RED MOUNTAIN, Washington – July 9, 2018 – The Red Mountain AVA Alliance is once again hosting key members of the wine trade during their third annual Red Mountain Cabernet Summit, held July 8 through 10. Attendees have travelled to Red Mountain from various locations throughout the country to learn about one of the world’s most renowned growing regions for Cabernet Sauvignon – the Red Mountain AVA.
During the three-day event, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of Red Mountain terroir and the distinctive characteristics of the wines produced from the region. Attendees will participate in a variety of events and meals at wineries and vineyards on Red Mountain; ranging from an introduction to the unique geography, geology and climate of Red Mountain by distinguished geologist Kevin Pogue to an overview of the history of grape-growing and winemaking in the region. Attendees will also experience hands-on vineyard and winery exercises and a series of tastings proctored by Master Sommelier Jackson Rohrbaugh from Canlis Restaurant in Seattle.
“The interest in Red Mountain from so many top trade members throughout the country is a testament to the quality of the wines coming from Red Mountain,” says Red Mountain AVA Alliance president Tim Hightower. “In recent years, it has been extremely exciting to see the recognition that this special region has been receiving. The renown, in particular, for the AVA’s exceptional Cabernets is something that is especially gratifying to those who have worked so hard to bring attention to our small but important area.”
The Red Mountain AVA has been an official American Viticulture Area since 2001, but has been producing world-class wines for nearly four decades. It is located on a southwest-facing slope in south central Washington. At 4,040 acres, Red Mountain is the smallest wine grape growing region in Washington. It has a unique combination of diverse geology, gentle south slope, consistent winds, and a complex mixture of the most-rare and highly valued soil types in Washington. The AVA’s red wine grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are highly-prized for creating wines of superb concentration and depth, which consistently earn critical acclaim.
About the Red Mountain AVA Alliance
The Red Mountain AVA Alliance serves as a central contact point for public relations, marketing and regional issues for the region’s vineyards and wineries. www.redmountainava.com