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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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

Popular Wineries in Columbia Valley View all

  • Natalie's Estate Winery

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

  • Tsillan Cellars

    Tsillan Cellars Winery was established in 2000 and opened its doors on May 1, 2004 with the intro...

  • Waving Tree Vineyard & Winery

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

  • Dusty Cellars Winery

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

  • Naked Wines LLC

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

  • 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

  • Columbia Crest Merlot Grand 2006

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    Weak in the mid palet but a good solid flavor. Cab-like in its spiciness. Read More

    Wine review by palthainon


  • Bookwalter Columbia Valley Lot No 21 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by TMW


  • Mountain Dome Cuvee Forte NV

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    First, Mountain Dome grapes are from Washington, not Oregon. We love all the Mountain Dome sparkling wines! We try to have French toast and Mountain Dome sparkling wine at least once a month for breakfast! The late owner of Mountain Dome, Michael Manz (the family has kept the business going) recommended celebrating life every day and his spar... Read More

    Wine review by mrsscampbell


  • Claar Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Washington 2008

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    Lots of stone fruit aromas catch the nose of this fruity Sauvignon Blanc. Peaches, apricots and mangoes are followed by notes of white pear and pineapple. The mouth is round with touches of exotic fruits and is vibrant on the finish. It is an excellent wine for any shellfish, shrimp and sushi or as an aperitif. Read More

    Wine review by Claar Cellars


  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling 2006

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    Love it. Delicious. Read More

    Wine review by Ckinser1


  • Hogue Riesling Late Harvest 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by TechFly


  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by TechFly


  • Tamarack Cellars Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2007

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    Pretty and fun tropical fruits are quite apparent in the nose with a quite apparent hit of oak. A full dare I say unctious mouthfeel follows with a semi-dry finish.The light oaking hints of refined tobacco, touches of green capsicum, and a subtle spice....and quite long in the nose with a light bit of icing sugar. A slight bittering in the fin... Read More

    Wine review by 22415brewery


  • Shimmer Shiraz Merlot Blend 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by agrelle


  • Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2005

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    No Question. CC's Grand Estate Cab. is superb.The local retailer up here had a post holiday close out at $200 a case. I think it was a "goof".Anyway I thought a case was a "safe buy". Wrong!I blew through that (with help from my wife) in about two months. If you can find it Buy it!SA Read More

    Wine review by akstevea


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