Columbia Winery

Columbia Winery  has an elegant collection of wines from Washington State with a fruit-driven taste and firm acidity that complement a variety of foods. For more than 50 years, they have taken a progressive approach to crafting wines.

Established in 1962, Columbia Winery was founded by 10 friends, six of whom were University of Washington professors.The group was united under the belief that classic European vines could thrive in the Washington climate and yield fine wines.

The results far exceeded their expectations under influential winemaker and Master of Wine David Lake, who joined the winery in 1979. Under Lake, Columbia Winery produced Washington State’s first series of vineyard-designate wines and was the first to plant several new grape varieties varieties in the state, including Syrah, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Franc.

Today, this innovation continues with our talented and creative winemaking team, led by Winemaker Sean Hails.

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Chardonnay

Columbia Chardonnay offers bright aromas of pear, apple and hints of tropical fruits that extend to the palate. A balanced acidity and integrated sweet vanilla oak notes create an elegant Chardonnay that is distinctly Northwest.
Following primary fermentation, this Chardonnay was left on fine lees for nine months until bottling to create an enriched mouthfeel and texture with a supple finish.
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Merlot

Columbia Merlot opens with a dark color that has a distinct purple edge. Enticing aromas of cherry and plum with a hint of violet float from the glass and continue to the palate, where they are joined by pronounced notes of toasty oak, vanilla and hints of mocha. Rich and plush in the mouth, this Merlot has firm tannins and a lingering finish.   Oak influence lent this Merlot its distinct brown spice notes.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Columbia Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of ripe black currant, plum and cedar. This rich full-bodied wine is well-structured with firm tannins and ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black currant layered with notes of toasty oak and cocoa.
This wine saw both French and American oak to create well-integrated flavors and a rich mouthfeel.
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Composition Red Blend

Crafted from the most flavorful grapes across multiple vintages, with a majority selected from 2011, Composition is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah – a grape that we introduced to Washington State. Rich and medium-bodied, this wine has blackberry aromas and ripe red fruit flavors of cranberry, cherry and plum that are framed by hints of spicy oak. With a balanced acidity, soft tannins and a lingering finish, this Composition is truly a work of art
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