Located on approximately the same latitude as some of the great French wine regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, Washington is on the map attracting visitors as a wine destination. But us locals don’t have to go far to get our own taste of what has become a multi-million dollar wine-tourism industry. Many of these wineries offer shipping and online purchases, but it’s not the same as an afternoon at a local tasting room, or a tour of several. Many have outside seating to enjoy a sipping on a sunny day, and a few have sprawling estates for outside strolls.
* Know before you go! Check ahead before visiting each location for current tasting room open status and COVID rules.
Local Wineries & Tasting Rooms
801 Waterfront Way, Suite 105, Vancouver
(Vancouver Waterfront location)
Known for a portfolio of more than 50 exceptional wines, Maryhill offers a rich and diverse tasting experience for grapes produced from an association of partner vineyards throughout the unique growing region of the Columbia Valley.
760 Waterfront Way, Vancouver
Prosser, WA has found its way onto the map as a prime growing region for quality wine grapes. Airfield Estates began with a farming family planting their first grapes in 1968 and now four generations later they have a full vineyard of 830 acres growing over 20 varietals.
Brian Carter Cellars Tasting Room & Winery
660 Waterfront Way, Vancouver
The 1,200 square-foot Tasting Room & Wine Bar at the Vancouver Waterfront offers rotating tasting flights from award-winning wines produced from carefully selected grapes. This location also claims to be the waterfront’s most dog-friendly wine bar. So leash up your well-mannered fur-friends and go!
Pepper Bridge Winery & Amavi Cellars
677 W Columbia Way, Vancouver
Also located in the heart of the new Vancouver Waterfront developments, this tasting room offers wines from their sustainably farmed, Walla Walla estate vineyards. Their three estate vineyards – Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills, and Octave – not only produce premium grapes but are leaders in the practice of sustainable agriculture.
Downtown & Greater Vancouver
Burnt Bridge Cellars
1500 Broadway, Vancouver
Named after the creek that runs through the heart of town, they fittingly call themselves “Vancouver’s Urban Winery.” Their compelling wines come from some of Washington’s best vineyards and are crafted in a 1930s-era auto garage in Downtown Vancouver. burntbridgecellars.com
Koi Pond Cellars
212 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver
This winery owned by a husband and wife team has received several awards and recognitions since their 2011 debut on the scene. Most of their wine comes from carefully selected Columbia Valley grapes grown such premium, award-winning viticultural areas as Horse Heaven Hills, Walla Walla, and Wahluke Slope.
English Estate Winery
17806 SE 1st St, Vancouver
Vancouver’s oldest vineyard and winery sits on Lauren Gravelly Loam soil just three miles north of the Columbia River. Settled in 1903, this is Vancouver’s oldest vineyard and winery. The family has worked the land for five generations to grow 99% of the fruit used in their wine which grows on 12 acres surrounding their 1915 historical barn.
Bethany Vineyard & Winery
4115 NE 259th St, Ridgefield
This Ridgefield vineyard takes a handcrafted, “fruit forward” approach to their wines made from Pinot Noir grapes and 12 other varietals. With 25 acres of estate vineyard, two lakeside patios, and a floating patio there is ample outdoor space to relax, taste, and explore.
Confluence Vineyards & Winery
19111 NW 67th Ave, Ridgefield
This boutique winery gets its name from the area, as a place where rivers meet, as well as a place where people can meet, relax, share a good time, and enjoy high quality wines.
Windy Hills Winery
1346 South 38th Court, Ridgefield
This family owned winery’s story began with a Christmas Tree farm on 10 acres of scenic rolling landscape in Ridgefield. Now a thriving winery, Windy Hills Winery joins the values of community unity and joy their tree farm brought to the community. Check out their bright, rustic tasting room for personalized, one-on-one service during tastings, and lively weekend atmosphere with outdoor seating during summer months.
Gouger Cellars Winery
26506 NE 10th Ave, Ridgefield
Offering internationally awarded wines made on-site, tasting visitors can find seating in their converted firehouse dining area, or the covered back patio with fire tables and heaters, or as well as rooftop seating to sip and survey the panoramic view of the local area and mountains. gcwinery.com
Heathen Estate Winery
26506 NE 10th Ave, Ridgefield
This historic, beautifully maintained vineyard and intimate setting with wrap around porch as well as northside sprawling vista makes for fantastic photo opportunities. Here you can discover their unique wines entirely hand produced from grapes grown in Vancouver and on the estate. Also find their wines at their Feral Public House in downtown Vancouver.
Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery
2411 NE 244th St, Ridgefield
As the name suggests, this winery is family owned and operated, producing a limited production of award-winning wines from handpicked grapes on their own picturesque estate vineyards in Ridgefield. Either relax and chill in their friendly atmosphere, or for a more livey time, check ahead for their live music and trivia night events.
Stavalaura Vineyards & Winery
29503 NW 41st Ave, Ridgefield
The first vines were planted in 2003 by owner and winemaker, Joe Leadingham, and his daughter, Laura, as her high school horticulture project and the rest is history. Stavalaura currently produces small batch wines from three grape varietals grown in their own vineyards and also from grapes brought in from quality Eastern Washington vineyards.
20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd, Yacolt
This Living History Farm museum is on the National Register for Historic places. The family farm and 677 acres are nestled in the beautiful Lucia Valley of Southwest Washington, surrounded by picturesque views of the countryside. The farm and grounds are a great place to enjoy some of their carefully crafted wine.
Heisen House Vineyards
28005 NE 172nd Ave, Battle Ground
This is another historical setting for a day in the country seeing the sights and tasting local wine. With plans to reopen this Memorial Day weekend, they invite guests to taste natural wines and ciders made onsite with plenty of seating, hammocks, firepits, and grassy areas to relax and enjoy. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome!
Dolio Winery & Vineyard
11001 NE 314th St, Battle Ground
This winery describes their tasting room as “intimate and rural,” which sounds quite cozy! They say the winemaker is almost always in the tasting room and loves to talk to guests about their winemaking choices and processes.
Rezabek Vineyards/Daybreak Cellars
11700 NE 279th St, Battle Ground
This vineyard in the south slopes of the Cascades just north of the Lewis River was once a dairy farm then a blueberry orchard and now a prime location to grow premium cool climate grapes. They produce many quality and award-winning wines here but the Tempranillo, a Spanish grape that thrives in somewhat warm areas such as Spain and eastern Washington State, is their Flagship wine.