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Geographical Overview
The Yakima Valley is the oldest, largest and most diverse wine growing region in Washington state. It produces nearly 1/2 of Washington State’s wine.

The name Yakima has been translated to mean black bear (from yah-kah, meaning black bear, and the plural ending ma), or runaway.

Tasting Tips
The following are a few tasting tips that will make you seem like a pro during your visit.

Touring and Tasting in Washington’s Wine
Winery hopping in the Yakima Valley is an unforgettable journey of delightful discovery. Across this sun-soaked region, magnificent vineyards, trellises laden with rich grape varietals, lie in the same latitude as the great wine producing regions of

Viticultural Overview
There are currently more than 95 wineries in the Yakima Valley.

Wine Terminology….What does it Mean? Take note of the following terminology so you can sound like a true wine enthusiast.


Yakima Valley Press

4th Quarter 2019

More lighted parades, Decemberfest, toy drives this weekend in the Yakima Valley
Yakima Herald-Republic
A mulled wine walk is planned from 1-5 p.m. in downtown Yakima. … is the last day for the Holiday Lights Extravaganza at the Yakima Valley Museum, …

Holiday Wine Pairings
But, our holiday-time affinity for rich meats often begs for red wine’s … and sourced from vineyards throughout Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, and …

VineLines Dispatch captures late scramble amid early freeze
Great Northwest Wine
… trek throughout the Great Northwest wine community took him to the Walla Walla Valley, the Columbia Valley, the Yakima Valley and Woodinville.

Buy this stuff! A local holiday gift guide
Yakima Herald-Republic
I’ve been giving out-of-town family and friends Yakima Valley wine for more than a decade now, and it has never once been met with anything other …

Northwest Wine: Toast all holidays, each day with bubbles
Yakima Herald-Republic
Northwest Wine: Toast all holidays, each day with bubbles … ROCO Winery 2015 RMS Brut, Willamette Valley, $65: Rollin Soles and his wife, Corby, … In 2010, he launched Treveri Cellars near Yakima and turned it into the state’s …

Northwest Wine: Tri-City winery offers special GSM vertical
Tri-City Herald
One of the most fun things a wine lover can do is a vertical tasting. … the first Syrah vines were planted in the Yakima Valley at Red Willow Vineyard.

Casino steakhouse wine lists put cheer in holiday season
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Casino wine lists are also better priced than their counterpoints at … A beguiling, aromatic red from Santa Barbara wine country’s buzziest pinot producer. …. DeLille Cellars Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley, Wash.

A new focus for Thanksgiving in Wine Country
Yakima Herald-Republic
“Really what we see now is the families,” said Barbara Glover, executive director of industry group Wine Yakima Valley. “People who have family in …

Thanksgiving in Wine Country Is Friday-Sunday in Yakima
If you love wine you’ll want to celebrate “Thanksgiving in Wine Country’ Nov. 29 Dec. 1. Barb Glover, director of Wine Yakima Valley, says wineries in …

Thanksgiving in Wine Country Event Starts Friday
Barb Glover Director of Wine Yakima Valley says wineries in the valley will be having special promotions and offerings during the event. She says it’s a …

Walla Walla wine industry prepares to battle phylloxera, a pest that kills grapevines
Now the Washington wine industry is arming itself with more information to draw … roots in 2015 near the Yakima County town of Wapato, Washington.

Explore sparkling wines for the season
Kitsap Sun
Each Old World region makes its sparkling wines from grapes that are … Treveri Cellars Sparkling Gewürztraminer from Yakima Valley is a delightful, …

Need a Break From Champagne? These Stellar Sparklers Are a Tasty Holiday Alternative
Robb Report
Vineyards south of London have it, too, and now enjoy growing seasons warm …. Treveri Cellars Reserve Rosé Yakima Valley, Washington ($60).

