Somehow in the 10+ years I have lived in Spokane I had never made it up to Arbor Crest Winery. I can not believe that I have been missing out on this beautiful winery all these years. The Arbor Crest Winery is located in Spokane Valley off of Argonne. It is the gorgeous house you can see up on the hill. John and I were in the valley running errands and randomly decided to turn up the hill and check it out. I am so glad that we did!
We had so much fun walking around the winery and checking out the grounds. The Arbor Crest Winery estates is on a 450 foot cliff overlooking the city. The area includes the Riblet Estate (a national historic landmark), The Cliff House, The Eagles Nest and so much more. There is a huge life sized checkers board on the grounds.
We were not really sure what to expect at the winery. We found the staff to be incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the estates. We ended up buying a bottle of Arbor Crest Riesling for $12.00. The cool thing is you can take the wine out on the grounds and enjoy a relaxing walk or picnic. The staff provided us with 2 wine glasses and we were off to explore. It was so much fun walking around enjoying the sunshine and beautiful grounds.
The next time we visit the winery we are going to pack a picnic lunch. I am really excited to head back up to the winery and relax. The winery also has free concerts during the summer on Thursday nights from 5:30 to 7:30pm. They have concerts on Sunday nights from 5:30pm to dusk that cost $5.00. There are concerts scheduled until Sunday September 30th.