Yakima Valley Wineries
Washington's WIne Country
As Yakima Valley's viticulture has matured over the last three decades and its winemaking prospered, many Yakima Valley wineries have cropped up to quick acclaim. The Washington State wine industry continues to grow, it is a must to visit the Yakima Valley often not only to taste your favorites but to see which new wines and wineries have joined the charming Yakima Valley wine country. With over 50 member wineries, Yakima Valley Tourism has the most winery members of any trade association in the Yakima Valley and is the fourth largest in Washington state.
Yakima Valley Wine Tasting Areas
With 120 wineries scattered throughout the Yakima Valley, it can be difficult to figure out where to start your wine tasting adventure. That's why we've broken up our valley into some of the most popular wine tasting regions, making wine tasting an easy and relaxing experience.
Home to a pleasant and diverse mix of urban and rural wineries, the Yakima Area should be your first stop on your Yakima Valley wine tasting adventure. Enjoy the local night-life as you taste your way through the quaint Downtown Yakima tasting rooms, then head up to the Naches Heights AVA and enjoy live music and scenic views of Cowiche Canyon.See the Wineries
Located within both the Yakima and Columbia Valley appellations, this wine region boasts ridgetop vineyards at over 3,000 feet in elevation. All that elevation makes for excellent water and air drainage, helping the area to produce world-class grapes. With 1,500 vine acres and 17 wineries, this region specializes in many different varieties.See the Wineries
The birthplace of the Washington wine industry, this quaint little town is home to more than 30 wineries, 12 of which are within walking distance of each other. Prosser is also home to the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, a unique wine tasting and educational destination focused on promoting the quality and diversity of Washington State wine and agriculture.See the Wineries
At just 4,040 acres, Red Mountain is the smallest and warmest grape growing region in Washington. A combination of diverse geology, a gentle southern slope, consistent winds, and a mixture of the most highly valued soil types in Washington helps this growing region produce red wine grapes that are highly prized for creating superb wines.See the Wineries
With gorgeous views of the Columbia River Gorge, this area has beautiful river vistas that can't be seen in any other Yakima Valley wine tasting region.See the Wineries
From event venus to wine associations to touring companies, there are many wine related business that can assist you in your Yakima Valley wine excursion.See the Businesses
For those interested in visiting all that wine country has to offer, utilize our Wine Map to help plan your visits to new wineries and old favorites. You'll often encounter winery family members in the tasting room delighted to recommend the best Washington wine to enjoy with regional cuisine. You'll learn about the winemaking process, the traditional wisdom of barrel or bottle aging.