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Maryhill Winery and Amphitheatre

9774 Highway 14   |  Maryhill, Washington
 4 miles west of Hwy 97/Goldendale-Biggs Junction  (MAP)
1-509-773-1976   |   1-877-627-9445

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Maryhill Winery - Winery of the Year

       Few places in the historic Northwest Territory resonate with such power as does the stretch of spectacular, elevated land where Maryhill Winery & Amphitheatre overlook vineyards and orchards and the eastern end of the famed Columbia River Gorge southwest of Goldendale, Washington.

      Celebrating, honoring and sharing the beauty of this powerful spot was the intention from the start when Craig and Vicki Leuthold conceived and developed all that today comprises the Maryhill experience.  Now combining more than 20 years of wine-industry expertise, they look back on the family skills and passions brought to the table of their shared dream.  Today, that dream is a famed reality.

       In addition to sharing a dream, the Leutholds share a philosophy that is the foundation Maryhill Winery... that the vine is trained for vintages to come and the wine is crafted unique to each harvest past.  For the visitor and wine enthusiast this time-honored approach to winemaking is only enhanced by Maryhill's extraordinary location and its surrounding estate vineyards.

The Winery & Tasting Room Experience

       Imagine arriving at Maryhill Winery on a 90ºF-day for a first-time visit.  You park your car, and step out into a blast of dry heat.  Dwarfed by your surroundings, you are awestruck by a 360º expanse of raw, rugged land and the yawning gap of the Columbia Gorge that dramatically divides the states of Washington and Oregon.

       Eagerly, you head toward the inviting shade of a grapevine and flowered lattice covering the large deck that is the entryway of the Maryhill tasting room. You realize how hot you are and quicken your pace toward the shade.  Nearing the promise of relief from the sun's searing heat, you catch your breath as an increasingly beautiful and expansive landscape — dramatic and unspoiled, beyond and below — comes into view.  Does it get any better than this, you wonder... just as a fine mist of water cools your flushed face as you cross the threshold of the latticed deck. 

       Refreshed and stimulated, you swing open the doors of the main entrance to Maryhill's 3,000-square-foot tasting room and gift shop.  A visual flood swamps your senses.  Framed by windows to the west, Mt. Hood dominates the view, promising peak pleasure for the approaching sunset hour.  To your right, a darkly aged Brunswick Bar demands attention as the focal point of the large room.  Stretching a full 20 feet long with a 12-foot high back bar, you learn this beauty was made in the early 1900s, quarter-sawn from Tiger Oak and finished with exquisite wood carvings and inset mirrors.  A number of people are enjoying tastes of Maryhill wines being poured by friendly and obviously well informed staff. 

       Once you decide which wine you like most — not an easy task, you can take a glass to a fireside table and enjoy dramatic views through the adjacent glass wall.  If you want to experience fresh, dry air with your view, you can walk out to the trellised deck on the west side of the tasting room or back to the east side with its wind-protected, grapevine-covered arbor... both are platforms for unprecedented views of the mountains of the Columbia Basin and the geology of the Columbia River Gorge.  What a great way to end your wine-tasting day!

Tasting Room Hours:  
Daily - 10:00 to 6:00 pm
(Last tasting served 5:30)
$5 fee per tasting flight per person;
fee refunded with bottle purchase)

On Concert Days: Tasting Room closes
90 minutes prior to gates opening
Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day,
New Year's Eve & New Year's Day;
Open for purchases only 1st week of Jan.

