Maryhill Winery is making it easier for people in the Portland–Vancouver metro to access its high-quality, affordable wines. The winery based in Goldendale, Wash., in the Columbia River Gorge is preparing to open a 4,890-square-foot tasting room in Vancouver, Wash., in the city’s highly anticipated redeveloped waterfront district, The Waterfront Vancouver, USA. The new venue, Maryhill’s second satellite tasting room, is expected to open this winter.
Maryhill’s tasting room at The Waterfront will be located near Grant Street Pier, an iconic and interactive public art piece designed by nationally renowned public artist Larry Kirkland. Situated along the Columbia River Renaissance Trail, Grant Street Pier will be a focal point of The Waterfront. Whether sipping wine from inside the tasting room or from Maryhill’s expansive outdoor patio, patrons will enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia River and Mount Hood.
“We’ve been eyeing the Vancouver market for many years,” says Craig Leuthold, co-owner of Maryhill Winery. “The city’s waterfront district along the Columbia River is a natural fit for us, given that our two other Washington tasting rooms — our flagship tasting room in Goldendale and our tasting room in Spokane — are also riverfront properties. The Waterfront tasting room will allow us to better serve our wine club members in the Portland–Vancouver area, and help others discover our wide variety of Washington wines.”
Leuthold founded Maryhill Winery in 1999 with his wife, Vicki, and has grown the company into one of Washington’s largest and most acclaimed wineries. Maryhill partners with 12 growers and 23 unique vineyard locations to produce 80,000 cases annually. Its winemaker, Richard Batchelor, has won numerous awards, including the 2018 Winemaker of the Year trophy at the annual Indy International Wine Competition.
Maryhill opened its first satellite tasting room in Spokane in late 2017. The Waterfront tasting room in Vancouver will have a similar design and feel. The redeveloped Vancouver waterfront includes a new 7-acre park, Grant Street Pier designed by nationally-renowned public artist Larry Kirkland, shops, restaurants and residential buildings. A public-private partnership between the City of Vancouver and Gramor Development, The Waterfront provides a unique opportunity for Maryhill Winery to reach both locals and visitors in a modern, economically diverse neighborhood.
“We are very excited about having Maryhill Winery come to The Waterfront,” says Barry Cain, president of Gramor Development, the development manager of the new $1.5 billion Vancouver, Washingtondevelopment. “They make great wines and are one of the fastest growing wineries in Washington. I know visitors will really appreciate being able to try and purchase Maryhill’s wines in the unbeatable atmosphere The Waterfront offers. It’s businesses like this that will make The Waterfront the thriving mixed-use development we’ve envisioned.”
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About Maryhill Winery
Opened in 2001 by Craig and Vicki Leuthold, family-owned Maryhill Winery is one of Washington’slargest wineries, producing 80,000 cases annually. Its two tastings rooms, one in Goldendale, Wash., and one in Kendall Yards in Spokane, Wash., offer visitors the chance to experience award-winning, affordable wines along with stunning views. It’s premier tasting room in Goldendale, perched on a bluff overlooking the stunning Columbia River draws more than 75,000 wine enthusiasts from around the globe each year, ranking it among the top-five most visited wineries in the state. Visitors can enjoy wine tastings, tours and special events, tournament-quality bocce courts, and live music on the vine-covered terrace every summer weekend, Memorial Day through September. Maryhill sources more than 30 unique varietals of grapes from some of the most highly regarded vineyards in Washingtonand produces more than 50 wines. Maryhill Winery has been honored with more than 3,000 awards since its first vintage in 2001, including being named 2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest and the 2014 Winery of the Year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Winemaker Richard Batchelor has twice earned the Winemaker of the Year award at the Indy International Wine Competition, including in 2013 and 2018.
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