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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Columbia Valley View all

  • Naked Wines LLC

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

  • Gamache Vintners

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

  • 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 ...

  • Milbrandt Vineyards

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

  • 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

  • Another Wednesday night and a take-out dinner that we bring over to ... of ... ... of Northstar Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington.  At just $32 it wasn't a bad deal (this was the wine club price) but it wasn't our favorite Merlot. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Blue Mountain Pinot Noir 2013

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    Very Burgundy in style, the BM PN 2013 is nonetheless lighter in style (especially colour) and more typical of the Okanagan Valley with a strawberry nose with a hint of Rhubarb. On the palate, the flavours are very much reminiscent of "Bourgogne AC" with good balance between sweetness and acidity and gobs of strawberry on the finish which is med... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Blackwood Lane Cabernet Franc 2010

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    There's nothing like a beautiful summer day in the Fraser Valley - but it's better with Blackwood Lane Cabernet Franc. The 2010 is deep cherry red in colour and redolent of crushed blackberry, menthol and a hint of cardamom. Entry is very pleasing - with a creamy blackberry-cherry core and a touch of spice. Good finesse, balance and elegance ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Welcome Sammy,If you are not looking to spend 10 G's on a vacation just yet, I recommend the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia.  It'll be hot, but near big lakes, great wineries that aren't expensive to taste and the US dollar is worth $1.22 Canadian again!  Depending on where you live in the US, you could even drive there. Read More

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  • Adega On 45th Estate Winery Viognier 2012

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    Adega (on 45th - in Osoyoos, BC Canada) is a beautifully situated winery with out buildings reminiscent of rural Portugal. This is a first tasting, and I should say that this Viognier evokes a wine of Provence; the colour is of lemon oil with a nose of ginger and peach. On the palate more peach, some cake spice with good balance. Some density... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Summerhill Pyramid Winery Summerhill Vineyard Riesling 2013

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    This is another Mosel style Riesling from Summerhill - this one slightly sweeter in style and from a single vineyard (apparently). Like the regular Riesling on offer for 2013, the wine is dominated on the nose by honey, McIntosh Apple with a hint of spice; the entry is equally pleasant - with good acidity to balance the residual sugar in betwee... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Great Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • D'Angelo Estate Winery Merlot Cabernet Franc 2009

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    I have not tasted this producer before - although I was aware of the family operation in Essex County Ontario. This wine, however, comes from an estate at Penticton BC. The colour is dark and rich followed by an enticing aroma of stewed red fruit such as cherry (dominant) mixed with berries of the vaccinium family. On the palate, there is goo... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Columbia Crest Winery Chardonnay Unoaked Columbia Valley 2012

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    Fruity on the nose. Balance fruit and acid in the mouth with a fruity not a trace of oak finish. Would buy again. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Seven Falls Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by stickgs


  • It's not in Oregon?

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