Seminar DescriptionAn opportunity to discover why Washington State is exploding onto the world’s wine scene. As a young wine region, Washington State continues to impress with quality and diversity rivaling major wine regions around the world. The number of wineries has doubled in the past decade along with the tons of grapes harvested, making Washington State the second largest wine producing region in the United States.
This session will provide a detailed understanding of the diverse landscapes in Washington; from volcanic bedrock to wind-blown loess, from an evergreen coastline to a vast sagebrush desert where the sun shines 300 days a year. These dynamic differences result in a wide variety of styles and capabilities. Thus, Washington State cultivates almost 70 grape varieties from 14 AVAs, resulting in a plethora of unique wines to fit any palate and price point. With new vineyards being planted and new wineries opening, there’s always something new to discover in Washington State.