Get thee to a Winery! THE local list


CHEERS to looking for WINE in all the right places. 

Spokane Area Wineries

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars & van Löbel Sels Cellars
4705 N Fruithill Road Spokane Valley, WA.  (Cliff House)
Hours: Daily Noon-5pm
808 West Main Avenue Spokane, WA. (Downtown Tasting Room)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday Noon-5pm
Established 1982, 2011
Production 20,000 cases, 250 cases
Best Known for: Dionysus (Red Blend), Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Kristina van Löbel Sels

Sip Tip:  This destination winery was made for events. 
 Especially wonderful for picnics and listening to music outdoors.

Barili Cellars 
608 West 2nd Avenue Spokane, WA.
Hours: 1st Fridays 4pm-9pm, 2nd Saturdays Noon-5pm
Established 2007
Production 500 cases
Best known for Double Barrel Red (Blend)
Winemakers: Russ Feist and Gary Hustad
Sip Tip: Double Barrel Red Blend is a hit. 
Barili means Barrel in Italian.

Barrister Winery
1213 W. Railroad Spokane, WA.
Hours: Monday-Saturday Noon-6pm
Established 2001
Production: 5,000 cases
Best known for Cabernet Franc
Winemakers: Greg Lipsker and Michael White
Sip Tip: The Cab Franc is remarkable and Rough Justice is delicious value. 
Popular place for First Friday and a great place to rent for a soiree. 

Bridge Press Cellars
39 W Pacific Avenue Spokane, WA.
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday Noon-6pm, Friday-Saturday Noon-Close
Established 2009
Production 500 cases
Best known for Merlot
Winemaker Brian Padrta and John Mueller

Sip Tip: Marvelous Merlot! 
New downtown Spokane event center and tasting room with EMVY Cellars.

EMVY Cellars
39 W Pacific Avenue Spokane, WA.
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday Noon-6pm, Friday-Saturday Noon-Close
Established 2005
Production 1,000 cases
Best known for Devotion (Red Blend)
Winemakers Brian Padrta, John Mueller and Mark Wilkerson

Sip Tip: Devoted to Devotion (Red Blend)
New downtown Spokane event center and tasting room with Bridge Press Cellars.

Grande Ronde Cellars
906 W. Second Spokane, WA.
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday Noon-6pm
Established 1997
Production 1,200 cases
Best known for Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemakers: Dave Westfall and John Mueller

Sip Tip: Stellar Cellar line up. Try the MUST SIP Cabernet Sauvignon.

Knipprath Cellars
5634 East Commerce Avenue Spokane Valley, WA
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday Noon–5pm
Established 1999
Production 2,000 cases
Best known for Au Chocolat! (Port)
Winemaker Henning Knipprath

Sip Tip: Au Chocolat is a special treat of Chocolate Port. Try "V" which is their Vanilla Port. Located in an historic Parkwater schoolhouse.

Latah Creek Wine Cellars
E.13030 Indiana Avenue Spokane Valley, WA.
Hours: Daily 9am - 5pm
Established 1982
Production: 12,000 cases
Best known for Huckleberry d’Latah (Riesling)
Winemakers: Mike Conway and Natalie Conway-Barnes

Sip Tip: Well known for their whites including the famous Huckleberry Riesling. But recently some really great Reds have been released. Best winery gift shop (by a landslide). 
Pinot Gris is's perfect. 
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 
1018 S. Garry Road Liberty Lake, WA.
Hours: Saturdays 1pm-5pm
Established 2005
Production 500 cases
Best known for Heritage Blend (Red Blend)
Winemaker: Doug Smith

Sip Tip: Try the magnificent Merlot and superb red blends. 
Taste wine and enjoy the views of Mt Spokane and Liberty Lake.  

Lone Canary Winery
(Currently no tasting room. See website)
Established 1992
Production 4,000 cases
Best known for Bird House Red (Blend)
Winemaker Jerry Widing

Sip Tip: Blissful Red Blends such as the popular Bird House Blend. 

Mountain Dome Winery 
(Currently no tasting room. See website)
Established 1984
Production 2,000 cases
Best known for NV Brut (Sparkling)
Winemaker Eric Manz

Sip Tip: Cuvee Forte is brilliant but one should always have the Brut (Ghome Perignon) 
chilled and ready to make any day a sparkling one.

Nodland Cellars 
11616 East Montgomery Drive Suite #70 Spokane Valley, WA.
Hours: Friday 1pm-6pm, Saturdays Noon-5pm
Established 2005
Production 800 cases
Best Known for Private Blend (Red Blend)
Winemaker: Tim Nodland

Sip Tip: The Reserve is  brilliant. Bad Attitude is "bad" as in "so good."
Overbluff Cellars
620 S Washington Spokane, WA.
Friday -Saturday Noon-6pm
Established 2010
Production 700 cases
Best known for Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker Jerry Gibson

Sip Tip:  Love the charming "Oh Jerry!" and any of the great Cabs they offer.

Robert Karl Cellars
115 W. Pacific Avenue Spokane, WA.
Hours Thursday-Friday 2pm-5pm Saturday Noon-4pm
Established 1999
Production 2,500 cases
Best known for Claret
Winemaker Joe Gunselman

Sip Tips: The "Inspiration" is well...inspiring and I have a major crush on the Claret. 

