Wahluke Slope AVA, was established in 2006. One of the warmest and driest AVA’s in the State. The major distinguishing feature of the Wahluke Slope is its uniformity in aspect, soil type, and climate. The entire appellation lies on a broad, south-facing slope with a constant, gentle grade of less than 8%. This, along with the proximity to the Columbia River, helps minimize the risk of frost, which can affect other areas of the state. Coyote Vineyard was planted in 1990 with 200 acres under vine with 25 acres under contract to the Powers Family. Coyote possesses distinct high tones of mint and eucalyptus that shows on the nose year after year, this a major backbone of our Cabernet program.