Washington state is home to a thriving wine industry, with more than 900 wineries and more than 50,000 acres of vineyards. The state is known for its production of high-quality wines made from a variety of grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Washington’s wine industry is concentrated in the eastern part of the state, in the Columbia Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area). The region’s warm days and cool nights provide ideal growing conditions for grapes, and the state’s winemakers are known for producing wines that are full-bodied, complex, and well-balanced. Many wineries in Washington offer tastings and tours, and the state is home to several wine festivals and events throughout the year.