The Walla Walla Valley AVA (recognized 1984) is located within Washington State and extending partly into the northeastern corner of Oregon with more then a 1,000 acres of vineyards. It is part of the larger Columbia Valley AVA. The area is named after the Walla Walla people who lived along the shores of the Walla Walla River at its junction with the Snake and Columbia River. The name Walla Walla means "rapid stream" or "many waters". In addition to grapes, this area is almost a major agricultural producer of sweet onions, wheat and strawberries. After the Yakima Valley AVA, the Walla Walla AVA has the second highest concentration of vineyards and wineries in Washington State. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most well known and widely planted grape in the area, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Franc.