The Puget Sound AVA's climate is similar to that of the Loire
Valley in France and some of Germany's viticulture regions. Some
of the wine grape varieties grown there include Pinot Noir, Madeleine
Angevine, Müller Thurgau, Siegerrebe, Chasselas, Island Belle and a few
others. Research is being conducted to investigate other
viable varieties that might do well in this cool-climate viticultural
area. While close to 98% of wine grapes grown in Washington come
out of vineyards on the east side of the Cascade Mountains, some
cool-climate varieties are grown in Washington's Puget Sound AVA.
To experience the terroir of this distinct
region and explore the influence it has on several varietals wines, be
sure to visit a few of the regional wineries that produce at least some wines
from Puget Sound vineyards. Click on the thumbnail map below
to see the locations of Puget Sound wineries that produce at least some
of their wines from locally grown grapes.
OVERVIEW MAP for estate wineries
Check our "Taste Puget Sound" overview
above and plan a tasting tour of some Puget Sound estate wineries.
You will find more than a few enchanting locations; what could be more
charming, for example, than a ferry ride to wine country or a lazy rural
drive toward the foot of a spectacular mountain?