A Wine Tasting Itinerary in Spokane, Washington
Spokane's wine scene is rapidly growing thanks to the downtown and countryside wineries.
When you think Washington wine, Spokane doesn't tend to come to mind first. That may soon change. The downtown Spokane Winery Association, launched in 2014, now features over a dozen tasting rooms within walking distance of each other. Some are unique just to Spokane, while others are satellite tasting rooms from wineries in other prominent winegrowing regions. Within just a few miles of downtown are numerous countryside wineries with great views, sprawling estates, and awe-inspiring wines.
Featured Spokane Wineries
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Latah Creek Wine Cellars
Established in 1982, this small family winery – a rarity anymore – produces a wide range of small-lot Washington wines.Included are a Sangria made with natural fruit juices, a Wahluke Slope Barbera, their well-awarded Merlot, a Horse Heaven Hills Zinfandel, a Wahluke Slope Tempranillo and a Horse Heaven Hills Reserve Cabernet.
The first Washington father-daughter wine team began in 2005 when Natalie Conway-Barnes began making wine with owner/founder father Mike Conway.Like many of the oldest wineries that don’t grow grapes, they have well-established and long term contracts with the best vineyards in the state. Today, Latah Creek’s production is around 15,000 cases annually.
The newly remodeled tasting room is based 10 minutes east of downtown Spokane. If you visit during the week, there is a very good chance the winemakers will be there to answer questions you may have.
Wines Produced: Malbec, Barbera, Merlot, Red Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dessert Wine, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Rosé, Riesling, White Blends
"One of the best wineries in the Spokane area. We started coming here several years ago and stop every time we are in the area. Their wines are delicious and reasonably priced." -MP, Google Review
Maryhill Winery - Spokane
Kendall Yards is Spokane’s newest urban neighborhood, featuring scenic views of the Spokane River and Downtown Spokane. Responding to growing demand for its wine in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene metro region, Maryhill Winery has set roots in Spokane, where owners Craig and Vicki Leuthold are both natives, and opened their first satellite tasting room in Fall 2017.
The 5,000 square-foot tasting room offers visitors high-quality, affordable wines, locally procured small plates, an expansive balcony, and 180-degree views of the Spokane River and downtown Spokane. From the bar, their friendly tasting room staff offer a mixed flight of our classic and reserve wines.
Wines Produced: Merlot, Pinot noir, Mourvedre, Red blends, Syrah, Sangiovese, Cinsault, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinandel, Riesling, Viognier, Semillon, Gruner Veltliner, Chenin blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot gris, Roussanne, White blends, Rosé, Sparkling wine
"Met my girlfriend for a bite & a wine flight this afternoon. Tasty & tasty plus a delightful server who took great care of us. I may just have to become a member!." -MB, Google Review
Renegade by MonteScarlatto
In 2007, MonteScarlatto Estate Winery was founded on the belief that wine is a food group. Abandoning traditional career and lifestyle, founder, Joel Mackey set out on a blazing trail to reinvent his norm.
Wines Produced: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Carmenere, Miscelare, Red Blends, Dessert Wine
"Lots of great wines and yummy food too. We tried one of the flatbreads which totally hit the spot. I enjoyed all of the wines, as well. Definitely will stop again next time we're in town." -KR, Yelp Review