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.

  • Languedoc, France

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

     

  • Beaujolais, France

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 7/10/2015 Stretching along the western side of the Saone River north of Lyon; the secrets behind the charming wines of the Beaujolai

  • Provence, France

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 7/10/2015 If there is one winegrowing region worthy of highlighting on the map with the color pink, it’s Provence. Conditioned

  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Italy

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 6/20/2015 Highly-touted as one of the finest red wine styles of Italy, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is made with Sangiovese grapes g

  • Valpolicella, Italy

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 7/8/2015 Known for its hillside vineyards, marble outcroppings, olive trees, cherry orchards, ancient villages and castles, the Valp

  • Tuscany, Italy

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 6/20/2015 Located at top of "the boot" in Central Italy, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most famous wines. In essence, think

  • Suisun Valley, California

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 6/20/2015 If you're looking for a hidden winegrowing region on the rise in Northern California, then it's time to get to know Suisun

  • Amador County, California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 When the California Gold Rush hit in the 1850s, immigrants from around the globe rushed to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in hopes

  • Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 6/20/2015 Located southeast of Tuscany along the Adriatic Sea, the mountainous province of Abruzzi is one of the largest wine produc

  • Arroyo Seco, California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Located at the foot of the Santa Lucia Highlands between the rural towns of Soledad and Greenfield, Arroyo Seco is known for its fog

  • Dry Creek Valley, California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Stretching 16 miles north by northwest from the modern food and wine mecca of Healdsburg in Northern Sonoma County, the Dry Creek Va

  • Anderson Valley, California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Known for its beautiful natural collage of forests, meadows, vineyards, fruit trees, sheep farms, and colorful characters, Anderson

  • Montalcino, Italy

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 6/20/2015 Although it is not as famous as the cities of Florence and Siena in Tuscany, the fortified hillside town of Montalci

  • California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 There is no doubt that California is the epicenter of the American wine industry. Currently, the state represents ninety percent of

  • Carneros, California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Stretching between the southern points of Napa and Sonoma counties along the edge of San Pablo Bay, Carneros is known for dense clay

  • Carmel Valley, California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Known for its beautiful landscape, rugged mountains, warm days, cold nights and close proximity to the ocean, Carmel Valley became a

  • Chalone, California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 On the rocky Gavilan Mountain Range, along the east side of the Salinas River Valley, the Chalone appellation is home to the oldest

  • El Dorado, California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 In Northern California, El Dorado County is an hour away from Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe. Known for its rugged landscape, grani

  • Howell Mountain, California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 If you like rich and complex full-bodied flavors, then it’s hard to resist the magnificent wines made with fruit grown on Howe

  • Lake County, California, USA

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Christopher Sawyer Date: 4/27/2015 Ranging from 1200 to 3,500 feet, the vineyards in Lake County naturally defy gravity. So when the producers use terms like “high elevation farming&rdqu