The mysterious Pacific Rim encompasses countries encircling the Pacific Ocean, each with its own intrigue — lost civilizations, mythical creatures, and many other mysteries. This region stretches from the jungles of eastern Asia and their Komodo Dragons to our own western shores. For more than twenty centuries, torrential floodwaters from melting ice-age glaciers sculpted Washington’s Columbia Valley, leaving in their wake deep deposits of sandy, rocky, alluvial soils. Today, framing the Columbia River, broad plains of ancient sediment constitute one of the world’s finest wine grape growing regions. There is no mystery to the magic of Columbia Valley and its wines.