A Wine Tasting Itinerary in Spokane, Washington
Spokane's wine scene is rapidly growing thanks to the downtown Cork District and countryside wineries.
When you think Washington wine, Spokane doesn't tend to come to mind first. That may soon change. The downtown Cork District, 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
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