Woodinville Wineries

Woodinville Wineries

Chateau Ste Michelle: Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in the Columbia Valley and is the oldest winery in Washington State. Known for its highly acclaimed Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the chateau is located in Woodinville on 87 wooded acres that were once the summer home of Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson. The winery’s expansive grounds make an excellent picnic site. Complimentary guided tours and tastings are offered from 10 am to 4:30 pm daily. Reserve, single-vineyard and library wines are available for tasting for a modest fee by appointment (call 425-488-4633). During the summer, the winery is home to popular performing arts series featuring top international recording artists. Address: 14111 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072 phone: 425.415.3300

Columbia Winery: Columbia Winery was founded by a group of wine loving friends in 1962 who predicted that Washington State could produce distinctive wines from European vinifera grapes. Long-standing partnerships with vineyards from Washington’s best growing regions, leadership in winemaking and innovations in viticulture have been hallmarks of Columbia Winery’s 45 year history. David Lake, considered the Dean of Washington Winemaking, retired in 2006 after a glorious 27 years at Columbia Winery. Kerry Norton joined Columbia Winery as Director of Winemaking in early 2007. Kerry has had many years of winemaking experience with David Lake and Washington wines. His passion for wine and commitment to quality ensures that the essence of Columbia Winery continues to reside in each bottle of wine. Address: 14030 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072 phone: 425.482-7490

Gard Vintners: The word Gård, meaning farm or estate, honors the Scandinavian heritage of our family. The Lawrence family has been farming the Royal Slope, near Royal City, Wash., in Washington’s Columbia Valley for over 40 years. Brothers Hervey “Sandy” Lawrence and John Lawrence, along with John’s son Josh Lawrence, were proud to launch Gård Vintners, a product of Lawrence Cellars, in 2006 to capture the quality of our estate vineyard in the glass. Our vineyard provides the ideal conditions for growing fine wine grapes, particularly with its south-facing slope, elevation (1,365-1675 feet), and climate. The soil is a silt loam with a depth of 18-42 inches on top of fractured basalt. They are pleased with the well-draining soil along with their drip irrigation system that gives us full control over the water intake of the vines. Address: 19495 144th Avenue NE, Suite B240, Woodinville, WA 98072 Phone: 425-485-9461

Guardian Cellars: Guardian Cellars is a boutique winery in Woodinville, WA producing small lots of handcrafted premium wines. “The focus at Guardian Cellars,” Jerry says, “is to continually strive to produce the finest single varietals and blends from Washington vineyards.” But, he quickly adds, “Making kick-ass wines is also a nice change from the day job of arresting people.” Address: 19501 144th Ave NE # E600, Woodinville, WA 98072 phone: 206.661.6733

Hollywood Hills: Hollywood Hill Vineyards is owned and operated by husband and wife team Steve and Becky Snyder in Woodinville, WA. A true Garagiste, the winery and tasting room are located in a renovated garage and barn, surrounded by our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards. We specialize in Burgundian-style wines made from grapes grown in the Puget Sound AVA. We also specialize in a variety of wines made from some of the best vineyards throughout Washington State specializing in Cabernet Franc and Rhone varietals. All of our wines are made at our estate on sunny Hollywood Hill just outside of Woodinville, WA. Address: 14525 148th Ave NE – Suite 114 – in the Apple Farm Village, Woodinville, WA 98072 phone: 425-790-4223

AlmaTerra: The ALMA TERRA project is a winemaking collaboration between a geologist-viticulturist, a winemaker from a fourth-generation Northwest farming family, and passionate wine-grape growers; grapes for Alma Terra wines are grown in select vineyards in Washington State that are wonderfully terrior expressive for Syrah. The AlmaTerra wines project is dedicated to making wines — from diverse Washington American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) — that express terroir in every glass. Terroir is the complex interplay of climate, soils, geology, and vineyard practices that influences the character and quality of wine grapes. Terroir, along with great wine making, is what gives wine its individuality. Address: 19495 144th Avenue NE, Suite B240, Woodinville, WA 98072 Phone: 425-485-9461

