Spokane Wine Tour

Spokane is a destination for wine. 18 wineries call Spokane home. Whether you are a local who is exploring the region one sip at a time, or you’re visiting for conventions, golf, travel, skiing or more, you need to take a moment and get a sip of Spokane. Explore the majestic views and award winning wines at Arbor Crest. See pioneer Mike Conway of Latah Creek. Spend the afternoon in Greenbluff picking fruit and sipping wine. Relax with a sip overlooking Liberty Lake at Liberty Lake Wine Cellars. Go urban with amazing boutique wineries like Ovebluff, Barili, Vintage Hill, Robert Karl, Whitestone, Nodland Cellars and Grande Ronde. Take a trip through time in historic facilities at Barrister, Caterina, Lone Canary, and Knipprath. Finally, celebrate life in the foothills of Mt Spokane at Mountain Dome.

If you’re a local or visiting Spokane, stay current on local wine events, tasting room happenings and reviews on this page!

Here is a downloadable PDF (Courtesy of Spokane Wineries Web Site)
 

Arbor Crest Spokane Wine

1. Arbor Crest – Arbor Crest is Spokane’s largest and most iconic winery. The Arbor Crest historic Cliff House looms high on a hilltop overlooking the Spokane Valley. Arbor Crest is Spokane’s most widely distributed wine.

  • See the DrinkNectar Review
  • Favorite: Sauvignon Blanc $8-10
  • Tasting Room Hours:
    • Cliff House Daily Noon – 5PM; 509-927-9463
    • River Park Square 11 – 7 Mon-Thurs, 11-9 Fri-Sat, 11-5 Sun.
  • Tasting Room Fees:
  • Amazing view and property grounds at the historic Riblet mansion. Summer concert series on Sunday (June – October)

**First Friday Participant**

 

Barili Spokane Wine

2. Barili Cellars One of Spokane’s newest wineries located at 608 W. 2nd Ave

  • See the DrinkNectar review
  • Favorite: I really enjoyed the Viognier AND the Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tasting Room Hours: Open by appointment and during First Friday; 509-995-4077
  • Tasting Room Fees:
  • Why you should visit: Cool urban winery with a great entry way. Only open a few times per year (First Friday, Special Events)

**First Friday Participant**

 

Barrister Spokane Wine

3. Barrister Winery Barrister is located in a 25,000 sq ft 100 year old building in downtown Spokane at 1213 W Railroad Ave. Started by two lawyer friends as a hobby, Barrister now produces nearly 3000 cases of quality red wine!

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  • Favorite: Rough Justice Blend $20
  • Tasting Room Hours: Tue – Sat Noon – 5pm 509-465-3591
  • Tasting Room Fees: $5 – refundable with purchase of wine
  • Why you should visit: Beautiful tasting room and event facility (largest of all wineries in town), ask for a tour of the barrel room

**First Friday Participant**

 

Caterina Wine Spokane

4. Caterina Winery Historic Broadmore Dairy building with winemaker Don Townshend. Located conveniently at 905 N. Washington

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  • Favorite: 2008 Viongier
  • Tasting Room Hours: Noon – 6pm Wed-Sun 509-328-5069
  • Tasting Room Fees:
  • Why you should visit: Beautiful tasting room with large event space. Close to Riverfront Park

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 Grande Ronde Spokane wine 5. Grande Ronde Quality wines (four 90+ point wines) located near the Davenport Hotel at 905 W. 2nd Ave

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  • Favorite: Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tasting Room Hours: Wed – Sat 11AM – 5PM 509-455-8161
  • Tasting Room Fees:
  • Why you should visit: Cool tasting room with wine related retail and tastings from Grande Ronde and Mountain Dome. When you’re done tasting, enjoy a fantastic dinner next door at Wild Sage

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6. Knipprath Cellars Located in a historic schoolhouse and producing unique WA Wine (Pinot Noir, Port and more) at 5634 E Commerce Ave.

