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In a light-filled tasting room at Maryhill on the Vancouver Waterfront, where two people sit in front of two wine classes filled with white wine. A bottle sits in an ice bucket on the table.
Customers sip wine and eat snacks at Maryhill’s tasting room and bistro on the Vancouver Waterfront
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14 Stellar Spots to Sip Wine in Vancouver and Clark County, Washington

Wine bars, tasting rooms, and other places to sip cabernet franc, riesling, and more

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Customers sip wine and eat snacks at Maryhill’s tasting room and bistro on the Vancouver Waterfront
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When Portlanders think about nearby wine tasting, usually two locales come to mind: the Willamette Valley, with its myriad storied estates pouring pinot noir and chardonnay, and the Columbia River Gorge, with its buzzy, younger wineries like Loop de Loop and Hiyu. Even Portland urban wineries, like Division, Bow & Arrow, and Teutonic, may enter the conversation. But one of most underrated spots to drink wine near Portland is just across the river, in Washington’s Clark County.

In April 2019, Maryhill Winery opened a massive tasting room on the Vancouver Waterfront. Seven more Washington wineries added tasting rooms shortly afterward in the same area, drawing wine lovers from all over the region and turning this new development on the Columbia River into a wine destination. But many visitors don’t know that just a short walk from the Waterfront, Burnt Bridge Cellars has been making beautiful wines onsite, serving them in their airy tasting room since 2010. Just a bit farther in downtown, Niche Wine Bar has served a sophisticated selection of wine and wine-friendly bites in a cozy, intimate setting for more than 10 years. And just outside of Vancouver, Clark County offers many spots to sip wine, ranging from Spanish tapas and wine bar Emanar Cellars in Battle Ground to Moulton Falls Winery & Cider House, with its wood-fired pizza and views of the Cascade foothills. Many of these venues are adding back live music and other events this summer.

This map specifically focuses on the wine bars, tasting rooms, and wineries worth visiting throughout Clark County, based on quality of wine and ambiance — bonus points went to spots with good food. Here, you’ll find picturesque rural estates and cozy urban wine bars, all pouring exceptional examples of Pacific Northwestern wine. For a complete listing of Southwestern Washington wineries, visit the website for Southwest Washington Winery association.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Emanar Cellars

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Village, 1113 SE Rasmussen Blvd
Battle Ground, WA 98604
(360) 513-2448
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Spanish wine and food are served at this neighborhood spot at Battle Ground Village. Here, purple-haired twentysomethings and gray-haired boomers in Tommy Bahama shirts sit on the patio to eat Spanish favorites like gazpacho, pan tumaca (tomato toast), and meat-and-cheese plates piled with goodies from owner Mar Meyerhoefer’s hometown of Madrid. Wine flights come with five small pours with choice of cava, white, rosé, or red, with selections from Spain and Southwestern Washington, as well as wine made by Emanar Cellars. Recent tasing menu pours include 2019 Granbazan Etiqueta Verde, a classic albariño with a crisp, citrus-y flavor as well as a 2016 Codice, a tempranillo from La Mancha with berry and spice notes.

A BLUE PLATE WITH CHARCUTERIE, SMALL DIPS, AND SNACKS SITS NEXT TO A TRAY OF TASTING-SIZED POURS OF RED WINE.
Spanish food and wine at Emanar Cellars
Rachel Pinsky

2. Burnt Bridge Cellars

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1500 Broadway St
Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 695-3363
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Mark Mahan and Greg Wallace have been serving wine made onsite at this urban winery since 2010. Burnt Bridge sources grapes from Washington state growers in the Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, and Yakima Valley, from a plummy 2018 mourvedre to a 2019 semillón with pineapple and passionfruit notes. Offerings include wine by bottle, glass, or flight, as well as charcuterie plates and hummus; it’s all served in an airy indoor space or out back on the covered and heated patio.

3. Niche Wine Bar

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1013 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 253-1742
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Leah Jackson, owner of Niche Wine Bar, has helped Vancouverites find their favorite bottle of wine for more than a decade. In the past 11 years, she’s tasted over 7,000 wines for her lounge-y downtown space; there, she offers more than 300 wines by the bottle and dozens of pours by the glass that regularly rotate. For summer, rosés like a 2020 Muga Rioja and a cabernet franc rosé from Domaine Audebert & Fils in the Loire Valley fill the wine list. Wine-friendly charcuterie plates, sandwiches, and Alsatian tarte flambeés are available for indoor or outdoor dining.

