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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

  • Masquerade Wine Company

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

  • Tsillan Cellars

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

  • Milbrandt Vineyards

    Farming is in our blood. Our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all made their living workin...

  • Dusty Cellars Winery

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

  • Gamache Vintners

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

  • Natalie's Estate Winery

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

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Columbia Valley on Snooth

  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley Cold Creek Vineyard 2013

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    Wonderful and even better because of the price point. A little vanillin from the oak, sice also. Citrus fruit and a slightly creamy finish combined with an acidic burst give a great mouth feel. Drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Lodmell Cellars Merlot Walla Walla Valley 2007

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    nose of nectar; black currant and pepper spices, but with some mineral freshness Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • We flew out west in early March (04 March 2017) to continue our annual wine ... two days of tasting in the Columbia Valley (Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington).  One special activity was a 4-hour limo ride in Walla Walla to several wineries. I added info and a few pictures as we proceeded through the wine tasting vacation.  The Snooth... Read More

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  • Songbird Lyrical Red 2014

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    Precept Wine in Seattle created this blend of Syrah (60%) and Merlot using fruit from breathtaking Wallula Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills and Willard in the Yakima Valley. A light hand with oak allows for a nose of black cherry, red currant and cola with whiffs of anise and tar. Theres pleasing balance to its lighter structure thats focused ... Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • RBA - JW has a good list for Walla Walla.  Here are a few more I would add.  There are so many wineries in Walla Walla that I think you could spend your whole vacation there and not visit them all!Saviah, Rulo, Long Shadows, Dunham, Tertulia, Balboa, Beresan, Waters, Castillo de Feliciana, Spring Valley, Kontos and Skylite.Here are a few that I ... Read More

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  • 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


  • L'Ecole No41 Columbia Valley Merlot 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by finney


  • L'Ecole No41 Columbia Valley Merlot 2012

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    Wine review by finney


  • 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


  • It's not in Oregon?

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