New Idaho AVA – Eagle Hills AVA. Some really good wines from this region.
Originally posted on Treasure Valley Food and Wine Blog:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2015
Contact: Moya Shatz Dolsby
Executive Director, Idaho Wine Commission
O: 208.332.1538 C: 208.841.8072
Eagle, Idaho – The Idaho wine community gained an important new designation with the approval of the Eagle Foothills American Viticultural Area (AVA). An AVA is a federally designated wine grape-growing region distinguishable by distinct geographic features such as climate, soil, elevation and physical features. Conditions and grapes grown within this geographic region cannot be replicated.
Previously, Idaho vineyards were lumped together within the Snake River Valley AVA—one that spans through Idaho and eastern Oregon. The Eagle Foothills is the first AVA to be located completely within the boundaries of the state…
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