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, and we proudly produce over half of Washington State’s wine grapes.
Home to a pleasant and diverse mix of urban and rural wineries, the Yakima Area should be your first stop on your Yakima Valley wine tasting adventure.See the Wineries
Located within both the Yakima and Columbia Valley appellations, this unique wine region boasts ridgetop vineyards at over 3,000 feet in elevation.See the Wineries
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.See the Wineries
At just 4,040 acres, Red Mountain is the smallest wine grape growing region in Washington. Located on a gentle southern slope also makes it the warmest.See the Wineries
HAND-CRAFTED STORIES FROM THE YAKIMA VALLEY
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.
Where Washington's Wines are Grown
It seems odd when you hear wine critics compare the Yakima Valley to the verdant growing regions of France. After all, our little valley contains just a small portion of the wonders of Washington State. Nor does the Yakima Valley have the fabled history of the French countryside.
But when you actually learn a little more about the Yakima Valley, you’ll find we actually do have a lot in common with some of the most productive regions of France. We are blessed with the perfect combination of wine-making conditions: well-drained, loamy and silty volcanic soil, high-desert climate that gives us long, hot sunny days and cooler nights, and lots of sloping terrain that allows us to plant a large amount of varietals.
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, and the winemakers are friendly and open, all of which makes wine tasting in the Yakima Valley an intimate and rewarding experience.