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Washington

Rocks District

  • Located entirely within the Oregon side and nested completely within the Walla Walla Valley AVA, the Rocks District of Milton Freewater was officially created and recognized seven years ago.
  • The Rocks District is one of the only appellations in the world strictly defined by a single soil type (Freewater Series) and sole land formation (alluvial fan).
  • Even though this AVA is very new, it has gained worldwide notoriety for it’s amazing Rhone-style wine, specifically Syrah.
  • One of the things that makes this area so unique is the effect the Blue Mountains has on this area. Consistent drainage from Basalt soils, carries cobblestones to the alluvial plain, where these cobblestones are deposited throughout the wine growing region. Looking at the pictures below, you will see a striking similarity to the Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhone Valley region of France.
  • With only 470 acres planted to vines, 33 individual growers, and an area less than six square miles, this is an area that can be easily explored over a short vacation.
  • With the Walla Walla Valley AVA being named as best wine-growing region in the United States in back-to -back years (2020-2021), this small, special region within its boundaries is something to be experienced.
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