Vineyard And Winery Tour, Central Washington, Ellensburg, Cle Elum


Central Washington is the gateway to Washington's wine country - so be sure to start with us! Varietals grown or produced in the Kittitas Valley include: Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Muscat Ottonel, and Sauvignon Blanc.

Taste the flavors of Central Washington all year long at one of our many local wineries and tasting rooms. Most tasting rooms are open with either standard hours or by appointment even in the off-season.

Ellensburg Distillery
Vapor distilled in small batches. Smooth, crisp and fresh tasting. They start with eight traditional botanicals, then add a hint of lavender, naturally grown here on their farm at Spring Creek. Subtly aromatic, distinctive.

Amethyst blends beautifully in traditional cocktails-the most elegant Gin & Tonic you'll ever taste.
4621 Rader Rd, Ellensburg, WA
(509) 925-1295

Gard Vintners
Founded in 2006, Gard Vintners is a family-owned and operated estate winery in the heart of Washington's Columbia Valley AVA, with vineyards on the Royal Slope, wine production in Walla Walla, and tasting rooms in Woodinville, Walla Walla, and Ellensburg.

The word Gård, which means "farm," honors the Scandinavian heritage of the Lawrence family. They have been farming the fertile Royal Slope of Washington's Columbia Valley for more than 45 years.
311 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg, WA
(509) 925-1095

Brix Elevage Wine Co.
Brix was first founded in Ellensburg in 2008 with the vision "We Must Create" to produce a product that goes far beyond the dinner plate and the wine glass. Brix was taken into the careful hands of husband and wife duo, Tony & Stephanie Ritter, in July 2018. Stephanie, long time former Brix employee and Central Washington University alumni, and Tony, owner of Ellensburg's The Roost Tattoo Studio, took on ownership to continue the creative legacy with a focus on community integration.

Brix thrives upon supporting local artists, breweries, wineries, farmers, and musicians, while enjoying bringing everyone in the community around the same table.
109 W. Third Ave., Ellensburg, WA
(509) 933-2749

Thrall & Dodge Winery
Thrall & Dodge is the oldest commercial operating winery in the Kittitas Valley located north of the Yakima Valley near Ellensburg. They produce premium wines grown, produced, cellared, and served all from the Columbia Valley. Located South of Ellensburg and just east of the Yakima River, the Thrall & Dodge Winery is perched on Manastash Ridge 1500 ft level near the intersection of Boylston and Saddle Mountains. This scenic area is known as the fruit basket of Kittitas Valley.
111 Dodge Road, Ellensburg, WA
(509) 925-4110

Ellensburg Canyon Winery
Ellensburg Canyon WInery was recently featured on KAPP/KVEW-TV's '100% Chance of Wine' program, airing in the Yakima and Tri-Cities area. Hear what drew ECW's owner/vintner, Gary Cox, has to say about choosing Ellensburg for establishing his vineyard and winery back in 1998, and why it's worth a visit to taste his award winning wines and enjoy the Terroir of the Yakima River Canyon.

The winery tasting room, picnic area, and vineyards are located 8 miles South of Ellensburg, Washington. It is just off of Canyon Road (SR #821) at the entrance to the Yakima River Canyon (the 1st Scenic Byway established in Washington State back in 1974).
221 Canyon Vista Way, Kittitas, WA
(509) 933-3523

Make your way to relaxing scenic views and tasty local flavors perfect for sipping, savoring, and soothing your senses. Visit for more information.

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A Land of Contrasts
From the mighty Columbia River to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, sunshine, and unique cultural offerings.
Find out more at one of our Visitor Centers:

Ellensburg, WA
609 N. Main St, Ellensburg
(888) 925-2204

Cle Elum, WA
312 W. 1st Street, Cle Elum
(509) 674-6880

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