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The Columbia Valley AVA is Washington’s all-encompassing region with some 11 million acres of land in all. Included within its confines are six other American Viticultural Areas (AVA) including Yakima Valley, Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Rattlesnake Hills and Wahluke Slope. The Columbia Gorge and Puget Sound AVAs are the only appellations in Washington that fall outside of its borders. Despite the number of sub-appellations within its boundaries, there is the potential for further AVA development. The most significant places where the Columbia Valley is the primary appellation and does not overlap another AVA are the Royal Slope, the Columbia Basin, and the vast expanse north of the Rattlesnake Hills, which includes the entire region loosely called Columbia Cascade.

Apart from its sheer size, the Columbia valley is also widely seen on wine labels because many of Washington’s best known wineries are located in the Seattle metropolitan area. These wineries transport grapes over Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Columbia Valley View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

Popular Wineries in Columbia Valley View all

  • Basalt Ridge

    The partners of Basalt Cellars are pleased to welcome you to the first fruits of what we know wil...

  • Gamache Vintners

    With their first vinifera planting in 1982 Bob and Roger Gamache founded what would become one o...

  • Camano Cellars

    Founded in 2006, Camano Cellars is an award winning boutique Winery located 50 miles north of Sea...

  • Waving Tree Vineyard & Winery

    Located just below the famed Stonehenge Memorial amidst the sprawling Columbia River in the commu...

  • Natalie's Estate Winery

    Our winemaking philosophy is to make wines that assure expression of each vineyard. Our wines are...

  • Dusty Cellars Winery

    Small family owned and operated winery on Camano Island, WA. Committed to quality hand crafted wi...

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Columbia Valley on Snooth

  • L'ecole No41 Columbia Valley Merlot 2012

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    Plenty of fruit - red and black with a spicey nuance that developes, violets and other floral aromas. Chewy tannins and good acidityleave a medium length aftertaste. 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • RBA - I wasn't so much that I was expecting a poor showing - their Cabernet ... Les Chaveaux Red Blend (Both Columbia Valley as well.) are very good wines in their own right, but this was standing next to some really storied and good wines.  All were more expensive and received good hype except for the Chateau Fontbernard - which was very under... Read More

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  • Tamarack Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Steve Bennett


  • Tamarack Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Steve Bennett


  • Tamarack Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Steve Bennett


  • Tamarack Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2011

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    Big wine, bold fruit with spice, mocha, tannins that flush up to a dark cherry finish that is lengthy and satisfying. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Still catching up from earlier this week.  Monday was a rare night out, as ... Board Track Racer Cellars in Columbia Valley.  We decided this was our bottle (note that it had a screw-top cap) and it paired very well with my hanger steak and Sandra's pasta dish.  We finished the meal sharing something I don't even remember - maybe a scotch?  I d... Read More

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  • Amour here-I am not only having fun with grand cru wine; I go about looking ... ... Leap Riesling 2015 Columbia Valley  USA                          Bogle Essential Red                          Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection-I have always valued the Diamond Collection wines of FFC and often mentioned them along the way, on various re... Read More

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  • Treveri Blanc de Noirs Brut Columbia Valley NV

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    Light, salmon color. A savory spice greets the nose with red fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry. A touch of medicine and licorice to start, this warms in the mouth with more light red fruit notes of watermelon and cherry with a finish of dried fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Maryhill Winery Aurelia Proprietor's Reserve Columbia Valley 2013

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    Floral and oily sweet almond and marzipan aromas. Peach, green apple and wild orange blossom notes on the palate with a finish of smoky oak and charred toast. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • It's not in Oregon?

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