Wine Country < Wineries
As Yakima Valley's viticulture has matured over the last three decades and its winemaking prospered, many Yakima Valley wineries have cropped up to quick acclaim. The Washington State wine industry continues to grow, it is a must to visit the Yakima Valley often not only to taste your favorites but to see which new wines and wineries have joined the charming Yakima Valley wine country. With over 50 member wineries, Yakima Valley Tourism has the most winery members of any trade association in the Yakima Valley and is the fourth largest in Washington state.
With more than 90 wineries and tasting rooms scattered throughout the Yakima Valley, how do you decide where to begin your wine tasting adventure? We've broken our Valley into the five most popular wine tasting areas to guide you and make your wine country getaway easy, relaxing and delicious!
For those interested in visiting all that wine country has to offer, utilize our Wine Map to help plan your visits to new wineries and old favorites. You'll often encounter winery family members in the tasting room delighted to recommend the best Washington wine to enjoy with regional cuisine. You'll learn about the winemaking process, the traditional wisdom of barrel or bottle aging.
Begin your wine tasting adventure in the Yakima area, home to both downtown tasting rooms and rural wineries surrounded by rolling vineyards. Enjoy the local night life as you taste your way through downtown tasting rooms. Then, head up to the Naches Heights AVA and enjoy scenic views of Cowiche Canyon before heading through Union Gap for premier sparkling wines and more.View the Wineries
This unique wine region, that includes the Rattlesnake Hills, boasts ridgetop vineyards at more than 3,000 feet in elevation. All that altitude makes for excellent water drainage, helping growers produce world-class grapes. With 1,800 vine acres and 17 wineries, this region specializes in cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot, syrah, chardonnay and riesling.View the Wineries
The birthplace of the Washington wine industry, this quaint town is home to more than 30 wineries, 12 of which are within walking distance of each other. Adjacent to a lovely green space, it?s the perfect place for an afternoon of sipping and a picnic. Leave time to explore surrounding wineries and visit the picturesque historic downtown.View the Wineries
At 4,540 acres, Red Mountain is one of the smallest and warmest wine grape growing regions in Washington State. A combination of diverse geology, a gentle southern slope, consistent winds and a complex mixture of the most rare and highly valued soil types allow this intimate growing region to produce red wine grapes that are highly prized for creating wines of superb concentration and depth.View the Wineries
With gorgeous views of the Columbia River Gorge, this area has beautiful river vistas that can't be seen in any other Yakima Valley wine tasting region.View the Wineries
Enjoy the your wine country experience with a guided tour of Yakima Valley wineries by bike, bus or horseback.Find a Wine Tour
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