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Maryhill Winery and Amphitheatre
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 & Amphitheatre 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 experience.  Now combining more than 20 years of wine-industry expertise, they look back 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 Maryhill Winery... that the vine is trained for vintages to come and the wine is crafted unique to each harvest past.  For the visitor and wine enthusiast this time-honored approach to winemaking is only enhanced by the Maryhill extraordinary location with 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 Gorge that dramatically divides the states of Washington and Oregon.

       Eagerly, you head toward the inviting shade of a grapevine and flowered lattice covering the large deck that is the entryway of the Maryhill tasting room. You realize how hot you are and quicken your pace toward the shade.  Nearing the promise of relief from the sun's searing heat, you catch your breath as an increasingly beautiful and expansive landscape — dramatic and unspoiled, beyond and below — comes into view.  Does it get any better than this, you wonder... just as a fine mist of water cools your flushed face as you cross the threshold of the latticed deck. 

       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 flood of impressions 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.  Stretching 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 glass wall.  If you want to experience fresh, dry air with your view, you can walk out to the 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
(Last tasting served 5:30)
$5 fee per tasting flight;
fee refunded with bottle purchase)

Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day,
New Year's Eve & New Year's Day;
Open for purchases only 1st week of Jan.

The Wines and the Winemaker

       Maryhill vineyards are focused on producing premium red wines, with special attention to Syrah and Sangiovese.  The winery's larger vineyards include blocks of Zinfandel, Viognier, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon vines;  smaller sections are planted to Cabernet Franc, Petite Merlot, Malbec and Grenache.  Maryhill also contracts with select premier vineyards in other Columbia Valley wine regions to grow for Maryhill Winery.  By using vineyards planted on both the Oregon and the Washington side of the Columbia River, Maryhill wines capture the unique and individual flavors of diverse growing regions best suited for specific varietals.  "I've worked with many different varietals and blends," notes winemaker, Richard Batchelor, "both in my native New Zealand and Napa Valley, and I am constantly impressed by the quality and diversity of grapes we have to work with here in Washington state.  We're in an incredibly unique position, being able to create nearly 40 top-quality wines from grapes grown within a single region."

Ask Maryhill about their custom labeling service.

The Amphitheater

       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.  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 Amphitheatre.  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 Amphitheatre become a reality.  This 4,000-seat outdoor concert venue used the 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 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

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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:

80,000 cases

Wines Produced:

Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel,
Merlot,  Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir,
Grenache, Barbera, Cabernet Franc,
Mourvèdre, Red Blend,
Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc,
Muscat Canelli, Riesling,
Gewürztraminer, Viognier,
Chardonnay, White Blend

Custom Labeling  Wine glass

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3,000 sq ft 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  
Weddings  Wine glass
Dog & Family Friendly  Wine glass
Group Tours by arrangement Wine glass
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Tasting Room Hours:  
Daily - 10:00 to 6:00 pm
(Last tasting served 5:30)
$5 fee per tasting flight;
fee refunded with bottle purchase)

Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day,
New Year's Eve & New Year's Day;
Open for purchases only 1st week of Jan.

Memorial Day Weekend through September:
Maryhill provides free music every weekend all summer long
including jazz, classic rock, R&B, blues, Celtic and folk.

 VISA  Wine glass      Master Card  Wine glass      Discover  Wine glass

Featured Maryhill Wines

         The focus of Maryhill Winery's estate vineyards is on producing premium red wines, with special attention to Syrah and Sangiovese.  The winery's larger vineyards include blocks planted to Zinfandel, Viognier, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as smaller sections for Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Grenache.  While wines are produced primarily from fruit grown on its estate vineyards along the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Winery also contracts with the best of other Washington and Oregon vineyards to fulfill its vision... "to draw out the unique and individual flavors of this rich and diverse growing region."

Take advantage of quantity discounts:
6-11 bottles = 5% discount, 1 case= 10%,
2-3 cases = 15%, 4 cases 20%, Wine Club = 25% all wine

2010 Mourvedre, Sugarloaf Vineyards
Rattlesnake Hills AVA
$30.00 - Wine Club only
Double-Gold - 2013 Indy International Wine Competition
Gold - 2013 Wimemaker Challenge
Silver - 2013 San Francisco Chronicle

This tricky grape to grow shows varietally correct attributes in this first-ever Maryhill offering.  An earthy-tobacco and white pepper element mingle with red cherries and raspberry jam on the nose.  On the palate, red fruit and buttered toast give way to notes of cranberry, leather, bitter-sweet chocolate and a faint hint of coffee.  Generally a blending grape, we're proud to showcase this one in its own bottle!

