RED MOUNTAIN, Washington – July 6, 2017 – The Red Mountain AVA Alliance will host key members of the wine trade from around the country from July 9th through July 12th for their 2nd annual Red Mountain Cabernet Summit. The event takes place at wineries and vineyards on Red Mountain, one of the world’s most renowned growing regions for Cabernet Sauvignon, with attendees participating in a series of events designed to give a more in depth understanding of Red Mountain terroir and the distinctive character of the wines from the region.
The Red Mountain Cabernet Summit includes an in-depth primer on the unique geography, geology and climate of Red Mountain by distinguished geologist Kevin Pogue; an overview of the history of grape-growing and winemaking in the region; several hands-on vineyard and winery exercises; and a series of tastings proctored by Master Sommelier Thomas Price.
“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, this 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.
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