4. Fuel Bistro & Wine

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109 S 65th Ave Ste 108
Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 727-3759
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This cozy bistro and wine bar, tucked in a strip mall near I-5 in Ridgefield, offers an extensive wine list featuring Washington wine, as well as pours from elsewhere, served by the glass or bottle. The bistro fills its menu with hearty classics, each with a few of Fuel’s own unique touches: The Tillamook grilled cheese can be upgraded to Fuel style with bacon and fig jam; diced hazelnuts, sweet dried cranberries, and bits of goat cheese dot the mixed greens that are drizzled in Fuel’s own lemonade vinaigrette for the house salad.

5. Airfield Estates Winery Vancouver Tasting Room

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760 Waterfront Way
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 216-1106
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This Yakima Valley winery recently opened a tasting room on the Vancouver Waterfront, showing off its flagship wines from the 830-acre vineyard in the foothills of the Rattlesnake Mountains. There, they grow more than 20 different varietals at a similar latitude to the Bordeaux region of France, with silty soil and a high desert climate ideal for growing cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cab franc, petit verdot, and malbec. The outdoor patio offers views of the Columbia River, as well as tasting flights and charcuterie plates. The sweet and salty charcuterie plate comes with honey-drenched brie and ricotta, prosciutto, chocolate-covered almonds, and palmiers. On a sunny day, many of the patrons sip Airfield’s subtly sweet, fruity, and floral frosé from glasses with a stewardess logo. Spots indoors and outdoors can be reserved online or by phone.

6. Maryhill Winery Vancouver Tasting Room

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801 Waterfront Way #105
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 450-6211
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Maryhill was the first Columbia River Gorge winery to open a tasting room on the Vancouver Waterfront, snapping up the largest and best spot right on the water. In the tasting room’s spacious indoor or outdoor areas, visitors can sip some of Maryhill’s most popular wines, often leaning on Italian and French varietals — the winery’s high-scoring 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, a rich and jammy number with notes of brambleberry and chocolate, relies on Columbia Valley grapes aged for 20 months in 50 percent new French oak. The tasting room’s kitchen churns out pizzas, snacks, and seafood dishes like steamer clams in Maryhill white wine, Dungeness crab cakes with lemon aioli, and shrimp cocktail.

7. Brian Carter Cellars Tasting Room & Wine Bar

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660 Waterfront Way
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 216-1444
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Brian Carter Cellars’ tasting room on the Vancouver Waterfront is known for European-style blends made with Washington grapes. Standouts include high-scoring vintages like a 2018 Oriana, a crisp white with apricot and apple flavors tempered by honey and anise notes, and a 2015 Solesce, a Bordeaux-style red blend with ripe cherry, blackberry, and vanilla. The tasting room offers an extensive food menu, and a dog-friendly outdoor area with river views — the winery plans on adding a bark-cuterie platter for visitors’ canine companions. For human guests, food options include crab cakes, salads, charcuterie and cheese boards, flatbreads, and dessert.

8. SuLei Cellars

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613 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 326-3077
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Walla Walla winery SuLei Cellars opened its intimate tasting room in downtown Vancouver last year, just a short walk from the cluster of more crowded wine spots on the Waterfront. This downtown space offers wine tastings, glasses, and bottles, including its Roller Girl Jammer Red, named for winemaker and co-founder Tanya Woodley (who was on the Walla Walla Sweets Roller Derby team). It’s a well-balanced blend with notes of blackberry and spice. Pre-packaged wine-friendly snacks are also available, and guests can bring their own food.

9. Pomeroy Cellars

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20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd
Yacolt, WA 98675
(360) 686-3785
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This boutique winery sits just minutes away from hiking trails that snake around Lucia Falls and Moulton Falls. Later in the day, hikers stream into the homey tasting room or grab tables outdoors with views of vineyards in front of an evergreen forest. Winemaker Dan Brink focuses on varietals found in the Bordeaux, Rhone, and Alsace regions. Award-wining 2018 Lucia No. 47, a cabernet sauvignon-heavy blend with syrah and merlot, uses grapes sourced from DuBrul Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, with dark fruit with a lush finish. Light snacks like hummus and chips and bread with dipping oil complement the layered wine. Guests can also bring their own food.

