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The NW Wine Anthem - The Story Behind Idaho Wine

10/2/2013
Two Frenchman & a German Walking Into a Bar...The Story Behind Idaho Wine

When you think about Northwest wines, we all know about the elegant Pinot Noirs from Oregon and the big, bold reds from Washington. But what do you know about the Northwest’s first wines? The state of Idaho has been making wine longer than anyone else in the northwest. Idaho first started making wine in Lewiston, Idaho in 1864 and the story behind the beginning of Idaho's wine industry is something reminiscent of the start of a joke.