Spokane Winery Tour

Lisa Laughlin

If you live in the Spokane area, you’re likely familiar with the various local hiking options. After you’ve hit your favorite trail, visit these Spokane wineries for a taste of wines from around the region.

  • Barrister Winery—This Spokane-based winery has two tasting locations, including one located downtown. Author’s Pick: 2015 Sangiovese.
  • Terra Blanca—Located in the historical Chronicle Building, this tasting room has a nice outdoor patio to relax on after a hike. Author’s Pick: 2014 Block 8 Syrah.
  • Helix Wines—This tasting room with modern décor is located across from the Peacock Lounge. Author’s Pick: 2014 SoRhô, a blend of Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Grenache.
  • Va Piano Vineyards—Located inside the historical Davenport hotel, Va Piano has beautiful wines from Walla Walla and beyond. Author’s Pick: 2015 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Maryhill Winery—This tasting room has a stellar view of downtown Spokane and the Spokane River. Author’s Pick: 2017 Rosé of Sangiovese.
  • Craftsman Cellars—Located in Kendall Yards, this winemaker is also a woodworker. A craftsman of wood and wine. Author’s Pick: 2014 Pinot Noir.
  • Arbor Crest Wine Cellars—This historical site and wedding venue has a live summer concert series and view of the Spokane Valley. Author’s Pick: 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • The list goes on—visit the Cork District map online at Visit Spokane’s website for a complete list of Spokane wine tasting rooms. You can also try a wine bar, such as Nectar or Vino, to sample wines from a wider area. //


Lisa Laughlin is a runner and backpacker. She grew up on a wheat farm in central Washington and loves Washington wines. She wrote about rollerblading in the August issue of Out There.

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