10. Moulton Falls Winery & Cider House

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31101 NE Railroad Ave
Yacolt, WA 98675
(360) 686-4070
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Moulton Falls Winery & Cider House has a little something for everyone. The large indoor space, constructed by owner Joe Millea and his brothers, houses a wine bar as well as a beer and cider bar. Moulton Falls sources grapes from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, and Columbia Valley in Eastern Washington, for French blends like a 2016 syrah, mourvedre, and petite sirah that goes well with the wood-fired pizza made in the large outdoor space. Drink and dine with gorgeous views of the Cascade foothills.

11. Windy Hills Winery

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1346 S 38th Ct
Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 727-2200
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Windy Hills Winery Tasting Room and Event Center has a country club feel, complete with a stately tasting room surrounded by manicured grounds and a large outdoor space with a vineyard view. Winemaker Bob Mayfield began his wine career as a writer. He shadowed Oregon wine luminary Ken Wright for two years, visiting his vineyards and working every aspect of the crush in 1995 as research for a book he was writing. He similarly learned the craft from Russ Raney of Evesham Wood, and Mayfield often consults with Wright and Raney as a winemaker. Bottles for sale include a crisp, floral 2019 viognier made with grapes from Walla Walla Valley, as well as a 2017 tempranillo with grapes sourced from Chukar Ridge Vineyard in the Columbia Valley. Starters like an antipasto platter and entrees like fish and chips fill the short food menu.

12. Confluence Winery

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19111 NW 67th Ave
Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 887-2343
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Confluence Vineyards & Winery sits halfway between Ridgefield and Salmon Creek. Greg and Jae Weber named their boutique winery hoping to create a place for people to meet at this estate where tributaries of the Lake River converge just south of the property. This scenic winery produces a small quantity of high-quality wines with an emphasis on blended reds finished with petit verdot. At a recent tasting, a merlot dominant 2015 Companion Red stood out as super smooth and balanced from the beginning to the end. A crisp, strawberry-laden 2019 rosé with Yakima Valley grapes proved to be an excellent warm-weather sipper. Sparkling rosé will be added to the wine list later this summer.

13. Salud! Wine Bar

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224 NE 3rd Ave
Camas, WA 98607
(360) 787-2583
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This local favorite in downtown Camas features an extensive wine list that leans heavy on food-friendly reds by the glass or bottle, like a 2016 Brian Carter Abracadabra from the Columbia Valley and a 2018 Arao Clos de Luz Carmenere from Chile — a cabernet-syrah blend with notes of plum, cherry, and chocolate. Salud recently added Italian classics like osso bucco, shrimp scampi linguini, and lasagna to pair with their wines.

14. Bethany Vineyard & Winery

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4115 NE 259th St
Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 887-3525
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Bethany Vineyards grows pinot noir grapes as well as twelve other varietals that thrive in Southwestern Washington’s cool climate like cabernet, barbera, riesling, and gewurztraminer. New wines spend short time in new oak before they are poured into a neutral oak, where they are aged two years or more. The well-manicured grounds with sculpted topiaries and a placid pond create the ideal setting for ladies in loose floral dresses and long-brimmed sun hats to sip wine from long-stemmed glasses while grazing on cheese boards, salads, and sandwiches.

1. Emanar Cellars

Village, 1113 SE Rasmussen Blvd, Battle Ground, WA 98604
A BLUE PLATE WITH CHARCUTERIE, SMALL DIPS, AND SNACKS SITS NEXT TO A TRAY OF TASTING-SIZED POURS OF RED WINE.
Spanish food and wine at Emanar Cellars
Rachel Pinsky

Spanish wine and food are served at this neighborhood spot at Battle Ground Village. Here, purple-haired twentysomethings and gray-haired boomers in Tommy Bahama shirts sit on the patio to eat Spanish favorites like gazpacho, pan tumaca (tomato toast), and meat-and-cheese plates piled with goodies from owner Mar Meyerhoefer’s hometown of Madrid. Wine flights come with five small pours with choice of cava, white, rosé, or red, with selections from Spain and Southwestern Washington, as well as wine made by Emanar Cellars. Recent tasing menu pours include 2019 Granbazan Etiqueta Verde, a classic albariño with a crisp, citrus-y flavor as well as a 2016 Codice, a tempranillo from La Mancha with berry and spice notes.

Village, 1113 SE Rasmussen Blvd
Battle Ground, WA 98604

2. Burnt Bridge Cellars

1500 Broadway St, Vancouver, WA 98663

Mark Mahan and Greg Wallace have been serving wine made onsite at this urban winery since 2010. Burnt Bridge sources grapes from Washington state growers in the Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, and Yakima Valley, from a plummy 2018 mourvedre to a 2019 semillón with pineapple and passionfruit notes. Offerings include wine by bottle, glass, or flight, as well as charcuterie plates and hummus; it’s all served in an airy indoor space or out back on the covered and heated patio.

