Wine Yakima Valley

During our Red Wine and Chocolate
event weekend — February 16 & 17
visit more than 40 Yakima Valley wineries
as they pair sumptuous chocolate desserts with
their very own remarkable red wines!

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Yakima Valley Press

Great Northwest Wine: Wit Cellars in Prosser showcases camaraderie, talent

Winemaker David O’Reilly is at home in the Yakima Valley

Tasting Yakima Valley wines at Portland’s Saucebox (  

Delicious wines from Washington’s versatile Yakima Valley

Wines from Relatively New Places (

Owners to turn doctors office into tasting room (

Yakima Valley wineries embrace new Secret Crush tasting

Tempranillo Rising in Washington (

Delicious North West Syrahs (

From Ste. Michelle Came World-Class Wine Talent (Seattle Times)

Yakima Valley big player in state’s wine industry (The News Tribune)

Syrah puts down roots in Washington state (SLO News Tribune)

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Fun Facts
Fun Facts…..Did you Know? Keep these fun facts handy and impress your friends with your wine knowledge!

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 82 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.

Viticultural Areas

Snipes Mountain AVA

Red Mountain AVA

Rattlesnake Hills