The Eagle Foothills Grape Growers Association (EFGGA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the interests of the local wine grape growing industry with a focus on the growing regions in the newly formed Eagle Foothills AVA (American Viticulture Area).
The Eagle Foothills AVA is a sub-AVA of the Snake River Valley AVA which resides mostly in Idaho but includes portions of Oregon. As the name implies, this sub AVA is located near Eagle, Idaho which is near Boise and at the base of the local mountain ranges.
The unique granitic soils and local climate (the terroir) of this area contribute to the making of excellent wines.
The EFGGA provides local grape growers with a voice regarding important issues. For example, the EFGGA may propose, support, or oppose legislation related to the grape growing and wine making industry.
Also, the association would support efforts to remove trade barriers and to improve access to free and open markets.
By fostering communication between members and other entities in the wine grape growing industry, the EFGGA would like to improve the efficiency and conditions under which all wine grape growers operate.
The benefits of sharing knowledge between growers and winemakers will enhance the local industry by improving both the quality of wine grapes and the wine made from them.
A goal of the EFGGA is to promote and participate in research to improve wine grape growing practices and grape quality by working with local universities to help them justify funding.
The data gathered from the research would be used by the growers to improve grape quality while maximizing yields.