Columbia Winery

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Columbia Winery
Columbia Winery logo.png
Location Woodinville, Washington, USA
Appellation Columbia Valley AVA
Formerly Associated Vintners
Founded 1964[1]
Parent company E & J Gallo Winery
Varietals Cabernet Franc, Pinot gris, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Viognier, Chardonnay
Distribution National
Tasting Open Daily
Website http://www.columbiawinery.com/

Columbia Winery is a Washington state winery located in Woodinville, Washington. The winery is currently owned by E & J Gallo Winery. The winery was founded in 1962 as Associated Vinters by several former professors at the University of Washington. In 1979, the winery hired David Lake as head winemaker and under his stewardship, Columbia Winery was the first winery in the state of the Washington to produce varietal wines of Cabernet Franc, Pinot gris and Syrah.[2] In 1983, the winery released wines under its current name.[3] In 1988, the winery moved to its current location in Woodinville wine country. Due to failing health, David Lake retired from Columbia in 2006. In 2006, Kerry Norton (formerly of Covey Run Winery was hired as Directory of Winemaking. In June 2008, Columbia Winery (along with Covey Run Winery and other Constellation Brands wines) were sold by Constellation Brands to newly formed Ascentia Wine Estates,[4] which in turn sold Columbia to Gallo in 2012 [5]

Vineyards[edit]

Columbia winery harvest grapes from several vineyards in Eastern Washington including

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Parker (2002-10-01). Discovering Washington Wines: An Introduction to One of the Most Exciting Premium Wine Regions. Raconteurs Press. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-9719258-5-4. 
  2. ^ Tom Parker (2002-10-01). Discovering Washington Wines: An Introduction to One of the Most Exciting Premium Wine Regions. Raconteurs Press. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-9719258-5-4. 
  3. ^ Tom Parker (2002-10-01). Discovering Washington Wines: An Introduction to One of the Most Exciting Premium Wine Regions. Raconteurs Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-9719258-5-4. 
  4. ^ PR Newswire article via Bnet, June 10, 2008
  5. ^ What Killed Ascentia?
  6. ^ Tom Parker (2002-10-01). Discovering Washington Wines: An Introduction to One of the Most Exciting Premium Wine Regions. Raconteurs Press. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-9719258-5-4. 
  7. ^ Columbia Winery Otis Vineyard