When it comes to the world of wine, Washington State has been a well-kept secret, hidden among the commercial hugeness and fame of Napa Valley. 80+ Grape Varietals speak for themselves…
Is Washington a Wine Wonderland?
When it comes to the world of wine, Washington State has been a well-kept secret. A hidden production among the commercial hugeness and fame of Napa Valley.
However, it’s time to let Washington State deserve the spotlight. Renowned for its stunning landscapes and diverse terroir, Washington boasts a vibrant tapestry of over 80 grape varietals. Each of them with its unique charm. From its remarkable grape quality to its unique terroir, this region has been crafting wines that captivate the senses.
Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast, a foodie researching your next pairings, or someone just starting to explore this beautiful world of wine, Washington State has something to offer.
In this article, we’ll dive into the remarkable world of grapes grown in Washington State and highlight some fun facts about it, willing to motivate you enough to visit us and taste our wines at Silvara.
A Symphony of Grapes in Washington State
Washington’s unique geographical features, with a backdrop of the Cascade Mountains, create a patchwork of microclimates perfect for vineyards. This diversity allows the cultivation of an extensive range of grape varietals. Consequently making Washington State home to over 80 grape varietals.
If you are slightly familiar with Washington State wines, then, you might have already tried the classics Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay, however the State is a playground for lesser-known yet equally captivating grapes.
Riesling: The state’s Rieslings are renowned for their crisp acidity and vibrant aromatics, truly showcasing the essence of the region.
Merlot: Flourishing in the Columbia Valley, Washington’s Merlot vines yield wines with velvety textures and flavors of luscious plum, cherry, and chocolate.
Syrah: Known for its versatility, Washington Syrah produces robust wines with notes of blackberry, pepper, and smoky bacon.
Viognier: This aromatic white grape delights with floral fragrances, well-balanced acidity, and the delicate flavors of stone fruit.
Tempranillo: Washington’s take on this Spanish classic results in wines with bold tannins, dark fruit flavors, and a hint of spice.
Other varietals include Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Sangiovese, Grenache Noir, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Mourvedre, Gewurztraminer, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.
Silvara Cellars, nestled in the heart of Washington’s wine country, continues to be at the forefront of this flourishing industry. With its commitment to producing exceptional wines and its dedication to sustainability, Silvara Cellars exemplifies the innovation and resilience of Washington State’s wine scene.
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About Silvara Cellars
Silvara Cellars is an award-winning winery located in Leavenworth, Washington. Surrounded by the breathtaking Cascade Mountains, Silvara Cellars is renowned for producing exceptional wines in a picturesque setting. With a commitment to sustainable practices and a passion for winemaking, Silvara Cellars is at the forefront of Washington State’s thriving wine industry.