A Wine Tasting Itinerary in Leavenworth, Washington
Featured November 2020
Leavenworth, a popular Bavarian village in the heart of Washington's Cascade Range, boasts dozens of wine tasting rooms.
With ornate, German Highland-themed buildings and hundreds of hand-painted murals, Leavenworth provides a remarkable environment to shop, dine, and drink wine. Dozens of tasting rooms have opened in the last decade, the majority of which are downtown and within walking distance.
Like Woodinville, there are few vineyard estates around Leavenworth, but you will have no problem finding your next favorite bottle of Washington wine in these boutique, satellite tasting rooms. We've selected three of the top Leavenworth tasting rooms for members to visit during their November adventure to this popular destination.
2 Hours From Seattle
Leavenworth is just two hours from Seattle, best accessed over Stevens Pass.
20+ Tasting Rooms
Leavenworth boasts over two dozen wine tasting rooms, the majority based in the walkable downtown
Stay in Leavenworth
There is no shortage of AirBNBs, VRBOs and hotels around Leavenworth.
Featured Leavenworth Wineries
WineryHunt Washington club members enjoy waived wine tastings and 10% discounts at the following Leavenworth Wineries in November 2020
Icicle Ridge Winery
Icicle Ridge has an impressive three tasting rooms in the Leavenworth area. The winery itself is located in the foothills just ten minutes outside of town. This tasting room is situated in the impressive 5000 foot square foot log home of owner Louie and Judy Wagoner. Sit at one of the massive hand-carved tables while enjoying small-lot wines and taking in gorgeous views of the nearby Icicle Ridge. It's a wine tasting experience you won't soon forget!
If you would rather taste in the walkable downtown Leavenworth, there are two additional tasting rooms (Uptown and Downtown) to taste through Icicle Ridge's extensive flight of Washington wines.
Wines Produced: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, White Merlot, Red Blends, Lemberger, Cabernet Franc
"The place is truly lovely in every sense...the views, the wine, the food, the service, the wine, the vineyards, the log house, the wine, the beautiful grounds and did I say the wine?" -KW, Google Review
Plain Cellars Leavenworth
Plain Cellars is a family owned and operated boutique winery that was started in the small mountain community of Plain, Washington in 2005. Plain is just a short drive from the well-loved Bavarian themed town of Leavenworth, and in 2019 Plain Cellars opened their second tasting room in downtown Leavenworth! This is small-batch winemaking with top attention to quality and taste and eleven different varietals to choose from. From a full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc to a premium Chardonnay and dessert wine, there is something for every taste on the tasting menu. Note: WineryHunt member benefits are offered just at the Leavenworth location.
Wines Produced: Riesling, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blends, Malbec, Dessert Wine
"Family friendly tasting room. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Very good wines with a selection for every palate to try. Highly recommended, we have been here twice with a great experience both times." -ZS, Google Review
This hilltop winery and tasting room is located just 5 minutes outside Leavenworth and seconds off the Cascade Loop. Visitors will enjoy award-winning Washington State Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, as well as a number of lesser-known varietals. Silvara is set against the backdrop of the surrounding hills and mountains with beautiful mountainside views. Inside or out, there is plenty of room to spread out to sit and taste at your own pace, returning to the wine bar when you're ready for the next pour. The experience is as casual or informative as you would like it to be, and is sure to be highlight of your trip to Leavenworth.
Wines Produced: Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, White Blend, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Sangiovese, Grenache, Red Blends. Sparkling wine.
"Fantastic winery and beautiful location!! We are members of multiple wineries, and this was the first time we enjoyed every wine we tasted. Owner was wonderful and you can tell his love for what he does in every bottle. Highly recommend." -BT, Google Review
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