Top 100 wines of Louisiana

Discover the top 100 best wines of Louisiana as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Louisiana and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Louisiana

Louisiana is a state in the southern United States located on the Gulf Coast. It is bordered by Texas to the west and Mississippi to the east. Given Louisiana's hot, humid Climate and swampy, waterlogged soils, it is perhaps not surprising that it has not developed a major wine industry. Prohibition in 1920 and poor growing conditions in Louisiana led most winemakers to abandon the idea of making wine.

Since the repeal of Alcohol prohibition in 1933, restrictive local laws surrounding wine making have left only a handful of producers in the state. Some wines are made from grapes imported from other parts of the country, or from other fruits. Otherwise, varieties grown here include Muscadine, Norton and Blanc du Bois. The state covers 135,000 km² (52,000 square miles) of land.

News from the vineyard of Louisiana

Sussex winery sweeps the board at WineGB Awards

Artelium clinched the Newcomer of the Year award, and then went on to win trophies for the best Blanc de Blancs and the Top Sparkling Wine of 2022. It was finally crowned Supreme Champion at the WineGB Awards for its Blanc de Blancs 2015. Mark Collins and Julie Bretland, a husband-and-wife team, launched Artelium after quitting their jobs to follow their passion for wine. They started out by purchasing grapes from growers, but they now have 85,000 vines spread across an 18ha estate in Sussex. Ar ...

Join Decanter in New York for its debut Fine Wine Encounter

Decanter is excited to announce the debut of the world-renowned Decanter Fine Wine Encounter event in New York City, home to one of the most exciting wine scenes, on Saturday 18th June 2022. Tickets are now on sale. Join us in New York to taste, savour and enjoy outstanding fine wines and meet 50 of the world’s most prestigious producers for the Grand Tasting, each personally invited by Decanter. From London to Shanghai and now New York, this unique event will allow you to taste a wide range of ...

Join Decanter’s Brunello di Montalcino masterclass in New York

We’re excited to host the Brunello di Montalcino – A Study In Contrasts masterclass at the debut Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC taking place in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District on Saturday, 18th June. The best Brunello di Montalcino wines sit alongside some of the world’s greats. Known for their elegant yet concentrated fruits and powerful, structured style this unmissable masterclass will offer Italian wine lovers a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with the terroir, styl ...

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