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Royal Slope

  • Established in 2020, located to the south of the Ancient Lakes AVA, and to the north of the Wahluke Slope AVA. The growing region is wholly contained within the Columbia Valley.
  • The AVA is 156,389 acres, of which 1,900 are currently planted to wine grapes.
  • The AVA area has about 90% gently to somewhat steeply south-facing slopes, highly regarded for wine grapes in the Pacific Northwest because of the northerly latitude.
  • Compared to the Wahluke Slope, which lies about 15 miles to the south, Royal Slope is considerably cooler.
  • Compared to the Ancient Lakes appellation, which lies directly to the north, Royal Slope is considerably warmer.
  • There are over 20 different varieties planted within the appellation.