Washington State Wines – USA – 2.00pm to 3.00pm

If you love exciting geography and weather then Washington could be the wine region for you. Washington State is all about extreme landscapes and microclimates and their influence on the wines, often down to the acre. 

While extremely young in the history of wine, the region is arguably producing some of the most exciting wines coming out of the US.  The Missoula Floods are the key driver behind the extreme geography and rich and diverse soils, and when combined with the region’s climate which sees cold winters, long hot summers and extreme desert like temperature shifts, the wines develop a uniquely Washington style with good acidity and deep fruit profiles.

We explore wines from the beautiful Columbia Gorge all the way out to Walla Walla with a stop in Red Mountain.  We explore Chenin Blanc to Gamay Noir with Lemberger, Cabernet Franc and Syrah all thrown into the exciting mix of distinct regional expressions. 

Wines included in the tasting:

Syncline Gamay Noir 2019

Kiona Chenin Blanc 2019

Kiona Lemberger 2019

Cadence CODA 2018

Grosgrain Les Collines Syrah 2018