2009 Zinfandel
$22.00 [Order Online]

2-Time Gold Medal Winner

Dallas Morning News gold medal winner! With easy comforting aromas of dark cherry pie this 2008 Zinfandel is inviting. On the palate, the cherries are joined by bittersweet chocolate, light raspberry and coffee. As the wine opens, darker flavors are revealed with oak and toffee and a bit more tannin grip showing up. The finish is easy and makes this wine highly quaffable. Pair with barbecue, heavy beef dishes and and/or grilled veggies.

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
$22.00  [Order Online]

Gold Winemaker Challenge 2013

With smoky raspberry preserves on the nose, containing hints of anise and earthy coffee grounds, this silky Cab makes you want to dive in. The plump fruit-forward palate of raspberry and cherry has a balance of acid and medium tannin grip to make this a Cab for everyone to love. A staff favorite.

2010 Chardonnay Classic
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Want to be surprised by a Chardonnay? Look no further. It begins with a crisp, clean fusion of lime, pear and tropical aromas with a hint of vanilla and a breath of oak. On the palate the expression of fruit is bright and beautiful with lemongrass, almonds and a notion of nutmeg coming through. This stainless steel fermented Chard is a real summer refresher that will surprise more than one Chardonnay skeptic. We plan on putting this in our picnic basket for certain. Cheers!

2011 Sauvignon Blanc
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3-Time Silver Medal Winner

Experience an aroma redolent of Honeydew with graceful notes of grapefruit, hazelnut and green grass. On the palate, this spectacular summer sipper delights with notes of apple, lemon, nutmeg, melon, and light toasted bread. Whether you're relaxing on the veranda or entertaining friends for a feast, this bit of Washington nectar is sure to be a favorite go to wine.

2010 Gewürztraminer
$14.00  [Order Online]

2-Time Gold Medal Winner

The complexities involved in this Gewürztraminer may open your eyes to a wine you never thought to try. From the first whiff of Asian pear, lychee fruit, citrus and allspice you can tell this is more than just a "dessert wine." A delightful honeydew, lime and marzipan mid-palate give way to a slight minerality on the finish. The true beauty of this wine is the blissful balance it achieves. No wonder it won Gold in the International Eastern wine competition. Cheers!

Proprietor's Reserve Wines

2009 Proprietor's Reserve Sangiovese
$26.00  [Order Online]
10-Time Award Winner
Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2013

Winemaker, Richard Batchelor has outdone himself this time. Sangiovese in Italy used to be blended with up to 30% of the white grape Malvasia to make "Chianti" easier to drink. There is no need for that here. Sweet-cherry with vanilla, tobacco, white pepper and smoke aromas spark your interest. Strawberry jam, precisely integrated oak, French-pressed coffee with an amazing presence of sage on the finish make this wine an absolute stunner. Simply put; don't pass it up, but rather raise a glass to Richard. Cheers!

2009 Proprietor's Reserve Zinfandel
[Order Online]
Gold Medal Winner

Our crowd pleasing Zinfandel has hit a new high. Aromas of cherry chutney, plums, cigar box, truffles and coffee make one's eyes light up immediately. On the palate, black cherry, smoked meat, currant and hints of the darkest of fruits keep you engaged. On the lingering finish look for pain grille' with truffle oil to surprise you and make you ready for more. Whether with prime rib, chocolate cake or simply sipping slowly, this deliciously Zinful wine is an absolute pleasure.

2010 Proprietor's Reserve Grenache
[Order Online]
Silver Medal Winner

The lightest hued wine in our lineup is by no means light in its appeal. This Grenache hints of strawberry and red cherry while coffee and coco powder intermingle and tantalize. As you sip, you journey through cherry, blackberry, and the slightest note of golden raisin before noticing caramel and a touch of sage. On the finish a bit of black pepper appears before lightening to white pepper on the linger. While the prior vintage was a stunner and staff favorite, this 2010 has the makings to delight even the most ardent of 2009 fans.

2009 Proprietor's Reserve Merlot
[Order Online]
3-Time Gold Medal Winner

Lovers of fruit forward Merlots step forward. The impassioned aromas of blackberries and cherries lead the way into more complex notes of leather, tar, coffee and white pepper. On the palate this full-bodied example of Pacific Northwest wine is a smooth and savory swirl. A moderately long finish allows you to enjoy each sip at your leisure or pair this wine with myriad entrées and appetizers alike.

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

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