A place all its own in Washington State, the Yakima Valley has cooler growing season temperatures than both the Walla Walla and Red Mountain AVAs.
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The Yakima Valley AVA was founded back in 1983 and is the largest sub-AVA of the Columbia Valley AVA, cultivating 6,879 hectares of wine grapes, with more than 40 varieties planted.
Individual analysis by AVA:
Columbia Valley | Horse Heaven Hills | Red Mountain | Walla Walla Valley
This is Washington State’s first federally recognised AVA and now includes more than 60 wineries.