Friday, Feb 10th
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Vineyards: 17,082 acres (6,912 hectares)
Top Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah
Average 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 up a large percentage of plantings. Many vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills are planed on south-facing slopes, providing for extended sun exposure.