Casablanca Valley, Chile
Retail $14-$15 Although Chile's Casablanca Valley is much closer to the equator than any European vineyard, the pronounced maritime influence of the ocean (less than 20 miles away) with cool morning fog and cloud cover provide growing conditions very conducive to viticulture.
Marlborough, New Zealand
Retail $9 New Zealand's Vavasour family released its first vintage nearly three decades ago and built its reputation with the Awatere River Wine Company.
Retail $16 This rose's pale salmon hue is so light one might think it can't have much going for it, but think again.
Retail $14-$17 Located on Italy's rugged western coast, Maremma was officially given DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status in 2011.
Southern Rone, France
Retail $22 There were wine grapes in Lirac before the Romans passed through the Rhone River Valley in western France.
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Retail $14 Viticulturists consider pinot noir to be a fussy grape that yields delicious food-friendly wines.
Retail $14-$16 Since 1882, four generations of the Larchago family have farmed their vineyards and made wines in the Rioja Alavesa region in northern Spain.
Sonoma County, California
Sonoma County, California Retail $17-$20
Retail $10-$16 Argentina has attracted renowned vintners from France, Italy and California to cultivate new wines.
Calabria, Italy Retail $11-$14
Willamette Valley, Oregon Retail $26-$27
Bourgogne, France Retail $11