The Washington wine scene has changed dramatically since owners Craig and Vicki Leuthold founded Maryhill Winery in 1999. Nevertheless, the family business has adapted and grown with the times, becoming one of the state’s most successful and prolific wine producers and moving 80,000 cases annually. As its scale increased, so did its territory. From its facilities on the banks of the Columbia River and its flagship location in nearby Goldendale, Washington (about 90 miles east of Portland), over the years Maryhill Tasting Room & Bistro has expanded to Kendall Yards in Spokane, the Vancouver Waterfront, and most recently to the historic Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville.
“Visiting Maryhill has always been a full sensory experience. Our bistros are bringing that experience to a whole new level,” says Craig Leuthold. “Each restaurant offers a unique dining experience with scenic views, indoor and outdoor seating, gourmet food, and unique private event spaces—all in a casual, affordable setting.”
In April 2020, Maryhill will celebrate the one year anniversary of its tasting room at the renovated Vancouver Waterfront district. Just a stone’s throw from the iconic Grant Street Pier (a seven-acre park ideal for post-meal strolls or sunset vistas), this 4,890-square-foot tasting room features an elegant wood aesthetic, with stacked cases, an antique Brunswick bar, and windows that open onto an outdoor patio.
As you sip their acclaimed-yet-accessible vintages, take advantage of Maryhill’s array of gastronomic offerings by exploring a culinary program highlighted by exquisite, regionally-focused cuisine. Though each Maryhill Winery Tasting Room & Bistro menu has its own unique features, diners can also expect to see familiar favorites across all locations, with ingredients from local partners such as Grand Central Bakery, Olympia Provisions, and Moonstruck Chocolate. From shareable charcuterie boards and salads to small Mediterranean-inspired plates and fresh seafood dishes (Dungeness crab rolls, anyone?), the bites are expertly curated to complement Maryhill’s portfolio of 35 distinct varietals and 65 bottlings.
“We’re passionate about expanding our consumers’ palates and introducing them to completely different experiences. Our new culinary program, along with our new name and brand, reflect that adventurous spirit as much as our Pacific Northwest roots,” says Craig Leuthold. “Our menus, which are centered on locally sourced ingredients, were crafted to complement our award-winning wines, so people can truly understand our wines the way they were meant to be experienced.”
As if the expansive views of the Columbia River and Mt. Hood don’t already provide enough ambience, the venue also hosts live music on the weekends. Plus, it’s only a 10-minute drive from Downtown Portland. As you search for your next day trip, set your sights on Maryhill.