Washington’s first wine grapes were planted at Fort Vancouver by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1825. By 1910, wine grapes were growing in many areas of the state, following the path of early settlers. Today Washington has an incredible 13 American Viticulture Areas. Here you will taste award-winning wines right from the source and often poured by the wine-maker. The region contains the first AVA (American Vitacultural Area) - Yakima Valley AVA, which originated in 1983. Now, the over 240 wineries in Washington Wine Country include grapes from the regional AVA’s of Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills, Horse Heaven Hills and Naches Heights. WCD is proud to offer the best of the best when it comes to event planning in Washington.
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