The state in the northwest of the United States with the capital Boise was settled relatively late around the year 1860 by whites and only in 1890 to the 43rd member of the federation. In the west, the two major wine-growing states border Washington and Oregon on. This can not be said of Idaho, the first vineyards in the mountainous country (is also a ski resort) were created only in the 1970s. They are located 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. The first and only AVA area to date was Snake River Valley in 2007. Of the 20 or so producers, Sainte-Chapelle Vineyards dominate in the Snake River Valley, where wines and sparkling wines from the varieties Chardonnay. Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon to be produced.