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How Geosciences Could Factor Into Your Favorite Idaho Wine

Patrick Sweeney
Boise State University

The Snake River Valley in Western Idaho and Eastern Oregon is home to a growing number of wineries. Known as the Snake River AVA, some of the best known vineyards are located right here in the Treasure Valley. But while sipping your favorite glass of red or white from Idaho, have you ever thought about the soil that's helped create this up-and-coming wine scene?


Boise State University geosciences graduate student Rachael Haggen is working with vineyard owners in the region to learn more about what the soil can tell us about growing grapes.


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