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Columbia Valley Wineries, Wine Regions and Wines

Wine Shops and Wine Bars of the Columbia Valley

    Encompassing approximately 18,000 square miles and 11 million acres, the Columbia Valley Appellation is 185 miles wide and 200 miles long, sprawling across almost half of Washington State.  Washington's first AVA, the Yakima Valley, was authorized just one year earlier than the Columbia Valley (authorized in 1984), and the latter fully encompassed the former.  Also in 1984, the Walla Walla Valley was authorized as a distinct growing region entirely within the boundaries of the Columbia Valley AVA.

        More recently the Columbia Valley was further subdivided into additional distinct regions as variations in climate and soil became clear.  Additional appellations were recognized and authorized, including Red Mountain in 2001, Horse Heaven Hills in 2005, the Rattlesnake Hills and the Wahluke Slope in 2006, Snipes Mountain and Lake Chelan in 2009, Naches Heights in 2011 and Ancient Lakes of the Columbia Valley in 2012.. 

       Other wineries are prospering in the north-central portion of the state all the way to the Canadian border.  Some are coalescing around a westward stretch of the Columbia River that approaches the foothills of the Cascade Mountains where it turns north again near the Wenatchee area (North Central Washington); the unique growing climate created along this stretch of river has led to the planting of numerous vineyards.

        Also within the Columbia Valley AVA is Washington's Ancient Lakes of the Columbia Valley sub appellation (Central Washington).  The Ancient Lakes AVA consists of the western half of the Quincy Basin.  This area has some of the most dramatic landforms in Washington State, which were formed by Ice Age floods, including Frenchman Coulee, Potholes Coulee (including the Ancient Lakes themselves) and Lynch Coulee. Currently more than a thousand acres of wine grapes and nine wineries are located in this dynamic growing area.

       The Columbia Valley appellation's northernmost boundary is near the Okanogan wilderness, bordering Canada's British Columbia province; its southern border extends into Oregon and east along the Snake River to the Idaho border.  The western border of the appellation follows the Cascade Range and along the eastern boundary of the Columbia Gorge AVA.

       Separated from the rainy, marine climate to the west of the Cascade Mountains, the Columbia Valley lies within the huge rain shadow cast by this mountainous north/south land barrier, allowing only between six and eight inches of annual rainfall to reach the more arid lands to the east.  Nearby river systems and canals bring any additional water needed to produce premium wine grapes.

       The immense Columbia Valley, home to the majority of Washington wineries and vineyards, comprises approximately one third of the state's land mass.  It was federally recognized as an American Viticultural Area in 1984.   

AVAs within
the Columbia Valley:

Ancient Lakes of
the Columbia Valley


Horse Heaven Hills

Lake Chelan

Naches Heights

Rattlesnake Hills

Red Mountain

Snipes Mountain

Wahluke Slope

Walla Walla Valley

Yakima Valley

Navigating the Columbia Valley Appellation

    Wines Northwest organizes wine-touring information for Columbia Valley wineries into several sections:  the Columbia Valley Tri-Cities area and Columbia Valley North Central The Columbia Valley sub appellation of the Yakima Valley has been divided into three more sub appellations,  Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills and Snipes MountainFour other Columbia Valley sub appellations - Walla Walla Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope and the Ancient Lakes - are organized separately, but all lie within the macro appellation of the Columbia Valley. 

Tri-Cities Area (South Columbia Valley)

     The southern portion of the Columbia Valley has a larger population than does the portion to the north. There are, therefore, enough people in the Tri-Cities area of Washington to adequately support nine area wineries and 16 more in nearby Red Mountain appellation to the west.  Ample amenities serve tourists coming to the area not only to visit the wineries, but for enjoyment of the dry climate.

      Most of the wineries clustered around the "Tri-Cities" of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick.  Only two wineries in the north Columbia Valley remain open to the public, both pleasant stops in route to the Spokane region.  Some Columbia Valley wineries have regular hours for their tasting rooms; a few conduct tastings by appointment only; some have no tasting rooms at all.  Wine country travelers can base themselves in any of the Tri-Cities and easily tour the wineries of this area.

      Use the map to locate and explore wineries you would like to visit. (Only those open to the public are shown.)   Don't forget to check the links in the left margin to consider lodging and dining opportunities.  For a more complete, alphabetical list of wineries, wine shops and wine-related services, check the Washington State list in the Winery and Merchant Finder.


Wine Shops & Wine Bars


Tri-Cities Wineries & Touring Map
Red Mountain Appellation

(South Columbia Valley)

TRI-CITIES WINERIES

Anelare Winery
(Sat & Sun: Noon to 6 pm)
Co-located at Cañon de Sol

 
Badger Mountain/Powers Winery
(Daily: 
10 am to 5 pm)
 

Barnard Griffin Winery
(Daily - 10 am to 6 pm)
 

Bookwalter Winery
(Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 10 pm;
Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm)
 
Cañon de Sol Winery
(By appointment & during events)
Woodinville Tasting Room, too

Claar Cellars Tasting Room
(Daily 10 am to 6 pm)
 
Goose Ridge Estate Winery  
(Year Round: 10 am - 6 Thurs - Monday)
Woodinville Tasting Room, too


Kitzke Cellars
(Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11 - 6; Sun 12 - 5;
Tues & Wed by appt only: call 509-628-9442)


Market Vineyards
(Thurs, Sat & Sun, 12 to 6 pm;
Fri, 12 - 10:30 pm [Live music 7 - 10];
All other days by appointment -
509-396-4798)

Preston Premium Wines
(Open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm; except major
holidays)

Smasne Cellars - Kennewick
Tasting Room & Bistro

(Wed - Thurs, 1 - 9 pm; Fri - Sat, noon - 10 pm;
Sun, noon - 6 pm)

 
Tagaris Winery
(Daily - 10 am to 6 pm; Call for Winter hours)

Thompson Hill Cellars Estate
& Bed & Breakfast

(Thurs - Sun, noon - 7 pm;
or by appointment - 509 783 3601)

 

RED MOUNTAIN APPELLATION

Ambassador Vineyard
(By Appointment - 206-734-4859)

Anelare Winery
(Sat & Sun: Noon to 6 pm)
Co-located at Cañon de Sol
 

Cañon de Sol Winery
(By appointment & during events - 509- 588-6311)
Woodinville Tasting Room, too

Chandler Reach Vineyards     
(Thurs - Sun: 11 am - 5 pm;
Call for winter hours - 509-588-8800)

Col Solare
(Visits By Appointment Only - 509-588-6806)

Cooper Wine Company
(Fri - Mon, noon - 5pm;
Tues - Thurs by appointment)

Fidelitas
(Daily: 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment -
509-588-3469)

Frichette Winery
(Open Daily: 11 am to 5 pm)


Hamilton Cellars
(Daily:  11 am - 5 pm)
 

Hedges Family Estate

(April - November: Sat & Sun 11 am - 5 pm
or by appointment)


Hightower Cellars
(Event weekends or by appointment - 509-588-2867)

Kiona Vineyards
(Daily noon - 5 pm)

Oakwood Cellars Winery
(Fri - Sun 12 noon to 5 PM; Closed: 2nd weekend
 in Dec thru President's Day in Feb.
Appointments  gladly accepted - 509-588-5332)

Sleeping Dog Wines
(Event weekends or by arrangement - 509-460-2886)

Tapteil Vineyard Winery
(Apr - Dec, Sat 11 am - 5 pm; Event weekends
 or by appointment - 509-588-4460)

Terra Blanca Vintners  
(Daily 11am - 6pm)


Small Map of South Columbia Valley and Link to Larger

Click on map icon to see a larger map of the
Tri-Cities in the
 South Columbia Valley

 

For winery contact  information, see our alphabetical listings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on map icon
to see larger map of 
Red Mountain
area Wineries

 

For winery contact  information, see our alphabetical listings.


