The map above shows the geography of beer and wine production in the United States. I've plotted the locations of the country's 4,500 commercial brewers and nearly 10,000 winemakers (notes and caveats on this data in a moment). The map divides the country into a grid of equally sized regions, counts the number of beer and winemakers in each region, and places a hexagon marker in each region colored by whether beer or winemakers are more prevalent, and sized according to the total number of beverage makers in the region.
The West Coast jumps out immediately for the incredible concentration of winemakers there. The California coast is dominant, but Oregon and Washington stand out as well. Washington's Cascade Valley is also hard to miss. On the other coast, Long Island, New York's Finger Lakes region, and parts of Virginia are colored deep purple too.
But the map also shows that wineries are everywhere, and in places you wouldn't necessary expect. We can see that even more clearly if we map just the wineries, below.
Southern California, just inland of San Diego. Tucson. Grand Junction, Colorado. Dallas and Austin. Cleveland. And literally thousands of places in between. There are an improbable number of winemaking outfits in Oklahoma, and no small number in Florida. Think about this for a minute. It means that one day, somebody sat down and said "I bet people would like to drink Florida wine." And not just one somebody, but dozens of them!
Let's take a look at beer. Going back to the original map, beermaking dominates in the Denver region, and along the Southern California coast. Tucson may be wine country, but brewers rule in Phoenix. Brewers are strongly represented along the coast of Lake Michigan, and in most of Florida. Brewing is big in East coast cities too. Here's a map showing breweries only.
These maps reflect the tremendous rise of regional winemaking over the past decade. Beermaking has seen impressive growth too, driven primarily by the craft beer segment of the market, but only in the most recent few years. This chart below, from the Census, tells that tale. The number of American wineries has increased by about 260 percent since 1998. Breweries are up 175 percent, with almost all of that increase happening since 2010.