The Best of Washington’s Wineries
No trip to the gorge would be complete without a visit to one of the Columbia River Gorges wineries. Located in Washington our Gorge wineries are classic, charming and a perfect fit for any afternoon outing. For us the vote is in on some of our local favorites.
Maryhill winery is at the top of our list as it is one of the most scenic properties throughout the Gorge. Located on the Washington side Maryhill sits on a bluff just over the Columbia River. Voted 2009 Washington Winery of the year this fabulous location offers a little something for everyone.
Aside from having some of the best scenic views this winery is also home to unlimited summer and spring activities, concerts and dinners. There is never a shortage of things to do and see at this location.
Our next stop is Waving Tree, which is located just below the famed Stone hedged memorial, amidst the sprawling Columbia River also in the community of Maryhill Washington. Their location takes advantage of one of the longest growing seasons in Eastern Washington. Aside from having fantastic wine this winery also caters to a plethora of activities and at the end of the season opens its vineyards up for locals to pick a satchel of grapes for themselves.
Further east sits Cascade Cliffs Vinyards and Winery. Offering primarily red wines, Cascade Cliffs specializes in the classic Piedmont varietals (Barbera, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo) of northwest Italy, as well as popular French varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. There philosophy is simple: a profound respect and honor for our natural surroundings will produce equally profound wines.
The company here is refreshing and relaxing and the information is substantial. This winery has been noted for its excellence in numerous publications and periodicals. Make sure to catch this vineyards Summer Solstice party March 20, 2010.
The Columbia gorge wine growers are a very elite group of grounded and humble individuals who make it their priority to see that you experience the ultimate in wine and dinning during your visit to their properties. This being the highlight of most of our guests experiences we proudly salute theses small business owners in what they do and enjoy referring their venues and serving their wines time and time again.