Appellation America

ProjectAppellation America

ClientAppellation America

DescriptionApp Design by Grayson Hjalatin (GoLocalApps); Content by Ross Rojek and Roger King

TechnologyiPhone: Objective C, Android: Java

Appellation America - GoLocalApps

Appellation America is committed to defining regional diversity of wine in North America. Focused to what a wine of region expresses, rather than scores or ratings, the site attempts to bring what is diverse and best of a wine region to the consumer. This Smartphone app brings aspects of this content from grape definitions to wine and appellation information together with access to regional wine apps that have depth of visitor information and winery access.

Appellation America provides information on every official wine region AVA and descriptions of many regions that aren’t “official” regions, but have a similarity of wine production. There are descriptions of every state and many of the California counties.

Additionally, both the Appellation America website and this Smartphone app describe many of the grape varietals used in wine production, along with its history, pictures, and some editorial flavor text to bring them to life.

This app has been in the works for several months, as it contains a vast number of hyperlinks that take you to other areas within the App for the information you’re seeking about a varietal or region. You’ll notice the rich artwork inside the app, which was hand-drawn by a Canadian artist. This app is the first time that his artwork is being showcased, and we think you’ll enjoy the artist’s interpretation of what he thought the grape varietal or region represented graphically.

GoLocalApps developed this app in partnership with Appellation America, and it includes all the apps GoLocalApps has developed for wine regions in both an “Apps” category and on the page for the wine region it covers. More wine region apps will be added as we develop them.



Roger King, President & CEO
Appellation America US, Inc.


Appellation America has been thrilled to work with Sacramento-based GoLocalApps, a divison of 1776 Productions LLC, on the development of our Appellation America Smartphone App.  This project has been the melding of our Appellaton Index and Varietal (grape) Index overview of North American wine regions and cultivar selections and a platform for regional wine country apps developed for, or by, wine regions across the more than 300 appellations of the United States. The coding work done by Ross Rojek and design by Grayson Hjaltalin of GoLocalApps, integrating the portfolio of original illustrations, has been fantastic with an end product that is truly national in scope.  The product is intended to continue to grow and as more regional apps become developed across the US, they have the opportunity to be linked into this app, providing detailed reference to those seeking appellation information quickly in a mobile environment.”
–Roger King, President & CEO, Appellation America US, Inc.

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