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Red Mountain Facts & Figures

RED MOUNTAIN - established in 2001

  • Located at the east end of the Yakima Valley; has 10 wineries.
  • 4,040 acres (1,635 hectares) situated between Benton City and Richland.
  • Over 710 vineyard acres (287 hectares) currently planted.
  • Best known for producing red varietals, Red Mountain is widely planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Sangiovese.
  • Good air, drainage and light soils encourage the vines to seek nutrients via deep roots.
  • Irrigated vineyards allow growers to control vine vigor and ease vines into dormancy before winter.
  • Growing season averages 180 days with rainfall from 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cm) annually.
  • Red Mountain is located within the larger Yakima Valley, at its easternmost tip.

Courtesy:  Washington Wine Country