Columbia Valley

  • Washington's largest viticultural region, covering almost 11 million acres (4,451,700 hectares) representing a full third of Washington State's land mass.
  • More than 40,050 vineyard acres (16,207 hectares) of wine grapes planted.
  • Columbia Valley's vast size allows for a number of meso and micro-climates.
  • Vineyards planted on predominately south-facing slopes, increasing solar radiation in summer and promoting air drainage in winter.
  • Merlot is the most widely planted varietal, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
  • Riesling and Syrah are also planted in significant quantities.
  • Growing season of 180-200 days with annual rainfall averaging 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cm).
  • Columbia Valley contains Red Mountain and both the Yakima and Walla Walla Valleys within its borders.

Wineries producing Columbia Valley wines


Beauty in Chaos

There is something beautiful about a finding a moment of peace and comfort in the hectic modern world we live in.

Beauty in Chaos recognizes the pressures of the modern world and encourages us all to find solace and comfort despite that chaos.

Casa Smith

A collection of wines produced from classic varietals of Italy. Starting in the north, Barbera from Piedmont. Traveling through Tuscany with Sangiovese and finishing in the land of Primitivo: Puglia. These are the Washington grown grapes from the single vineyard selections, Cervo, Cinghiale, Porcospino. Made for you by the Famiglia Smith: C ...

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Cayuse

The oldest son of the centuries-old Champagne house Baron Albert, Christophe’s family has worked their land in the Marne Valley of France since 1677. His plans to take over the family business came to an abrupt halt one April morning in 1996 in Walla Walla, when he spied an open field littered with acres of softballsized stones near the ...

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Charles Smith Wines

Charles Smith’s explosion onto the world wine scene has been nothing less than phenomenal. Winemaker Charles Smith managed Rock & Roll bands in Europe for 11 years before moving to Walla Walla and starting K Vintners on a shoestring. While Charles’ wines radiate the excitement of his Rock & Roll roots, they are grounded in ...

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DeLille Cellars

Robert Parker has called DeLille Cellars the “Lafite Rothschild of Washington State.”  It is no coincidence that this boutique winery is often compared with First-Growth Bordeaux Chateaux.  DeLille Cellars is dedicated to handcrafting elegant wines in the Bordeaux  style, using only the very finest hand sorted grape ...

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Dunham Cellars

Continuity of style and commitment to uncompromising quality remain enduring themes at Dunham Cellars. With a deep understanding of the scientific fundamentals behind winemaking, cutting-edge equipment, and expressive estate vineyards, winemaker Robert Campisi achieves both technical precision and creative artistry. Dunham Cellars’ wines ...

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Golden West

Golden West is rooted in completing the story of Washington State. Winemaker, Charles Smith has successfully shown that Washington, like France, can produce great Rhone varietals, Bordeaux varietals and aromatic whites. We began our story of Burgundy with SIXTO; Golden West came from the idea that where Chardonnay lives, so does Pinot ...

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House Wine

Founded by Charles Smith in 2004, The Magnificent Wine Company was sold to Precept Brands (Washington Hills, Waterbrook) after several years of winemaking and marketing collaboration. The Magnificent Wine Company was created with the goal of delivering Magnificent wine to people at a Magnificent price. The finest quality grapes are select ...

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K Vintners

Charles Smith’s explosion onto the world wine scene has been nothing less than phenomenal. Winemaker Charles Smith managed Rock & Roll bands in Europe for 11 years before moving to Walla Walla and starting K Vintners on a shoestring. While Charles’ wines radiate the excitement of his Rock & Roll roots, they are grounded in ...

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L'Ecole No. 41

The third winery to be established in the Walla Walla Valley, L’Ecole No 41 has been a leader in the production of premium handcrafted varietal wines in Washington State since 1983. The family owned winery is located in an old schoolhouse built in 1915 in historic Frenchtown, just west of Walla Walla. The name - L’Ecole No 41, Fren ...

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Long Shadows

Long Shadows Vintners was founded in 2002 by Washington wine visionary Allen Shoup, who as President and CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle from 1984-2000 forged internationally acclaimed winemaking partnerships with Piero Antinori (Col Solare) and Dr. Ernst Loosen (Eroica Riesling).  Long Shadows Vintners now builds upon those successes by bri ...

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Pursued By Bear

Actor Kyle Maclachlan (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, The Doors, and many other films) is a native of Washington State's Columbia Valley winegrowing region.  Washington State wine has brought Kyle back home to the Pacific Northwest to craft small lots of limited production red wines and a rosé that speak to the promise of this specia ...

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SIXTO

SIXTO, the Chardonnay-only label from Charles Smith and Brennon Leighton. Inspired by the story of musician Sixto Rodriguez (featured in the acclaimed documentary "Searching for Sugar Man"), Charles similarly wanted to resurrect something that was always great, but was waiting to be rediscovered - as in the old Chardonnay vines in ...

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Snoqualmie

Named after the mountain pass that serves as the gateway to Washington wine country, Snoqualmie wines reflect the balance and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Snoqualmie has been committed to sustainable and organic winemaking practices since 1983 to preserve the long-term health of the soil and environment.  Lightweight glass bot ...

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Syncline Winery

syn-cline (‘sin-klin): A trough of stratified rock in which the beds dip toward each other from either side. Directly west of the vineyard and winery is a series of sheer, nearly 100 meter cliffs that rise up into the surrounding mountains straight out of the Columbia River. Locally known as the ‘Coyote Wall Syncline’, this ...

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Wines of Substance

The original thought was to be a one wine brand, with a single minded vision to produce the best value-priced Cabernet Sauvignon in America. How do you go about this? Traditional winemaking. Natural fermentations. Barrel-aging. Plus, bottling unfiltered and unfined. In essence, making the wines in small batch winemaking integrity, but doing so ...

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Woodward Canyon

Owner and winemaker Rick Small’s family has been farming the same land where Woodward Canyon’s vineyards now lie for three generations. Rick first planted vineyards here in the late 1970’s, and Woodward Canyon was the second winery to be established in the Walla Walla appellation in 1981, after Leonetti. With deep roots in th ...

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