As Washington's second largest city, Spokane's rather slow development of its reputation as a wine destination was rather surprising. Despite the fact the region is home to a number of quality producers who have been making wine for several decades, it was the Walla Walla and Yakima Valleys that were given the most national acclaim.
Yet recently, a number of small artisan producers are looking to launch Spokane into a wine region of note. Small production wineries such as Nodland Cellars, Robert Karl Cellars and Barrister Winery are all taking part in an artisan wine boom that complements the city's recent gentrification. With other local, small businesses opening up in the city limits as well, Spokane is well on its way to receiving the recognition this quality wine region deserves. Read More