1500 Broadway St
Vancouver, WA 98663

3. Niche Wine Bar

1013 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Leah Jackson, owner of Niche Wine Bar, has helped Vancouverites find their favorite bottle of wine for more than a decade. In the past 11 years, she’s tasted over 7,000 wines for her lounge-y downtown space; there, she offers more than 300 wines by the bottle and dozens of pours by the glass that regularly rotate. For summer, rosés like a 2020 Muga Rioja and a cabernet franc rosé from Domaine Audebert & Fils in the Loire Valley fill the wine list. Wine-friendly charcuterie plates, sandwiches, and Alsatian tarte flambeés are available for indoor or outdoor dining.

1013 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660

4. Fuel Bistro & Wine

109 S 65th Ave Ste 108, Ridgefield, WA 98642

This cozy bistro and wine bar, tucked in a strip mall near I-5 in Ridgefield, offers an extensive wine list featuring Washington wine, as well as pours from elsewhere, served by the glass or bottle. The bistro fills its menu with hearty classics, each with a few of Fuel’s own unique touches: The Tillamook grilled cheese can be upgraded to Fuel style with bacon and fig jam; diced hazelnuts, sweet dried cranberries, and bits of goat cheese dot the mixed greens that are drizzled in Fuel’s own lemonade vinaigrette for the house salad.

109 S 65th Ave Ste 108
Ridgefield, WA 98642

5. Airfield Estates Winery Vancouver Tasting Room

760 Waterfront Way, Vancouver, WA 98660

This Yakima Valley winery recently opened a tasting room on the Vancouver Waterfront, showing off its flagship wines from the 830-acre vineyard in the foothills of the Rattlesnake Mountains. There, they grow more than 20 different varietals at a similar latitude to the Bordeaux region of France, with silty soil and a high desert climate ideal for growing cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cab franc, petit verdot, and malbec. The outdoor patio offers views of the Columbia River, as well as tasting flights and charcuterie plates. The sweet and salty charcuterie plate comes with honey-drenched brie and ricotta, prosciutto, chocolate-covered almonds, and palmiers. On a sunny day, many of the patrons sip Airfield’s subtly sweet, fruity, and floral frosé from glasses with a stewardess logo. Spots indoors and outdoors can be reserved online or by phone.

760 Waterfront Way
Vancouver, WA 98660

6. Maryhill Winery Vancouver Tasting Room

801 Waterfront Way #105, Vancouver, WA 98660

Maryhill was the first Columbia River Gorge winery to open a tasting room on the Vancouver Waterfront, snapping up the largest and best spot right on the water. In the tasting room’s spacious indoor or outdoor areas, visitors can sip some of Maryhill’s most popular wines, often leaning on Italian and French varietals — the winery’s high-scoring 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, a rich and jammy number with notes of brambleberry and chocolate, relies on Columbia Valley grapes aged for 20 months in 50 percent new French oak. The tasting room’s kitchen churns out pizzas, snacks, and seafood dishes like steamer clams in Maryhill white wine, Dungeness crab cakes with lemon aioli, and shrimp cocktail.

801 Waterfront Way #105
Vancouver, WA 98660

7. Brian Carter Cellars Tasting Room & Wine Bar

660 Waterfront Way, Vancouver, WA 98660

Brian Carter Cellars’ tasting room on the Vancouver Waterfront is known for European-style blends made with Washington grapes. Standouts include high-scoring vintages like a 2018 Oriana, a crisp white with apricot and apple flavors tempered by honey and anise notes, and a 2015 Solesce, a Bordeaux-style red blend with ripe cherry, blackberry, and vanilla. The tasting room offers an extensive food menu, and a dog-friendly outdoor area with river views — the winery plans on adding a bark-cuterie platter for visitors’ canine companions. For human guests, food options include crab cakes, salads, charcuterie and cheese boards, flatbreads, and dessert.

660 Waterfront Way
Vancouver, WA 98660

8. SuLei Cellars

613 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Walla Walla winery SuLei Cellars opened its intimate tasting room in downtown Vancouver last year, just a short walk from the cluster of more crowded wine spots on the Waterfront. This downtown space offers wine tastings, glasses, and bottles, including its Roller Girl Jammer Red, named for winemaker and co-founder Tanya Woodley (who was on the Walla Walla Sweets Roller Derby team). It’s a well-balanced blend with notes of blackberry and spice. Pre-packaged wine-friendly snacks are also available, and guests can bring their own food.

