Vintner Tim Nodland approaches blending his wines like arranging a song, which makes sense, because as a professional jazz musician he possesses an astute sense of creativity and balance. He describes his winery as being “more like a musician’s studio” and his wines as “liquid art.” Nodland's musical background inspires the names of wines such as "Bebop" and earned his winery a mention in Wine and Jazz magazine. Nodland Cellars produces only one red wine and one white wine every year, allowing the winery to focus all of its energy on refining each vintage. Nodland's meticulously selected grapes, sourced from quality Columbia Valley vineyards, are each handpicked before enjoying a gentle press in stainless steel. Each vintage, aged in 100% new french oak, uses a blend of six grapes, primarily made up of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, which recalls a classic bordeaux from the late 1700s or early 1800s. Nodland's private blend’s complex Old World flavor comes from rare carmenere grapes, which were wiped out in Europe by a phylloxera blight in the 1800s.
In 1982, Mike Conway walked away from more than a decade of large-scale wine production at E.&J. Gallo, Parducci, and Franzia Brothers to open Latah Creek Wine Cellars with his wife, Ellena. Today, with help from their daughter Natalie, they package more than 17,000 cases each year. The trio devotes much of their winemaking expertise to their most popular bottles, which include a riesling, Huckleberry L'Atah, and a chardonnay that Wine Press Northwest describes as "exotic and hedonistic." They develop each varietal with a minimal amount of processing and handling to keep flavors intact and prevent grapes from having reasons to make tell-all appearances on afternoon talk shows. The team can also swathe bottles in personalized wine labels for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays. The winery welcomes visitors to amble through its tiled walkways and arched courtyard, around the winemaking facilities, and into a gift shop teeming with trinkets and a well-stocked wine-tasting bar.
Thirty years ago, the Mielke family shifted its trade from cherry packing to growing, harvesting, and aging the grapes at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, which has won CityVoter's award for Best Winery for the last three years. The winery encompasses a warm-toned tasting room downtown as well as a 1924 Florentine-style estate perched on a cliff overlooking the Spokane River. The estate, registered as a National Historic Landmark, is home to a stone gazebo, 4 acres of gardens, and a gigantic checkers board for trees bored with feigning stillness. At each tasting room, knowledgeable oenophiles introduce palates to more than 15 handcrafted vintages to taste and take home. In addition to fermenting wines from its own grapes, the Mielke family sources grapes from mature vineyards around Washington.
No, it's not misspelled?Emvy Cellars is named after its owners, Mark and Valerie Wilkerson, otherwise known as "M" and "V."
What they'd refer to as an "increasingly crazy wine hobby" became something far more official in 2002, when they released their very first wine, a vintage crafted from locally sourced grapes and made on site. Their flagship wine, Devotion, is aged up to 20 months in 100% French oak barrels. Another favorite, the VEBA Rouge, is a table wine that exhibits notes of black cherry and plums. Their full lineup of wines and small plates can be sipped at Marketplace Winery, where their portfolio is showcased alongside BridgePress Cellars.
Bridgepress Cellars operates as a family owned winey established in 2005 with Brian and Melody Padrta. They are know around Spokane, Washington for specializing in hand crafted cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Opening with the goal to make highly aged red wine Washington's Walla Walla valley, Bridgeport used 100% French oak barrels to deliver enjoyable wine.
Wine and dine at Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar in Spokane Valley.
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Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
The owners of Spokane Winery Tours wanted to make a career of enjoying good food and drink, and realized the only thing they needed to do it was a bus. They created a logo, slapped it on the side of their first Wino Wagon, and began living their dream. They take groups of wine lovers and neophyte drinkers alike on tours Valley wineries, teaching them about the process behind creating a bottle. They also ferret out some of the best samples for the region has to offer for their guests to try.