The Yakima Valley is the oldest, largest and most diverse wine growing region in Washington state. It produces more than 1/3 of Washington State's wine.
Located in south central Washington, the Yakima Valley is a scenic and leisurely two to three hour drive from Seattle, Spokane or Portland. Yakima Valley Wine Country is situated in the central region of Washington State, beginning in Yakima and running through the Benton City, Red Mountain region. The Yakima Valley wine country is situated along Interstate 82 in the central part of Washington State.
YAKIMA VALLEY VITICULTURAL AREA,
FIRST The oldest and Largest appellation in Washington. An AVA, (American Viticultural Area) is a designated geographical region that has unique climate, soil and physical features, which distinguish it from surrounding areas. The Yakima Valley was Washington State's first appellation, it was established in 1983. The Yakima Valley is now home to more than 60 wineries and over one third of the state's vineyards. The land mass boasts over 12,000 acres of premium wine grapes.