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The Columbia Valley AVA straddles both Washington and Oregon, though the majority of its wineries are on the Washington side. This vast region is home to most of the state’s prestigious subregions.
 
The valley benefits from a natural rain shadow from the Cascade Mountains, which limits precipitation. It is located at 46 to 47 degrees latitude - the same as Bordeaux and Burgundy - with two hour’s more of sunlight than California. These long, hot days in summer followed by cool nights ensure a long growing season and peak phenol balance in the grapes grown here. Many of the vineyards are situated on the Columbia River and its tributaries, though many require some additional irrigation due to the dry conditions. Evenings can get quite cold and air turbines are used throughout the valley to guard against frost. But the frost has other benefits as this, along with its sandy soil, repels Phylloxera. This means that the vines grown in Columbia Valley are all “pure bred&rdquo Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Popular Wineries in Columbia Valley View all

  • Soos Creek

    We established our winery in 1989 on the belief that the vineyards of Eastern Washington were cap...

  • Pomum Cellars

    Pomum Cellars nurtures from soil to stemware a true expression of American made wine grown in the...

  • Baer Winery

    We are a family-owned and operated winery producing handcrafted red wine blends, and red and whit...

  • DiStefano Winery

    The DiStefano Winery is a part of a group of wineries located in the Woodinville valley producing...

  • Januik Winery

    Family-owned. Artisan winemaking. Acclaimed Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. You...

  • Cascade Cliffs Estate

    Offering primarily red wines, Cascade Cliffs offers Bordeaux wines originally grown in the south ...

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  • Csm Syrah Reserve 2000

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    Wine review by erickafilm


  • This week has shown some progress with Sandra's mother and her hospital ...  The grapes are from Columbia Valley in Washington State (the winery is located in Oregon however) and it tastes like a Zinfande Read More

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  • Church & State Wines Viognier 2013

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    Another fine Church and State Wines offering... with a fine domestic flower scent (Wisteria, petunia, for example) with some spice such as nutmeg. The palate receives a princely flow of cake spice, peach, vanilla (light oak) and tropical fruit with good viscosity, creaminess and no bitterness - almost like petit Chateau Grillet. 14.3% alcohol a... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Painful to watch Brian! Hopefully some better wines are coming your way...well, ... out of Washington's vast Columbia Valley.The nose is pleasant, and somewhat expressive, showing some earth, violet, purple fruit, with a little muskiness. Medium bodied, with good black and green pepper, tangy, fresh fruit. The oak treatment screams neutral, tho... Read More

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  • Browne Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2012

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    Pleasant honeyed aromas of golden raisins, baked apples and pears are inviting and warm with apple pie spice. Flavors are mild, with green apple, lemon and some buttery cream, not a lot of acidity to speak of so the palate relies mostly on the clean, fresh fruit and gentle oak treatment. 86 pts. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Waterbrook Malbec 2012

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    Hot black pepper and black fruit aromas. The juicy blackberry and clove flavors are smooth and smoky with good toast, cola freshness and acidity, and a long milk chocolate finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Figured it would be easy to fool you on the top photo. It's actually ... ... the Walla Walla part of the Columbia Valley appellation, but now that I actually look at it I realize it's from Yakima Valley. So my bad, I was a bit off to the East Southeast.Some more views of the Wallowas:   Bottom line, I stumped 'ya by whole sections of the globe... Read More

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  • Church and State Wines Trebella 2013

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    Again, with these white Rhone-style whites from British Columbia Canada, there is intriguing Camomile Tea and peach with hints of pear, kiwi and other soft fruit. Good viscosity (mouth feel) with peach and some almond-like bitterness on the finish. Lacking only a bit of purity. Excellent value. 89 points Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Church and State Wines Coyote Bowl Series Chardonnay 2012

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    The nose of this wine is a,an intriguing vanilla, filbert and spiced apple - appropriate for the season. On the palate, there is a soft vanilla (oak), slightly tart apple and ginger flavour bundle. The finish is warm and the warmth lingers - along with soft, spicy tannin. Elegant but slightly heady. Good value. 89 points. Tasted at Kensingt... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Eroica 2013

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    Wine review by anchca


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