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Walla Walla Valley

First designated as an American Viticulture Area in 1984, the Walla Walla Valley straddles the state border: two-thirds in Washington and one-third in Oregon. Elevations soar from 400 to 2,000 feet above sea level, and the region sees minimum rainfall. The Walla Walla Valley is known for its four major soils types: cobblestone river gravels, loess, deep silts, and thin silt sprinkled over weathered basalt. Together, these different components form the unique Walla Walla Valley terroir.

  • Region

    322,794acres of growing area2,836 acres of vineyards
  • Production

    900,000+ cases produced
  • People

    120 wineries and tasting rooms137vineyards
  • Impact

    2,650 jobs, direct and indirect (2012)$502 million USD annually in total economic impact$46 million USD in public revenues
  • Primary Grape Varietals

    Cabernet SauvignonMerlotSyrahCabernet FrancSangioveseChardonnayViognier

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