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1

What country is the worlds largest producer of Riesling?

Washington.

2

What is the newest AVA of Washington?

Lewis-Clark Valley
(shared with Idaho)

3

What area the vineyards of lewis-Clark Valley AVA?

2 Bad Labs Vineyard
Arnett Vineyard
Colter’s Creek Vineyard
Lindsay Creek Vineyards
Rivaura Estate Vineyards and Winery
Rock ‘n’ J Vineyard
Spiral Rock Vineyard
Umiker Vineyard
Wasem Estate Vineyard

4

What AVA lies on the Snake River and Clearwater River?

Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

5

Can you name a few viticultural techniques that help vines survive sever colds through the winter?

-Dual-Trunk training systems
- buried canes

6

What disease is a vine susceptible to after a deep freeze?

Crown Gall
(bacterial disease - stocks form growths (galls) and choke the vine)

7

What geological era had an effect of the soils of Wasgington State?

Miocene Epoch

8

What geological formations played a roll in the Masoula Floods?

Ice dam in Montana (lake Massoula) burst.
-floods toward western shores.
-bottlenecks at Wallula Gap and drains through it and the Columbia Gorge.
-deposits settle in the Pasco Basin forming Touchet Beds

9

What area Touchet Beds?

deposits rich in marine and sedimentary, fossils deposited by the Masooula Floods in the masco Basin of Washington.

10

What soil would you find in the Columbia Basin?

"Eolian" - shaped by winds. Comprised of loess-derived silt loams over Missoula Flood sedimentary deposits.

11

When was the Steele Act established and what was formed as a result?

1934 (after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933)
The WSLC
Washington State Liquor Control Board

12

Who was Dr Walter Clore?

the 'father' of Washington wine.

13

What was the original name for Columbia Winery and Chateau Ste. Michelle

Associated Vintners - (Columbia Winery)
American Wine Growers - (Chateau Ste. Michelle)

14

What AVA's of Washington are not located in the Columbia Valley AVA>?

Puget Sound
Columbia Gorge

15

Where are the Sagemoor Vineyards?

Washington State. North of the Tri-Cities.
(Trip Cities - Richland / Kennewick / Pasco)

16

What are the sites of the Sagemoor Vineyards?

Sagemoor / Dionysus
Bacchus / Weinbau - actually in Wahluke Slope

17

Where are the Frenchmen Hills?

In the Stillwater Creek Vineyard of Washington. (north of Wahluke Slope)

18

Where can you find the Union Gap?

Yakima Valley AVA

19

List the AVA located within the Yakima Valley from N-S

Rattlesnake Hills
Snipes Mountain
Red Mountain

20

Where, and when where the first Syrah vines planted in Washington State?

Red Willow Vineyard of Yakima Valley
(1986)

21

Where was the first Cabernet Sauvignon planted in Washington?

Otis Vineyard of Yakima Valley (1957)

22

What elevation are the majority of vines planted in Washington and why?

1000-1500ft. (300-400mtrs)
higher = slightly warmer - avoid the cold and frost.

23

What AVA of Washington is defined by elevation?

Snipes Mountain (within Yakima Valley)
- 750ft south slope
- 820ft north slope

24

What AVA sits within the Walla Walla AVA

The Rocks of Milton Freewater

25

What are 2 sub regions of Walla Walla?

Mill Creek
North Fork
(by the Blue Mountains)

26

What is considered the best vineyard of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA?

Champoux Vineyards
Andrew Will
Soos Creek

27

What geographical features border Wahluke Slope AVA?

Saddle Mountains (north)
Hanford Ranch National Monument
Columbia River

28

What is the driest AVA of Washington?

Wahluke Slope

29

Whereis the Celilo Vineyard?

Columbia Gorge AVA.
-75ha
- supplies Woodward Canyon (WA) and ken Wright (OR)
-planted in 1972 on Underwood Mountain.

30

What is the current name of the former American Wine Growers winery?

Chateau Ste Michelle

31

What is the current name of the former Associated Vintners winery?

Columbia Winery.

32

What is the warmest AVA of Washington?

Red Mountain
(also:
smallest / most densely planted)