Long Shadows Winery

HOW A CATACLYSMIC GEOLOGICAL EVENT SHAPED WASHINGTON'S VINEYARDS


Long Shadows founder Allen Shoup narrates the story of how the Missoula Floods at the end of the last Ice Age, more than 20,000 years ago, shaped the Columbia Valley.  Considered one of the most cataclysmic geological events of all-time, Glacial Lake Missoula in Northern Idaho, burst through a glacial ice dam roaring towards the Pacific Ocean and carving through bedrock along the way. This dramatic event repeated itself dozens of times over the decades that followed, contributing to the free-draining soils that make the Columbia Valley the world-class wine grape growing region that it is today.