The Walla Walla Valley AVA is located within Washington State and extending partly into the northeastern corner of Oregon. The wine region is entirely included within the larger Columbia Valley AVA and, after the Yakima Valley AVA, has the second highest concentration of vineyards and wineries in Washington State. It is one of Oregon’s warmer wine growing regions, after the Rogue Valley.
This area plants mostly red wine grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon is the most well known and widely planted grape in the area, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Franc. Other red varietals include Barbera, Carmenere, Cinsaut, Counoise, Dolcetto, Grenache, Malbec, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, and Tempranillo.
See Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance for more information.