Columbia Winery offers award-winning wines whose quality is reinforced by a 45-year history, long-standing partnerships with vineyards from Washington’s best growing regions, and leadership in winemaking and viticulture innovation.
Columbia Winery was founded by a group of wine loving friends in 1962 who predicted that Washington State could produce distinctive wines from European vinifera grapes. Long-standing partnerships with vineyards from Washington’s best growing regions, leadership in winemaking and innovations in viticulture have been hallmarks of Columbia Winery's 45 year history. David Lake, considered the Dean of Washington Winemaking, retired in 2006 after a glorious 27 years at Columbia Winery. Kerry Norton joined Columbia Winery as Director of Winemaking in early 2007. Kerry, along with Erik Hoins, General Manager and Robert Takahashi, Assistant Winemaker, have had over 30 years of winemaking experience with David Lake and Washington wines. Their passion for wine and commitment to quality ensures that the essence of Columbia Winery continues to reside in each bottle of wine.