Yakima Valley Wine Tasting Areas

Home to more than 90 wineries and five American Viticulture Areas (AVA’s) in just 70 short miles, the Yakima Valley contains more than 17,000 acres of producing vineyards, and we proudly produce over half of Washington State’s wine grapes.


Yakima Valley Wine Tasting

Lane and Judie

Lane and Judie are frequent visitors to our Yakima Valley wineries. Both Yakima locals, they spend their weekends exploring Cowiche Canyon with their grandkids, and wiling away the weekend on the sunny slopes of the Naches Heights AVA.

Where Washington's Wines are Grown

It seems odd when you hear wine critics compare the Yakima Valley to the verdant growing regions of France. After all, our little valley contains just a small portion of the wonders of Washington State. Nor does the Yakima Valley have the fabled history of the French countryside.

But when you actually learn a little more about the Yakima Valley, you’ll find we actually do have a lot in common with some of the most productive regions of France. We are blessed with the perfect combination of wine-making conditions: well-drained, loamy and silty volcanic soil, high-desert climate that gives us long, hot sunny days and cooler nights, and lots of sloping terrain that allows us to plant a large amount of varietals.

Unlike some of the more well-known wine growing regions, the Yakima Valley has some unique opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. Our wineries are unpretentious, and the winemakers are friendly and open, all of which makes wine tasting in the Yakima Valley an intimate and rewarding experience.

Plan Your Wine Country Trip


Yakima Valley Wine Country Maps

Tasting rooms, wineries, vineyards, cideries and breweries await your visit. Our map is conveniently organized by tasting area to make planning your wine tour easy!


Yakima Valley Wineries

As Yakima Valley's viticulture has matured over the years, more than 90 wineries have established themselves throughout this fertile region.


Yakima Valley Wine Tasting Routes

Wine tasting in the Yakima Valley is a friendly and rewarding experience. Use this trip idea as a guide for planning your own wine tour.