Come For The Wine. Stay For The Lifestyle!

If wine tasting is a discovery of the senses, then living in the heart of the Washington wine region deepens those senses. The scenery, seasons, and sunshine are a picturesque backdrop to vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms. Together, they make the Tri-Cities and Columbia Valley a highly desirable place to call home. The area is a hidden gem, a rare find, and a wonderful place to live or to enjoy a vacation home.

Crisp fall mornings, cool evenings, colorful landscapes and the rolling hills of orchards and vineyards, make for a perfect fall setting. Whether taking a weekend drive to your favorite tasting room or planning a spontaneous trip with friends to tour local wineries, you won’t be disappointed. There are hundreds of wineries to choose from in a 150-mile radius, along with endless options for sipping award-winning wines and treating your taste buds at fabulous dining spots.

With an excellent climate and rich soil, Washington State is the second-largest wine producer in the country and the Columbia Valley AVA is the largest wine-growing region in the state. Like their wines, the vintners of the area’s innovative wineries are second to none. From small, family-owned operations to high-end boutique wineries, one thing is certain: the wine is remarkable!

Along with fabulous wine and 300-plus days of sunshine for outdoor activities and road trips, the area has become a hub of relocation, retirement, and raising families. The Tri-Cities offer diversity, affordability, and access to the finer things in life, with a relaxed, small-town feel and unmatched hospitality. On any given day, you can take a traffic-free drive to a local tasting room and spend a cozy fall afternoon sipping fine wines with great views and great friends. Don’t be surprised if you come across a fall festival or pumpkin patch on your way, or a wine tour on horseback! That’s the Tri-Cities — a perfect blend of country sophistication and warm hospitality. Come for the wine, and stay for the lifestyle!

Tasting Rooms, Wine Bars, Distilleries and more. Take a look at all of the options available in the Heart of Washington Wine Country®. Sharing the same latitude as the world-famous Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France, the Columbia Valley has the perfect soil conditions and temperature for making great wines. Award-winning Washington wines can be found at many of the local wineries, from the slopes of Red Mountain, to Tulip Lane, there is an abundance of world class cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petite verdot to sample from just about any Washington winery. A visit to one of the 200 area wineries in the Columbia Valley is a truly unique experience. You will often be greeted by the winemaker and invited to tour the vineyards and barrel rooms, and, of course, taste some of the best Washington wines. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center, a world class research center, recently opened in the Tri-Cities. Visitors with an interest in wine science can watch wine research and production from a special observation deck. You’ll learn what makes Tri-Cities unique in its ability to turn out some the best Washington wines.

For more information on Washington Wine please visit: https://www.washingtonwine.org/wine/facts-and-stats/state-facts

To see A list of all our local wineries visit: http://www.visittri-cities.com/what-to-see-and-do/sip-sample/wineries/