AVA Yakima Valley

The Yakima Valley AVA was the first federally-recognized AVA in Washington and is home to 1/3 of the vineyards in the state. Because of the unique terroir of this region, nearly half of the grapes grown here are of the white variety.

Yakima Valley AVA Statistics

  • 190-day growing season
  • 8 inches of rain per year
  • Contains 3 sub-appellations
  • Produces 40 different red and white varieties
  • Arid climate

Source: Washington State Wine

Yakima Valley Candy Mountain Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 784-924 feet
Acres: 60
Scooteney silt loam
Shano silt loam
Warden silt loam
Warden fine sand loam

GRAPE VARIETIES
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Mourvèdre
  • Sangiovese

Yakima Valley Section 14 Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 661-707 feet
Acres: 228
Prosser silt loam
Starbuck silt loam
Warden silt loam
Warden fine sand loam

GRAPE VARIETIES
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
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Chris Loeliger, Owner / Winemaker

TruthTeller Winery

"Since 2016, Quintessence Cabernet Sauvignon has provided a crucial foundation to our reserve Cab Sauv, The Confidante, winner of double gold medals at competitions across the region, as well as several other wines in our lineup. The team at Quintessence delivers consistently great grapes to us every year and they have been a pleasure to work with."

Where We Grow Our Vineyards

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Yakima Valley

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Candy Mountain

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