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Wahluke Slope
The Wahluke Slope AVA occupies about 80 thousand acres (approximately 330 square kilometers) within the Columbia Valley AVA of southeastern Washington State (and northwestern Oregon). Its free-draining soils are sandy and gravelly and the climate is mild and arid. ,Popular grape varieties include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Riesling, and Chardonnay.

Wahluke Slope Washington Vineyards

Wahluke Slope Washington Vineyards

Walla Walla Valley
The Walla Walla Valley AVA is part of the Columbia Valley AVA of southeastern Washington State and northwestern Oregon. This valley was formed by glaciers and contains rich, silty soils and massive boulders. It is framed by the Cascades and the Blue Mountains that moderate the climate and provide cool summer nights to go with the hot summer days. Popular grape varieties include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Gewürztraminer, and Chardonnay.

Warren Hills
The Warren Hills AVA occupies about 145 thousand acres (approximately 59 thousand hectares) in western New Jersey near the Delaware River. But there are only about 150 acres (approximately 60 hectares) of grapevines such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

West Elks
The West Elks AVA occupies about 48 thousand acres (approximately 19.5 thousand hectares) in western Colorado. It boasts the highest commercial winery in North America at 6400 feet (almost 2 kilometers). Most of the vineyards here are at high elevations. Popular grape varieties include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Chardonnay.

Western Connecticut Highlands
The Western Connecticut Highlands AVA occupies about 1 million acres (approximately 400 thousand hectares) in you know where. The soil is glacial schist and granite. The growing season is short. Popular grape varieties include Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.

Willamette Valley
The Willamette Valley AVA occupies about 5200 square miles (approximately 13.5 thousand square kilometers) in western central Oregon. The climate is relatively mild with long, dry summers. While many grapes are grown here, the region is particularly known for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

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