This spectacular AVA was officially established in 2009, although viticulture in the area has existed since 1891. Located on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, and surrounding the beautiful, glacier-fed Lake Chelan, it has become a destination wine tasting meca. The rich volcanic soils of the valley, along with the long hot days and cool fall nights, combined with the moderating weather effects of the 60-mile long lake - product world class white and red wine grapes.
Vineyard is located in Chelan County in north central Washingtons. It is west of the city of Chelan and north of Lake Chelan. The winery is in a prime location on the scenic Northshore Wine Trail in the Lake Chelan American Viticulture Area - AVA. It has spectacular views of Lake Chelan, with close proximity to Chelan and Manson. Access to the winery is via an engineered road.
Gravity flow winery business established and winery permitted in 2003. Offers a return-customer base and wine club. Trademarked winery name, Chelan Ridge Winery, available. Inventory of bulk wine already. With barrel and case storage space in lower cellar, winery case potential is 20,000.
Buildings include: winery, hospitality room with apartment, tasting room with deck and grass seating area (100 percent handicapped accessible), pole barn, large underground storage room, 2 domestic wells. Equipment includes tanks, laboratory, and farm equipment.