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Where's the Vineyard?


When you visit Island Winery, you will not find a vineyard. That is because we receive our grapes fresh from the finest vineyards in the world. Explore some of these wine regions below.



South Carolina Upstate

Juicy sweet Muscadine grapes thrive in South Carolina, and are used to produce our Harvest White Muscadine wine. The Carolina countryside also provides many of the fruits used in our Low Country Specialty Wines, such as peaches, apples and blueberries.



U.S. Great Lakes

From the shores of Lake Michigan to the upper reaches of Lake Ontario in New York state, this is our favorite area for Riesling. This region is producing World Class Rieslings that rival the great ones from the Rhine and Mosel Valleys of Germany to the South African Cape. The unique micro climate created by the lakes and the local geology produce aromatic, crisp and refreshing wines.



Northern California

Amador County - Located in the western part of the Sierra Foothills Wine Region, most vineyards are planted at altitudes of 1200-2000 ft on sun-drenched hillsides. Hot sunny days turn to cool evenings, when breezes come down from the Sierra Nevada mountains, creating an optimum grape growing environment. We procure our Italian varietals, such as Sangiovese and Barbera from this region, which are known to produce World Class wines.

Suisun Valley - Not depicted on this map, Suisun Valley shares a southern border with Napa Valley. The valley is approximately 8 miles by 3 miles and contains 15,000 acres of vineyards. San Fransisco and San Pablo bays influence this climate and the soils are similar to Napa Valley. Excellent varietals in this region include the grapes that make up our Vintners Blend (Sirah, Grenache and Mouvedre) as well as the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Lodi - Located within the Central Valley Wine Region, which can sometimes be synonymous with mass-produced wines. Lodi produces high quality Zinfandel grapes. We have experimented with Zinfandel grapes from almost every region of California, and have found that the Lodi grapes produce the big jammy Red Zins that we love to drink.



Curico Valley Chile

Since Chile is located in the southern hemisphere, freshly harvested grapes arrive at Island Winery in April or May, the opposite of our harvest time. Located 125 miles south of Santiago, Curico Valley produces more that 30 varieties of grapes and has been growing grapes since the mid- 1800's. Shielded from the ocean influence by a coastal range of hills, this climate is ideal for "big" reds. We especially like to procure the Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Carmenere from this region.