We Asked 13 Wine Pros: What’s the Most Underrated American Winery?


The United States is certainly not lacking in options for the curious wine lover, with nearly 11,000 wineries operating across the country. But with the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and a slew of devastating fires burning across California and Oregon, American wineries need our support now more than ever.

To help give U.S. vintners a little love, VinePair asked wine experts to name America’s best-kept secrets deserving of more attention. From modest, family-owned businesses, to pioneering producers that have been at the forefront of modern American winemaking, keep reading for a list of gems sure to please.

The Most Underrated U.S. Wineries Recommended by Wine Pros
  • Hobo Wine Company
  • McBride Sisters Wine
  • Lieu Dit Winery
  • Kings Carey Wines
  • Hope Well Wine
  • The Eyrie Vineyards
  • Corison Winery
  • Teutonic Wine Co.
  • Napa Valley College Winery
  • RdV Vineyards
  • Tatomer Wines
  • Hirsch Vineyards
  • Big Table Farm
  • Ridge Vineyards
  • St. Supéry Wines

Keep reading for details about all of the recommended bottles!

Best American Wineries: Hobo Wine

“We love Hobo Wine, a company based in Central Coast California. They are a 1% for the Planet member with a major focus on organic, sustainable, low-intervention wines. Some of what they produce are straightforward crowd-pleaser wines (like the Ghostwriter Pinot Noir); others are more of a hand sell (like the White Light, a blend of Tocai Friulano, Riesling, Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewurztraminer). Also, the labels are insane.” —Kylie Monagan, Partner/Wine Director, Civetta Hospitality (Amali, Calissa, Bar Marseille), NYC and Water Mill, N.Y.

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