The Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail is wine country like it used to be with wineries in the vineyards and owners tending the tasting bars. The Rattlesnake Hills is often referred to as the 'green' tour of the Yakima Valley wineries. Situated in the low rolling hills, the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail takes you through some of the best orchard and vineyard land in the area. Each winery offers a unique setting in which to enjoy the fruit of the vine. The tasting rooms vary from Northwest modern architecture to traditional European with everything in between. All tasting rooms are open to the public without reservations during their published hours.
Wine tasting in the Rattlesnake Hills is real wine country, only 2 ½ hours from Seattle via the I-90 interstate. The Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail extends from Union Gap, the beginning of the Yakima Valley, where the Yakima River squeezes between Ahtanum Ridge to the west and the Rattlesnake Hills to the east, then down to the Sunnyside Gap where Highway 241 heads for Vernita. The 15 wineries on the Wine Trail guarantee that you will have a fabulous time and will take home some of the best wines that you have ever tasted.
The Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail Association is The Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail, a nonprofit, 501(c)6 association of the 13 wineries within the Washington State Rattlesnake Hills AVA, is dedicated to providing a fun and educational tasting experience, offering wine tasting, vineyard tours, and entertaining events, and is open to the public year-round.
Our mission is to promote the wines produced in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA and to promote wine tourism within our area through high quality wines, education, and positive tasting room experiences.
White Wine Grapes: Aligote, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Madeline Angevine, Mueller-Thurgau, Muscat Canelli, Muscat Ottonel, Orange Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Rousanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Siegerrebe, Viognier
Red Wine Grapes: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Lemberger (Blue Franc), Malbec, Merlot, Mouverdre, Nebbiolo, Petit Syrah, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel
Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail works closely with these Partners to promote tourism at Yakima Valley Wineries in Yakima Valley Wine Country:
Opportunities are now available for Yakima Valley wineries to join the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail. Read the Membership brochure for more information.