Italian Varieties Thrive in the Northwest
The Range of Grapes Has Been Growing Rapidly
Jul 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The Pacific Northwest should be viewed as a relatively young growing region, with vinifera first planted only in the 1960s. Early pioneers in Oregon and Washington chose varieties that either pleased them personally or were recommended for the particular growing regions by universities and agricultural field stations.Oregon and Washington both started with classic French varieties, as France was the "motherland" of classic wine. In the early days, experimentation with new varieties was not commo...
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