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“ I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food. ”

W.C. Fields, American Comedian, Actor, and Connoisseur of Wines (fine or otherwise)


Mr. Fields would be happy — happy indeed — if he had the good fortune to live in the Columbia Basin, the epicenter of one of the most productive wine producing regions in the world. The terroir is considered equal or exceeding some of the most historic wine regions of Europe, consequently producing some of the most popular wines in the world.

Not to be outdone, craft beer companies and distilleries are sprouting up like mushrooms after a morning rain. It is only a matter of time before an ever larger assortment of beverage companies, from juice to energy drinks, take advantage of the abundant harvests and strategic location. The companies listed below have already discovered the key to success: the Columbia Basin!


To learn more about the demographics and business climate of the Columbia Basin, visit TRIDEC.