Home Region is, generally speaking, where the winery or the winery’s main tasting room is located (as opposed to a satellite tasting room). The goal of the Home Region search functionality is to assist people with planning trips to wine country.

With the Northwest Wine Report review database – only available to subscribers – you can search for wines by Home Region using the Advanced Filter. For example, if a person likes white wines and is planning a trip to Woodinville, they can search for the white wines reviewed in the last three months from wineries that have a Home Region as Woodinville. One can then sort by score or using the Rating filter on the Advanced Filter.

These home regions are designed to be consistent with major organizations. The touring regions for each state/province are as follows. Please note that not all Home Regions might have entries in the database at present.


Washington Home Regions

These were derived from the Washington Wine Commission touring regions.

Seattle & NW (WA) (1 on map)

Woodinville (WA) (2 on map)

Columbia Gorge & SW (WA/OR) (3 on map)

Cascade Valley (WA) (4 on map)

Yakima Valley & Tri-Cities (WA) (5 & 6 on map)

Walla Walla Valley (WA/OR) (7 on map)

Spokane & Pullman (WA) (8 on map)

Lewis-Clark Valley (ID/WA) (sub-region of 8 on map)

Image courtesy of the Washington Wine Commission.

Oregon Home Regions

These were derived from the Oregon Wine Board‘s region listings, the Oregon Wine Touring Guide, and Willamette Valley Wine‘s category listings.

Portland (OR)

Northern Willamette Valley (OR)

Mid-Willamette Valley (OR)

Southern Willamette Valley (OR)

Columbia Gorge & SW (WA/OR)

Rogue Valley (OR)

Umpqua Valley (OR)

Walla Walla Valley (WA/OR)

Image courtesy of the Oregon Wine Board. Note that I break out South & Central Willamette Valley into Mid-Willamette Valley and Southern Willamette Valley.

Idaho Home Regions

This list was derived from the Idaho Wine Commission using this page and this page.

Northern (ID)

Lewis Clark Valley (ID/WA)

Eagle Foothills (ID)

Sunnyslope (ID)

Southwestern Urban (ID)

South Central (ID)

Image courtesy of the Idaho Wine Commission. Click on this link to see a higher resolution version. Note that I break out Lewis-Clark Valley from Northern.

British Columbia Home Regions

This list was derived from Wines of British Columbia‘s discovery wine country.

Okanagan Valley (BC)

  • Lake Country (BC)
  • Kelowna (BC)
  • Peachland-Summerland-Pentincton (BC)
  • Naramata Bench (BC)
  • Skaha Bench (BC)
  • Okanagan Falls (BC)
  • Oliver (BC)

Gulf Islands (BC)

Kootenays (BC)

Lillooet (BC)

Shuswap (BC)

Similkameen Valley (BC)

Thompson Valley (BC)

Vancouver Island (BC)