||American Viticultural Area
||Columbia Valley AVA, Washington
||Dry & warm
||81,000 acres (330 km2)
|Size of planted vineyards
||5,200 acres (21 km2)
|No. of vineyards
||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Grenache, Merlot, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel
||Varietal, Dessert wine, Sparkling wine, Meritage
The Wahluke Slope AVA is an American Viticultural Area located within Grant County, Washington. It is part of the larger Columbia Valley AVA. The area is primarily known for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Geography and climate
The Wahluke Slope AVA is located in Grant County, Washington. It extends from the Columbia River in the west, the Hanford Site boundary in the southwest, the north bank of the Columbia River on the south up to the Wahluke Slope Wildlife Refuge in the east, and along the 1,480-foot (450 m) elevation of the Saddle Mountains on the north. The area has the warmest climates for grape growing in the state.
Coordinates: 46°45′N 119°50′W / 46.750°N 119.833°W