Drinking with Doug: Local pros suggest wines that will harmonize Thanksgiving feast
Boulder Daily Camera
Nothing complements the flavors of Thanksgiving like wine. The idea is … Wine: L’Ecole, 2018 Chenin Blanc, Yakima Valley, Washington, $16.99.

Consider guests’ preferences when picking Thanksgiving wine
Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice
Are the dinner guests serious wine drinkers looking for an experience? … Charles & Charles 2017 Riesling Yakima Valley Washington is juicy with …

Six student-made wines win awards at Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Students of Yakima Valley Vintner’s teaching winery received six awards for their student-made wines at the 2019 Tri-Cities Wine Festival on Saturday.

Northwest Wine: A regional shopping list for Thanksgiving
Yakima Herald-Republic
Treveri Cellars NV Blanc de Blancs, Yakima Valley, $15: Juergen Grieb … Jones of Washington 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia …

Owen Roe sale indicates continued outside interest in Washington wine industry
Yakima Herald-Republic
Around that time, however, he started making wines with grapes grown in Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills and Red Mountain vineyards. He soon …

Your regional wine shopping list for Thanksgiving weekend
The Daily Herald
Treveri Cellars NV Blanc de Blancs, Yakima Valley, $15: Juergen Grieb crafts his flagship sparkling winemethode champenoise from 100% …

Growers switch gears after grape glut
Good Fruit Grower
Only baby cherry trees grow under the trellis poles and wires that once supported grape vines on Brad Klingele’s Yakima Valley vineyard. Adjusting to …

Secret Squirrel Wine
AGInfo Ag Information Network Of The West (press release) (blog)
So, Bashevkin says, like the parent wine, Corliss, Secret Squirrel is also … vineyards in the Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley and Yakima Valley …

These are the best wines to go with your holiday feasts
Seattle Times
Treveri Cellars NV Blanc de Blancs, Yakima Valley, $15: This top bubbly producer crafted a stylish dry sparkler with aromas of yeasty bread, dried …

Northwest Wine: A regional shopping list for Thanksgiving
Tri-City Herald
Treveri Cellars NV Blanc de Blancs, Yakima Valley, $15: Juergen Grieb crafts his flagship sparkling winemethode Champenoise from 100 percent …

Wine Scene: Don’t fret; there’s plenty of time to find your holiday wine
Yakima Herald-Republic
Finding a wine that pleases the palates of your guests and pairs well with … Lastly, select Yakima Valley wineries will be showing wines at the Clore …

Northwest Wine: Regional winemakers continue to embrace Italian red varieties
Yakima Herald-Republic
Regions such as Red Mountain, Horse Heaven Hills, the Wahluke Slope and the Snake River Valley don’t have the history or reputation of Piedmonte, …

How Red Mountain grew into Washington’s premier wine region
Seattle Times
RED MOUNTAIN is a 4,040-acre bench on the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley, an agricultural mecca formed on the north by the Rattlesnake Hills …

Washington Vintners Look To Tap The Higher Pricing Tiers
Shanken News Daily
The problem area for Washington wine is at the below-$12 tier, where a … There are 13 other AVAs in the state, including Yakima Valley, Horse …

Locus Wines Opens New Tasting Room Showcasing Food-Forward Wine in Occidental Square …
(October 31, 2019) – Locus Wines, a Seattle-based urban winery, … Locus Wines sources fruit from cooler climate vineyards in the Yakima Valley and …

Northwest Wine: Syrah firmly established throughout Northwest
Yakima Herald-Republic
When Mike Sauer planted Washington’s first syrah vines in 1986, he likely had no idea Red Willow Vineyardwas launching a revolution that would …

In his 2019 list of the 25 best Northwest wines $20 or less, Andy Perdue toasts bargain bottles that taste rich
The Seattle Times – October 30, 2019
Wines that cost $20 or less, whose quality exceeds their price tag.

Syrah firmly established in Washington as No. 3 red grape – November 1, 2019
Syrah shows up not only by itself as a standalone variety but also as a key component in some of the state’s most delicious blends.

