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WMR_CS_V_Glasses_Table_LSOne can’t talk about Washington wines without mentioning the state’s 10th largest winery, Maryhill Winery in the Columbia Gorge. It has such a high standing in our region that the winery was recently named “Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year” by Wine Press Northwest magazine.

“We’re honored to have been recognized by Wine Press Northwest for our quality wines and world-class tasting room experience,” said Craig Leuthold, co-owner of Maryhill Winery. “Since receiving the Winery of the Year Award at the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition, we’ve expanded our distribution and seen a significant increase in visitation to our winery. Awards such as these inspire us to continue to refine the quality and depth of our wines and enhance the experience for visitors.”

Maryhill Winery owners Craig and Mary Luethold and winemaker Richard Bachelor

Maryhill Winery owners Craig and Mary Luethold and winemaker Richard Bachelor

Founded in 1999, Maryhill Winery is known for delivering excellent wines from acclaimed Washington vineyards at affordable prices. Maryhill has claimed more than 3,000 awards, including the 2014 Winery of the Year award at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, one of the most prestigious international competitions in the United States. Also in 2014, the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists named Maryhill Winery among the World’s Top 10 Wineries.

Maryhill also recently garnered two “Outstanding” wine awards at Wine Press Northwest’s 2015 Northwest Tempranillo Judging for its single-vineyard 2012 Painted Hills Vineyard Tempranillo (5th) and its 2012 Sugarloaf Vineyard Tempranillo (12th). In addition, Great Northwest Wine named Maryhill’s 2011 Marvell (“GSM”) the 2014 Wine of the Year. These wines are among Maryhill’s collection of limited small-lot single-vineyard wines available to taste in the exclusive Reserve Room. A tasting fee, however, grants non-wine club members access to taste and buy rare wines and releases not available in the main Tasting Room.

While Maryhill wines are distributed in 25 states, Maryhill sells more than 20 percent of its wine direct to consumers. This is significant for a winery that produces more than 80,000 cases annually. Maryhill’s gorgeous tasting room in the scenic Columbia River Gorge is enhanced in the warm-weather months, when visitors can sip wine on Maryhill’s Tuscan-style terrace and enjoy live music on the weekends while taking in panoramic views of Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.

Maryhill Winery Tasting Room – photo by Dean Davis Photography

Maryhill is also a popular destination for wine tastings, tours and special events, with an adjacent 4,000-seat outdoor amphitheater that hosts a world-class summer concert series and free live music on the vine-covered terrace every weekend in the summer. Their tasting room and Reserve Room draws more than 75,000 wine enthusiasts from around the globe each year, ranking among the top five most visited wineries in the state.

For more information on Maryhill Winery, its award-winning wines and its summer music on the terrace series, visit maryhillwinery.com.