The state in the northwest of the United States with the capital Boise was settled by whites relatively late around 1860 and only became the 43rd member of the Confederation in 1890. The two major wine-growing countries border in the west Washington and Oregon on. This cannot be said of Idaho, the first vineyards in the mountainous country (is also a ski area) were only created in the 1970s. They are located mainly to the east of the capital Boise (City of Trees) in the Sunny Slope area. The climate is characterized by hot days and cool nights, the winter by hard frosts. In 2007, Snake River Valley was classified as the first and so far only AVA area. Of the approximately 20 producers, Sainte-Chapelle Vineyards dominates in the Snake River Valley, where wines and sparkling wines from the varieties Chardonnay. Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon to be produced.