A Wine Tasting Itinerary in Wenatchee, Washington
With 11 million acres growing 99% of Washington's wine grapes, Wenatchee produces acclaimed, high-quality Washington wines.
Despite the huge number of acres planted to grapes around Wenatchee, the number of tasting rooms around Wenatchee city limits and nearby towns Malaga and Rock Island is kept to a humble dozen. However, what the region lacks in quantity of wineries, it makes up for in the quality of tasting rooms and wines.
Most wineries here are family-owned and offer commanding views of the upper Columbia River and steep hills planted to vine. We've selected a few of the top Wenatchee wineries for members to visit and discover the best the region has to offer.
2 Hours, 30 Minutes From Seattle
Wenatchee is just 2.5 hours from Seattle, best accessed over Snoqualmie Pass and Blewett Pass.
99% of Grapes Grown in Washington
Wenatchee is Washington's largest viticultural region, growing 99% of the grapes grown in the state!
Stay in Wenatchee
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Featured Wenatchee Wineries
Our recommended Wenatchee wineries to visit
Hard Hat Winery
The Bianchi family offers hand-crafted wines using nature's best grapes, unlocking the delicious flavors and mouth-watering aromas that is their destiny, coupled with a propensity for fun to deliver wines that celebrate the love of life.
A family-owned boutique winery, tasting room and patio, with spectacular views of the Columbia River Valley and Cascade Mountains. A picturesque vineyard and orchard setting make it perfect for celebrations or sitting quietly.
Wines Produced: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red blends, White blends, Rosé
"This is a fabulous place to get out of the house. They have made a very comfortable and inviting outdoor seating area to stay open during the shut down. The staff is wonderful, wine is fabulous and view is lovely. There is even an outdoor TV to enjoy the game, complete with throw blankets, heaters and snacks." - JR, Google Review
Hard Hat Winery
Jim Davenport had been making wine as a hobby for over a decade and had become highly proficient in his ability to produce a wide variety of noteworthy wines. His upcoming retirement from his career at the time gave rise to the idea of turning his craft from a labor of love into the pursuit of providing a variety of distinguished wines, fitting for everyone from the occasional wine drinker to the true connoisseur.
In June of 2018 Jim brought Vern Armstrong, a life long friend and fellow Navy diver, and Greg Lone, an Army veteran, together to help form Hard Hat Winery. Combining Jim’s experience as a vintner with Vern and Greg’s knowledge in marketing and business development has created a team that brings a unique and unforgettable wine tasting experience.
Wines Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Red blends, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc
"This winery is veteran owned and operated and the wine is fantastic! Kid and pet friendly with fabulous outdoor seating area. They even have appetizers available for purchase." -Local Guide, Google Review
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