Wine & Wineries
Washington has immerged as the second-largest producer of wine in the United States, so it's unsurprising Spokane has a rich wine scene. In fact, you could spend an entire weekend dedicating your efforts to visiting all the wineries and wine shops that make up the Spokane Cork District. no matter was you're looking for -- reds with a pastoral view or chilled rose in an urban setting -- you'll find it in Spokane.
The easiest way for visitors to navigate Spokane’s tasting rooms is by way of our Cork District. The Cork District is focused in the urban core of downtown Spokane and features fifteen award-winning wineries within walking distance of one another. Better yet, it’s in the midst of our shopping, dining and entertainment districts where you’ll find Broadway plays, James Beard recognized chefs, farm to fork culinary experiences, four-star hotels and the roaring Spokane River Falls in beautiful Riverfront Park.
The District also features two additional wine tasting clusters. A short drive to the northeast you’ll find the Green Bluff Cluster and just minutes east of downtown, the Spokane Valley Cluster, both featuring award winning wineries. We have broken up each area of the Cork District below with maps to help you get exactly what you want. The Cork District is located in Spokane, WA and is a partnership of wineries and local organizations to promote wine tasting and tourism in Eastern Washington.
Downtown Spokane Wineries
Downtown Spokane is the city’s wine epicenter as it has the most locations that make up the city’s Cork District. In this vicinity are tasting rooms and cellars that you won’t want to miss. If you are in the mood for a full winery experience, be sure to check out Barrister Winery. The Barrister barrel room is situated under the train trestle for the BNSF Railroad, and this proximity to the railroad tracks contributes to the wine-making process as trains rumble by. While Barrister wine is aged for one and a half to four years, the vibrations from each passing train assist in settling the solids in each barrel—creating uniquely “train settled” wine. Now that’s some good vibrations and excellent libations.
Kendall Yards is the home of the Maryhill Winery Tasting Room that offers patrons a world-class wine tasting experience they soon won’t forget. Tasting flights are available for a small fee, and then you can choose a glass or bottle to enjoy on their patio. Sip their incredible wines with a coveted view of the Spokane River and Downtown Spokane, it's a local favorite.
Spokane Valley Wineries
Downtown Spokane isn’t the only area offering unique wine tasting experiences. Spokane Valley provides a place to explore the world of Washington wine in a countryside setting. Arbor Crest’s Historic Cliff House offers beautiful panoramic views of the Spokane Valley. Royal N. Riblet designed and built the estate in 1924. Today, Arbor Crest holds its Summer Concert Series at the Historic Cliff House every year with music genres ranging from rock and country to blues and jazz. Plus, winter visitors should add Arbor Crest’s Fireside music series to their entertainment plans to enjoy live musical acts paired with food options and great wine.
Latah Creek Wine Cellars is another great wine establishment in Spokane Valley. This family-owned wine cellar has been serving its patrons award-winning wine since 1982. For a local fave, try a glass and perhaps take home a bottle of Huckleberry d’Latah.
Green Bluff Wineries
North of Spokane Valley, Green Bluff is home to popular wine spots such as Townshend Cellar. This quaint location offers quality wines aged in small French and American oak barrels, giving them a distinct flavor. Townshend Cellar’s Diamond T Wine Club provides members with benefits that are sure to wow any wine enthusiast.