Washington wines an unlikely success

If you think of the most inhospitable or unlikely vineyard sites in the world, the state of Washington may not come to mind. There are two dramatically different landscapes in Washington. There's the one most of us think of when we think of the Pacific Northwest -- cool, damp and foggy. But most of Washington's most exceptional vineyards are located in the other one -- amid dry mountain air, scarcely populated and barren ridges in the Columbia River basin.

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