The US state with the capital Carson City lies to the west of the USA, It is mainly due to the Area 51 (top secret military experimental area), the nuclear tests with since 1951 more than 1,000 nuclear explosions and Las Vegas known. Viticulture is only practiced here for a relatively short time. There is none AVA except the state appellation. The most important red wines are Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Frontenac and Zinfandel, the most important white wines Riesling, Gewurztraminer ( Gewurztraminer ) and La Crosse, Well-known producers include Churchill Vineyard, Pahrump Valley Winery, Sanders Family Winery and Tahoe Ridge Winery.