Friday was a very good day for Oregon's second-smallest wine region.
This past weekend the United States Alcohol and Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) approved American Viticultural Area (AVA) designation for The Rocks District of Milton--Freewater”. According to regional wine website Great Northwest Wine, the decision brings Oregon's AVA total to 18.
“The Rocks District is considered one of the most unusual and distinctive grape growing regions in the Pacific Northwest,” Great Northwest Wines wrote. “Its primary feature is an alluvial fan formed by the Walla Walla River at the end of the last ice age, about ...