Cougar Hills Vineyard is a stone’s throw from the site of the original Seven Hills Vineyard planted more than 30 years ago, that began the Walla Walla legacy of quality vineyards. Tucked into the southwest corner of the Walla Walla AVA, as the name implies, there is a hill at Cougar Hills. The elevation averages 800 feet at the base and rises to 845 at the top of the hill. The slope of the hill faces north, which in the summertime is facing the sun. Having a hill in the vineyard promotes good air flow, especially when we are fighting frost.