Townshend Cellar
16112 North Greenbluff Road Colbert, WA.
Hours Friday - Sunday Noon - 6pm
Established 1998
Production 18,000 cases
Best know for T3 (Red Blend)
Winemaker Don Townshend and Brendon Townshend

Sip Tip: Known for their terrific T3 blend, but I choose Vortex. Let's just say they know how to blend. Located in beautiful Greenbluff.

Vintage Hill Cellars
319 W Second Ave Spokane, WA
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:30pm-5:30pm
Established 2006
Production 1,000 cases
Best known for Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemakers Cody George and Brian Murray

 SIP TIP: Love the b/w label with the old trucks. Located in the up and coming SODO district providing a Sip and Shop opportunity.

Whitestone Winery
Spokane Tasting Room
8 North Post Street #8 Spokane, WA.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday Noon-6pm Thursday, Friday Noon-7pm
Established 2000
Production 2,400 cases
Best known for Pieces of Red (Blend)
Winemaker Michael Haig

Sip Tip: Pieces of Red is a classic blissful blend. Saint Vincent Meritage is SIP'S Whitestone fave. Always a good time at Tasting Room.

Northern Idaho Wineries

Coeur d'Alene Cellars
3890 N. Schreiber Way Coeur d'Alene, ID.
Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday Noon- 7:00pm, Thursday - Saturday Noon - 9:00pm
Established 2002
Production 2,500 cases
Best known for Syrah
Winemaker Dirk Brink

Sip Tip: Previously named Idaho Winery of the year from Wine Press Northwest. Try their seductive Syrahs. Wonderful watercolor labels. They have relaunched the Barrel Room #6 at the tasting room.

Pend d'Oreille Winery
220 Cedar Street Sandpoint, ID.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10am-7pm, Thursday 10am -8pm, Friday 10am -9 pm, Saturday 10am–8 pm, Sunday 11am–6pm
Established 1995
Production 6,000 cases
Best known for Chardonnay
Winemaker Steve Meyer and Jim Bopp

*The FINE PRINT: Hours listed are current tasting room hours. These are subject to change seasonally. Honestly, I try to update this, but please know hours are subject to change. Also know that many wineries participate in special events, such as First Friday and extend regular tasting hours.  Most wineries will do private tasting by appointment. Contact winery for details

--------------------------------------Wine Shops, Tasting Rooms & Wine Bars

 Patit Creek Cellars (Spokane Tasting Room)  
822 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA.  99201 509.868.4045
Sip Tip: Coming Soon 
Cougar Crest Winery (Spokane Tasting Room)
8 N. Post St. #3 
Spokane, WA. 99201 509.241-3840
Sunday- Thursday 12- 6, Friday & Saturday 12-8, and closed Tuesdays 
Sip Tip: Cab Franc!!!

Nectar Tasting Room  
Spokane Tasting Room for 5 WA. Wineries
120 N Stevens 
Spokane, WA. 99201
Sip Tip: Tasting Room to 5 Washington State Wineries:    
Anelare Winery, Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards, Northwest Cellars, Skylite Cellars, and Terra Blanca Winery.

Left Bank Wine Bar
108 N Washington
Spokane, WA 99201
Sip Tip: Live Music on the weekends. Great vibe with a knowledgeable wine staff and creative wine flights. Over 60 wines by the glass.
With so many options, let your flight attendant be your guide.

Vino! A Wine Shop
(Retail and tasting)
222 S Washington Street
Spokane, WA 99201
Sip Tip: Weekly wine tastings and a very established wine club at various price points. Wine for everyone. This is our original wine shop and tasting room.

Rocket Market
(Large wine selection & weekly classes)
726 E 43rd  (South Hill)
Spokane, WA 99203
Sip Tip: Handwritten tasting notes on every wine they carry. Popular Friday night wine classes and a no fail shelf of Great wines under $10. Live music in the Summer.

Huckleberry's Natural Market
(Large Wine Selection)
926 S. Monroe
Spokane, WA 99201
Sip Tip: Great wine selection. Unique cheeses and picture perfect produce.

Williams Seafood Market and Wine
(Large wine selection)
2118 N Ruby St  Spokane, WA 99207
509. 321.0747
Sip Tip: One of the best wine selections around.Pick up something for dinner and wine to match.

............................................Restaurants with Notable Wine lists

Great Wine List
5620 S Perry Street
Spokane, WA
Lovely Luna. One of the best wine lists (anywhere!)

Great Wine List
214 N Howard Street
Spokane, WA
Nice wine selection, great food, and pretty terrific ambiance,

Max at Mirabeau
Great Wine List
1100 N Sullivan Road
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
Sip Tip: Regular wine events and acknowledged by Wine Spectator for their wine list.

The Melting Pot
Great Wine List
707 West Main (2nd Floor)
Spokane, WA
Sip Tip: Recognized by the Washington Wine Commission for being dedicated to Washington Wine. The wine room gives me cellar envy. Go for a dip on "Wine Down Wednesdays!"

Beverly's at The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Great HUGE Wine List
115 South 2nd Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID
(208) 765-4000
Sip Tips: AHH-mazing line list that is as big as a novel. Sign up for a cellar tour at the resort.

PS  - We check the hours and time on a regular basis for accuracy. Please let us know if we ever have something incorrect as we want to change it asap.
Thanks and happy tasting.


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