The Wines and the Winemaker

       Maryhill Winery is located in an exceptional climate for growing the highest quality wine grapes.  With warm summer days, cool nights, moderate winters and a gentle breeze, the area supports a wide variety of grapes including several difficult-to-grow varietals often stunted in many of the Washington State’s other vineyards.  Specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot, Viognier and Syrah, Maryhill also focuses on up-and-coming varietals including Cabernet Franc, Mourvedre, Malbec and Grenache.  Maryhill Winery is focused on producing affordable, quality wines and contracts with nearly 20 of the most sought-after vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills, Wahluke Slope, Walla Walla Valley and Yakima Valley.  Maryhill works closely with select growing partners to produce wines that showcase the rich and diverse flavors of this unique growing region.  "I've worked with many different varietals and blends," notes winemaker Richard Batchelor, "both in my native New Zealand and throughout the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and I am constantly impressed by the quality and diversity of grapes we have to work with here in Washington State.  We're in an incredibly unique position, being able to create over 40 top-quality wines from grapes grown within a single region."

Ask Maryhill about their custom labeling service.

The Amphitheater

       Dramatic views of precipitous canyon walls and sloping open lands inspired early, famed road builders of the Columbia River Gorge, just as they inspire travelers, residents and wine producers today... including the Leutholds.  They saw the land adjacent to the east side of their winery as a perfect natural site for enjoying outdoor concerts.  The natural slope of the land became a keyConcert at the Maryhill Amphitheatre element in the development of the Maryhill Amphitheatre.  Pooling their skills and drawing upon their shared passions, the family used all that nature offered - plus a large dose of patience and a balanced approach - to plan and develop what has become one of the most popular destination wineries and outdoor summer-concert venues in the Northwest. 

       It was the summer of 2002 that saw the Maryhill Amphitheatre become a reality.  This 4,000-seat outdoor concert venue used the slope and curve of the land to stair-step grassy areas for blanket spreading, picnic dinners, and plenty of singing, dancing and swaying to the music. 

      The annual eclectic mix of world-class performers scheduled for Summer Concert Series at the Amphitheater is designed to please a wide spectrum of music lovers... even young children lucky enough to attend an outdoor concerts with moms and dads. 

       The Maryhill Amphitheater now hosts thousands of visitors a year, sharing the majesty of place and the quality of wines that is Maryhill. 

Check the Maryhill Amphitheater calendar

There are many reasons to visit Maryhill Winery, so plan on visiting more than once and/or plan to stay for the day.  Each visit will be full and memorable.

Winery Information - an overview
Richard Batchelor

Craig & Vicki Leuthold

The Vineyards & The Grapes

Average Annual Production:

90,000 cases

Wines Produced:

Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel,
Merlot,  Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir,
Grenache, Barbera, Cabernet Franc,
Mourvèdre, Primitivo, Red Blend,
é, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc,
Muscat Canelli, Riesling,
Gewürztraminer, Viognier,
Chardonnay, White Blend, Port

Custom Labeling  Wine glass
Wine Club Wine glass  
3,000 sq ft Public Tasting RoomWine glass   
Reserve Tasting Room
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Picnic Area 
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Gift Shop Wine glass  Gift Certificates Wine glass
World-Class Bocce Courts
with picnic area 
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4,000 Seat Amphitheater  Wine glass
Concert Series  Wine glass   Other special events Wine glass  
Dog & Family Friendly  Wine glass
Group Tours by arrangement Wine glass
Private Events Space Rental Wine glass
Tasting Room Hours:  
Daily - 10:00 to 6:00 pm
(Last tasting served 5:30)
$5 fee per tasting flight per person;
fee refunded with bottle purchase)

On Concert Days: Tasting Room closes
90 minutes prior to gates opening
Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day,
New Year's Eve & New Year's Day;
Open for purchases only 1st week of Jan.

Memorial Day Weekend through September:

Maryhill provides free music every weekend all summer long
including jazz, classic rock, R&B, blues, Celtic and folk.

