Washington State encompasses a diverse collection of climates, grape varieties, vineyard practices and winemaking styles. Washington is the second largest producer of wine in the U.S. with its first commercial plantings beginning in the early 1960’s. With 50,000 acres under vine, Washington provides the ideal geography and growing conditions to nurture the noble vine.
The Yakima Valley is an agricultural marvel. Here apples, pears and cherries are cultivated alongside world-class wine grapes. One third of Washington states wine grapes are grown in the Yakima Valley which is Washington’s oldest appellation. Here the warm days and cool nights are ideal for cultivating many varietals including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Voignier plus experimental vineyards of Albarino, Carmenere and Cinsaut.