Walt Houser named his Ridgefield, Washington vineyard and winery after the love of his life: his wife, Bethany. Another great love of his is wine.
Bethany Vineyard grows 15 different varieties of wine grape, all of them suited to southwestern Washington’s cool climate. Bethany Vineyard wines include grapes from the vineyard, which wraps around the winery and tasting room. The other grapes used come from Eastern Washington and go into the making of cabernet sauvignon, Malbec, merlot, and syrah. Preferring to emphasize the taste of the grape, after just seven months in new oak, wine is transferred to older, neutral oak barrels.Then the wine remains in barrels for an additional two years or longer, depending upon the varietal. The result is handcrafted, premium wines, the number 1 seller is Bethany's pinot noir.
Inside the tasting room, visitors can see the barrels in the backroom, resting comfortably between racking. During the summer, music and wine lovers alike flock to the winery to enjoy “Music in the Vines” summer concerts featuring local artists. The performances take place next to the winery’s private lake, which is also the setting for many outdoor weddings, held with regularity on weekend
Directions: From I-5 take exit 14 and head east on SR-501 [Pioneer St.]. Road name changes to S. 65th Ave. Continue on S. 5th St. for 1 mile and turn right onto NE 10th Ave. and proceed about .25 miles. Turn left onto NE 259th St. and proceed 1.5 miles. Look for Bethany Vineyard & Winery on the right. To find out how to plan a trip to Ridgefield, use our trip itinerary maker.
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Bethany Vineyard & Winery reviews
wife and I need a day out. we were due fit every three month wine tasting at Bethany Winery. this time we included lunch . me a Panini and her a blue cheese pear and Turkey panini. the sandwiches...
wife and I need a day out. we were due fit every three month wine tasting at Bethany Winery. this time we included lunch . me a Panini and her a blue cheese pear and Turkey panini. the sandwiches... more »
This winery is just a delight. Set on the top of a hill the winery has a very scenic outlook. Whilst the reds of Bethany have long been a favourite, there has been a change of winemaker since we were.... more
This winery is just a delight. Set on the top of a hill the winery has a very scenic outlook. Whilst the reds of Bethany have long been a favourite, there has been a change of winemaker since we were.... more »
Wonderful relaxing spot! Great wine, delicious food, comfy couches to sit on and beautiful views! Couldn't ask for more.
Very nice grounds and plenty of places to sit but a little pricey for a tasting if you're not a member.
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