Maryhill Winery and
9774 Highway 14 | Maryhill, Washington
4 miles west of Hwy
1-509-773-1976 | 1-877-627-9445
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Few places in the historic
resonate with such power as does the stretch of spectacular,
elevated land where Maryhill Winery & Amphitheater 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
experience. Now combining
wine-industry expertise, the Leutholds look back with pride 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 of Maryhill Winery... that the vine is trained for
vintages of the future while the wine is crafted from the unique harvests
of the past. For
the visitor and wine enthusiast, this time-honored approach to winemaking
is only enhanced by Maryhill's extraordinary location and its commitment to
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...
to say nothing of the yawning gap of the Columbia River Gorge that dramatically
divides the Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon.
Eagerly, you head toward the inviting shade of a grapevine-covered
lattice over a the large terrace that marks the entryway of the Maryhill
Winery tasting room. You realize how hot you are and quicken
your pace toward the shade.
Nearing the promise of relief, you catch
your breath as the beauty of the expansive landscape comes into full
dramatic and unspoiled, beyond and below. Does
it get any better than this, you wonder as you come within a few steps
of the arbor. Just then, you collide with a fine mist of water
that cools your flushed face and your first experience with Maryhill
Winery is indelibly etched in memory.
Refreshed and stimulated, you swing open the doors of the entrance
to Maryhill's 3,000-square-foot main tasting room and gift shop.
Your visual senses are swamped by beauty of your surroundings inside and
the integration of the view outside. Framed by windows
to the west, Mt. Hood dominates the view, promising additional drama
with the approaching sunset hour. To your right, an antique darkly aged
Brunswick Bar demands attention as the focal point of the large room.
Stretching a full 20 feet, 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 stand at the bar enjoying tastes of Maryhill wines and
learning about their origins. Friendly
staff are obviously well-informed and happy to be sharing what they know.
You may also want to taste the wines from Maryhill's exceptional
library, or maybe you'd like to try some award-winning small-lot and
limited-production varietals and blends. The Reserve Room is set
up for just such experiences. This additional 1,200 square-foot
tasting room to the west of the main tasting room also features a
private patio with the same breathtaking views of the Gorge that
surround all of Maryhill Winery.
Deciding which wine I like most, I want to be sure to take a glass with
me to spend some time enjoying the star of the day... the natural,
scenic drama that surrounds you. The shade of the terrace is
inviting on this late summer day. I can imagine taking in the view
from a fireside table on a less hospitable day.
What a great place to spend
a wine-country day!
Tasting Room Hours
fee per person; Fee waived for Premium Wine Club members; Fee may be applied towards
10:00 to 6:00 pm
Closes early Concert Days.
New Year's Day &
1st week of January.
fee per person; Fee waived for Premium Wine
Club members; Fee may be applied towards purchase of
3 Reserve Room wines or Premium Wine Club membership.)
Jan & Feb:
Call for availability
Mar, Apr, May (until Memorial Day):
Open Fri - Sun, 12 - 5 pm
Memorial Day Weekend - Sept:
Fri - Sun, 12 - 5 pm;
Mon - Thurs, by appointment
October - December:
Fri - Sun, 12 - 5 pm;
the Reserve Room may be
rented for a private event. Call for info:
1-509-773-1976 | 1-877-627-9445
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 dependable breezes, the area supports a wide variety
of grapes, including several difficult-to-grow varieties often stunted in
many of Washington State’s other regions. Focused on producing
a wide variety of affordable, quality wines, Maryhill contracts with select growing partners
from other Columbia Valley and Columbia Gorge vineyards - from the Horse Heaven Hills,
the Yakima Valley, Red Mountain, Walla Walla and the Wahluke Slope, showcasing the rich and diverse
charcterss of each unique
"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. I am constantly impressed by the quality and diversity of
the grapes we have to work with here in Washington State. We're in a unique position, being able to create
more than 50 top-quality
wines from grapes grown within this region."
was named "Winemaker of the Year" by Indy International in 2013, and
Maryhill was added to the 2014 list of "Top 10 Wineries of the World"
published by the World Association of Wine Writers & Journalist. Batchelor was also at the winemaking helm when Maryhill Winery was
deemed International Winery of the Year in 2014 by San Francisco International Wine
Competition, and in 2015 by Wine Press Northwest.
Maryhill about their custom labeling service.
2017 Concert Schedule
views of precipitous canyon walls and sloping open lands inspired
famed road builders of the Columbia River Gorge, just as they inspire
travelers, residents and wine producers today... including the
Leutholds of Maryhill. When they were introduced to the land that
became home to their winery, they envisioned part of the land as a
natural amphitheater... a perfect site for enjoying outdoor concerts.
