requires that 100% of the grapes used in the wine be grown in California for it to be classified as “California Wine”.

The availability of bulk wine makes the owning of a vineyard for wine production unnecessary. The huge capital savings as a result of not having to own a vineyard and waiting for the vines to mature for the grapes to be harvested can be directed to wine-making and marketing.  Read more about California wines.

Leading California Grape Varieties

Vine with grapesThe seven leading grape varieties are:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel

Craft Wine Making

While Californian winemakers increasingly craft wines in more “Old World” or European wine styles, most Californian wines favor simpler, more fruit dominant New World wines. The reliably warm weather allows many wineries to use very ripe fruit which brings up a more fruit forward rather than earthy or mineralic style of wine. It also creates the opportunity for higher alcohol levels with many Californian wines having over 13.5%. The style and experience of a master winemaker can produce premium wines with their own distinct charactheristics through blending, fermentation and oak aging to make unique full bodied wines.Some Sauvignon blanc are given time in oak to dramatically change the profile of the wine. Return to homepage.