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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Columbia Valley 2009

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    Wine review by khovey


  • Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Columbia Valley 2009

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    Wine review by khovey


  • Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Columbia Valley 2009

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    Blackberries, dark cherries (especially on the mid-palate) with pepper, spice and mocha. There deep cigar box note buried in this as well as an earthy component. The tannins and acidity have married completely and this to a smooth, fruit filled aftertaste. Wonderful wine - Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years?  Read More

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  • Here are some links to the wineries websites.  And a bit of commentary...Aniche makes some interesting red blends including Super Tuscan and Southern Rhone styles.  Their Albarino is what first caught my attention since there is not a whole lot of this grape grown in Washington.Cor makes mostly single varietal red wines with a couple of whites t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Columbia gorge


  • I find my 1995 Madiran a bit dry/tart for my taste and am considering blending the remaining four bottles with a Cabernet.  Any objections?  Suggestions?  March 25, 2016  Read More

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  • Any favorite wines/wineries in this area? planning a spring trip starting in the columbia gorge and heading towards Yakima. Read More

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  • Ross Andrew Winery Glaze Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013

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    Red fruit aromas with some phenolic notes up front and a touch of clay. A bit thin in the mouth with more clay and some floral notes with a perfumed finish. Read More

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  • Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Dark fruits and a bit of cassis on the nose. Fruit forward with moderate acidity with a bitey tannic finish. P.S. Tannins smoothed out by the second day. Give it some air. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Luca - it's Gruet. But Columbia Winery, maybe not. Columbia Crest yes. Read More

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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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