Cabernet Sauvignon (USA)

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted grape in the world.

Cabernet Sauvignon in USA

USA is the largest wine market in the world, and blended Cabernet Sauvignon is the number one selling wine. The best known regions are California (Napa, Sonoma) and Washington State.

The father of California wine is franciscan missionary Father Junípero Serra, he is the man behind the first vineyard (San Diego 1769) planted with a variety called Mission Grape, for making sacramental wines. Cabernet Sauvignon grape arrives later, around 1852.

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon becomes worldwide famous at the Judgement of Paris in 1976 when Stag´s Leap Winery wins the first price ahead of the best French Châteaux.