Horse Heaven Hills AVA

Designated: 2005Vineyards: 17,082 acres (6,912 hectares)Top Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, SyrahAverage Annual Precipitation: 9 inches The Horse Heaven Hills AVA is home to over one quarter of Washington’s planted acreage. The area is among Washington’s warmer growing regions, making it an ideal place for Cabernet Sauvignon which makes…

Grapes, Soil, & Sun

Climate Eastern Washington, where almost all of Washington’s wine grapes are grown, has long, warm summer days that provide ripe fruit flavors and cool nights that help lock in acidity. Long, Warm Days Eastern Washington is an arid and semi-arid desert, with hot summer days. The state’s northerly latitude…

Breaking Ground

Bienvenido a Abriendo Camino, or, Breaking Ground: our first-ever farmer ambassador program. Es nuestro primer programa de embajadores de agricultores. David Rodriguez, one of our 2022 Breaking Ground Ambassadors EspañolEnglish Cada año, este programa bilingüe sigue a un…

The Burn of Columbia Valley AVA

Designated: 2021Vineyards: 1,500 acres (607 hectares)Top Variety: Cabernet SauvignonAverage Annual Precipitation: 8-9 inches The Burn of Columbia Valley is located in south-central Washington, west of Horse Heaven Hills. The triangle-shaped appellation is wholly contained within the larger Columbia Valley. There are three distinguishing features of the appellation. The first is its soils, which are…

Sunset Sipping

Join us on the patio for our extended evening hours. We will have live music and a food truck to enjoy as we watch the sunset paint the Horse Heaven Hills with glorious colors!
Press Release

Washington Adds Two American Viticultural Areas

SEATTLE (June 16, 2021)—Washington has two new American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will publish the final rules for White Bluffs and The Burn of Columbia Valley tomorrow, June 17, 2021, to officially define them each as designated wine grape-growing regions.“We have been anxiously…

Top 100 WAwine from 2021

There’s no better way to begin the new year than with a laundry list of delicious wines to explore and enjoy. We’re here to share with you the Washington wines that made national and international Top 100 lists in 2021 from James Suckling, Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator.

Vintages: 30-Year Overview

Below, you’ll find a summary of each vintage for the past 30 years. If you are looking for more information, please reach out to Heather Bradshaw, Communications Director at Washington Wine, at [email protected] 2021179,600 Tons Harvested 2021 was a warm growing season in Washington marked…