Smasne Cellars: Veteran Winemaker and Proprietor Robert O. Smasne shares his wealth of winemaking experience and knowledge of Washington terroir by crafting wines that have garnered him the attention as a leading winemaker in Washington State. Most recently as winemaker at Alexandria Nicole Cellars with stints at Amavi Cellars, Pepper Bridge Winery, and Covey Run. This has also led him to be sought after by others within the industry as Robert currently consults and custom makes wine for 14 different labels within the Northwest. Built on the foundation of family, farming heritage, love for the valley and passion for wine, our mission is to handcraft limited-release, world-class wines from the heart of Washington Wine Country. Address: 19495 144th Avenue NE, Suite B240, Woodinville, WA 98072 Phone: 425-485-9461

Brian Carter Cellars: Visit Brian Carter Cellars Tasting Room to sample our handcrafted selection of blended wines. As a renowned Washington winemaker with over 28 vintages of experience and notable quality, Brian Carter has created a unique collection of wines combining the very best Washington State fruit with the classic elegance and tradition of European-styled blended wines. Let our friendly tasting room staff guide you through a fun, casual and personalized tasting of each wine. Address: 14419 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE, Woodinville, WA98072 phone: 425.806.WINE

Des Voigne Cellars: With an atmosphere that is the flipside of the stereotype stuffy winery, Des Voigne Cellars is one Woodinville’s exciting new crop of “Warehouse Wineries”. Owned and operated by Darren and Melissa Des Voigne and producing around 1000 cases per year, Des Voigne Cellars is best known for our Sangiovese, as well as our unique Bordeaux and Zinfandel blends. Address: 19501 144th Ave NE Suite B-500, Woodinville, WA 98072 phone: 206-478-3231

Hestia Cellars is dedicated to producing wines of individual character, richness, balance, and longevity. We have a passionate and uncompromised focus on quality at every step in the life of our wines. Remaining a small family winery allows us to be intimate with each and every barrel of wine in our cellar. We hope that you embrace our wines with as much interest and pleasure as we had in making them. Address: 18572 142nd Avenue NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 phone: 425.333.4270

Stevens Winery: The year 2002 brought the birth of Stevens Winery when Tim Stevens, along with his wife Paige, decided to jump in feet first (pardon the pun) into a wine project of their own. Like other boutique wineries, their focus is to create small lots of ultra-premium table wines from grapes grown by growers who have the same passion and desire to produce fruit that shows a distinctive flavor and quality indigenous to the land. Address: 18520 142nd Ave. NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 phone: 425.424.WINE (9463)

Woodhouse Family Cellars: Woodhouse Family Cellars is a producer of fine, hand-crafted, limited production wines. Our flagship wine is Darighe, is a Bordeaux-style blend, which in Gaelic means “Red.” Maghie is a 100% Red Mountain wine we call our “Big Boy Merlot.” Dussek, an elegant and beautiful red wine, is Washington Red Mountain Cabernet at its finest. The fourth label is Kennedy Shah, named after owners Bijal and Sinead Shah’s daughter. The Kennedy Shah Foundation was created by Woodhouse Family Cellars to support women and children’s charities. Twenty percent of gross revenues go towards local organizations. Wines produced include a Syrah, a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Merlot, and a Viognier/Chenin Blanc blend called “Auntie Meredith’s Picnic Blend.” Address: 15500 Suite C600 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Woodinville, WA 98072 Phone: 425-527-0609

Gifford Hirlinger: We’re bringing a little slice of Walla Walla to Woodinville! Their goal is to make the best wines possible by sourcing 100% of our fruit from our estate vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, controlling the process from dirt to bottle. We produce about 2000 cases of wine using primarily Bordeaux varietals, including Cab Sauv, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, along with a little Pinot Gris. We look forward to sharing our wines with you! Address: 14469 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Woodinville, WA 98072 phone: 425.486.2626

Pondera Winery: “The potential for our state is limitless. There has been an explosion of wineries and vineyards in Washington and incredible wines are being produced, but we are still in our infancy. The quality is getting better all the time and the best is yet to come. I am proud that Pondera Winery will be involved in getting Washington the worldwide respect it deserves. Though I look forward to making all types of wine, Bordeaux blends will be the primary focus of our winery. As a winemaker, I intend to expand our offerings to include many other wines, but my primary focus will always be on making blends with the Bordeaux varietals and to surround myself with good people, good food and great wine. This is what life is about.”-Shane Howard, Winemaker. 425-825-3917 , 12806 NE 125th Way, Kirkland, WA 98034