Columbia Winery

Columbia Winery - Woodinville, WA

About

Enjoy an exclusive selection of red & white wines only available in our tasting room. Enhance your wine tasting experience with our amazing culinary selection of Northwest inspired cuisine & seasonal flatbreads. Make yourself at home while shopping our collection of locally sourced merchandise. During the warm weather months, feel free to bask in the Pacific Northwest sunshine and sit outside in our many outdoor seating areas. If it’s chilly and/or rainy there are several delightful seats inside by the fireplace.

Location Description

Columbia Winery is a Washington state winery located in Woodinville, Washington.

Features

  • 50 Years of Progressive Winemaking.

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Average Bottle Price

$ 25.00

Winemaker

Winemaker Sean Hails is at once an artist and an experimenter. And according to him, it’s hard not to be given the diversity in geography, climate and soil of Washington State.

Sean has always had a progressive approach and sense of adventure toward winemaking that has led him around the world. After earning a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Guelph in Ontario, he headed to Australia, where he balanced his work in winemaking with backpacking excursions along the coastal cities of Brisbane and Sydney. Today, Sean funnels his diverse background into a distinctive, contemporary winemaking style.

History

Columbia winery was founded in 1962 by a visionary group of 10 friends, six of whom were University of Washington professors. In 1979, Master of Wine David Lake was named head winemaker and furthered the progressive spirit that began with their founders. Under Lake, Columbia Winery produced the first series of vineyard-designate wines and the first Pinot Gris, Syrah and Cabernet Franc wines in Washington.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

With 43,000 planted acres, Washington State has ideal geography and conditions for growing complex, flavorful wine grapes. Primarily grown on their own root stocks, which support healthier plants, the diverse range of varieties planted in Washington State are found in the eastern part of the state. Here, the grapes enjoy long, hot, sunny days and cool, clear nights. At Columbia Winery, our winemaker Sean Hails carefully selects grapes from the top quality AVAs within the Columbia Valley to craft our wines, including the Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope and Red Mountain.

COLUMBIA VALLEY
Washington’s largest appellation, the Columbia Valley comprises more than 60 percent (17,000 acres) of the state's total vinifera grape plantings and provides all of the grapes for our blends. This high-desert region encompasses parts of three rivers – the Columbia, Snake and Yakima – as well as the Yakima Valley, Red Mountain, Wahluke Slope and Horse Heaven Hills appellations. Its volcanic, well-drained, sandy loam soils are low in nutrients, which stresses the vines and yields intensely concentrated flavors.

YAKIMA VALLEY
Established in 1983, Yakima Valley is Washington’s oldest appellation and is home to our Sunnyside winery. It lies within the larger Columbia Valley and includes 10,000 acres of wine grapes, roughly one-third the state’s total. Due to its cooler climate in some areas, we look to this region for a majority of our Chardonnay grapes. We also select many of our red grapes from this sub-AVA’s warmer mesoclimates for added layers of complexity.

HORSE HEAVEN HILLS
Located in southeastern Washington, this Columbia Valley sub-region is named for the wild mustangs that used to roam its hills. Today, it has over 6,000 acres of wine grapes, many on steep, south-facing slopes rising up to 1,800 feet. This region provides us with ripe, rich grapes for our Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec.

WAHLUKE SLOPE
Established in 2006, Wahluke Slope has some of the warmest temperatures and lowest annual precipitation levels in the state. This combination of factors creates a vibrant color and intense flavors in our wines, especially our Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

RED MOUNTAIN
Located at the easternmost tip of the Yakima Valley at a sharp bend of the Yakima River, Red Mountain encompasses approximately 4,000 acres. One of the warmest regions in Washington, Red Mountain offers exceptionally bold red grapes for our Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as many of our limited production wines.

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Hours

Mon-Sun: 11am-6pm Fri: 11am-7pm

Address

14030 NE 145th St
Woodinville, Washington 98072
United States

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