 VISA  Wine glass      Master Card  Wine glass      Discover  Wine glass

Featured Maryhill Wines

Take advantage of quantity discounts:
6-11 bottles = 5% discount, 1 case= 10%,
2-3 cases = 15%, 4 cases 20%, Wine Club = 25% all wine


2009 Syrah
$24.00  [Order Online]
Double Gold - 2012 Seattle Wine Awards
Gold Best of Class - 2012 Women's International Wine Competition
Gold - 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

On the nose, hints of chocolate-covered cherry, raisin and vanilla evolve into a velvety palate complete with fig, smoked meat and caramel.  Pair with BBQ ribs, spinach salad with blue cheese dressing or lamb stew.

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
$24.00  [Order Online]

Double Gold - 2014 Seattle Wine Awards
Gold (92 Pts) - 2014 San Francisco International Competition

Balanced and evocative, delivering notes of baked cherry, olive and spice with a hint of vanilla and tobacco for an easy drinking, smooth finish.  Aged 18 months in 50% new French, American, European oak.  Pair with prime rib, savory omelet, lamb shank, dark chocolate Lava Cake.  Alcohol: 13.7%

2012 Chardonnay Classic
[Order Online]
Gold Medal - 2014 Winemaker Challenge

Distinguished and beautifully floral, aromas of tropical fruit, pear and jasmine extend into a palate of granny smith apple and citrus.  Bright and crisp, with a slight minerality on the finish. Pair with burgers, curried summer salad, grilled salmon, savory omelet.  Stainless steel. Alcohol: 13.8%

2013 Viognier
[Order Online]
Gold - 2014 Seattle Wine Awards

Delightfully easygoing, offering notes of honeydew, macadamia and warm, grilled pear. Soft, buttery smooth with balanced acidity.

2011 Gewürztraminer
$14.00  [Order Online]

Gold - 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

The complexities involved in this Gewürztraminer may open your eyes to a wine you never thought to try. From the first whiff of Asian pear, lychee fruit, citrus and allspice you can tell this is more than just a "dessert wine." A delightful honeydew, lime and marzipan mid-palate give way to a slight minerality on the finish. The true beauty of this wine is the blissful balance it achieves.

Proprietor's Reserve Wines

2010 Proprietor's Reserve Sangiovese
$32.00  [Order Online]

Double Gold - 2013 Seattle Wine Awards
Best of Class / Gold - 2013 New World International
Gold - 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, dark cherry and white pepper move gracefully into a rich, food friendly palate of fig, anise, marionberry and herbaceous notes.  Medium to light bodied with chocolately tannins and a long, pie-cherry finish. Pair with a tomato based pizza, herb roasted chicken or grilled portobello mushrooms.

2010 Proprietor's Reserve Zinfandel
[Order Online]
Gold - 2013 Wine Press NW

The aroma of cherry wood and cinnamon draws you in and entices you to take that first sip.  The complexity and richness will keep you intrigued until you very last.  Red wine lovers rejoice, next time you pull out a sweet white wine for your spicy Asian dish, think again and give this Reserve Zin a try.  The velvety smoothness and jamminess will pair perfectly.

2010 Proprietor's Reserve Malbec
[Order Online]

Gold - 2013 Wine Press NW

This jewel-toned beauty bursts with aromas of dark berry, rich plum and herbal notes.  Hints of chocolate, leather and currant on the palate make for a bold medley of food friendly flavors  Pair with grilled lamb chops, pan roasted vegetables or a hearty beef stew.  Pair with lamb stew, BBQ short ribs, BBQ shrimp or grilled salmon.

2009 Proprietor's Reserve Merlot
[Order Online]
Gold - 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold - 2012 Northwest Wine Summit
Gold - 2012 Wine Press NW Best of the Northwest

Lovers of fruit forward Merlots step forward. The impassioned aromas of blackberries and cherries lead the way into more complex notes of leather, tar, coffee and white pepper. On the palate this full-bodied example of Pacific Northwest wine is a smooth and savory swirl. A moderately long finish allows you to enjoy each sip at your leisure or pair this wine with myriad entrées and appetizers alike.

Check out Maryhill's other wines on its Wine Store web page.

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