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Maryhill Winery and
Amphitheater

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 decades of wine-industry expertise, the Leutholds 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 the unique harvests of the past.  For the visitor and wine enthusiast, this time-honored approach to winemaking is only enhanced by Maryhill's extraordinary location and its commitment to true hospitality.

 

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... to say nothing of 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 marks 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 entrance to Maryhill's 3,000-square-foot main tasting room and gift shop.  Your visual senses are swamped by beauty of your surroundings inside and the integration of the view outside. Framed by windows to the west, Mt. Hood dominates the view, promising additional drama with the approaching sunset hour.  To your right, an antique darkly aged Brunswick Bar demands attention as the focal point of the large room.  Maryhill Winery Tasting RoomStretching a full 20 feet, 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 stand at the bar enjoying tastes of Maryhill wines and learning about their origins.  Friendly staff are obviously well-informed and happy to be sharing what they know. 

      You may also want to taste the wines from Maryhill's exceptional library, or maybe you'd like to try some award-winning small-lot and limited-production varietals and blends.  The Reserve Room is set up for just such experiences.  This additional 1,200 square-foot tasting room to the west of the main tasting room also features a private patio with the same breathtaking views of the Gorge that surround all of Maryhill Winery.

       Deciding which wine I like most, I want to be sure to take a glass with me to spend some time enjoying the star of the day... the natural, scenic drama that surrounds you.  The shade of the terrace is inviting on this late summer day.  I can imagine taking in the view from a fireside table on a less hospitable day.

       What a great place to spend a wine-country day!



Main Tasting Room Hours
($10 tasting fee per person; Fee waived for Premium Wine Club members; Fee may be applied towards $20 purchase.)

Daily:
10:00 to 6:00 pm
Closes early Concert Days.

Closed:
Thanksgiving, Christmas,
New Year's Day &
1st week of January.

Family and Dog Friendly


Reserve Room Hours
($20 tasting fee per person; Fee waived for Premium Wine
Club members; Fee may be applied towards purchase of
3 Reserve Room wines or Premium Wine Club membership.)

Jan & Feb: Call for availability
Mar, Apr, May (until Memorial Day):
Open Fri - Sun, 12 - 5 pm
Memorial Day Weekend - Sept:
Fri - Sun, 12 - 5 pm;
Mon - Thurs, by appointment
October - December:
Fri - Sun, 12 - 5 pm;

On occasion, the Reserve Room may be
rented for a private event. Call for info:
1-509-773-1976   |   1-877-627-9445


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 dependable breezes, 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 wide 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, Red Mountain, Walla Walla and the Wahluke Slope, showcasing the rich and diverse charcterss 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.  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 & Journalist.  Batchelor was also at the winemaking helm when Maryhill Winery was deemed International 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 famed road builders of the Columbia River Gorge, just as they inspire travelers, residents and wine producers today... including the Leutholds of Maryhill.  When they were introduced to the land that became home to their winery, they envisioned part of the land as a natural amphitheater... a perfect site for enjoying outdoor concerts.  The natural slope of the land adjacent to the winery became the 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 what nature offered - combined with a large dose of patience and a balanced approach - to plan and develop what has become one of the most popular destinations in the Northwest for outdoor summer concerts. 

       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 toward the stage 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 mom and dad. 

       The Maryhill Amphitheater now hosts thousands of visitors each 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 or at least, plan to stay for the day. 
You can be sure each visit will be full and memorable.




Winery Information - an overview
 
Winemaker:
Richard Batchelor

Owners
Craig & Vicki Leuthold

The Vineyards & The Grapes

Average Annual Production:
8
0,000 cases

Wines Produced:
Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Merlot, 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Malbec,
Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Carm
énère, Cabernet Franc,
Aurelia (Marsanne/Roussanne), Serendipity (Meritage Blend), Indira (Cinsault/Counoise), Petite Sirah,

Petite Verdot, Marvell (GSM), Mourvèdre
, Primitivo, Dolcetto, Tempranillo,
Cinsault, Rosso Granato (Petite Sirah/Zinfandel), Tavolo Rosso (Super Tuscan Blend),
Red Table Wine, Moscato di Caneli, Ros
é of Sangiovese, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay, Albariño, Sémillon, White Table Wine, Vintage Port, Sparkling

    
Personalized Wine Labels  Wine glass
Wine Clubs Wine glass  
4 World-Class Bocce Courts
with picnic area
4,000-Seat Amphitheater 
Concert Series
Other special events
Private Events Space Rental
Tour & Tasting Options
Group Tours by arrangement.
Personal Tour & Tastings. 
"Glimpse of Maryhill" Tour,
Noon Sat & Sun.

Gift Shop

 Gift Certificates

Dog & Family Friendly 

Live Music on the Terrace
Weekends 1:00 - 5:00 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.
 


Featured Maryhill Wines

Classic Red Wines

2013 Barbera, Gunkel Vineyard
Columbia Valley
$26.00  [Order Online]
Double Gold - INDY International Wine Competition
Silver - Cascadia Wine Competition
Silver - Seattle Wine Awards
Silver - Dan Berger's International Wine Competition

Wonderfully balanced with blackberry, plum, vanilla and clove aromas complemented on the palate with flavors of earthy cherry quality, smooth tannins and a lengthy finish.  Aged 20 months in 40% new French oak.  100% Barbera. Alcohol: 14.1%. 627 cases produced.

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley
$26.00  [Order Online]

Gold - Seattle Wine Awards

Elegant with dark, rich red fruit, blackberry and graphite aromas highlighted by flavors of berry and tart cranberry on the palate.  Aged 20 months in 50% new French oak.  100% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Alcohol: 14.2%.  2,223 cases produced.


Classic White Wines

2015 Chardonnay
Columbia Valley
$16.00 
[Order Online]
90 pts - International Wine Cellar
Silver
- INDY International Wine Competition

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%

2016 Viognier
Columbia Valley
$16.00 
[Order Online]

Aromas of pear, honeysuckle and cantaloupe melon transition into a palate that is juicy and round in the mouth with notes of Meyer lemon, pear and nectarine. Vineyard Sources: Gunkel Vineyards (Estate), Tudor Hills Vineyards, Coyote Canyon Vineyard, McKinley Springs Vineyard.  100% Viognier.  Partially fermented on 20% French oak staves.  8,291 cases produced.  14.0% alcohol.
 


Proprietor's Reserve

Our Proprietor's Reserve wines encompass a true reserve collection of limited-production wines that represent the best blocks of the vintage.

2016 Albariño Proprietor's Reserve
Otis Vineyard
Columbia Valley
$20.00 
[Order Online]

90 pts - International Wine Report
Gold - Seattle Wine Awards

Pear blossom, Fuji apple, Anjou pear and a touch of honeysuckle delight the nose while crisp, tropical flavors of pineapple and citrus round out the palate.  Fermentation: Stainless steel.  100% Albariño.  Alcohol: 13.2%.  1,079 cases produced.

2014 Grenache Proprietor's Reserve
Columbia Valley
$36.00 
[Order Online]

Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards
Gold - Cascadia Wine Competition

Blueberry, bing cherry and caramel delight the nose while a medium-body, velvety tannins and notes of cedar and cherry accent the palate.  Sourced from the award-winning Art den Hoed Vineyard and Gunkel Vineyard.  Aged for 18 months in 26% new French oak.  100% Grenache.  14.8% alcohol.  681 cases produced.

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


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Last revised:
07/25/2017