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  • Divine Coffee Port, try a shot of Coffee Port with a Shot of LaV for a wino espresso
  • Tasting Room Hours: Wed – Sun Noon-5PM 509-534-5121
  • Tasting Room Fees:
  • Why you should visit: Unique tasting experiences of Port, dessert wine, Sangria (seasonal) and more

7. Latah Creek Spokane’s oldest winery with a broad selection of white, sweet white and quality red wines. Visit them at 13030 E Indiana in the Spokane Valley

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  • Favorite: Vinosity Red Blend $20
  • Tasting Room Hours: Daily from 9am – 5pm 509-926-0164
  • Tasting room fees:
  • Why you should visit: Tasting room also includes a huge gift shop with a big selection of boutique and gift items. Conveniently located near the Spokane Valley mall.

Liberty Lake Wine Spokane 8. Liberty Lake Wine Cellars One of Spokane’s newest wineries located on beautiful Liberty Lake. Stop by their tasting room at 1018 S. Garry Rd in Liberty Lake

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  • Favorite: 2006 Red Mountain Merlot
  • Tasting Room Hours: Most Saturday’s; call ahead 509-255-9205
  • Tasting room fees:
  • Why you should visit: Great up and coming wine maker with quality wine AND and amazingly beautiful view

Mike Scott (in the video) is the original founder of Lone Canary. He has moved on from this position and the winery is now owned by Don Townshend. 9. Lone Canary The little yellow canary continues to fly in a new location and under new ownership. Lone Canary shares tasting room space at 905 N Washington along with Caterina Winery.

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  • Favorite: Birdhouse Red $12
  • Tasting Room Hours: 905 N Washington Thur-Sun Noon – 6PM (later on First Friday) 509-534-9062
  • Tasting room fees:
  • Why you should visit: Quality wine making. Ask them how they got their name.

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Mountain Dome Wine 10. Mountain Dome Spokane’s only sparkling wine producer! They are located in North East Spokane at 16315 E Temple Rd.

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  • Favorite: NV Brut $10-12
  • Tasting Room Hours: Sat and Sun 11-4, also visit Grande Ronde to taste the sparkling wine 509-928-2788
  • Tasting room fees:
  • Why you should visit: Take a tour of Spokane’s only sparkling wine production and possibly get a glimpse of the gnomes that live in the forest behind the winery

Nodland Spokane Wine 11. Nodland Cellars Spokane’s smallest boutique winery. One white and one red produced annually. Visit Nodland in the Valley at 11616 E Montgomery.

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  • Favorite: 2006 Reserve Cabernet
  • Tasting Room Hours: Sat 12-4 pm; call first 509-927-7770
  • Tasting room fees: $3-5 refundable with purchase of wine
  • Why you should visit: Wine is liquid art and the two selections will delight your senses. Close to Latah Creek, so stop by both in one trip

Overbluff Spokane wine 12. Overbluff Cellars - Overbluff Cellars began in 2006 when winemakers John Caudill and Gerald Gibson partnered to create world class Cabernet Sauvignons, feeling successful in this endeavor the mission continues with exciting new wines including Syrah, Merlot, Viognier, and Semillion.

  • See the DrinkNectar review
  • Favorite: The Duality Cab
  • Tasting Room Hours: Fri 2-6pm, Sat 12-5; (509)991-4781; 620 S. Washington
  • Tasting room fees
  • Reason why you should visit: Fantastic new winery making some fantasic juice just south of downtown Spokane.

Robert Karl Spokane Wine 13. Robert Karl Cellars Boutique and hand crafted wines that are annually receiving high marks at wine shows and in wine magazines. Stop by and say, “Hi” to Rebecca and Joe at 115 W. Pacific.

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  • Favorite: 2007 Claret $20
  • Tasting Room Hours: Thu-Fri 2-5pm Sat Noon-5pm 509-363-1353
  • Tasting room fees: $5 – refundable with purchase of wine
  • Reason why you should visit: Rebecca and Joe will give you the grand tour of how wine is made (all in house). If you’re lucky you’ll see some production in action!