613 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660

9. Pomeroy Cellars

20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd, Yacolt, WA 98675

This boutique winery sits just minutes away from hiking trails that snake around Lucia Falls and Moulton Falls. Later in the day, hikers stream into the homey tasting room or grab tables outdoors with views of vineyards in front of an evergreen forest. Winemaker Dan Brink focuses on varietals found in the Bordeaux, Rhone, and Alsace regions. Award-wining 2018 Lucia No. 47, a cabernet sauvignon-heavy blend with syrah and merlot, uses grapes sourced from DuBrul Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, with dark fruit with a lush finish. Light snacks like hummus and chips and bread with dipping oil complement the layered wine. Guests can also bring their own food.

20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd
Yacolt, WA 98675

10. Moulton Falls Winery & Cider House

31101 NE Railroad Ave, Yacolt, WA 98675

Moulton Falls Winery & Cider House has a little something for everyone. The large indoor space, constructed by owner Joe Millea and his brothers, houses a wine bar as well as a beer and cider bar. Moulton Falls sources grapes from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, and Columbia Valley in Eastern Washington, for French blends like a 2016 syrah, mourvedre, and petite sirah that goes well with the wood-fired pizza made in the large outdoor space. Drink and dine with gorgeous views of the Cascade foothills.

31101 NE Railroad Ave
Yacolt, WA 98675

11. Windy Hills Winery

1346 S 38th Ct, Ridgefield, WA 98642

Windy Hills Winery Tasting Room and Event Center has a country club feel, complete with a stately tasting room surrounded by manicured grounds and a large outdoor space with a vineyard view. Winemaker Bob Mayfield began his wine career as a writer. He shadowed Oregon wine luminary Ken Wright for two years, visiting his vineyards and working every aspect of the crush in 1995 as research for a book he was writing. He similarly learned the craft from Russ Raney of Evesham Wood, and Mayfield often consults with Wright and Raney as a winemaker. Bottles for sale include a crisp, floral 2019 viognier made with grapes from Walla Walla Valley, as well as a 2017 tempranillo with grapes sourced from Chukar Ridge Vineyard in the Columbia Valley. Starters like an antipasto platter and entrees like fish and chips fill the short food menu.

1346 S 38th Ct
Ridgefield, WA 98642

12. Confluence Winery

19111 NW 67th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642

Confluence Vineyards & Winery sits halfway between Ridgefield and Salmon Creek. Greg and Jae Weber named their boutique winery hoping to create a place for people to meet at this estate where tributaries of the Lake River converge just south of the property. This scenic winery produces a small quantity of high-quality wines with an emphasis on blended reds finished with petit verdot. At a recent tasting, a merlot dominant 2015 Companion Red stood out as super smooth and balanced from the beginning to the end. A crisp, strawberry-laden 2019 rosé with Yakima Valley grapes proved to be an excellent warm-weather sipper. Sparkling rosé will be added to the wine list later this summer.

19111 NW 67th Ave
Ridgefield, WA 98642

13. Salud! Wine Bar

224 NE 3rd Ave, Camas, WA 98607

This local favorite in downtown Camas features an extensive wine list that leans heavy on food-friendly reds by the glass or bottle, like a 2016 Brian Carter Abracadabra from the Columbia Valley and a 2018 Arao Clos de Luz Carmenere from Chile — a cabernet-syrah blend with notes of plum, cherry, and chocolate. Salud recently added Italian classics like osso bucco, shrimp scampi linguini, and lasagna to pair with their wines.

224 NE 3rd Ave
Camas, WA 98607

14. Bethany Vineyard & Winery

4115 NE 259th St, Ridgefield, WA 98642

Bethany Vineyards grows pinot noir grapes as well as twelve other varietals that thrive in Southwestern Washington’s cool climate like cabernet, barbera, riesling, and gewurztraminer. New wines spend short time in new oak before they are poured into a neutral oak, where they are aged two years or more. The well-manicured grounds with sculpted topiaries and a placid pond create the ideal setting for ladies in loose floral dresses and long-brimmed sun hats to sip wine from long-stemmed glasses while grazing on cheese boards, salads, and sandwiches.

4115 NE 259th St
Ridgefield, WA 98642

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