VISIT AND TASTE
Tasting Room Hours
Welcome to Cairdeas Winery on the beautiful north shore of Lake Chelan. We invite you to visit our tasting room year round.
- April 16th – October 15th
- Open 7 Days a Week
- October 16th – April 15th
- Open Thursday-Monday
- Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Our Tasting Flights
We offer a set tasting flight for $10 each, waived per bottle purchase. Our curated flights give you a taste of our Rhône-inspired wines and typically include two white wines and three red wines. Receive 5% off 6 bottles or more and 10% off 12 or more bottles. Wine club members receive complimentary tastings and additional discounts.
We allow guests to finish any tasting flights started prior to 5:00pm, but we are not able to start any new tasting flights after 5:00pm.
Wines By the Glass or Bottles
Wines may be purchased by the glass or bottle to enjoy on the property during tasting room hours. However, if a bottle of wine is purchased, but not finished, we are, by law, not allowed to let any open bottles leave our property.
Family & Dog Friendly
Cairdeas Winery is family friendly so feel free to bring along your kids! We have complimentary Wi-Fi, coloring books and crayons, wooden blocks, and sidewalk chalk. Well-behaved pups are also more than welcome in our tasting room, patio and lawn.
We would love to have your group join us at Cairdeas Winery! To give you the best possible service, we require groups larger than 6 to make wine tasting reservations in advance. We also welcome reservations for groups of any size. We accept group reservations between the hours of 12:00pm and 3:00pm.
Should your group arrive without reservations, you can still purchase wine by the glass or bottle to enjoy in our tasting room, patio or lawn as long as capacity allows.
We never want to turn any guest away; however, your safety is our concern. If an individual in your group (or any individual for that matter) appears intoxicated upon arrival, we reserve the right to refuse service and cancel the standing reservation.
Please call or text 509-687-0555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations for your group.
Snacks & Beverages
If you need to fuel up during your wine tasting flight, we offer light snacks in the tasting room (charcuterie, a selection of cheeses, snack olives, Theo chocolate, trail mix and a selection of crackers), or you can bring your own picnic or snacks with you. We have a large patio in addition to a picnic area on the lawn, perfect for enjoying a cheese plate and a bottle of Cairdeas wine. We also offer a selection of non-alcoholic beverages from sparkling water to juice boxes.
RHÔNE INSPIRED WINES CRAFTED IN LAKE CHELAN
We pull our inspiration from the Rhône valley of France and craft delicious wines from Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Counoise, Cinsault (red grapes) and Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul (white grapes) to craft some traditional and truly unique blends.
The Rhône is generally divided into two sub-regions with distinct vinicultural traditions, the Northern Rhône and the Southern Rhône. The northern sub-region produces red wines from the Syrah grape, sometimes blended with white wine grapes, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier grapes. The southern sub-region produces an array of red, white and rosé wines, often blends of several grapes such as in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Syrah is the only red grape variety permitted in red AOC wines from this sub-region. The grape, which is believed to have originated in or close to the Rhône region, is also widely known as Shiraz, its name in Australia and much of the English-speaking world, and has recently become very popular with consumers around the world.
The southern Rhône’s most famous red wine is Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a blend containing up to 19 varieties of wine grapes (ten red and nine white) as permitted by the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC rules. Gigondas AOC, on the other hand, is predominantly made from Grenache Noir. Depending on the specific AOC rules, grapes blended into Southern Rhône reds may include Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault.