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Maryhill Winery and

9774 Highway 14   |  Maryhill, Washington
 4 miles west of Hwy 97/Goldendale-Biggs Junction  (MAP)
1-509-773-1976   |   1-877-627-9445

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       Few places in the historic Northwest Territory resonate with such power as does the stretch of spectacular, elevated land where Maryhill Winery & Amphitheater overlook vineyards and orchards and the eastern end of the famed Columbia River Gorge southwest of Goldendale, Washington.

      Celebrating, honoring and sharing the beauty of this powerful spot was the intention from the start when Craig and Vicki Leuthold conceived and developed all that today comprises the Maryhill Winery experience.  Now combining more than 20 years of wine-industry expertise, they look back with pride on the family skills and passions brought to the table of their shared dream.  Today, that dream is a famed reality.

       In addition to sharing a dream, the Leutholds share a philosophy that is the foundation of Maryhill Winery... that the vine is trained for vintages of the future while the wine is crafted from each unique harvest past.  For the visitor and wine enthusiast, this time-honored approach to winemaking is only enhanced by Maryhill's extraordinary location, its commitment to true hospitality and the beauty of its surrounding estate vineyards.


The Winery & Tasting Room Experience

       Imagine arriving at Maryhill Winery on a 90ºF-day for a first-time visit.  You park your car, and step out into a blast of dry heat.  Dwarfed by your surroundings, you are awestruck by a 360º expanse of raw, rugged land... and the yawning gap of the Columbia River Gorge that dramatically divides the Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon.

       Eagerly, you head toward the inviting shade of a grapevine-covered lattice over a the large terrace that is the entryway of the Maryhill Winery tasting room. You realize how hot you are and quicken your pace toward the shade.  Nearing the promise of relief, you catch your breath as the beauty of the expansive landscape comes into full view — dramatic and unspoiled, beyond and below.  Does it get any better than this, you wonder as you come within a few steps of the arbor.  Just then, you collide with a fine mist of water that cools your flushed face and your first experience with Maryhill Winery is indelibly etched in memory.

       Refreshed and stimulated, you swing open the doors of the main entrance to Maryhill's 3,000-square-foot tasting room and gift shop.  A visual splendor swamps your senses.  Framed by windows to the west, Mt. Hood dominates the view, promising peak pleasure for the approaching sunset hour.  To your right, a darkly aged Brunswick Bar demands attention as the focal point of the large room.  Maryhill Winery Tasting RoomStretching a full 20 feet long, with a 12-foot high back bar, you learn this beauty was made in the early 1900s, quarter-sawn from Tiger Oak and finished with exquisite wood carvings and inset mirrors.  A number of people are enjoying tastes of Maryhill wines being poured by friendly and obviously well-informed staff. 

       Once you decide which wine you like most (not an easy task), you can take a glass to a fireside table and enjoy dramatic views through the adjacent wall of glass.  If you would like to enjoy the view and your wine al fresco, you can walk out to a trellised deck on the west side of the tasting room or back to the east side with its wind-protected, grapevine-covered arbor... both are platforms for unprecedented views of the mountains of the Columbia Basin and the geology of the Columbia River Gorge.  What a great way to end your wine-tasting day!

Tasting Room Hours:

Daily - 10:00 to 6:00 pm
Closes early on Concert Days
($5 tasting fee per person; Fee waived for
Premium Wine Club members; Fee may be
 applied towards wine bottle purchase.)

Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day, New Year's Day and
the 1st week of January.

Family and Dog Friendly

The Wines and the Winemaker

       Maryhill Winery is located in an exceptional climate for growing the highest quality wine grapes.  With warm summer days, cool nights, moderate winters and a gentle breeze, the area supports a wide variety of grapes including several difficult-to-grow varieties often stunted in many of Washington State’s other regions.  Focused on producing a variety of affordable, quality wines, Maryhill contracts with select growing partners from other Columbia Valley and Columbia Gorge vineyards, from the Horse Heaven Hills, the Yakima Valley and the Wahluke Slope, showcasing the rich and diverse flavors of each unique growing region. 

       "I've worked with many different varietals and blends," notes winemaker Richard Batchelor, "both in my native New Zealand and throughout the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and I am constantly impressed by the quality and diversity of the grapes we have to work with here in Washington State.  We're in a unique position, being able to create more than 50 top-quality wines from grapes grown within this region." 

       Batchelor was named "Winemaker of the Year" by Indy International in 2013, and Maryhill was added to the 2014 list of "Top 10 Wineries of the World" published by the World Association of Wine Writers & Journalists.  Batchelor was also at the winemaking helm when Maryhill Winery was deemed Winery of the Year in 2014 by San Francisco International Wine Competition and in 2015 by Wine Press Northwest.

Ask Maryhill about their custom labeling service.

The Amphitheater

2017 Concert Schedule

       Dramatic views of precipitous canyon walls and sloping open lands inspired early, famed road builders of the Columbia River Gorge, just as they inspire travelers, residents and wine producers today... including the Leutholds of Maryhill.  They saw the land adjacent to the east side of their winery as a perfect, natural site for enjoying outdoor concerts.  The natural slope of the land became a keyConcert at the Maryhill Amphitheatre element in the development of the Maryhill Amphitheater.  Pooling their skills and drawing upon their shared passions, the family used all that nature offered - plus a large dose of patience and a balanced approach - to plan and develop what has become one of the most popular destination wineries and outdoor summer-concert venues in the Northwest. 

       It was the summer of 2002 that saw the Maryhill Amphitheater become a reality.  This 4,000-seat outdoor concert venue used the natural slope and curve of the land to stair-step grassy areas for blanket spreading, picnic dinners, and plenty of singing, dancing and swaying to the music. 

