FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000

Fifty States of Wine

California was at the forefront of the transformation of American wine production and consumption in the last half of the 20th century.  But winemakers in New York, Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington also revived and reinvented vineyards and wineries, and more new wineries emerged across the country.  With help from agriculture extension services, university scientists, and increasing consumer demand for wines made in America, by the year 2000 wine was produced in all 50 states.

Sources: Wine Institute; U.S. Department of the Treasury--Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Tax and Trade Bureau, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Alcohol Tax Unit