Yakima Valley, the Dawn of a New Wine.

Yakima Valley was the first winegrowing appellation established in Washington State, and the entire Pacific Northwest. The official American Viticultural Area (AVA) was designated in 1983. Pacific Northwest wine writer, Andy Perdue shares the modern day history of the Yakima Valley and his overall thoughts of its contributions to the Washington State wine industry.

The Valley cultivates more than 17,000 acres of wine grapes, the most of any appellation in Washington State, and the entire Pacific Northwest.

 

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