In his 2019 list of the 25 best Northwest wines $20 or less, Andy Perdue toasts bargain bottles that …
Seattle Times
Thurston Wolfe Winery 2018 Albariño, Yakima Valley, $18: This Spanish variety features aromas of apples, lemon zest, orange blossoms and spices, …

News Briefs: November 2019
Physical assets acquired include the winery, estate vineyards and tasting room in the Yakima Valley, and the Newberg tasting room. Financial terms …

Wine Scene: Halloween wine can be scary delicious
Yakima Herald-Republic
Let’s get creepy with this first wine, 2017 Sinister Hand, Yakima Valley. This medium bodied wine produced by Owen Roe has soft tannins and a …

VineLines Dispatch coverage of 2019 vintage continues
Great Northwest Wine
Recently, Duval roamed the Royal Slope, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley and Red … in Woodinville, Wash., sample Grenache from Stillwater Creek Vineyard on Sept. … 24, 2019, at Yakima Valley College in Grandview, Wash.

Andy Perdue reveals his 25 top Northwest wines for 2019
Seattle Times
Since Red Willow Vineyard in the western Yakima Valley planted syrah in 1986, the state’s Rhône revolution has captured the imagination of …

Heavier white wines a better option in cooler weather
Citizens Voice
Bringing together the best fall-friendly grapes, Brian Carter Cellars Oriana 2017 Yakima Valley (Washington) unites two Rhone varieties, viognier and …

Wine Scene: Drinking well without going into debt
Yakima Herald-Republic
Keeping a well-stocked cupboard of delicious, great-value wines doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Drinking well shouldn’t be a luxury, nor should you …

This Just In calendar: Oct. 10, 2019
Yakima Herald-Republic
Yakima Valley Rail and Steam Museum, 14 Asotin Ave., Toppenish; … Participating wineries in the Yakima or …

Weekend Pick: Catch the Crush offers peek behind curtain
Yakima Herald-Republic
The best thing about the Yakima Valley wine industry (besides, of course, the wine) is its proprietors’ willingness to connect to customers in meaningful …

Catch the Crush Set for October 12 and 13 in Yakima Valley
It’s a special time of year in Yakima Valley wine country and a celebration is set for Saturday and Sunday. The wine grape harvest is finished and …

Landscape Architecture Magazine
Farmers here grow apples, peaches, pears, cherries, and plums, as well as grapes for wine and hops for beer. The Yakima Valley produces more …

Cameron Hughes ‘Lot 638’ Petit Verdot 2016, Yakima Valley, Wash.
Petit Verdot is typically used as a blending grape that provides color and concentration in Bordeaux, California, and other wines – a small percentage …

To Your Health – Beer or Wine – Which Is Best?
Yakima Valley – which way does your glass lean when toasting to good health? We grow wine grapes and we grow hops and we do it extremely well.

Vintners keeping an eye on the weather as cold, rain come to Yakima Valley
Yakima Herald-Republic
But a wine industry representative said the weather forecasts calling for temperatures in Eastern Washington to reach freezing at times over the next …

Wine Scene: Catch the Crush at local wineries
Yakima Herald-Republic
Log into websites for Wine Yakima Valley and the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail and preview what wineries are offering during the event weekend.

Checking In: Kerry Shiels, Côte Bonneville
Yakima Herald-Republic
The Sunnyside-based winery produces wines using grapes from DuBrul Vineyard, the estate … wine? And what better place than the Yakima Valley?

Wine Grape Harvest Winding down Next Big Event in October
While the Yakima Valley’s hop harvest is getting a lot of press these days the area’s wine grape harvest is also in the spotlight. Barb Glover with Wine …

Fall Food and Wine Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Celebrate the harvest with Washington’s Yakima Valley wineries, such as 14 Hands and JB Neufeld, at the annual Catch the Crush festival. Festival …

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Viticultural Areas

Snipes Mountain AVA

Red Mountain AVA

Rattlesnake Hills