Winery Regions or AVA’s
Strike out in any direction of Washington State and you are bound to find wineries. One of the best things about Washington wine country is the natural beauty of each unique region. Western Washington’s climate is temperate with plenty of greenery and the weather is fairly mild. Cross over the Cascade Mountain range to Eastern Washington for a deep contrast. The landscape is rugged and sparse with a wide open vastness. The weather is hot in the summer and there is little rain.
Presented below are the major Washington state winery regions, which mostly coincide with the Washington State AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas), where the wine grapes are grown. Use this section as a guide to decide which region to visit based on distance from the Seattle metro area and the number of wineries within each region. Click your desired region to read more about that area, what to expect and the wineries there.