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White Wine of Pacific
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AVA of Washington State
Walla Walla Valley
Horse Heaven Hills
Grapes/Chateau of Washington
More whites than reds (56% vs 44%)
Major white grapes: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer
10 wineries in 1970s, more than 500 today!
Chateau St. Michelle (used to be own by U.S. Tobacco until purchased by Altria.
Wines of Oregon
Burgundy of United States, Same latitude (Willamette)
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay
Willamette Valley (accounts for more than 70% of wineries)