How did Walla Walla Valley become an important wine growing area? What was here before vineyards? Let's walk through Walla Walla Valley's historical highlights and vintage notes.

A lil' history.

Walla Walla Valley's history in winemaking is short. The region first planted vines in 1974 and within a decade it became known for great quality red wine. So, to understand the culture of Walla Walla Valley wine, it's useful to look at the area before the vines came.

Vintages Overview

Take a look at vintage quality for Washington State based on production size and average temperature throughout the growing year.

Historic Timeline

Long before Walla Walla Valley was known for wine it was a gathering place for tribes peoples who benefited from the regions grasslands.