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Snipes Mountain AVA

Designated: 2009Vineyards: 859 acres (348 hectares)Top Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, ChardonnayAverage Annual Precipitation: 7 inches Snipes Mountain is one of Washington’s smallest appellations at 4,145 total acres (1,677 ha). Located between the towns of Sunnyside and Granger, Snipes Mountain is less a mountain than it is an anticline of the…
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Regions & AVAs

Washington is home to a diverse group of growing regions, which vary significantly by the amount of area they encompass, their climate, soils, and what is planted there. This diversity is one of the reasons such a large number of varieties succeed in Washington. While some of these regions might…
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Yakima Valley AVA

Designated: 1983Vineyards: 18,924 acres (7,658 hectares)Top Varieties: Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, SyrahAverage Annual Precipitation: 8 inches Yakima Valley is one of Washington’s most diverse growing regions. It also is the largest sub-appellation of the Columbia Valley, both in total size and planted acreage, with the valley home to over…
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Board

The Washington State Wine Commission was created by the Washington State Legislature in 1987 to promote the growth of the wine industry for the benefit of all of the state’s citizens. Its mission is to raise awareness and demand for Washington State wine through marketing and education, while supporting viticulture and…