Bartholomew Winery

421 E. Columbia Drive
Kennewick, WA
Phone: (206) 395-8460
Bart Fawbush brings attention to some of the lesser-known varietals that thrive in Washington, including carmenere, souzão and tannat, and also produces albariño, malbec, cabernet franc and others, all in small lots. The 3,000-case-a-year winery moved from Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood to Kennewick's Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village, in 2018. (Its Seattle tasting room, in the Old Rainier Brewery, is still open, Fri.–Sun.) The tasting room at the Kennewick facility is open Thurs.–Sun.

Bernard Griffin Winery

878 Tulip Lane
Richland, WA
Phone: (509) 627-0266
Rob Griffin’s easy-drinking chardonnays and sangiovese-based rosés are widely known and admired. The winery offers a fun, friendly setting to explore the diversity of his offerings. The space includes a full-service restaurant and a glass studio run by Griffin’s wife, Deborah Barnard, an artist and winery co-founder.

Bodega Palencia

8011 Keene Road
West Richland, WA
Phone: (509) 967-8230
Founder Victor Palencia crafts distinct wines with grapes sourced from choice locations across the state. The lineup includes Rhône-style varietals and blends, plus sauvignon blanc, albariño, pinot noir and his highly rated El Viñador cabernet sauvignon, sourced from Red Mountain. Palencia also produces wines under a second label, Monarcha.

Chandler Reach Vineyards

9506 West Chandler Road
Benton City, WA
Phone: (509) 588-8800
Inspired by his travels to Italy, founder Len Parris created a Tuscan-themed setting to sample wines produced from his 42-acre estate vineyard, planted with starts from nearby Red Mountain. The emphasis is on red wines, including sangiovese blended with syrah, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.

Col Solare

50207 Antinori Road
Benton City (Red Mountain), WA
Phone: (509) 588-6806
This innovative partnership between Tuscany's Marchesi Antinori and Washington's Chateau Ste. Michelle is best known for the sublime Red Mountain cabernet sauvignon it produces each year, bringing Old World craftsmanship to the New World. The tasting room at its state-of-the-art Red Mountain winery (pictured above) offers samples of its flagship wine along with pleasant surprises that include tastes of its second-label Shining Hill red blend, a house-made grappa (for an extra fee) and, in spring, a limited-production rosé. The winery also offers a 2-hour tour that culminates with a food-paired tasting.

Double Canyon

8060 Keene Road
West Richland, WA
Phone: (509) 579-7065
Double Canyon produces powerful cabernet sauvignons and syrahs from fruit sourced primarily from its 90-acre namesake vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills. The tasting room at its state-of-the-art winery, near the base of Red Mountain, is open Fri.–Sun.

Fidelitas

51810 N. Sunset Road
Benton City (Red Mountain), WA
Phone: (509) 588-3469
The name stems from founder Charlie Hoppes' fidelity to Bordeaux-style wines. Once the head red winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle, Hoppes produces elegant blends and varietals with grapes from his own Red Mountain vineyards, with some fruit sourced from quality neighboring sites. The white wines tend to reflect warm-weather flavor profiles (think tropical fruits), while the reds capture the intensity of Red Mountain. Table service in the tasting room, where floor-to-ceiling windows overlook surrounding vineyards, allows you to savor the wines at a relaxed pace, while drinking in the scenery.

Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery

16304 N. Dallas Road
Richland, WA
Phone: (509) 628-3880
The 2,200-acre estate vineyard produces about 40,000 cases a year under five labels that range from everyday drinkers such as Cascadian Outfitters to its more refined Goose Ridge Estate series. The tasting room offers a limited selection of snacks; picnicking is available with a wine purchase.

Hedges Family Estate

53511 N. Sunset Road
Benton City (Red Mountain), WA
Phone: (509) 588-3155
The Hedges family produces premium varietals and blends from grapes grown in their certified-biodynamic vineyards. The elegant winery resembles a French chateau, and the neatly manicured grounds offer sweeping views of surrounding vineyards.

Hightower Cellars

19418 E. 583 PR NE
Benton City (Red Mountain), WA
Phone: (509) 588-2867
Tim and Kelly Hightower craft elegant, highly rated Bordeaux-and Rhône-style varietals and blends from grapes grown on their family's Red Mountain vineyards. The tasting room is open Thurs.–Mon.

J. Bookwalter

894 Tulip Lane
Richland, WA
Phone: (509) 627-5000
The Bookwalter family's winery dates back to the early 1980s and today produces premium wines with grapes sourced from the some of the state's best vineyards. Their Richland space is more than just a tasting room. Its full-service restaurant offers outdoor seating, and the winery regularly hosts concerts and other special events on its spacious grounds.

Kiona Vineyards

44612 N. Sunset Road
Benton City, WA
Phone: (509) 588-6716
Founder John Williams and his former business partner Jim Holmes planted the first vines on Red Mountain, in 1975. Today, the region is widely recognized as one of Washington's premier growing areas. Winemaker Scott Williams, John Williams' son, consistently scores high ratings for his mostly Bordeaux-style varietals and blends, including cabernet sauvignons made from some of the family's oldest vineyard blocks. The tasting room pours samples of Williams' latest releases in a friendly setting and welcomes picnicking on the patio.

Palencia Wine Company & Monarcha Winery

421 E. Columbia Dr.
Kennewick, WA
Phone: (509) 820-3993
The tasting room at this location in Kennwick's Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village showcases wines produced under the Palencia and Monarcha labels, with offerings ranging from an easy drinking chardonnay to a powerful, elegant Red Mountain cabernet sauvignon.

Tagaris Winery

844 Tulip Lane
Richland, WA
Phone: (509) 628-0020
Tagaris serves its food-friendly varietals and blends, made from grapes grown in its Wahluke Slope vineyard, in its spacious, Mediterranean-inspired onsite restaurant, Taverna Tagaris.

Tapteil Vineyard & Winery

20206 E. 583 PR NE
Benton City (Red Mountain), WA
Phone: (509) 588-4460
Veteran wine grower Larry Pearson's cab sauvs and syrahs reflect the intensity of Red Mountain fruit, in the best possible ways. The patio outside the tasting room overlooks a scenic section of the Yakima River, known as Tapteil in the Yakama's Sahaptian language.

Upchurch Vineyard

32901 Vineyard View PR NE
Benton City (Red Mountain), WA
Phone: (425) 298-4923
Chris Upchurch's journey in the wine industry took him from merchant to founding winemaker for DeLille Cellars, for 23 years, before he and his restaurateur wife, Theodora, established their own winery. The Upchurch family (daughter Kelsey is general manager) primarily produces cabernet sauvignon and merlot, sourced from estate vineyards on Red Mountain. The tasting room is open by appointment, Fri.–Sun.