This month we are presenting wines from Maryhill Winery. Located in Columbia Valley, Washington, Maryhill was awarded Awarded “2014 Winery of the Year” by San Francisco International Wine Competition, and  “Top 10 Winery of the World” by The World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists.  We are sure you will fall in love with these wines.

Cabernet Franc 2012

Focused with hints of red plum, lilac, cranberry, pomegranate, and wood characters throughout this 2012 Cabernet Franc is food-friendly and sure to be a palate pleaser.

 

Food Pairings

  • Lean Roasted or Grilled Beef
  • Roasted Lamb or Lamb Chops

Viognier 2015

Lush and bright, this Viognier offers hints of orange zest, honeysuckle and grapefruit on the nose. The full mouthfeel is highlighted with crisp flavors of lemon zest, pear, white peach and a lengthy floral finish.

Food Pairings

  • Roasted Pork dishes
  • Cream sauced dishes

Winemaker’s Red Blend 2012

Deep garnet color. Layered with jammy, rich, red fruit aromas, lined with hibiscus, tar and sweet cedar notes on the nose followed by hints of cherry, red fruit and cedar on the palate. Pleasing, balanced finish – perfect for everyday drinking.

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Lamb or Beef
  • Filet Mignon

In 1999, Craig and Vicki Leuthold established Maryhill Winery and set out to produce premier wines on the land adjacent to where Hill sought to fulfill his dream years before. Originally hailing from Spokane, WA, Craig and Vicki Leuthold cashed in their corporate careers and followed their dream of starting a winery to Goldendale, WA. Located at the Southern tip of the Columbia Valley appellation, the area is not only an area of unsurpassed natural beauty; its warm climate, Walla Walla silt loam soil resting on remnants of the Missoula flood and steady breezes make it an ideal site for growing wine grapes.

In 2000, the Leutholds began construction on their winery just west of Maryhill Museum on a bluff overlooking Gunkel Vineyard, one of the state’s oldest and most established vineyard sites.  The Gunkel family has successfully farmed the fertile lands surrounding Maryhill for four generations, growing world-class wine grapes used by the Leutholds and many other Washington state wine producers today.

In May 2001, Maryhill Winery opened its doors as one of only 100 wineries in the state. Today, there are more than 800 Washington wineries. With a lot of hard work and determination, the Leutholds achieved their dream of creating a true destination winery with a 3,000-square-foot tasting room, a beautiful vine-covered arbor, world-class bocce courts, picnic grounds and an adjacent 4,000 seat amphitheater that hosts a world-class summer concert series. The winery has grown from a modest 4,300 case production in 1999 to more than 90,000 cases today, making it the 9th largest winery in the state.

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