There are many incredible vineyards and wineries in Lake Chelan, which means there are also plenty of places to go wine tasting in Lake Chelan! Our guide highlights some of our favorite stops in the area.
What makes Lake Chelan wine so good?
Lake Chelan is actually a certified American Viticultural Area. This means that Chelan has been recognized as a designated wine grape-growing reason. Being an AVA means that the geographic conditions in the area are better for growing wine grapes than other, non-AVA areas. Because of this, the wine produced here is often sought out as superior wines.
Every year, people come from all over the world to taste the wines made in Chelan. You can join them when you go Lake Chelan Wine Tasting!
Some of our favorite wineries for Lake Chelan Wine Tasting:
Atam Winery is home to a lovely European-style tasting room. The wine here is made using German practices, and with tasting room events and vineyard tours, you’ll be able to find the perfect wine for you!
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery
The Benson family owns Benson Vineyards, located on 28 acres. Here, you can enjoy the 100% estate grown wine while overlooking Lake Chelan. Enjoy the patio, the view, and most importantly, the wine at Benson Vineyards.
Ciardeas is an ancient Gaelic word meaning “friendship, goodwill, or alliance.” At Cairdeas winery, this meaning is lived out every day. The owners believe in sharing good wine with friends, so join them at this small artesian winery.
Chelan Estate Winery
Chelan Estate Winery first opened in the early 1990’s and the owners and winemakers have been busy honing their craft ever since. Their dedication shows in the wine, so visit to try their best Estate Merlot and Pino Noir yet. While there, you can also learn all about wine and wine making.
Karma Vineyards is a popular destination for a girls’ weekend or a romantic retreat. This vineyard is one of just a handful of Method Champenoise producers in the entirety of Washington State. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the view with a glass of their Pinot Noir.
Lake Chelan Winery
The Kludts were one of the first families to plant wine grapes in Chelan. But there’s more than wine at Lake Chelan Winery! Not only will you find incredible wines here, but in the warmer months, you can also enjoy their amazing bbq in the vineyard. Visit and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting, enjoy the barbecue, or tour the winery and vineyard!
You’ll find an incredible view and a double gold award winning pinot gris at Mellisoni Vineyards. The owners were inspired to start their vineyard after a trip to Italy in 2002, and their passion shows in everything they do. Mellisoni is appointment only, but it’s worth the call!
Siren Song Wines
Siren Song Wines is named after the siren song that calls to sailors on the sea. The owners of Siren Song felt a calling to open their own winery in Chelan, and by following this calling they’ve been able to share the romance, beauty, and tradition of hand crafted wines with others.
The Tuscan-inspired Tsillan Cellars has it all: amazing wines, a breathtaking property and tasting room, and a delicious Italian fine dining restaurant. Tsillan’s estate wines have won over 200 gold medals, double gold medals, and various other best in show awards.
Tunnel Hill Winery
Tunnell Hill Winery’s stone cottage tasting room is cozy and will make you feel at home. Their oldest Pinot Noir block dates back over ten years, and the owners are constantly working to perfect their craft. The rigorous attention to detail is part of what makes these wines so special.
Vin du Lac Winery
Friendly, fun, charming, and inviting: Vin du Lac Winery. The wines here are delicious and affordable, and you can bring the kids while you enjoy a glass of wine on the patio and they play on the lawn. This is a great destination for groups, couples, and families.
We can’t include all of the incredible Lake Chelan wineries…
So check out the official Lake Chelan Wine Valley page here for more information about all of the wineries in the area that are perfect for a Lake Chelan wine tasting!