Townshend Wine Spokane

14. Townshend Cellars The 10 mile drive North is well worth it!

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  • Favorite: 2007 Malbec or NV Huckleberry Brut
  • Tasting Room Hours: Open Fri-Sun Noon – 6pm 509-238-1400
  • Tasting room fees:
  • Why you should visit: One of Spokane’s wine darlings. The location and the wine are spectacular

Trezzi Farm Spokane Wine Not on Map: Trezzi Farm. Trezzi Farm is a vineyard and a restaurant. Stop by their tasting room and stay for dinner 17700 N. Dunn Rd in Green Bluff

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  • Favorite: Estate grown Barbera from grapes right outside the tasting room.
  • Tasting Room Hours: Fri-Sun Noon – 6pm 509-238-2276
  • Tasting room fees:
  • Why you should visit: The list is long…lasagna, pomento, pasta, the views, estate grown wine, beautiful tasting room…lasagna.

Vintage Hill Spokane Wine 15. Vintage Hill Cellars One of Spokane’s newest wineries in the heart of downtown Spokane. Vintage Hill is located at 319 W. 2nd Ave

  • See the DrinkNectar Review
  • Favorite: Really enjoyed the Viognier but also dig the diverse aroma on the 2007 Syrah (releasing in Fall 2010)
  • Tasting Room Hours: Open most Saturdays; call ahead 509-624-3792
  • Tasting room fees:
  • Why you should visit: Cool eclectic space with urban modern vibe!

**First Friday Participant**

Whitestone Spokane Wine 16. Whitestone Winery Wilbur WA vineyard and vintner with new tasting room in downtown Spokane at 111 S. Cedar.

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  • Favorite: Pieces on Earth (limited holiday release)
  • Tasting Room Hours: Thu-Sat Noon – 6pm (later on First Friday) 509-838-2427
  • Tasting room fees:
  • Why you should visit: Cozy tasting room where you can relax after downtown shopping and enjoy some of Spokane’s best wines

**First Friday Participant**

drinknectar

Owner of Nectar Tasting Room in Spokane, WA. (@nectarwine) Publisher of Spokane Wine Magazine (@spowinemag), author, speaker, consultant and internet marketer with Nectar Media (@nectarmedia)

31 comments on “Spokane Wine Tour

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  2. Frank

    Hello Josh! Excellent resource. I was out in Spokane in the late Summer… this would have been a great resource to have. From my short visit there, the reason to visit each winery could be ‘unbelievable, serene, beautiful views.’ If I make it out to Walla Walla for WBC ’10, I plan a quick trip up to Spokane to visit a friend and a little fishin.
    Definitely ‘God’s Country’ out that way.
    All the best!

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    1. drinknectar

      Thanks, Frank. If you do make it up to Spokane, any time, you must let me know. I would love to treat you to a glass of wine and dinner!

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  4. Randy Watson

    Excellent resource! Hopefully I’ll get the chance to visit this region while out at WBC!

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  5. Chris

    Hey, Josh. I almost made it your way last weekend, a basketball tourney at EWU in Cheney. Unfortunately no time for wine touring. Besides that the school bus would have looked odd in the tasting room parking lots.

    We hope to make it bakc up there for a weekend this summer. Look forward to reading more of and about your favorites from Spokane.

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    1. drinknectar

      Next time you are in town you MUST connect with me. We’ll hit the tasting rooms!

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  6. Chris

    Will do.

    Likewise, give me a shout if you head towards Yakima. We’ll tip a few glasses.

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  8. Jill Rider

    Josh – this is great for the Spokane wineries! Since you haven’t been out to Townshend Cellar to taste through our wines, I’d love to invite you to visit. We have a few wines I’m sure you would be excited to try! Give me a call and we can set a time up – I’ll look forward to meeting you!

    Jill Rider
    Townshend Cellar
    238-1400

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    1. drinknectar

      Thanks for the invite, Jill! I will definitely give you a call! Townshend is on my list, just hadn’t made my way there yet.

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  20. adam wilkening

    we just started wine tours for this year,call us or please drive safe LIMOINSPOKANE.com thanks adam

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  24. Janice Whitaker

    I am interested if you have along with your list, what wineries charge for tastings, how much, and what wineries have free tastings?

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    1. drinknectar

      Janice, that would be great information to add. I’ll get it updated ASAP!

      Reply
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