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Traveling to Lewis-Clark Valley
- Fly Delta Skywest from Salt Lake City (SLC) or Alaska Airlines from Boise (BOI) or Seattle (SEA) into Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport (LWS). Other regional airports include Moscow-Pullman (PUW) and Spokane International Airport (GEG).
- There's a couple of local tour and shuttle companies that you can hire to tour the region. Uber drivers are available, but expect delays with these ride share services in this region.
- You can reach the Lewis-Clark Valley via Highway 12 (east/west) from Missoula, Montana (215 miles) or Walla Walla, Washington (100 miles), via Highway 195 (north/south) from Spokane, Washington (100 miles) or Pullman, Washington (30 miles), Highway 95 (north/south) from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (115 miles), Moscow, Idaho (30 miles) or Boise, Idaho (265 miles).
About Lewis-Clark Valley
Vines were planted in the Lewis-Clark Valley as early as 1872. Varietals such as Petit Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc were cultivated. By 1908, 40 varieties of grapes were being cultivated. Two years later, Lewiston voted a ban on alcoholic beverages and the industry crashed. Most of the wine was turned into vinegar and winemaking virtually disappeared until the late 1990s. Today, winemakers in the Lewis-Clark Valley are using locally grown grapes to create wines that compete on the national market. In 2016, the Lewis-Clark Valley became an official AVA (American Viticultural Area). With steep river canyons and plateaus within the AVA, it is home to the lowest elevation vineyards in the state that are successful in ripening a wide variety of wine grapes. Vinifera growing in the Northwest originated in the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA, dating back to 1872.