A Wine Tasting Itinerary in Leavenworth, Washington
Featured September 2019
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 September 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 September 2019!
Eagle Creek Winery
Leavenworth's oldest winery is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, just five miles from downtown Leavenworth, and is the home of Edward and Patricia Rutledge. Edward, owner and winemaker, personally selects grapes from their own vineyard and other exceptional vineyards though out Washington's Columbia Valley to make world-class wines at affordable prices.Eagle Creek Winery takes pride in producing only the highest quality premium wines.
The estate winery and tasting room is open May through October and is located on a beautiful wooded property 10 minutes from downtown Leavenworth. There is even a rentable cottage right on the winery property to stay at. If you don't want to drive to the winery, you can always walk to the downtown Leavenworth tasting room.
Wines Produced: Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, White Blends, Rosé, Red Blends, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
"Lovely for wine tasting with amazing lush scenery." -NM, Tripadvisor Review
"It was one of the most interesting winery tours I have ever experienced anywhere!" -TS, Tripadvisor Review
Obelisco Estate Wines
Founder Doug Long began growing grapes in the 1970's in Napa Valley, but was seduced by Washington's Red Mountain soil and returned from retirement to the world of winemaking. The wines he's since crafted have become his best, showcasing the true potential of Washington wines. Obelisco Estate Wines are known for their deep and bold reds that tantalize and entice. The flagship wine, Electrum, boasts a full body with hints of blackberry, spice, and clove with tannins that linger on the tongue to create a smooth finish.
An award-winning winery, Obelisco Estate wine tasting is a holistic experience. They have three tasting rooms located throughout the state, with the newest located in downtown Leavenworth. It's a comfortable space to kick back and enjoy a flight of inspiring Washington wines!
Wines Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc
"Really great tasting room. Warm atmosphere. Relaxing. Wine’s are top notch. Prices are competitive with other boutique wines and worth every penny. If you’re in Leavenworth and looking for good wine, Obelisco is a must stop." BF, Google Review
Ryan Patrick Wines
From their beginnings as a family winery named after the founders’ two sons, to today’s incarnation as a Columbia Valley AVA star with a landmark tasting room in Leavenworth, Ryan Patrick Wines continues to make approachable wines with a serious edge. Intuitive winemaking is the art of letting the fruit speak for itself. Minimalist intervention, combined with consistency of style is the heart of the Ryan Patrick promise to make artisan wines where the grape is at the center.
Visitors to the modern Leavenworth tasting room will be greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable staff (pets are welcome too!). The tasting flight includes a wide variety of premium Washington wines.
Wines Produced: Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Red Blend
"There are quite a lot of wine tasting establishments in Leavenworth. We tried several but this was by far our favorite for several reasons- best selection, beautiful bar and setting, and warm hospitality"- KC, Yelp Review
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