Known for its breathtaking wilderness and, perhaps more famously, for its potatoes, Idaho is also home to a fast growing wine industry and award-winning wines. Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Snake River, Idaho wine regions nurture the grapes with a moderate climate, limited precpitation, and a consistent growing season that add complexity to the grapes. Idaho is known for growing and producing vinifera varieties such as Syrah and Viognier and classic varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling.