Wine Tasting in Lake Chelan
The climate, the soil, and the land’s physical features make Lake Chelan a place like none other on planet Earth. These unique characteristics also qualify Lake Chelan to be the 11th American Viticultural Area in Washington. Each year, people come from all over the world to taste wines they can’t taste anywhere else. With 20 wineries and vineyards to visit, you’re sure to be in vino heaven here in Lake Chelan!
Below you will find a list of some of the 20 Lake Chelan wineries and vineyards, along with a snippet about them and their distance from Lakeside Lodge and Suites. If you have any questions about a specific winery, feel free to call them! They would be more than happy to answer any and all inquiries. For a full list of area wineries and details about each, visit the Lake Chelan Wine Valley website! They also have an awesome interactive map to help you plan your trip! We invite you to come enjoy wine tasting in Lake Chelan.
Here’s everything you need to know about wine tasting in Lake Chelan!
Atam Winery is located in Manson and is home to a lovely European-style tasting room. This speaks to winemakers’ heritage – both Denis & Irmi Atam are originally from Germany. Their wine is created using German practices and high-quality grapes grown on the slopes of Lake Chelan, which creates a wine that is pure, dry, and perfect on your palate.
Distance from hotel: 12 miles
The 28-acre Benson Vineyard is owned and operated by the Benson family, who work hard to give visitors a unique wine experience. Their Mediterranean-inspired estate winery overlooks Lake Chelan and they are open year-round. Enjoy their patio, enjoy their view, but most of all enjoy their 100% estate grown wine. Their wine selection includes Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Ice Wine.
Distance from hotel: 8 miles
Cairdeas is a small artesian winery and its name is an ancient Gaelic word meaning friendship, goodwill or alliance. Owners Charlie and Lacey Lybecker believe in all three, “good wine should be shared with friends, goodwill spread at every opportunity, and alliances created with those who share our passion.” Their focus is to create small lots of amazing Washington wines while practicing sustainable wine making.
Distance from hotel: 11 miles
Chelan Estate Winery was started in the early 1990’s and since that time, owners and winemakers Bob and Mary Broderick have honed in on their craft. Visit their tasting room and you will gain a wealth of information on wine and be able to taste their best Estate Merlot and Pinot Noir to date.
Distance from hotel: 2 miles
It’s nothing but good vibes at Karma Vineyards! They are among just a handful of Method Champenoise producers in Washington State and their estate Pinot Noir will instantly make you sit back and enjoy the view. Karma Vineyards is a popular destination for a girls’ weekend or a romantic retreat. And did we mention the view is amazing?
Distance from hotel: 3 miles
The Kludts were one of the first families to plant wine grapes on their land, but you’ll find more than just wine at Lake Chelan Winery. This popular destination is also known for its friendly staff and amazing barbecue. Stop by and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting, take a stroll through their gift shop, and go on a tour of their winery and vineyard!
Distance from hotel: 7 miles
You’ll find a uniquely incredible view and a double gold award winning pinot gris at Mellisoni Vineyards. Rob and Donna Mellison were inspired to start their vineyard after a trip to Italy in 2002, and their passion radiates from every corner of the property. You can visit Mellisoni by appointment only, and trust us when we tell you it’s worth the call!
Distance from hotel: 0.7 miles
The Tuscan inspired Tsillan Cellars has it all – amazing wines, a breathtaking property and tasting room, and a delicious Italian fine dining restaurant. Their estate wines have been awarded over 200 Gold Medals, Double Gold Medals, and many other Best in Show honors. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more exquisite property that’s truly a photographer’s (and visitors) dream.
Distance from hotel: 1.5 miles
Feel at home while at Tunnel Hill Winery. Their stone cottage tasting room is open daily during the summer and invites all guests to take a load off. Tunnel Hill’s oldest Pinot Noir block dates back over ten years and their youngest Viognier block has just been planted. The Evans family started the work in 2001 and continues to perfect their craft with rigorous attention to detail. Visit Tunnel Hill and become part of the family!
Distance from hotel: 1.4 miles
Simply put, Vin du Lac Winery is a friendly and fun place to visit. The wines are delicious and affordable and the bistro is charming and inviting. You can bring the kids and enjoy a glass of wine on the patio while they play on the lawn. It’s a great destination for both groups and couples! During the summer the wine bar and bistro are open daily! Winter hours are available on their website.
Distance from hotel: 3.5 miles