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Walla Walla Valley

  • Established in 1984 
  • Grape growing began in the Walla Walla Valley in the 1850s by Italian immigrants.
  • Over 100 wineries and more than 220,799 acres in Washington, 1,671 under vine. This is a cross border AVA, and 98,628 acres are in Oregon.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon is the leading varietal while Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Malbec are other predominant varieties. Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Grenache, Chardonnay, Viognier, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Semillon, Carmenere, Roussanne,  Mourvèdre, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Marsanne, Barbera, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Aglianico, Grenache Blanc, Primitivo, Alvarinho, Counoise, Cinsaut, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Picpoul Blan,c Charbono Ruby Cabernet, Carignane, Aligoté
  • Loess derived soils which are essentially unconsolidated, unstratified calcareous silt.
  • Growing season of 190 to 220 days, with annual rainfall averaging 12.5 inches (32 cm) per year.

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