Wineries in Hermiston Oregon
Local family-owned wineries are within 10 miles of Hermiston and host local live musicians during almost any given weekend on the outside patios. They are where you may meet friends and family, make new friends, dance and play a good game of cornhole. Wineries in the heart of the Columbia Basin include Echo Ridge, Cellars, Sno Road Winery and Columbia Crest Winery (www.columbiacrest.com) just west of Hermiston on the Columbia River.
Make your start right here in West Umatilla County at Echo Ridge Cellars, a family-friendly destination with indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy live music, wine and the most beautiful sunsets at one of the newest and best wineries in the Columbia Valley, housed in a refurbished concrete storage warehouse. The adjacent original lap-wood grain elevator has been converted into the winery’s tasting room and is illustrated on the wine label.
Echo Ridge began with a distinctive vineyard site elevated high above the Umatilla River to the east and Alkali Canyon to the west. Firethorn Vineyard encompasses 60 estate acres, and Kim and Jay Bales are committed to hands-on, cutting edge farming practices.
Echo Ridge Cellars award-winning winemaker and viticulturist, Billo Naravane MW, leans on the highly sought-after Trillium, Sunset, Riverview and Lookout blocks for their wine program. Wines that reflect the distinctive terroir of their estate vineyard site are the result of such selection and purpose.
Columbia Crest Winery
We invite you to experience the award-winning wines at Columbia Crest. The winery opened its doors in 1983 in the heart of Washing ton State’s Horse Heaven Hills. Nestled alongside the Columbia River in Eastern Washington just across the River from Hermiston. Columbia Crest is the Northwest’s largest winery and one of the of the world’s most highly acclaimed. There are 2,500 acres of estate vineyards in the Columbia Valley.
Maryhill Winery (www.maryhillwinery.com) was named the 2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest. The winery in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Goldendale, Washington, is perched on the northern side of the Columbia River, against the stunning backdrop of Mt. Hood, in the southern tip of the Columbia Valley.
Maryhill Winery offers visitors more than 50 exceptional, award winning wines and breathtaking panoramic views. Enjoy yourself in the expansive Tasting Room and gift shop, exclusive Reserve Tasting Room with private patio, or on the popular vine covered, Tuscan-style terrace for picnicking. Depending upon the weather, guests can be found snuggling around crackling fire pits on the terrace, standing at the tasting room’s original 1900’s quarter sawn Tiger oak Brunswick Bar, or playing Bocce on the tournament-quality courts.
Sno Road Winery
Sno Road Winery is nestled in the small historic town of Echo, Oregon. It’s Echo West Vineyard, farmed by Lloyd and Lois Piercy, sits on the windswept bluffs overlooking the Umatilla River The tasting room is a beautiful historic building the venue hosts live music, events and grill in nights. The Piercy’s are the second owners of the 3,600-acre, 1865 Cunha Ranch in Echo, Oregon, which they purchased in 2002. They knew immediately the bluffs were a perfect terrain for wine grapes.
Estate Echo West Ranch & Vineyard sits in Oregon’s Columbia Valley American Viticulture Area. Its windswept and sunny southeast slopes perch on the bluff overlooking the Umatilla River. The steep terrain at 850-foot elevation with deep volcanic ash make a unique terrain for growing hardy, full-flavored grapes. Visit Sno Road Winery, where you will share in stories and wines, the work of their hands and a reflection of their lives.