Maryhill works closely with select growing partners to produce wines that showcase therich and diverse flavors of this unique growing region.

With warm summer days, cool nights, moderate winters and a gentle breeze, the area supports a wide variety of grapes - including several difficult-to-grow varieties often stunted in many of the state’s other vineyards. Maryhill produces more than 50 top-quality wines, showcasing the full breadth of what Washington state has to offer. From Horse Heaven Hills to Yakima Valley and the Wahluke Slope, Maryhill Winery works closely with select growing partners in 8 of Washington’s 14 AVAs to produce wines that showcase the rich and diverse flavors of this unique growing region. Maryhill’s vineyard sources have included the following:

Gunkel Family Vineyards (Estate)

Nestled only 30 feet from the shores of the Columbia River, the Gunkel family has farmed the fertile lands around Maryhill Winery for three generations and is considered the winery’s “estate” vineyard. The Gunkels grow many varietals for Maryhill including Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel and four Port varieties including Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão, Sousao and Tempranillo.
 

Alder Ridge Vineyard

Located on the south facing slopes in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, Alder Ridge is regarded as one of the finest vineyard sites in the state. Drastic elevation differences and varying soil types among more than 800 acres of vines create a great complexity of flavor in the grapes. Alder Ridge grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel for Maryhill.

Art den Hoed Vineyard

Early pioneers of Washington grape growing, the den Hoed family have nearly 1,000 acres of grapes in the lower Yakima Valley. The north end is dedicated primarily to white grapes, while the southern sites flourish with Cabernet Sauvignon. Maryhill sources several varieties for its blends and single-varietal wines from den Hoed, including Marsanne, Zinfandel, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Dolcetto and Primitivo.

Celilo Vineyard

Home to some of the oldest vinifera vines in the state, Celilo Vineyard was planted in 1972 on Underwood Mountain in the Columbia Gorge appellation. Maryhill sources Gewürztraminer from among the 70 planted acres.

 

Eagle Ranch Vineyards

Owned by Chester Prior, Eagle Ranch Vineyards is located in Echo, Ore. 60 miles east of Maryhill Winery. Eagle Ranch is consistently one of the best sources of grapes for Maryhill; its Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are frequently used in Maryhill’s Proprietor’s Reserve wines.

Elephant Mountain Vineyard

The family-owned farm operates one of the state’s premier growing sites, Elephant Mountain Vineyards. Elephant Mountain is situated on the southern-facing slopes of Rattlesnake Hills. Maryhill sources Cabernet Franc, Carmenére, Cinsault, Counoise, Grenache, Merlot, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Syrah and Tempranillo from these vineyards.

Kiona Vineyards

In 1975, John Williams planted the first vineyard on Red Mountain, an area now known for producing powerful, opulent wines of distinction. Thanks to John's foresight, Kiona Vineyards and Winery now farms over 250 estate-planted acres in the AVA and supplies Maryhill with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Klipsun Vineyard

Located on the southwest slope of Red Mountain, Klipsun Vineyard grows some of Washington's highest quality wine grapes. Named as one of the Top 25 Vineyards in the world by Wine & Spirits magazine, Klipsun grapes are used in many of Washington’s premium wines. Maryhill sources Syrah and Merlot, which are of the many varieties grown on this 120 acre estate founded in 1982 by Patricia and David Gelles.

Les Collines Vineyard

Located in the Walla Walla Valley, Les Collines is one of the most advanced vineyards in Washington State. The vineyard uses a computer controlled wireless irrigation system, chemical alternatives (such as compost tea), and minimal input farming techniques. Also certified as a Salmon-Safe vineyard by the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC), Les Collines provides Maryhill with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot grapes for its Vineyard Series wines.

McKinley Springs Vineyards

McKinley Springs grows more than 20 varieties on its 2,000 acre estate vineyard in the southern part of Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. The region’s arid climate, high winds and low-density vineyards provide ideal growing conditions. McKinley provides Maryhill with CabernetSauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Viognier, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Roussanne and Zinfandel grapes.

Milbrandt Vineyards (Clifton, Clifton Bluff, Clifton Hill, Northridge)

Owned by Butch and Jerry Milbrandt, Milbrandt Vineyards is one of the largest grape growing operations in Washington state, comprised of 10 different vineyards near the towns of Mattawa and George in Washington’s Columbia Valley and Wahluke Slope appellations. Maryhill sources Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah and Zinfandel from the Milbrandt brothers.
 

Tudor Hills Vineyard

Owned by Mark and Tom Tudor, Tudor Hills Vineyard is located in Grandview, Washington next to some of the oldest and most prestigious vineyards in Yakima Valley. Tudor Hills Vineyard is meticulously farmed and is the source for several of Maryhill’s Proprietor’s Reserve wines including Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Syrah. The Tudors also grow Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Alberiño, Malbec and Viognier for Maryhill.

Columbia Country Vineyards

*Previously sourced - in bottle
Lonnie Wright farms more than 200 acres for small growers throughout the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Valley appellations.  Maryhill has sourced Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Grenache and Syrah from four of the vineyard sites that Wright oversees, including Bailey, McDuffee, Scorched Earth and Smith Vineyards.

Coyote Canyon Vineyard

*Previously sourced - in bottle
Assisted by impeccable climate and terroir, the partners of Coyote Canyon Vineyard successfully grow world-class wine grapes in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Maryhill sourced Viognier from this reputable vineyard. 

Lonesome Springs Ranch

*Previously sourced - in bottle
Owned by Colin Morrell, Lonesome Springs Ranch is located just outside the western edge of Washington’s Red Mountain appellation. Maryhill sourced Malbec and Petit Verdot from this vineyard, whose grapes were consistently used in the winery’s Proprietor’s Reserve wines.
 
(Photo by Richard Duvall - courtesty of Great Northwest Wine)