The wonderful world of wines began before history was recorded. Wines became associated with
France, Italy and Germany long before the New World made its mark, today the wines of Canada, Chile, Argentina and the US are ranked among the world's best.
We could in the United States make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds,
but doubtless as good." -- Thomas Jefferson
Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.
The topic of wine is fascinating and often times emotional. It is a simple agricultural product, yet may have a tendency to be shrouded in mystery and complexity. It is important to realize that wine has been placed on dining tables for centuries as a natural beverage that serves as a pleasing and logical companion to food.
Few other products offer as much diverse subject matter as wine. Interests range from cultivating personal vineyards, visiting the actual property of a winery, collecting wine labels, building a fine wines collection, to simply taste-testing different wine styles with friends.
This website focuses on Washington, Oregon
and Idaho in the Pacific Northwest. Outside
of California Washington is the second largest producer of wines
in the United States, with Oregon being the unknown gem in wine production.
Oregon and Washington share some of the same appellations, many Oregon
wineries source grapes from Washington. Idaho also shares the Snake
River Appellation with Washington State and sources grapes from other
AVA's in Washington
On this website the wineries are listed with descriptions
by Appellations. To help you find
a winery by name the Alphabetical listing can be used. There are
three A-Z listings Washington, Oregon and Idaho The
site provides extensive information about
wine for all the pages see the sitemap
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