Chardonnay– California. There are very good Chardonnays that are produced in California. Some people prefer a lighter Chardonnay rather than a heavy oak taste.
Gewurztraminer-France, Germany, Austria or California.
Pinot Grigio- Italy. I feel like Italy produces better varieties than California.
Sauvignon Blanc– New Zealand. California varieties are very different and golden in color. I prefer the light color and the grapefruit, crisp taste of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs.
Cabernet Sauvignon– California.
Merlot– Experiment with this! I have had good Merlot from California, Chile and Australia.
Syrah/Shiraz– Australia and California.
Pinot Noir– Oregon, California and France.
Zinfandel– Oregon and California.