The Ancient Lakes of the Columbia Valley AVA (referred to locally as the Ancient Lakes AVA) lies on the western edge of the Columbia Basin, and is entirely included within the larger Columbia Valley AVA. The Columbia River forms the western border of the grape growing region.
White wine grapes represent the bulk of the grape plantings in the growing region but some red wine grapes are also grown. White Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris are dominant plantings along with red varieties used for rosé-style wines, Syrah, Merlot, and others.
See Ancient Lakes of the Columbia Valley AVA for more information.