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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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

Popular Wineries in Columbia Valley View all

  • White Heron Cellars

    White Heron Cellars is located in the middle of our vineyard property in the ghost town of Trinid...

  • Naked Wines LLC

    Our mission is to produce premium class wines, with exotic brands and provocative back labels tha...

  • Sockeye Winery

    In 2003, Andrew Browne launched Precept Wine Brands. He re-joined his partner Dan Baty from Corus...

  • Masquerade Wine Company

    Welcome to Masquerade Wine Company, handcrafting fine Red Mountain Estate and vineyard-designate ...

  • Waterbrook Winery

    Waterbrook Winery in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington is known for producing highly acclaimed...

  • Camano Cellars

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

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Columbia Valley on Snooth

  • Charles Smith Wines Merlot the Velvet Devil Columbia Valley 2014


    Very nice garnet color with purple/cranberry colors along the rim. The aromas are deep berry like(blackberry, cherry, blueberry), Earthy, slightly of spice and the! Very smooth fruit, black skinned berry and Earthy quality....mouthfeel is silky, and of smooth tannins that finishes juicy yet dry enough to want another taste soon a... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Vintage Ink 2013


    Vintage inky coloration, clarity is good, and just slightly brown hues around the rim. The aromas remind me of a Cab Sauv. and are of dark berry, chocolate, slightly boozy, and hints of strawberry sweetness. Flavors follow suit, and are jammy, strawberry, vanilla, woody oak and overall is nice! The mouthfeel is medium body, with smooth silky... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2011


    Excellent wine with earthy tones accenting the rich dark berry fruits, clove and spice. Smooth tannic structure combines with good acidty to an aftertaste that is good and lasting. Paul - 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2011


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    Wine review by boglebogle

  • Seven Hills Winery Dry Rose 2015


    2015 is much more explosive and feisty vs the '14 or '13. still a Cote's to contend with. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin

  • Michael & David "Earthquake" Petit Sirah 2013 X2Waterbrook Merlot Reserve Columbia Valley 2012 X1 Read More

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  • Hedges Cellars Cabernet Merlot Syrah Cms Columbia Valley 2012


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    Wine review by calywa

  • Ryan Patrick Rose Columbia Valley 2015


    Soft violet and rose petal aromas with notes of sweet cranberry and ripe cherry blossom on the nose. In the mouth this is delicate, soft and fleshy with fruit notes of cherry, watermelon and a tart citrus note towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Wayne Gretzky Okanagan Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2014


    Purpulish coloration with brown hues around the edges...good clarity and very nice lanky legs. Aromas are of Cassis/currant, blackberry, huge dark chocolate/cocoa, peppery spice, albeit muted, Earthy blackberry, molasses sweetness and hints of alcohol. The flavors follow suit with plenty of fruits and some deep cocoa/dark chocolate, spice and ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Katy Michaud Washington Riesling Columbia Valley 2015


    A recent Naked Wines selection. Nice little number. a silver green gold clarity pour in the Glass. Opens with a mint lemon lime and 'ah this is a 'Riesling' yeast; then a bit of hazelnut honeyed apricot; then just a bit of bitter chocolate covered acacia and bitter orange marmalade rind. Quite soft medium-full mouthfeel with a pleasant acidity; ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

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