|The cinder-red soils of Idaho wine country, Skyline Vineyard [Photo by Mattie John Bamman]|
Idaho’s first vineyard may have been planted in 1864, but the face of Idaho wine today is young, both in terms of its wineries and its winemakers. The most telling stat is that in 2002, Idaho had 11 wineries. Today, just 13 years later, it has more than 50. Some of these wineries are producing truly elegant, well-priced wines, but what about Idaho wine in general? What grapes will become Idaho’s most iconic? And how do Idaho wines differ from wines from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia?
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