Columbia Valley Wine

 

The Columbia Valley AVA straddles both Washington and Oregon, though the majority of its wineries are on the Washington side. This vast region is home to most of the state’s prestigious subregions.
 
The valley benefits from a natural rain shadow from the Cascade Mountains, which limits precipitation. It is located at 46 to 47 degrees latitude - the same as Bordeaux and Burgundy - with two hour’s more of sunlight than California. These long, hot days in summer followed by cool nights ensure a long growing season and peak phenol balance in the grapes grown here. Many of the vineyards are situated on the Columbia River and its tributaries, though many require some additional irrigation due to the dry conditions. Evenings can get quite cold and air turbines are used throughout the valley to guard against frost. But the frost has other benefits as this, along with its sandy soil, repels Phylloxera. This means that the vines grown in Columbia Valley are all “pure bred&rdquo Read more »

View More

Popular wines made in Columbia Valley under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Columbia Valley View all

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

Subregions of Columbia Valley

Popular Wineries in Columbia Valley View all

  • Five Star Cellars

    David Huse retired in 1999 and soon found that he needed something to occupy his time. He had alw...

  • Glen Fiona

    Established in 1994, Glen Fiona (Gaelic for "Valley of the Vine") was Walla Walla valley's firs...

  • Thomas O'Neil Cellars

    The desert of eastern Washington State may seem an unlikely place to craft great wines, but it...

  • Bunchgrass Winery

    In the early 1980’s, Roger Cockerline became interested in growing wine grapes and planted a smal...

  • Amavi Cellars

    Our name is a combination of the Latin root words "am" (love) and "vi" (life). It represents our ...

  • Sleeping Dog Wines

    Sleeping Dog Wines was founded by Larry "Alpha winemaker" Oates along with his wife and partner, ...

People getting updates on Columbia Valley Wines

Page 3 of 496

Columbia Valley on Snooth

  • MJET - Here's a list of wines that are currently out there (out of ... ... ... Cellars "D2" Columbia Valley Red Blend***2013 Rocca "Vespera" Napa Valley Red Blend2012 Spring Valley "Uriah" Walla Walla Valley Bordeaux Blend2013 Peter Franus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon2012 Cadence "Tapteil Vineyard" Red Mountain Bordeaux Blend***2012 Cadence... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines at release and down the...


  • Chateau Ste Michelle Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Good representation of the varietal. Melon, mango, peach (tropicals were good), a little white pepper and clove at the end. Slightly sweet, but not too much, and plenty of acidity to the aftertaste. Good wine - perfect for asian dishes and Easter ham. Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Katy Michaud Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013

    Snoothrank:

    A recent Naked Wines selection and a pretty good one at that. Dark Ruby Purple in the Glass. Opens with Cherry, Lavender, & Plum; then off to Mint and a surprising roasted Peanut; then Strawberry, Peach, and roasted Cherries. Nice fullness in the mouth, smooth, and medium Tannins and Acidity and a good balance of Fruit and Oak. Long finish of Pl... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • 14 Hands Vineyards Red Blend Limited Release Kentucky Derby 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Neat series. Goes great at my annual Derby party. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by polle


  • Greetings from Sanibel Island -My initial effort of titration of the Madiran ... bottle of Cabernet from the Columbia Valley in Washington, Charles Smith (2007), remaining from dinner; so, I decanted it into the aforementioned decanted Madiran that has been in the refrigerated decanter for about two weeks, now.  The result is palatable, even d... Read More

    Forum post in the topic scutulatus


  • Nk'Mip Cellars Chardonnay Okanagan Valley Vqa Qwam Qwmt 2006

    Snoothrank:

    A fantastic chardonnay. Creamy and sweet with some acidity. I had it with smoked salmon and red skin potatoes; It was wonderful. Read More

    Wine review by TateHouston


  • Snoqualmie Riesling Organic 2013

    Snoothrank:

    A very good Riesling and pleasant and pleasing to the palate as well as an organic can be. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Cana's Feast Bricco Red Vns

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by James Whittaker


  • Browne Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

    Snoothrank:

    This wine is 96% Chardonnay and 4% Viognier. White tea, lemon, crisp fresh cut green apple greet the nose and palate. It's got an undercurrent of oily, creamy fullness, owing to the Viognier. Squirt of lime on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


prev 1 2 3 4 5  ...  496 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Columbia Valley Wine Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Columbia Valley wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network