Welcome to the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail. The wine trail is made up of 13 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!
Your passport to great wine... Make sure you have your Rattlesnake Hills Passport anytime you plan to come over for wine tasting. The Passport is your ticket to great benefits and discounts at all of our wineries. Purchase your passport online
First case of wine travels home for free - on Alaska Airlines Learn More
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...
Take a tour of one of our member vineyards on your next visit
Enjoy Great Wines at our member wineries
Summer produce abounds. Stop by Yakima Produce stands during your visit
The Yakima Valley offers lots to do for travelers, young and old
Join us on this important day to celebrate the 9th anniversary of the creation of the RATTLESNAKE HILLS AVA. At 2:00 in front of the chapel at Bonair Winery, Father Gail will read his proclamation which chases out and banishes all rattlesnakes for the coming year. The miracle of the wine will follow.
Join the fun in the Rattlesnake Hills as we celebrate SPRING! Member wineries find premium wine barrels and pull them down from their barrel racks with the excitement of sharing the contents with you. This weekend is for those who like the experience of barrel tasting, but want a more intimate environment. Learn More
Spring barrel tasting is celebrated throughout the entire Yakima Valley this weekend. Music, food, sunshine, wine and FUN are had by all. This celebration of wine straight from the barrel is your sneak peak of what is to come from each winery as they bottle that vintage of wine. Learn More