Ancient Lakes of the Columbia Valley
and North Central Washington Wineries & Touring Map

Click here for information and
touring suggestions for this area.


Thumbnail map and link to Washington's Central Columbia Valley
Click on map icon to see a larger map
of Washington's Central Columbia Valley

Quincy Area

Beaumont Cellars
(Fri & Sat - 1:00 to 6:00 pm;
Otherwise by appt)

8634 Road U Northwest
Quincy, WA  98848
509-787-5586

Cave B Estate Winery & Resort
(Open Daily: Mon - Thurs, 11 am - 5:30 pm;
Fri & Sat, 11 am - 7 pm; Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.
Hours may change seasonally)

348 Silica Road
Quincy, WA  98848
509-785-3500

Jones of Washington Winery
(
Sat & Sun, 12 - 5 pm;
Holidays, and by appointment
)
2101 F Street
Quincy, WA 98801
509-787-3537
 

Ryan Patrick Vineyards
(By appointment only)
9224 Road S NW
Quincy, WA  98848
509-
888-4444

Saint Laurent Winery
NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY
(By appointment, for now)
9224 Road S NW
Quincy, WA  98848
509-888-9463

White Heron Cellars
(Thurs - Mon: 11am - 6pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

10035 Stuhlmiller Road
Quincy, WA 98848
509-797-9463

George, WA Area

Cave B Estate Winery & Resort
(Open Daily: Mon - Thurs, 11 am - 5:30 pm;
Fri & Sat, 11 am - 7 pm; Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.
Hours may change seasonally)
348 Silica Road
Quincy, WA  98848
509-785-3500

Royal City Area

Frenchman Hills Winery
(Daily: 11 am - 6 pm)
1 mile east of Royal City
4591 SW Road 13.6

(Follow the signs.)
Royal City, WA
509-331-7053

Othello Area

Foxy Roxy Winery
(May-Oct, Fri-Sun 1pm-6pm or by appt)

3744 Hwy 26 E
Othello, WA
509-346-2344

Hunter Hill Vineyards
(
11 am to 5 pm daily)
2752 W McManamon Road
Othello, WA 99344
509-346-2736

Moses Lake

Dry Falls Cellars
(Sat: 11 am - 6 pm; Sun: 11 am - 3 pm)
Port of Moses Lake
6828 22nd Avenue NE
Moses Lake, WA
509-762-5922

Kyra Wines
(Memorial Day  through Labor Day:
Fri, Sat, Sun - 11 - 5 pm)
8029 Andrews Street NE
Moses Lake, WA  98837
509-750-8875

Mattawa Area

Fox Estate Winery
(Summer: Mon - Fri: 10 - 5pm
Weekends 11 - 4 pm)

24962 Highway 243 South
(Mile Marker #13)
Mattawa, WA 99349
509-932-5818

Ginkgo Forest Winery
(Apr-Oct: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm,
Sun 1pm-5pm)

22561 Road T, 7 SW
Mattawa, WA  99349
509-932-0082

Wenatchee Area

Chateau Faire Le Pont
(Sat - Thur, 11-6, Fri 11-8)
1 Technology Center Way
Wenatchee, WA
509-667-9463
888-874-9463

Fielding Hills Winery
(By appointment only)
1401 Fielding Hills Drive
Mail: 800 Hillside Drive
East Wenatchee, WA 98802 
509-884-2221

Horan Estates Winery
(
Saturdays, Noon - 5 pm
Note: Closed Nov 2007 & March 2008)

2236 6th Street
East Wenatchee, WA  98801
509-884-2236

Martin-Scott Winery
(Sat, 1-5 & holidays or by appointment)
3400 10th Street SE
East Wenatchee, WA  98802
509-886-4596

Saint Laurent Winery
(Wed - Sun 11 - 5 pm)
4147 Hamlin Road
(Six miles east of Wenatchee)
Malaga, WA 98828
509-888-9463

