If you casually browse your local wine shop, you might notice a theme: most bottles come from California (but mostly Napa), Washington (but mostly Columbia Valley), New York (but mostly the Finger Lakes), or Oregon (but mostly Willamette Valley). It's easy to understand why, as those four states are the country's top wine producers.
Still, the rest of America deserves consideration for your wine cellar, or, if you're less fancy, the space on your counter next to the microwave. So we asked two pros, Geoff Kruth of GuildSomm and Stephanie Frederick of the Sommelier Society of America, to recommend a few areas in totally different states, plus some regions in the dominant states that aren't quite as obvious. Get your corkscrew primed -- a bunch of suggestions are coming your way.