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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

Website:  www.maryhillwinery.com    Friend Us on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter
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       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 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 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 River Gorge that dramatically divides the Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon.

       Eagerly, you head toward the inviting shade of a grapevine and flowered lattice covering the large terrace 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 lattice covered 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 splendor 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
Closes early on Concert Days
($5 tasting fee per person; Fee waived for
Premium Wine Club members; Fee may be
 applied towards wine bottle purchase.)

Closed:
Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day, New Year's Day and
the 1st week of January.
Family and Dog Friendly

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.  Maryhill Winery is focused on producing affordable, quality wines and contracts with select growing partners from Horse Heaven Hills to Yakima Valley and the Wahluke Slope to produce wines that showcase the rich and diverse flavors of each 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 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 a single region."  Batchelor was named "Winemaker of the Year" by Indy International in 2013, and Maryhill was added to the World Association of Wine Writers & Journalists' 2014 "Top 10 Winery of the World" list.

Ask Maryhill about their custom labeling service.


The Amphitheater

2015 Concert Season Announcement

       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 of Maryhill.  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
 
Winemaker:
Richard Batchelor

Owners
Craig & Vicki Leuthold

The Vineyards & The Grapes

Average Annual Production:

80,000 cases

Wines Produced:

Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Merlot, 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Grenache,
Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Carm
énère, Grenache,
Aurelia (Marsanne/Roussanne), Serendipity (Meritage Blend), Indira (Cinsault/Counoise), Petite Sirah,
Petite Verdot, Marvell (GSM), Mourvèdre, Primitivo, Tempranillo, Rosso Granato (Petite Sirah/Zinfandel), Malbec, Tavolo Rosso (Super Tuscan Blend), Red Table Wine, Moscato di Caneli, Rosé of Sangiovese, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay, White Table Wine, Vintage Port,
Sparkling Brut

    
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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
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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
Private Events Space Rental Wine glass
Tour & Tasting Options Wine glass
Group Tours by arrangement.
Personal Tour & Tastings. 
"Glimpse of Maryhill" Tour, Noon Sat & Sun.
Tasting Room Hours:  
Daily - 10:00 to 6:00 pm
Closes early on Concert Days
($5 tasting fee per person; Fee waived for
Premium Wine Club members; Fee may be
 applied towards wine bottle purchase.)

Closed:
Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day, New Year's Day and
the 1st week of January.
Family and Dog Friendly

Terrace Music 1 - 5 pm, Memorial 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.
 

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Featured Maryhill Wines

2011 Syrah
Columbia Valley
$26.00  [Order Online]
95 Points, 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold, 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold, 2014 Seattle Wine Awards
Gold, 2014 Indy International Wine Competition

Cark violet color.  Aromas of black peppercorn, blackberry and bing cherry.  Lightly tannic with hints of cracked peppercorn and cherry on the finish.  14.2% alcohol; Aged 18 months in 35% new French, American and European oak.  100% Syrah.  1,396 cases produced.

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley
$26.00  [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.  100% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Alcohol: 13.7%.  1,957 cases produced.


2014 Chardonnay Classic
Columbia Valley
$15.00 
[Order Online]
New Release

Bright pale straw color, honeysuckle, pineapple and apricots on the nose, lightly oaked, medium bodied with a lengthy finish.  100% Chardonnay.  Barrel aged in 20% new French oak.  4,101 cases produced.  Alcohol: 14.2%

2014 Viognier
Columbia Valley
$18.00 
[Order Online]
New Release

With expressions of oak and vanilla bean, this 2014 Viognier entices the palate with hints of dried pineapple, apricot and pear.  With the first sip, you will experience a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel that lingers on your palate, finishing crisp and clean.  100% Viognier.  Partially fermented on 20% French oak staves.  5,222 cases produced.  13.9% alcohol.

2012 Moscato di Canelli
Columbia Valley
$16.00  [Order Online]

Best of Class, Double Gold - Grand Harvest Wine Competition

Enticing tropical aromas, kiwi, orange sorbet and sweet, summer peach build to a palate of golden raisin, macadamia nut and vanilla.  Soft textured, floral and sweet.  100% Muscat. 2,396 cases produced.  13.1% alcohol.


Proprietor's Reserve Wines

2011 Proprietor's Reserve Zinfandel
Columbia Valley
$42.00 
[Order Online]
Gold - Northwest Wine Summit
Double Gold - 2014 Great NW Wine competition
Silver - 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Lush and silky, notes of dried plum and ripe berry linger through the velvety, smooth finish.  100% Zinfandel.  Aged 20 months in 60% new oak (10% American, 5% European, 45% French).  1,022 cases produced.  16.5% alcohol.

2008 Vintage Port
Columbia Valley
Silver - 2014 Seattle Wine & Food Experience
$20.00 375 ml bottle

Sure to be a favorite.  Warm aromas of toasted raisin bread and dark cherry are followed by a finish of blackberry cobbler and caramel making this port perfect after a hearty dinner or as a stand alone treat.  Varietal Composition:  Tinta Cao, Tempranillo, Sousao, Touriga Nacional.  19.3% alcohol.  870 cases produced.

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


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Last revised:
08/31/2015