Columbia Winery

(425) 488-2776 14030 NE 145th Street PO Box 1248
Woodinville, WA 98072
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Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 during the birth of the Washington wine industry by a group of 10 people from Seattle, 6 of whom were University of Washington professors. Under the name "Associated Vintners", their goal was to bring european-style wine to Washington State. They began production in the basement of a Laurelhurst home and grew to one of the largest producers in the state. The winery has the distinction of being the first premium winery in the state as well as having the frist Master of Wine on the continent as their winemaker--David Lake. David Lake was instrumental in bringing several varietals, including Syrah, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Gris, into the state through a partnership with Mike Sauer, the owner of the Red Willow vineyard. Columbia Winery was the first in the state to commercially produce a Syrah, which has become one of Washington's most acclaimed varietals. Currently, Columbia Winery produces anything from a stylish Malbec, to their most popular Read more »

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  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014

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    Chalky, dusty aromas of blackberry and black cherry. In the mouth this has pleasant spice and nice fruit flavors of black cherry, blackberry, nicely balanced with a touch of spice and a pleasantly tannic finish. Read More

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  • Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2015

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    Dusty and dry but quite fruity aromas of plum, raisin and red currant. Nicely spiced and red fruited on the palate with raspberry, red currant and Bing cherry flavors with a touch of herb clinging to the edges and streaks of resinous tannin coming through on the chocolatey finish. 89 pts Read More

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  • Here are some of my favorite Washington State wines.  There are more - L'cole, Columbia Crest ( Thier H3 series is usually a good QPR buy) and Chateau Ste. Michelle to name a few.  But these are some that are currently in my cellar:Seven Hills - especially their Merlot - is a very good winery.Syrah, Merlot, Cabby - Good offerings.Equal to and in... Read More

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  • Been drinking some dailies lately that were less than solid, but these 2 stood ... +/- so it is affordable.The Columbia Winery is an off shoot of the old U of Wash wine school's winery.  Curious as to it's quality I bought 3 bottles of their Merlot (I like Washington merlots) and drank them over the last 4 years.  It (the last bottle) was real... Read More

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  • Welcome to Snooth Gina. House wines. Judging from the Cava your serving, I'd recommend the wines of Columbia Crest Winery and Chateau Ste. Michelle. Both are made in Washington State and offer a complete line of wines at different price points that are good for their price range.  Read More

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  • Bonjour!Please accept my introduction today. Currently, I am Proprietor of La Maison d' Orange, an upscale bed and breakfast, located in Orange, Texas; seeking to improve my knowledge of wines and purchase wines for La Maison clientele. You can preview La Maison on FB and Yelp. Calm is our motto here and that also includes wine tastings. La Mais... Read More

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  • Diego, a few years ago somebody posted a link to a report that discusses your very question.  I was able to download that report and have in a .pdf file, but I can't attach it here.  Here is a summary of the report:https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=120139None of the links to the American Wine Consumer Coalition (report auth... Read More

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  • Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013

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    No written review

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  • Seven Hills Merlot Columbia Valley 2013

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  • Seven Hills Merlot Columbia Valley 2013

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  • There are NO reviews for Columbia Winery!! You guys keep reviewing Columbia Crest (YUCK!!) and Columbia Valley wines (This is an AVA)! Why don't you review Columbia Sportswear, Columbia Distributing, Christopher Columbus and the Columbia River also. Little geography lesson for you: There's a big river out here in Washington State that is cal...

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  • Just so you all know, Columbia Winery is not the same as Columbia Crest....VERY DIFFERENT!!

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