Yakima Valley Wine Country

Yakima Valley Wine Country

HAND-CRAFTED STORIES FROM THE YAKIMA VALLEY

Yakima Valley Hand-crafted Stories - Lane and Judie

Lane and Judie

Lane and Judie are frequent visitors to our Yakima Valley wineries. Both Yakima locals, they spend their weekends exploring Cowiche Canyon with their grandkids, and wiling away the weekend on the sunny slopes of the Naches Heights AVA.

DISCOVER WHERE WASHINGTON’S WINES ARE GROWN

Yakima Valley Wine Tasting Areas

Home to over 120 wineries and five American Viticulture Areas (AVA’s) in just 70 short miles, the Yakima Valley contains more than 17,000 acres of producing vineyards. We proudly produce over half of Washington State’s wine grapes, and support a huge number of winemakers throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Walla Walla, Woodenville and Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

As Yakima Valley's viticulture has matured over the last three decades, our winemakers have risen to become some of the most respected in the Northwest. The sunny slopes of the Yakima Valley foothills provide the perfect growing conditions for producing intensely flavored, balanced and complex wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Syrah, and our winemakers continue to bring in a steady stream of awards year after year.

Unlike some of the more well-known wine growing regions, the Yakima Valley has some unique opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. Our wineries are unpretentious, the winemakers friendly and open, all of which makes wine tasting in the Yakima Valley an intimate and rewarding experience.

Yakima Valley Wine Tasting Areas

With 120 wineries scattered throughout the Yakima Valley, it can be difficult to figure out where to start your wine tasting adventure. That’s why we’ve broken up our valley into some of the most popular wine tasting regions, making wine tasting an easy and relaxing experience.

YAKIMA

Home to a pleasant mix of urban and rural wineries, the Yakima Area should be your first stop on your wine tasting adventure. Enjoy the local night-life as you taste your way through the Downtown Yakima tasting rooms, then head up to the Naches Heights AVA and enjoy scenic views of Cowiche Canyon.

RATTLESNAKE HILLS

Located within both the Yakima and Columbia Valley appellations, this unique wine region boasts ridgetop vineyards at over 3,000 feet in elevation. All that elevation makes for excellent water and air drainage, helping the Rattlesnake Hills area to produce world-class grapes. With 1,500 vine acres and 17 wineries, this region specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Riesling.

PROSSER

The birthplace of the Washington wine industry, this quaint little town is home to more than 30 wineries, 12 of which are within walking distance of each other. Prosser is also home to the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, a unique wine tasting and educational destination focused on promoting the quality and diversity of Washington State wine and agriculture.

RED MOUNTAIN

At just 4,040 acres, Red Mountain is the smallest and warmest wine grape growing region in Washington. A combination of diverse geology, a gentle southern slope, consistent winds, and a complex mixture of the most rare and highly valued soil types in Washington helps this intimate growing region produce red wine grapes that are highly prized for creating wines of superb concentration and depth, which consistently earn critical acclaim.

HAND-CRAFTED STORIES FROM THE YAKIMA VALLEY

Yakima Valley Hand-crafted Stories - Lane and Judie

Lane and Judie

Lane and Judie are frequent visitors to our Yakima Valley wineries. Both Yakima locals, they spend their weekends exploring Cowiche Canyon with their grandkids, and wiling away the weekend on the sunny slopes of the Naches Heights AVA.

Yakima Valley Wine Country


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