Located in the epicenter of California state, Madera sprawls across the western portion of Madera county and seeps into Fresno County. The landscape is flat, the sun is scorching hot and vines receive little reprieve from the extremely hot days. Grapes reach ultra-ripe levels, meaning most of the fruit from Madera's 38,000 acres of vines are destined for jug wines. Some producers are beginning to make decent Port and dessert wines, so there's some hope for the region.
United States → California → Madera County