Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

(509) 927-9463 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road
Spokane, WA 99217
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Winemaker Kristina Mielke-van Loben Sels the second generation of the Mielke family to oversee Arbor Crest and brings both education and practical skill to her work. A University of California at Davis fermentation science graduate, Kristina came to Arbor Crest after several years at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg, California . Her husband, James van Loben Sels, is an experienced viticulturist, which complements Kristina's skills nicely. Together, these two understand the complexities of grapes, soil, trellising, pruning, irrigation, and winemaking. They also share duties as the winery's general managers.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Arbor Crest Syrah Columbia Valley 2011


    I really enjoyed this wine. It is smooth with plenty of fruity body and a great flavor that stays on the tongue. If you're looking for super-bold then you might not like this but I prefer a wine that is smooth and enjoyable. I will definitely purchase this wine again. Read More

    Wine review by tomlib

  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • Sean Sullivan recently published and updated a list of his top 100 or so wines of 2012, with predictable results. Cayuse, Quilceda Creek, Leonetti all occupy the top 3 spots, followed by a few mid tier standards like Betz, Reynvaan, Maison Bleue, Grammercy. Well, I should say I'm just starting to get to know these names and also starting to buy ... Read More

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  • Arbor Crest Merlot Columbia Valley 2001


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    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Arbor Crest Petite Sirah Wahluke Slope Wahluke Slope Vineyards 2008


    On the nose: not much. Slight blackberry sent. On the palate: again not much. Slight blackberry, hint of meatiness, very subtle pepperyness. Very flabby from a dearth of acid. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9

  • Arbor Crest Riesling Dionysus Vineyard


    Crisp, smooth, bright, fruity without being sweet. Just a delight to experience. best wine I have tried in a while! Read More

    Wine review by rambleon

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  • Arbor Crest Petite Sirah Wahluke Slope Wahluke Slope Vineyards 2005


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    Wine review by airabonita

  • Arbor Crest Sangiovese Wahluke Slope 2006


    Great wine! Read More

    Wine review by belltcatjr

  • Arbor Crest Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Dionysus 2000


    I recently went wine tasting at the picturesque winery of Arbor Crest. My favorite was the Dioysus, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.Interesting fact: As you may know, wines are named after the grapes, but blends give the winemaker the opportunity to name it at will. Limited release red-blend Dionysus, is named... Read More

    Wine review by lulurossi

  • Arbor Crest Syrah Columbia Valley 1999


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    Wine review by ejzoso

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