Northwest appellations

Archive by category ''Northwest appellations

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    Washington: Snipes Mountain

    One of Washington's oldest wine-growing regions became an official appellation in early 2009.

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    Washington: Columbia Gorge

    This multi-state appellation begins around the town of Lyle and heads west to Husum on the Washington side of the Columbia River. It was established in 2004.

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    Washington: Puget Sound

    This sprawling appellation is in Western Washington. It stretches from the Olympia area to the Canadian border north of Bellingham. It also sweeps through the San Juan Islands and to Port Angeles. Fewer than 100 acres of wine grapes are planted. It was established in 1995.

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    Washington: Rattlesnake Hills

    This appellation is in the western Yakima Valley north of the towns of Zillah, Granger and Outlook.The appellation is 68,500 acres in size with about 1,300 acres of vineyards. It was established in 2006.

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    Washington: Wahluke Slope

    Approved in early 2006, this huge landform north of the Yakima Valley is an 81,000-acre gravel bar created by the Ice Age Floods. More than 5,000 acres are planted in this AVA, which is one of the warmest regions in the entire Pacific Northwest. It was established in 2006.

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    Washington: Horse Heaven Hills

    This large appellation - 570,000 acres - is south of the Yakima Valley and stretches to the Oregon border. It now has more than 11,000 acres of wine grapes planted. This is 25% of the grapes planted in Washington state. It was established in 2005.

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    Washington: Red Mountain

    Washington's smallest appellation is a ridge in the eastern Yakima Valley. It is 4,040 acres in size with about 800 acres of mostly red wine grapes planted. It was established in 2001.

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    Washington: Walla Walla Valley

    This multi-state appellation is in the southeast corner of Washington. The Walla Walla Valley is 300,000 acres in size with about 1,000 acres of wine grapes planted. It was established in 1984.

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    Washington: Yakima Valley

    The Northwest's oldest appellation (established in 1983) stretches from Wapato in the west to Benton City in the east and includes Red Mountain and Rattlesnake Hills. The Yakima Valley has about 11,000 acres of wine grapes.

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    Washington: Columbia Valley

    This multi-state appellation is 11 million acres in size and takes up a third of Washington. It encompasses the Yakima and Walla Walla valleys, Red Mountain, Horse Heaven Hills, Rattlesnake Hills, Wahluke Slope and Snipes Mountain. It was established in 1984.

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