Wine Regions in Washington

How doesn't enjoy a glass of fine wine? If you are in Washington, you at a prime advantage. Washington State has become notorious for its superb wines. The mountains, valleys, and soil temperatures all affect the growth of the grapes resulting in a unique and very distinct flavor. There are several notable wine-making regions throughout the state. 

Yakima

Yakima was the original major wine region in Washington, although not the largest. White wine is the specialty in Yakima. Silver Lake Winery is known to produce delicious Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. For fruity Cabernets, visit Agate Field. For an amazing vacation experience, you can visit Cherry Wood Bed and Breakfast to savor more than just the wine. Partake in horseback rides and stay in a posh teepee. 

Red Mountain

The Red Mountain is not only the youngest, but also the smallest in the state with only about a dozen wineries in the area. The scenic regions offers colorful hills and a view of the Columbia River.  The region is also eco-friendly. Terra Blanca Winery provides spectacular views and a new age cave producing classic Champagne, Chardonnay, an array of red wines, and dessert wines. 

Walla Walla

Walla Walla, famously referenced in Bugs Bunny cartoons, features beautiful landscape and quaint shops, gourmet restaurants, and a rich arts community. Vineyards in Walla Walla produce rich red wines. Abeja in located  in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The winery is situated on a century-old farm that has been beautifully restored. Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Viognier are the most popular wines produced at Walla Walla, but only in small quantities.

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