Washington Wine Country: Rattlesnake Hills Article - Allrecipes.com
Add a Comment

Washington Wine Country: Rattlesnake Hills

Find out what makes Rattlesnake Hills unique and get recipes for pairing with wines from the area.

East of the Cascade mountains lies the sunny and parched side of the state where the days are warm and the nights are cool--near perfect conditions for creating "balanced" wines.

Sitting atop Yakima Valley like an old saddle, Rattlesnake Hills is a unique sub-appellation of ridges and terraces that stretch 1,000 to 2,000 feet above the valley. The newest AVA in Washington, Rattlesnake Hills produces distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Syrah. Chardonnay and Riesling are bright stars among the whites. Here, as in the rest of Yakima Valley, warm days and cool crisp nights help build wonderfully balanced wines.

    Go Pro!

    In Season

    Passover Celebration
    Passover Celebration

    Celebrate Passover with Jewish main dishes, desserts, and traditional holiday foods.

    Easter Lamb, Ham, and More
    Easter Lamb, Ham, and More

    Choose your Easter dinner main dish from hams, savory lamb, and over 150 more recipes.

    Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
    Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

    Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

    Related Videos

    Beast Mode Vodka

    This colorful vodka cocktail is worth 12 stars. Go Hawks!

    Hot Spiced Christmas Wine

    Treat your winter guests to a hot cup of holiday cheer.

    How to Chill Wine Fast

    See how to chill a warm bottle of white wine in just minutes.

    Recently Viewed Recipes

    You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
    Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
    Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

    Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States