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In recent years, the State of Washington has won second place for the production of fine wine in the United States, just after California. The winemaking tradition of the State has its roots back in 1860, when the first to dedicate themselves to viticulture were Italian and German immigrants. The State, divided in two by the Cascade Range mountain range, presents a rich vegetation in the coastal part, consisting mainly of coniferous forests, while in the western part arid, sometimes desert, vegetation. The wine production of the state is concentrated in the north-western part, favored by the temperate and humid climate and long hours of sunshine, in which the major wine producing regions are scattered, including:
 - Yakima Valley is definitely the oldest region and also the largest producer of wine. The typical vines of the area are Chardonnay, in first place, Syrah and finally Riesling thanks to which they produce a great variety of wines. Chardonnay and Syrah are vines that adapt easily to any form of climate and have a good resistance to climate adversity while Riesling stands out for its extraordinary resistance to aging which, among other things, exalts its full potential.
 - Red Mountain is a small area, within the Columbia Valley, with 1,635 hectares of land of which over 500 are planted with vines. The main vines are red and a predominant role is attributed to the Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by the Cabernet Franc and the Merlot. The Cabernet Sauvignon has a late ripening that could hardly get to the end of the process, which is why it is often used in the Bordeaux style.
 - Walla Walla Valley. Despite its production is only 5% compared to that of the entire state, it boasts the presence of over 120 wineries and here are produced the finest wines. On an extension of 2,800 hectares of land, vines of Chardonnay and Syrah, appreciated all over the world.

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Soil and climate
The soil is extremely fertile thanks to the volcanic ashes that the Mount Saint Helens volcano sprinkled with its eruption of 1980. Numerous white vines, such as gewürztraminer, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay, grow there very well giving fresh and fruity wines, both quiet and sparkling.
Washington arose on the site chosen for the capital by a commission nominated by Congress in July 1790 to avoid rivalry among the states of the Union. In 1800 the seats of the presidency (the White House) and of the Parliament (Campidoglio) were ready, then the other administrations were transferred as the other buildings were completed. J. Adams was the first president to officially settle in Washington (1824-28). In 1814 the English made an incursion into the city and burnt its most important buildings; even during the civil war the city, which always remained the capital of the Union, was at the center of military operations. In 1871-74 it was established that the district government should be governed by three commissioners appointed by the president with the consent of the Senate. The plan of the city was designed in 1791 by the French architect P.-C. The Enfant, who had fought for American independence, and modified the following year by T. Jefferson. White House and Campidoglio were built in the neoclassical style. The political-administrative changes of the years 1871-74 involved the so-called Renaissance of Washington, which acquired a relevant urban and architectural image. The long Mall (late 18th century - early 20th century), which extends for about 3 km in an east-west direction, connects the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, through the intermediate obelisk of the Washington Monument: a straight path that In addition to characterizing the urban heart of Washington, it has a reflecting pool (651 × 51 m) and many of the city's many museums along its extension.
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Washington State is the state with the largest production of the northwest. At the beginning the American varieties were cultivated above all, for example Concord Ma, now, more Visit Vinifera grows here than in any other American state (except for the state of California). The vineyards are mostly located east of the high Cascade Mountains in the Columbia River valley, especially in the Yakima Valley.

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