It's been said that one of the most important elements in growing wine grapes is "Location, Location, Location!” to which many people would agree. However many of us do not fully understand why this emphasis has been placed on a particular region with such tenacity.

Throughout the planet, exist unique geographical ecosystems that offer diverse growing environments, proving to be favorable for growing wine grapes. Varieties in soils, minerals, nutrients, and water tables create the ability for a specific handful of grapes to grow healthy, and showcase different flavor characteristics depending on these locales.

Weather plays a big role within these systems and can be categorized in mirco, macro, even meso-climates, offering the right temperature and wind variability which encourage grapes to grow. Vineyards that are rooted in the windy valley floor, respond to different growth apposed to the high mountain top vineyards due to their proximity of shade, rolling hills, wind breaks, and even electromagnetic pulses from deep within the earth.

The French have often used the term ‘terroir', of which there is no exact translation but is often related to terrain. This term gives us the same sense of place and devotion to the growing conditions that we speak of when we are looking at appellations and regions. Often seen as a mystery why grapes prefer diverse environments, it can be demystified and compared to a household garden. Just as the front and back of a house offer different conditions for plants, so grape vines prefer varying regions display a myriad of elemental ranges.

Throughout the planet, exist exquisite appellations, which are unique in location. Some regions have further notoriety than others, and some are waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. BuyWine.com has a passion to promote and share these regions and introduce people to new undiscovered areas.

In the history of our planet, we are living in what should be considered the greatest wine producing age man has ever known. With technology and knowledge continuously increasing, sharing information to discover landscapes, that perform best, we are rewarded with the fruit of hard work, with years of research on regional diversity. We hope you will enjoy finding wines within these regions as rewarding as we do at BuyWine.com.

  • Washington State, USA

    Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Atop the Pacific Northwest, Washington State has a rich history of growing wine grapes dating back to 1825. Many of the original gra

  • Yountville, California, USA

    Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 In 1836, George Yount became a blessed man when he received the generous grant from Mexican commandant Mariano Vallejo for 18 square miles of property, betwe

  • Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

    Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Known for its sweeping landscape, berry bushes, hazelnut trees and lovely vineyards that conform to the swales and contours of rolli

  • Temecula Valley, California, USA

    Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Although it doesn’t have a long history of growing a massive amount of grapes, Temecula Valley has been a flourishing region o

  • Stags Leap District, California, USA

    Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Although it only represents only one percent of the Napa Valley appellation, the Stags Leap District is a point on the map where Cab

  • United States of America

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 With diverse soils and a massive patchwork of special climate conditions similar to those found around the Mediterranean Sea, the co

  • Spring Mountain District, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Widely considered the birthplace of true mountain Napa Valley farming, the Spring Mountain District is located on the rugged Mayacam

  • Sonoma Valley, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 When you look back at the history of grape growing in California, all roads lead to Sonoma Valley. Located around the cities of Sono

  • Sonoma County, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 If you ask sommeliers and wine buyers for advice on the hot spots of American wines; chances are many of them will point on the map

  • Santa Barbara County, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 With a beautiful mixture of vineyards, farms, ranches, beaches and mountains, Santa Barbara County has everything you would want in

  • Santa Ynez Valley, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Located a half-hour north of the beautiful coastal paradise of Santa Barbara, the Santa Ynez Valley is arguably home to the purist e

  • Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015   Although it was one of the first appellations granted on the West Coast on December 4, 1981, the Santa Cruz Mountains are still a land of myster

  • Russian River Valley, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 In Sonoma County, Russian River Valley is framed between the charming cities of Sebastopol to the west, Healdsburg to the north, San

  • Red Hills Lake County, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 In the Mayacamas Mountains on the southwestern corner of Lake County, the Red Hills appellation features a mixture of deep red volcanic soils with high level

  • Rutherford, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Located between Oakville and St. Helena, the area surrounding the tiny town of Rutherford is home to some of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley.  

  • Paso Robles, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Located at the midpoint along Highway 101 between San Francisco and Los Angeles in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles is a winegrow

  • Oregon, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Although Oregon has a history of grape growing dating back to the 1860s; the major trend towards making world-class wines didn&rsquo

  • Oakville, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 If there is an epicenter of high-end Cabernet Sauvignons in the United States, there’s a good argument that it’s the Oak

  • Monterey County, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 When you talk about Monterey County, the key is to think big. Located in the heart of California between the Bay Area and Paso Roble

  • Napa Valley, California, USA

    Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Mention Napa Valley, and most people have a story to tell about a memorable wine they’ve had from the region. It’s an in