Columbia Gorge AVA

Most people think of the west coast as being warm, quite a bit warmer than the rest of the county, but the Columbia Gorge AVA tests that theory. As we've talked about already, farther west leads you to Seattle which gives you much more rain than the rest of the state of Washington. Columbia Gorge is at the far western limit of the grape growing region and at 500 acres is one of the smallest AVA's anywhere on the west coast.