Seven Falls Cellars was inspired by a series of seven waterfalls that once flowed along the Columbia River through what is now known as the Wahluke Slope. With one of the warmest and driest climates in Washington state, and sandy loam soil in the vineyards, the terroir in this historical region is perfect for creating big, bold wines with outstanding structure. Many winemakers consider the Wahluke Slope to be the backbone of the Washington wine industry. The Wahluke Slope AVA is one of the state's driest and warmest grape-growing regions, allowing nearly complete control of vine vigor and ripening through irrigation. The Wahluke Slope sees very little rainfall and is one of the earliest regions for harvest, typically starting in early September. The soils here are uniform over large areas, well drained and course in texture, and made up of gravelly and rocky silt and sand. With such a warm climate and unique soil composition, the Wahluke Slope is known for wines with big flavor and lots of structure. Seasoned winemaker Doug Gore has created three beautiful, food-friendly wines for Seven Falls Cellars--a rich and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, a silky Merlot, and a smooth, creamy Chardonnay--all from the Wahluke Slope AVA.