Top Ten Recommended Wineries in Southeast Washington

Aarons Wine Chronicles Top Ten Recommended Wineries of 2019!

2019 Top Ten Wineries (by area – SE Washington)

Welcome to Aaronswinechronicles first annual Top Ten recommended wineries in Southeast Washington!  For simplicity, I’ve partitioned the Southeast region of Washington into 3 specific areas or zones.  The first area covers tasting rooms in the Yakima Valley, Prosser and Paterson while the second covers the Tri-Cities and Red Mountain.  Finally, the third zone covers Walla Walla.  As my wine escapades continue across the state, I hope to be including other state regions as well.  This region of Southeast Washington state includes hundreds of wineries to experience!  Since I’ve personally visited more than 90% of the tasting rooms in this combined area, I feel confident about these recommendations.  Here I present 3 lists, one for each specific area just described.

These wineries were identified by based upon personal experiences and multiple direct visits/tastings over the years.  Some of the more important attributes considered in my recommendations include:

  • Wine Quality and Consistency (with a focus on red wines)
  • Tasting room staff – Knowledge, Enthusiasm and Customer Engagement
  • Pricing
  • Diversity of Wine Offerings
  • Ambiance and more.

Please note:  Recommended wineries identified here are NOT listed in any particular order of priority.  From my perspective, if a tasting room made the list, it is highly recommended by  I hope you visit and enjoy these fabulous Washington State wine venues!  Cheers!

Top Ten Wineries (Yakima Valley/Prosser/Paterson)

WIT Cellars

Ryan Patrick/Milbrandt Winery

Côte Bonneville Winery

Columbia Crest Winery

DavenLore Winery

Fortuity Cellars

Freehand Cellars

Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Co Dinn Cellars

Smasne Cellars


Top Ten Wineries (Tri-Cities/Red Mountain)


Bodega Palencia

Bartholomew Winery

Double Canyon Winery

Frichette Winery

Col Solare Winery

Fidelitas Winery

Longship Cellars

J. Bookwalter Winery

Purple Star Winery

Cooper Wine Company


Top Ten Wineries (Walla Walla)


Walla Walla Vintners

Woodward Canyon Winery

Seven Hills Winery

Long Shadows Vintners

Garrison Creek Cellars

Canvasback Winery

Eternal Wines/Drink Washington State

Saviah Cellars

Barons Winery

Armstrong Family Winery

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