During the past four decades, the Walla Walla Valley has earned its reputation as a top producer of red wines. It’s a curious development because the region isn’t particularly well-suited for growing red wine grapes. In fact, it isn’t much warmer than the Yakima Valley, which is well known for growing white wine grapes. And because of the Blue Mountains, more rain falls in the Walla Walla Valley than just about anywhere else in the vast and arid Columbia Valley.
During the past four decades, the Walla Walla Valley has earned its reputation as a top producer of red wines. It’s a curious development because the region isn’t particularly well-suited for growing red wine grapes. In fact, it isn’t much warmer than the Yakima Valley, which is well known for growing white wine grapes. And because of the Blue Mountains, more rain falls in the Walla Walla Valley than just about anywhere else in the vast and arid Columbia Valley. So why all the red wine?
It’s been 13 years since the movie “Sideways” told filmgoers to not drink merlot. It’s time to get over it. Merlot, especially in the Pacific Northwest, is delicious, one of the best and most prolific red wines we make.The numbers bear out that Washington grape growers and winemakers didn’t pay much attention to “Sideways.” In 2003, the year before the movie was released, Washington winemakers crushed 20,900 tons of merlot.
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