Icicle Ridge Winery, Peshastin

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#54 of 190 in Wineries in Washington State
Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
Icicle Ridge Winery is one of the most unique wineries in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Leavenworth, Washington, founder Louie Wagoner and winemaker Don Wood produce hand-crafted, award winning wines that will delight you. The incredible ambience of the 5,000 square foot log home, where the wine tasting takes place, is sure to amaze you. But most of all, the feeling of being part of the family will bring you back again and again!

The story of wine at Icicle Ridge Winery started in the Fall of 2000 when we made our first wines... twenty gallons were made in two very small oak barrels.With the generous help of several local friends, we began crafting our first Romanze Blend, an unusual blend of Merlot, Lemberger, and Cabernet Franc. That wine has become the hallmark of our red wine releases and is highly anticipated by our friends and wine club members.

Since that time we have focused on several varietals and always emphasize an approach to red wine which is rooted in drinkability. Careful management of oak character provides most of our releases with just enough oak to detect, leaving the fruit in dominance on the palate and avoiding the thick tannic structure which results from extended barrel aging.

Much of the creativity at Icicle Ridge Winery is the result of our founder, Lou Wagoner's reluctance to let a moment in life slip by without adventure. In his own words, "I never like to sit still. It's more fun to be the lead dog". This adventuresome spirit has led to several very unusual and delightful wines including our Touch of Huckleberry (a Huckleberry Riesling), Chocolate Cherry Passion, and our new release Razzamatazz (Raspberry Riesling). Another annual release is our White Merlot, always made from a single vineyard which imparts a remarkable hazelnut character to the wine. These unusual wine styles add fun to the tasting room and reflect Lou and Judy's love for life.
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  • Had one tasting flight of 3 wines that you can modify to fit your personal tastes. Beautiful mountain-lodge building and grounds. Outdoor (and large tables indoor) seating to enjoy your wine (by the....  more »
  • Very nice place. Looks like there is music, thus check the website. Large seating areas for large groups, inside and outside. We went to the Peshastin cabin, but there are two other locations in...  more »
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  • Excellent atmosphere and hospitality. Carson and Preston made our visit an awesome experience.
  • If you go to Leavenworth and you can only go to one winery...make it Icicle Ridge. The place is truly lovely in every sense...the views, the wine, the food, the service, the wine, the vineyards, the log house, the wine, the beautiful grounds and did I say the wine? Our group was there to celebrate my sister's bachelorette party. This venue was perfectly delightful! We did the wine hike (let's just say 3 of us did it in heels and survived lol) and we enjoyed every minute of it. The lunch, wine, and dessert was amazing! I promise once you go, you'll want to go again...I do for sure! Thanks again. KK, Nick, and all your wonderful staff! We can't wait to see you again!

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