Stemilt Creek Winery
(Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 - 6)
110 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509-665-3485

Swakane Winery
(Sat 11 am - 5 pm with Winemaker)

7980 State Hwy 97a
Wenatchee, Washington 98801
(509) 662-1928

Wilbur

White Stone Winery
(
Fri & Sat: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
or by appointment 509-647-5325)

115 NE Main
Wilbur, WA  99185
509-647-5325

 

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Leavenworth Area Wineries Map
 


Lake Chelan AVA Wineries Map


The Far North-Central Washington Wineries
Winthrop & Oroville Areas
(Not shown on above map)

S E E   SEPARATE  M A P

Copper Mountain Vineyards
Tasting Room:

(In Season - May - Oct: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Otherwise by appointment)
33384 Hwy. 97
Winery:
(Personal Tastings by Appointment)
33349 Hwy. 97
Oroville, WA  98844
509-476-2762

Esther Bricques Winery & Vineyard
(Summer Hours: Noon - 6 pm; Otherwise,
by Appointment or by chance - 509-476-2861)

38 Swanson Mill Road
Oroville, WA  98844
509-476-2861

Lake Crest Winery
(11 am to 5:30 pm Daily)
Tasting Room:
Inside
Expressions in the North Room
718 Apple Way
Oroville, WA  98844
509-476-2347
Winery & Vineyard

(By Appointment)

2021 Highway 7 N
Oroville, WA  98844
 

 

Lost River Winery
(Year-round: Mon, Wed & Sat
Tasting Hours: 11 - 5:00 pm 
Also by appointment & by chance)
Wine Tasting & Barrel Room:
26 Hwy 20
Winthrop, WA  98862
509-996-2888

Okanogan Estate & Vineyards /
Gold Digger Cellars
(Open Daily: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed Christmas & Thanksgiving Day)

1205 Main Street (US Hwy 97)
Mailing: P.O. Box 2550
 Oroville, WA  98844
509-476-3646

RockWall Cellars
(Daily 11 am - 5 pm)
110 Nichols Road
Omak, WA 98841
509-429-5122

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Wine Shops and Wine Bars of the Columbia Valley

3 Eyed Fish Wine Bar
1970 Keene Road
Richland, WA  99352
509-628-3255

Bin 20 Wine Bar & Restaurant
Inside Red Lion Hotel
2525 North 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA
509-547-0701

Brix & Stone
107 Basin Street SW
Ephrata, WA  98823
509-754-2808

Brix Elevage Wine Company
(Monday-Saturday 4pm-close;
Closed Sundays)
109 West 3rd Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-933-BRIX (2749)

Chelan Red Apple Market
Wine Department
310 Manson Hwy
Chelan, WA
509-682-4521

Ellensburg WineWorks
606 N. Main Street
Ellensburg, WA  98926
509-962-VINE (8463)

The Grape Quincy Wine Cellar
2 D Street SE
Quincy, WA  98848
509-787-5170

Imbibe Wine Shop
216 W. Third Avenue
Moses Lake, WA
509.765.1119

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Jade Moon
421 N Pearl Street
Ellensburg, WA  98926
509-925-1020

Lake Chelan Wine Cellar
Inside Stop Light Espresso
& Fruit Market
229 Woodin Avenue
Chelan, WA  98816
509-682-0359

Mission Street Bistro
& Wine Bar
202 N. Mission Street
Wenatchee, WA
 509-665-2406

Quincy Wine Shop & Bar
2 D St SE
Quincy, WA 98848
(509) 787-5170

Taste Buds Coffee & Wine
212 Fifth Street, Suite 2B
Wenatchee, WA  98801
509-888-2783

Valley Cafe Deli & Wine Shop
105 W 3rd Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-925-3050

The Vogue - A Liquid Lounge
117 E Woodin
PO Box 637
Chelan, WA 98816
509-888-5282

The Wine Bin
208 N. Mission
Wenatchee, WA   98801
509-663-3007

 


 

                             

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