Bordered by the Horse Heaven Hills on the south and Rattlesnake Ridge on the north, the Yakima Valley boasts some of the richest wine country in the world.  Vintners from around the globe are becoming increasingly interested in the rich and distinct grapes being grown in this region, and the valley itself is home to 113 different wineries.

The Kittitas Valley is home to the college town of Ellensburg, and Central Washington University.  It runs right up against the eastern side of the Cascade mountains and contains both desert vistas and in the autumn - gorgeous fall foliage.