Mountain Dome Winery

(509) 928-2788 16315 East Temple Road
Spokane, WA 99217
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Our first crush was in September of 1984 in which we pressed one ton of grapes that were hand harvested in the Columbia River Basin. Following the classic proportions of 1/3 Chardonnay and 2/3 Pinot Noir, we pressed the grapes in our kitchen and fermented them in a small stainless tank. The harvest in 1985 and 1986 also were one ton. We experimented with different yeasts and vineyards. Our current production is 6,000 cases per year. From 1987 to 1990 we used David Ramey, then from Matanzas Creek Winery, as our consultant. Currently our consultant is Raphael Brisbois, who has been the wine maker for the sparkling wines at Iron Horse and most recently at Piper Sonoma. The 9,500 square foot winery and 4,000 square foot geodesic dome were built entirely by our family. The winery is temperature controlled all year around and serves as the "chai" for the barrels and the "caves" for the bottle aging. A 150,000 square foot underground bottle storage cave is planned for 2003. We have state of the art equipment Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Mountain Dome Cuvee Forte NV

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    First, Mountain Dome grapes are from Washington, not Oregon. We love all the Mountain Dome sparkling wines! We try to have French toast and Mountain Dome sparkling wine at least once a month for breakfast! The late owner of Mountain Dome, Michael Manz (the family has kept the business going) recommended celebrating life every day and his spar... Read More

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