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“A really nice stop for the view, the wine, and the ambiance”
Review of Maryhill Winery

Maryhill Winery
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Goldendale
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Owner description: Named "2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year", Maryhill Winery is one of the largest wineries in Washington state, producing more than 80,000 cases annually. Perched on a bluff high above the Columbia River, guests enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic Mt. Hood. Located near Goldendale, Washington in the Columbia Valley AVA the winery is just a short 90 minutes east of Portland, Oregon. Family-owned and operated since 1999 and with New Zealand native Richard Batchelor at the winemaking helm, Maryhill produces more than 50 wines (over 30 unique varietals) with grapes sourced from a select list of growers in eight of Washington's AVAs. Maryhill's 3,000 square-foot Tasting 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. Maryhill also boasts a 1,200 square-foot Reserve Room with a private courtyard, a popular vine-covered outdoor terrace featuring free live music every summer weekend from 1pm - 5pm and a 4,000 seat amphitheater that hosts a world-class summer concert series.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“A really nice stop for the view, the wine, and the ambiance”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you like the Columbia River Gorge, or have never seen it, this is a stop not to be missed.
The staff is wonderful and this is a "snotty free" zone. You may enjoy a picnic, wine and cheeses, or whatever on their patio under a grape arbor (these need not have been purchased at Maryhill) while enjoying a spectacular vista of the river and the geologic formations on the Oregon side (south) of the river.
I would agree that the wines are not Washington's finest, the prices are however, reasonable and we find them enjoyable. It is hard to think of the tastings as pricey; $5 is about the minimum possible entry fee and the selections pleasant enough.
The nearby Maryhill Museum is remarkable and should be visited; it has the largest collection of A Rodin ("The Thinker") works in the world and changing selections.
More pedestrian, but worth a stop, are the fruit stands at the highway 97 bridge on the Washington side of the river.

Visited July 2013
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SeaTac, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Will Definitely Return Soon!”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Maryhill was one of our stops on a weekend wine tasting trip. I honestly could have spent the entire afternoon there. The venue is really lovely. They have a cool little gift shop, and the day we were there a very talented jazz / blues band played outside on the patio area. The view is quite nice. We plan to come back for a concert at their amphitheater.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Leanne C
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Seattle, WA
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting - mediocre value”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

For $5 you get five, half oz pours. That works out to a half glass of wine for $5 which is pretty steep. If you buy a bottle ($12-$30) you do get that refunded. As everyone says, the outdoor setting is beautiful. The inside though is pretty average so go on a day you can enjoy the patio seating. It was nearly 100 degrees the day we went so the average rating reflects the inside.

Visited July 2013
Thank JeremyD
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MaryhillWinery, Manager at Maryhill Winery, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
I am sorry to hear you were not fully satisfied with your visit in our Tasting Room. We strive to offer something for every palate, with exceptional quality at affordable prices. If you come back to the winery I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you directly, so please ask for me, Maureen. We hope to see you again in the future and wish you the very best.
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Level 6 Contributor
251 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Great view and venue - okay wine”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We traveled this far to see the Maryhill Winery and were glad we did. We found several other gems in the area and are glad we made the trip - even if it was just to see Maryhill. The venue has to be a great location for a concert and we would return to see one when an artist we are interested in performs.
The wine was good (not great - but we are a bit spoiled).

Visited June 2013
Thank baileyno6
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Billings, Montana
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Must see!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is one of the best wineries we've been to! The price is right and the wines are very tasty! Pleasant atmosphere too! If you are driving along the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington - make sure you stop here! Bring a picnic lunch or purchase some cheese and crackers there to enjoy with your bottle of wine as you take in the beautiful scenery! They have concerts in their amphitheater too which we didn't have time to enjoy unfortunately as we were just passing through.

Visited June 2013
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