WA, OR, OH & Bordeaux

WA, OR, OH & Bordeaux - Washington 1. 2nd largest...

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Washington 1. 2 nd largest producer 2. Wine based on Concord Yakima Valley 3. Plant the grapes on south slopes of hills (warmer) 1. Very cold winters on east side of Cascades 2. Use Columbia River as main source 4. 1969 – 2 wine producing vineyards 5. 1990 – 80 6. 2000 – 145 wineries; 24,000 acres 7. 2008 – 580 wineries; 31,000+ acres 1. 57% Red, 43% White 8. Riesling led the way – won blind tasting 1972 – LA Times 9. Semillon 10. Chardonnay – most widely planted now – ML Lees contact 1. Mostly market driven 11. Cab though more Merlot now becoming more important 12. Most wineries on E. side Cascades – hot in summer 13. Very cold winter – S. slopes & special training systems 1. 14. Columbia River AVA (American Viticultural Areas) 15. Stimson Lame company – Am. Tobacco Co. – Ch. Ste Michelle, Columbia Crest – Snoqualmie 16. Columbia – Hogue Oregon 1. Anti- Washington 2. Fruit wineries 1. Cannot grow grapes in Oregon
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3. Richard Summer – told by Davis – Vinifera will not grow in Oregon 4. Pinot Noir #1 wine here 5. Other pioneers 1. 2. 1975 – tasting – best French Pinot Noir 6. Late 80’s – 5,000 acres – 70 wineries 7. 2000 – 10,000 acres – 150 wineries 8. 2008 – 17,400 acres – 370 wineries 9. More maritime exposure 1. Milder winter, cooler wetter summers 1. Rot at harvest 2. On West side of the mountains 1. 10. Willamette Valley – major though there are others – Umpqua, Rogue River, Applegate, Illinois Rivers 11. High quality – low yields – Cordon Pruned 12. Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, some Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer Ohio History 1. 500+ years since Columbus 2. 30 years later vines in Mexico City 3. 300 years after Columbus first winery in Ohio 1. Kentucky much earlier 4. Indians were obstacle to survival of wine maker, not vines 5. 1795 – Peace of Greenville 6. Wild Vines flourished in Ohio right to river’s edge 1. Some vines grow very well in wet areas 7. Losantiville became Ft. Washington – Ft. Washington became Cincinnati
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8. 9. 1803 – Statehood & the arrival of Nicholas Longworth 1. Came from New Jersey to be a lawyer 2. Felt very strongly that Cincinnati was going to grow; he was a land spectator 10. Basic strategy is that Cincinnati gets more important, land values rise 11. 1804 admitted to Bar, got a copper still in exchange for getting a horse thief
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course BOT 244 taught by Professor Johnkeegan during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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WA, OR, OH & Bordeaux - Washington 1. 2nd largest...

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