A warmer site that focuses on Bordeaux varietals, the Walla Walla Valley AVA dates back to 1850 grape growing by Italian immigrants.
The Walla Walla Valley has over 100 wineries and a total vineyard area of 1,186 hectares, of which 676 hectares is planted in Washington and the rest across the state border on Oregon.
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The region is also known for its wheat and onion production.
The region is home to some of the state’s oldest wineries including Leonetti Cellar (first of this region founded in 1977) as well as Woodward Canyon and L’Ecole No 41.
The valley has the highest concentration of wineries in Washington.