According to a very recent article on CNN Travel.com Tri-Cities Washington (Kennewick,Pasco,Richland) is now considered the 'New West Coast Wine Destination'

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The area is expected to grow from 60,000 acres of wine grapes to 200,000 acres in the coming years.

The other reason Tri-Cities is being touted as a wine mecca is the fact that it geographically is the same latitude as the world-famous Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France.