Bethany Vineyard & Winery, Ridgefield

#56 of 92 in Wineries in Washington State
Walt Houser named his Ridgefield, Washington vineyard and winery after the love of his life: his wife, Bethany. Another great love of his is wine.

Bethany Vineyard grows 15 different varieties of wine grape, all of them suited to southwestern Washington’s cool climate. Bethany Vineyard wines include grapes from the vineyard, which wraps around the winery and tasting room. The other grapes used come from Eastern Washington and go into the making of cabernet sauvignon, Malbec, merlot, and syrah. Preferring to emphasize the taste of the grape, after just seven months in new oak, wine is transferred to older, neutral oak barrels.Then the wine remains in barrels for an additional two years or longer, depending upon the varietal. The result is handcrafted, premium wines, the number 1 seller is Bethany's pinot noir.

Inside the tasting room, visitors can see the barrels in the backroom, resting comfortably between racking. During the summer, music and wine lovers alike flock to the winery to enjoy “Music in the Vines” summer concerts featuring local artists. The performances take place next to the winery’s private lake, which is also the setting for many outdoor weddings, held with regularity on weekend

Directions: From I-5 take exit 14 and head east on SR-501 [Pioneer St.]. Road name changes to S. 65th Ave. Continue on S. 5th St. for 1 mile and turn right onto NE 10th Ave. and proceed about .25 miles. Turn left onto NE 259th St. and proceed 1.5 miles. Look for Bethany Vineyard & Winery on the right.
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  • My girlfriends and I spent a day in Ridgefield hopping around some of the wineries, and this was absolutely our favorite. First of all, the grounds here are absolutely jaw-dropping spectacular. It was...  more »
  • I love going to this winery when I am in the area. I remember when they were first starting out and now they have transformed this winery into such a beautiful place! My family went here for some tast...  more »
  • Beautiful facility. Good. Wines, and food as well. Recommended for all, we attended a private group, very pleasurable.  more »
  • It cost me one daughter. I'm okay with this. Great place for proposals, weddings, receptions. And the wine in top notch.
  • Exceptional and outstanding! Not just the wines, nor the gorgeous property, the grounds, the lake, the vineyard... but what a delightful owner/winemaker Walt is! A true gentleman who enjoys every detail of making wine for others to enjoy!
  • Ambience 5*. Prices are good and wine is great. People also are very very pleasant. Can't say enough good about them. Only negative is that they don't ship.
  • Beautiful grounds. The wine was decent, but I think they mislabeled the Pinot I purchased.
  • Beautiful vinyard, good/friendly service, decent wines, moderate prices... overall excellent experience! Will definitely be going back! A+

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