The US state with the capital Carson City is in the west of the United States, It is best known for its Area 51 (top secret military test site), the atomic bomb tests with more than 1,000 nuclear explosions since 1951 and Las Vegas. Viticulture has only been practiced here for a relatively short time. There is none AVA except for the state appellation. The main red wine varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Frontenac and Zinfandel, the most important types of white wine Riesling, Gewurztraminer ( Gewurztraminer ) and La Crosse, Well-known producers are Churchill Vineyard, Pahrump Valley Winery, Sanders Family Winery and Tahoe Ridge Winery.