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Puget Sound AVA

Designated: 1995Vineyards: 121 acres (49 hectares)Top Varieties: Madeleine Angevine, Siegerrebe, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris, Pinot NoirAverage Annual Precipitation: 15-60 inches The Puget Sound appellation, named after the body of water that stretches across the region, has the distinction of being Washington’s only growing region located west of the Cascade Mountains. It…
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Washington State AVA Map

From the Puget Sound on the west side of the mountains to the Lewis-Clark Valley straddling the border with Idaho, explore all 19 diverse and unique growing areas across Washington. Download the map by clicking the button above.
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Sommlight Ep. 36: Chris Tanghe

Chris Tanghe on why time is the most motivating currency, having conversations with his dog, Walter, and riding a magic carpet on his lunch breaks.
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Sommlight Podcast: Chris Tanghe

Chris Tanghe on why time is the most motivating currency, having conversations with his dog, Walter, and riding a magic carpet on his lunch breaks.
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Our Team

The Washington State Wine Commission, a staff of 12, works to implement all initiatives, programs, and campaigns decided upon by our Board, which represents our winemakers and grape growers. We each come to the wine industry from various backgrounds, but all share the same belief: that Washington Wine is meant…
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Feature resource Resource Washington Wine 101 Educational Primer We use this presentation to talk to trade, media, and consumers about the wine industry in our great state, and you can, too. This presentation includes Washington’s climate, terroir, AVA’s, grape varietals, history, and more, and it has recently been updated with…
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Columbia Valley AVA

Designated: 1984Vineyards: Total vineyard acreage: 60,079 (24,313 hectares); Washington acreage: 59,234 (23,971 hectares)Top Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, SyrahAverage Annual Precipitation: 6-8 inches Encompassing more than a quarter of the state, the Columbia Valley is by far Washington’s largest growing region at over 11 million acres. It is home…