“Y” appellations

Yakima Valley

Three geologic folds in the earth's crust (Ahtanum Ridge, Rattlesnake Hills and Horse Heaven Hills) set this appellation apart from the Columbia Valley, the larger appellation that houses the Yakima Valley. The southeastern edge of the valley follows the Yakima River into the Columbia River near the town of Kennewick, which provides an ample water supply to irrigate the semi-arid land. The Yakima Valley averages 5°F to 10°F lower temperatures than the rest of the Columbia Valley, allowing the grapes to maintain a higher acidity, which imbues the wines with greater structure. Yakima Valley is also home to the Red Mountain AVA, which resides in the southeast part of the valley.


United States → Washington → Columbia Valley

Appellation Type

American AVA

Wineries (40)

Agate Field
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Apex Cellars
Buckmaster Cellars
Chandler Reach Vineyards
Desert Hills
Donitelia Winery
Goose Ridge Estates
Hedges Family Estate
Hightower Cellars
Hogue Cellars
Horizon's Edge
Kana Winery
Kestrel Vintners
Maison de Padgett Winery
Oakland Cellars
Piety Flats
Pontin del Roza
Sageland Vineyard
Seth Ryan
Sheridan Vineyard
Sheridan Vineyard Kamiakin Red
Silver Lake
Snoqualmie Vineyards
Steppe Cellars
Taptiel Vineyards
Tefft Cellars
Terra Blanca
Thurston Wolfe
Tucker Cellars
Two Mountain Winery
Willow Crest Winery
Windy Point Vineyards
Wineglass Cellars
Winexpert Estate

Wines (10)

Winexpert Estate Yakima Valley Pinot Gris 2008 Yakima Valley White
Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Franc Yakima Valley 2005 Yakima Valley Red
Sheridan Vineyard Kamiakin Red Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley 2006 Yakima Valley Red
VineHeart Whitney Alyssa Port Syrah Yakima Valley NV Yakima Valley Fortified
Apex Cellars APEX II Yakima Valley Late Harvest Semillon 2003 Yakima Valley Dessert
Apex Cellars APEX II Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Yakima Valley Red
Apex Cellars APEX II Yakima Valley Chardonnay 2004 Yakima Valley White
Agate Field La Moisson Yakima Valley Red 2002 Yakima Valley Red
Lone Canary Red Blend Yakima Valley NV Yakima Valley Red
Chinook Cabernet Franc Yakima Valley 2002 Yakima Valley Red