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The Daily Meal - The Newest Wine Destinations

The state’s latest AVA, _Lewis-Clark Valley, was approved in early 2016 and borders eastern Washington, who will share the designation. Grapevines were planted there in the mid-nineteenth century, but were felled by Prohibition and not revived until the 1970s. But the comeback has held a steady if contained pace. Today, there are 1,200 acres of vineyard — auspiciously, not enough to satisfy a growing thirst for Idaho wines — in which cold winters, cool nights, warm days in the summer fruiting season, and plenty of sunshine could help this Pacific Northwest state’s reputation catch up to that of its two better-known neighbors.