Kevin Pogue

Kevin R. Pogue is a native Kentuckian who moved to the northwest after receiving his B.S. in Geology from the University of Kentucky. He received his M.S. in Geology from Idaho State University where he studied the structural geology of the western part of the Idaho-Wyoming thrust belt. He continued his graduate studies at Oregon State University where he concentrated on the stratigraphy, structural geology, and tectonics of the Himalayan thrust belt of northern Pakistan. Dr. Pogue's Pakistan-based research continued at Whitman College until the repercussions of the events of 9/11/01 forced him to seek a more hospitable field area. He turned his attention to the Albion Range of southern Idaho where he directed two Keck Geology Consortium summer research projects. Research associated with these projects eventually led to the publication of Etched in Stone: The Geology of City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park by the Geologic Survey of Idaho.

Prof. Pogue sits atop a glacial erratic

Most recently, Dr. Pogue’s research has focused exclusively on terroir, concentrating on the relationship between topography and vineyard temperature variations and the influence of basalt, eastern Washington’s ubiquitous bedrock, on the climate and soil chemistry of Columbia Basin vineyards. Dr. Pogue has presented papers at national and international terroir conferences and recently authored a field trip guide that describes the geological influences on the terroir of the Columbia Basin.  He regularly contributes lectures on terroir to the Enology and Viticulture programs at Washington State University and Walla Walla Community College.  Dr. Pogue has been a featured speaker at conferences of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers and at "Taste Washington", a celebration of Washington wines hosted by the Washington State Wine Commission. His essay on the relationship of the Missoula floods to Columbia Basin viticulture appears in the book “Washington: The State of Wine”.

 

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Selected Publications:

DiPietro, J.A., and Pogue, K.R., 2004, Tectonostratigraphic Subdivisions of the Himalaya: A View from the West: Tectonics, v. 23, TC5001, doi:10.1029/2003TC001554.

DiPietro, J.A., Pogue, K.R., Baig, M.S., Hussain, A., and Ahmad, I., 1999, Geologic map of part of the Indus syntaxis, Swat, Pakistan, in Macfarlane, A., Sorkhabi, R.B., and Quade, J., eds., Himalaya and Tibet: Mountain Roots to Mountain Tops: Geological Society of America Special Paper 328. p. 159-178.

Pogue, K.R. and Dering G.M., 2008, Temperature Variations in the Walla Walla Valley American Viticultural Area: Proceedings of the 7th International Terroir Congress, Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil, Nyon, Switzerland, v. 2, p. 648-653.

Pogue, K.R., DiPietro, J.A., Rahim, S., Hughes, S.S., Dilles, J.A., and Lawrence, R.D., 1992, Late Paleozoic rifting in northern Pakistan: Tectonics, v. 11, p. 871-883.

Pogue, K.R., Hylland, M.D., Yeats, R.S., Khattak, W.U., and Hussain, A., 1999, Stratigraphic and structural framework of Himalayan foothills, northern Pakistan, in Macfarlane, A., Sorkhabi, R.B., and Quade, J., eds., Himalaya and Tibet: Mountain Roots to Mountain Tops: Geological Society of America Special Paper 328, p. 257-274.

Pogue, K.R. and Oze, C., 2008, Geological Controls on Viticulture in the Walla Walla Valley American Viticultural Area: Proceedings, Twenty-first Keck Geology Consortium Undergraduate Research Symposium, p. 55-60.

Pogue, K.R., Wardlaw, B.R., Harris, A.G., and Hussain, A., 1992, Paleozoic and Mesozoic Stratigraphy of the Peshawar Basin, Pakistan: Correlations and Implications: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 104, p. 915-927.

Pogue, K.R., 2010, Influence of basalt on the terroir of the Columbia Valley American Viticultural Area: Proceedings of the 8th International Terroir Congress, Centro di Ricerca per la Viticoltura, Soave, Italy, v. 1, p. 4-50 - 4-55.

Pogue, K.R., 2009, Folds, floods, and fine wine: geologic influences on the terroir of the Columbia basin, in O'Connor, J.E., Dorsey, R.J., and Madin, I.P., eds., Volcanoes to Vineyards: Geologic field trips through the dynamic landscape of the Pacific Northwest: Geological Society of America Field Guide 15, p. 1-17, doi: 10.130/2009.fld015(01).

Pogue, K.R., 2008, Etched in Stone, The Geology of City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park, Idaho: Idaho Geological Survey Information Circular 63, Moscow, Idaho, 132 p.

Pogue, K.R., 2006, The Missoula Floods, in Washington: The State of Wine: Graphic Arts Books, Portland, Oregon, p. 27-31.