Welcome to the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail. The wine trail is made up of 15 wineries located in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA which begins just outside of Union Gap and ends in Outlook in the Yakima Valley. With its rich soils, long days and warm climate, the Rattlesnake Hills AVA produces world-class wine grapes making some of Washington’s finest wines. Most of our tasting rooms are located on estate vineyards offering picturesque views complete with the snow-capped peaks of Mount Adams and Mount Rainier.
The Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail is just two to three hours from Seattle, Spokane and Portland with over 300 days of sunshine to pair nicely with our wines!
First case of wine travels home for free - on Alaska Airlines
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Several factors distinguish the Yakima Valley wineries that can be found in the Rattlesnake Hills area from others in the Valley. Temperature: The Rattlesnake Hills has 2683-2870 annual degree days, which is temperate compared to the surrounding regions. Soils: Fine, shallow silt loam soils left over from the ice age are the norm here. Climate: The Rattlesnake Hills ridgeline shields the grapevines from the freezing polar air from Canada that can severely damage or kill the vines. ... Learn more about the Rattlesnake Hills AVA