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Blackwood Canyon

53258 N. Sunset Rd, Yakima, WA
509-588-6249
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Ranked #17 of 24 activities in Yakima
Type: Wineries
Most recent review
- Sep 23, 2012
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East Wenatchee, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Ineresting. Had some really old WHITE wines that were surprisingly good. I don't usually think of white wines of the older vintages as being especially good, but the Chardonnay was superb. Interesting personnel.

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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

A visit will help calibrate your scale for appreciation of all Washington Wines have to offer.

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hastings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I met Mike in the mid 80's at his winery when he was starting to produce wines in his unique style also learned a lot about wine making from him, when you visit with Mike you should plan on spending some time because he is more a teacher than a wine salesman, he never pushed any particular wine to me... More

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Pasco
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

They do have some very good wines! And I've always found the folks working there to be very pleasant. The place itself, however, is pretty small, cramped, and just feels "old."

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Lummi Island, WA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We had the same experience as other reviewers about 5 years ago, but at that time the wines were glorious. One of our party bought wine futures, but over the years was unable to collect despite numerous phone calls. We went back to Red Mountain this weekend, saw a couple of lovely weddings at wineries, then stopped at Blackwood Canyon... More

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Port Orchard, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

Mike's wines are a unique proposition. Made in a style rooted in late 1800s and early 1900s. They are definitely old school, old world wines, utterly different from that produced by any other winemaker in the new world. Do not go expecting over the top ripe, fruit bomb wines or you will be disappointed. The 20 year Chardonnay will stand... More

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

You will never forget a trip to Blackwood Canyon Vinigery. I took one sip - threw the tasting fee on the counter and fled. I guess I'm too "new school" to appreciate a 20 year Chardonnay.

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Ellensburg
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

I have never writen a review on line before, but I thought this experience was so insane that I had to warn others. As with the other reviews, we experienced an exspensive tasting expeience that he will not allow you to share and collects up front. The winery was reminiscent of a barn that pickers would go through. Old, dirty,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

Really, we are open to people who are eccentric, which is why we decided to visit Blackwood Canyon. We enjoy 'another take' on the norm, but Mike is way beyond that.. The wines we tasted, before fleeing, tasted of vinegar as others have said. The place is filthy & we were met by a growling dog. He was beyond wasted... More

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nj
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2010

We went to visit the wine nazi and what a show. The tasting room had about 2.5 million fruit nats and you had to cover your glass. Mike was like 5 sheets to the wind when we arrived. He was shirtless, shoeless and wine stains all over him. He kept taking out little-little bits of cheese that he said was... More

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