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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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Popular Wineries in Columbia Valley View all

  • Baer Winery

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

  • Goose Ridge Vineyards & Estate

    GOOSE RIDGE ESTATE VINEYARDS AND WINERY is a family-owned and operated winery dedicated to limit...

  • Zefina Winery

    Rob Chowanietz, a native of British Columbia, began his career in winemaking at Canoe Ridge Viney...

  • Vine & Sun

    Vine and Sun LLC was formed in 2001 by five partners who share an avid interest in fine wines. Ou...

  • Syncline Winery

    James and Poppie Mantone craft highly sought after Rhône varietal wines. Syncline wines have grea...

  • Pomum Cellars

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

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  • Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red 2009


    Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 10/15. Consumed at Thanksgiving dinner 2015. Lovely blend of nine wines. Paired well with all the taste treats at our festive feast. All this for $10, the Saugatuck Wine Store was a real great find. Read More

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  • Long Shadows Nine Hats Riesling 2013


    I don't want to rate it until I try it so how do I get there from here? Read More

    Wine review by barbioU

  • Ryan Patrick Ryan's Riesling 2013


    Classic riesling phenolics on the nose with pleasant aromatics of lemon and pineapple with floral notes as well. Cool ripe apple and tangerine flavors in the mouth, showing a nice touch of sweetness and tart spice flowing through as well, leaving a warming spice and touches of yeast and pleasant minerality on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Gravel Bar Alluvial Red Blend 2013


    Enjoyable wine Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013


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    Wine review by Krystle lee1

  • Gramercy Cellars the Deuce Syrah 2012

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  • Baer Winery Ursa Columbia Valley 2012

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  • Tenet the Pundit 2013

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  • Wild Meadows Red Beauty 2011


    Lightly herbal red fruit aromas of raspberry and strawberry. Jammy licorice and ripe black cherry flavors in the mouth, this has a fair bit of cinnamon spice and vanilla as well as blueberry fruit syrup, soft violet and milk chocolate notes towards the finish, which is medium-short but leaves some tannins behind. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Culmina Hypothesis 2011


    The 2011 Culmina is quite a surprise - there is a certain mute element on the nose (slightly closed) but with lightweight cassis. The entry is quite light in body, but with light, attractive tannin and demi-sec blackberry flavors. The wine is clean, pure and promises even better results down the line. Tastes like a St.-Estephe wine... Pricy, b... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

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