The natural slope of the land adjacent to the winery became the key
element in the development of the Maryhill Amphitheater.
Pooling their skills and drawing upon their shared passions, the family
used what nature offered - combined with a large dose of patience and
a balanced approach - to plan and develop what has become one of the most
popular destinations in the Northwest for outdoor summer concerts.
It was the summer of 2002 that saw
the Maryhill Amphitheater become a reality. This
4,000-seat outdoor concert venue used the natural slope and
curve of the land to stair-step grassy areas toward the stage for blanket spreading,
picnic dinners, and plenty of singing, dancing and swaying to the music.
annual eclectic mix of world-class performers scheduled for the 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 mom and dad.
The Maryhill Amphitheater now hosts thousands of visitors
year, sharing the majesty of place and the quality of wines that is
Check the Maryhill Amphitheater calendar
There are many reasons to visit
so plan on visiting more than once or at least, plan to stay
for the day.
You can be sure each visit will be full and memorable.
Winery Information - an
Craig & Vicki Leuthold
The Vineyards & The Grapes
Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir,
Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Carménère,
Aurelia (Marsanne/Roussanne), Serendipity (Meritage Blend), Indira
(Cinsault/Counoise), Petite Sirah,
Petite Verdot, Marvell (GSM), Mourvèdre,
Primitivo, Dolcetto, Tempranillo,
Rosso Granato (Petite Sirah/Zinfandel), Tavolo Rosso (Super Tuscan Blend),
Red Table Wine, Moscato di
Rosé of Sangiovese,
Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling,
Chardonnay, Albariño, Sémillon, White Table Wine, Vintage Port,
World-Class Bocce Courts
with picnic area
Private Events Space Rental
Group Tours by arrangement.
Personal Tour & Tastings.
"Glimpse of Maryhill" Tour,
Noon Sat & Sun.
Dog & Family Friendly
Music on the Terrace
Weekends 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Day Weekend through September:
Maryhill provides free music every weekend all summer long
from some of the best performers in the Pacific Northwest
including jazz, classic rock, R&B, blues, Celtic and folk.
2013 Barbera, Gunkel Vineyard
Double Gold - INDY International Wine Competition
Silver - Cascadia Wine Competition
Silver - Seattle Wine Awards
Silver - Dan Berger's International Wine Competition
Wonderfully balanced with blackberry, plum, vanilla and clove aromas
complemented on the palate with flavors of earthy cherry quality,
smooth tannins and a lengthy finish. Aged 20 months in 40% new
French oak. 100% Barbera. Alcohol: 14.1%. 627 cases produced.
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold - Seattle Wine Awards
Elegant with dark, rich red fruit, blackberry and graphite aromas
highlighted by flavors of berry and tart cranberry on the palate. Aged
20 months in 50% new French oak. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Alcohol: 14.2%.
2,223 cases produced.
90 pts - International Wine Cellar
Silver - INDY International Wine Competition
Bright pale straw color; honeysuckle, pineapple and
apricots on the nose; lightly oaked, medium bodied with a lengthy
finish. Fermented in stainless steel with 20% new French oak
staves. 100% Chardonnay. 4,941 cases produced. Alcohol: 14.5%
Aromas of pear, honeysuckle and cantaloupe melon
transition into a palate that is juicy and round in the mouth
with notes of Meyer lemon, pear and nectarine. Vineyard
Sources: Gunkel Vineyards (Estate), Tudor Hills Vineyards,
Coyote Canyon Vineyard, McKinley Springs Vineyard. 100% Viognier. Partially
fermented on 20% French oak staves. 8,291 cases produced.
Our Proprietor's Reserve wines encompass a true reserve
collection of limited-production wines that represent the best
blocks of the vintage.
90 pts - International Wine Report
Gold - Seattle Wine Awards
Pear blossom, Fuji apple, Anjou pear
and a touch of honeysuckle delight the nose while crisp, tropical
flavors of pineapple and citrus round out the palate.
Fermentation: Stainless steel. 100%
Alcohol: 13.2%. 1,079 cases produced.
2014 Grenache Proprietor's Reserve
Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards
Gold - Cascadia Wine Competition
Blueberry, bing cherry and caramel
delight the nose while a medium-body, velvety tannins and notes of
cedar and cherry accent the palate. Sourced from the
award-winning Art den Hoed Vineyard and Gunkel Vineyard. Aged for 18 months in
26% new French oak. 100% Grenache. 14.8% alcohol.
Check out Maryhill's other wines on its Wine Store web page.
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