Syrah / Shiraz (USA)

Syrah is one of the darkest full-bodied wines in the world.

In USA (and in Australia), the name Shiraz is often used for Syrah.

US Syrah is considered a warm climate Syrah.

Syrah in USA

In the 1970s, Syrah began to grow in popularity in California, thanks to a group of winemakers known as the "Rhône Rangers". Today, Syrah is the most planted Rhône grape in California.

The poularity of Syrah is also growing in the Washington State (Yakima Valley), and in southern Oregon.