      The annual eclectic mix of world-class performers scheduled for the Summer Concert Series at the Amphitheater is designed to please a wide spectrum of music lovers... even young children lucky enough to attend an outdoor concerts with moms and dads. 

       The Maryhill Amphitheater now hosts thousands of visitors a year, sharing the majesty of place and the quality of wines that is Maryhill. 

Check the Maryhill Amphitheater calendar

There are many reasons to visit Maryhill Winery,
so plan on visiting more than once and/or plan to stay for the day. 
Each visit will be full and memorable.

Winery Information - an overview
Richard Batchelor

Craig & Vicki Leuthold

The Vineyards & The Grapes

Average Annual Production:
0,000 cases

Wines Produced:

Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Merlot, 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Grenache,
Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Carm
énère, Grenache,
Aurelia (Marsanne/Roussanne), Serendipity (Meritage Blend), Indira (Cinsault/Counoise), Petite Sirah,
Petite Verdot, Marvell (GSM), Mourvèdre, Primitivo, Tempranillo, Rosso Granato (Petite Sirah/Zinfandel), Malbec, Tavolo Rosso (Super Tuscan Blend), Red Table Wine, Moscato di Caneli, Rosé of Sangiovese, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay, White Table Wine, Vintage Port,
Sparkling Brut

Personalized Wine Labels  Wine glass
Wine Clubs Wine glass  
3,000 sq ft Public Tasting RoomWine glass   
Reserve Tasting Room
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Picnic Area 
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Gift Shop Wine glass  Gift Certificates Wine glass
World-Class Bocce Courts
with picnic area 
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4,000-Seat Amphitheater  Wine glass
Concert Series  Wine glass    Other special events Wine glass  
Dog & Family Friendly  Wine glass
Private Events Space Rental Wine glass
Tour & Tasting Options Wine glass
Group Tours by arrangement.
Personal Tour & Tastings. 
"Glimpse of Maryhill" Tour, Noon Sat & Sun.
Tasting Room Hours:  

Daily - 10:00 to 6:00 pm
Closes early on Concert Days
($5 tasting fee per person; Fee waived for
Premium Wine Club members; Fee may be
 applied towards wine bottle purchase.)

Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day, New Year's Day and
the 1st week of January.

Terrace Music 1 - 5 pm, Memorial Day Weekend through September:
Maryhill provides free music every weekend all summer long
from some of the best performers in the Pacific Northwest
including jazz, classic rock, R&B, blues, Celtic and folk.

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Featured Maryhill Wines

Classic Red Wines

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley
$26.00  [Order Online]

Double Gold 2015 Seattle Wine Awards
Gold - 2015 Six Nations Wine Challenge
Silver - 2015 Great NW Wine Competition

Garnet color. Bing cherry and plum mingle with hints of earth, vanilla and spice on the nose, balanced with firm tannins and medium acidity.  Aged 18 months in 50% new French oak.  Pair with prime rib, savory omelet, lamb shank, dark chocolate Lava Cake.  77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot.  Alcohol: 14.1%.  2,223 cases produced.

2012 Syrah
Columbia Valley
$26.00  [Order Online]
90 pts - 2016 Wine Spectator

Ruby red color. Very fruit-forward with aromas of blueberry and raspberry and a hint of anise.  Well-balanced and structured with notes of cherry, berry compote throughout the long, juicy finish. Aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak. 100% Syrah.  Alcohol: 14.6%.  639 cases.

2012 Winemaker's Red
Columbia Valley
[Order Online]
Best of Class - Six Nations Wine Challenge
Best of Class - Grand Cru Wine Competition

Maryhill's Winemaker's Blend is year after year an award-winning and popular favorite.  A Bordeaux with a twist, this blend is layered with jammy, rich, red fruit flavors, lined with hibiscus, tar and sweet cedar notes.  Pleasing, balanced finish.  Aged for 11 months in tank with French oak staves.  Alcohol: 13.8%.  46,125 cases.

Classic White Wines

2015 Chardonnay
Columbia Valley
[Order Online]

Bright pale straw color; honeysuckle, pineapple and apricots on the nose; lightly oaked, medium bodied with a lengthy finish.  Fermented in stainless steel with 20% new French oak staves.  100% Chardonnay.  4,941 cases produced.  Alcohol: 14.5%

2015 Viognier
Columbia Valley
[Order Online]

Lush and bright, this Viognier offers hints of orange zest, honeysuckle and grapefruit on the nose.  The full mouthfeel is highlighted with crisp flavors of lemon zest, pear, white peach and a lengthy floral finish.  Vineyard Sources: Gunkel Vineyards (Estate), Tudor Hills Vineyards, Coyote Canyon Vieyard, McKinley Springs Vineyard.  100% Viognier.  Partially fermented on 20% French oak staves.  1,428 cases produced.  14.1% alcohol.


Vineyard Series Wines

2013 Carménère
Elephant Mountain Vineyard
Rattlesnake Hills AVA
[Order Online]

Medium bodied, this varietally appropriate vintage delights with aromas of cherry, spices and juicy, raspberry compote.  Notes of raspberry, white chocolate, mushroom and leather on the palate.  Best enjoyed while young.  Aged for 19 months in 40% new French oak.  100% Carménère.  Alcohol: 13.5%.  116 cases produced.

2012 Sangiovese
Elephant Mountain Vineyard
Rattlesnake Hills AVA
[Order Online]

Gold - 90 pts - 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Balanced with black pepper, tobacco and floral notes.  Aged for 18 months in 44% new French and European oak.  100% Sangiovese.  15.0% alcohol.  213 cases produced.

Check out Maryhill's other wines on its Wine Store web page.

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