Sip with us!
Welcome to Cairdeas Winery! We invite you to join us for a seated tasting experience at our Cairdeas Barn Tasting Room on the north shore of beautiful Lake Chelan, Washington or in the heart of Seattle at SODO Urbanworks. Our knowledgeable Cairdeas Crew is ready to guide you through your tasting flight, and help you craft your own personal collection of our Rhône inspired wines.
Lake Chelan Tasting Room
- Open Daily Year Round: 12:00-5:00pm
SODO Urbanworks Tasting Room
- Opening Weekend March 3rd – 5th: 12:00-6:00pm
- Opening Year Round Wednesday-Sunday; 12:00-6:00pm
Reservations are highly recommended at both locations
Your Visit: What to Expect
We look forward to welcoming you to Cairdeas Winery! Prior to and during your visit, you can expect:
- Advance reservations are greatly appreciated – thank you so much for booking ahead!
- Wine Club Members have exclusive access to reserve the Wine Club Loft in Lake Chelan (be sure to log into your account to view)
- Online reservations are limited to groups of 6 in Lake Chelan or 5 in SODO. (We currently require groups larger than 6 to contact us directly for reservations.)
- $20 per tasting flight is waived per 2 bottle purchase; flights typically include 4 wines (typically one white and three reds), plus a wine club bonus pour for members. Wine club members received up to 4 waived tasting flights per visit.
- Leashed pets are welcome on the patio only.
Our Tasting Flights
We offer a set tasting flight for $20 each, waived with the purchase of two bottles or more. Our curated flights give you a taste of our Rhône-inspired wines and typically include one white wines and three red wines, plus a bonus pour for wine club members. Wine club members receive up to four waived tastings per visit, plus additional discounts.
Wines By the Glass or Bottles
Wines may be purchased by the glass or bottle to enjoy on the property during your reservation.
Bottles to Go & Shipping Options
Wines by the bottle are available for pick up. Call ahead or place your pick up order online in advance and our crew will pre-pack your wines and have them ready on the pick up table at the front entrance. Prefer to have your wines shipped? We waive shipping on all orders over 6 bottles. Shop Our Wines –>
Family & Dog Friendly
Cairdeas Winery is family friendly so feel free to bring along your kids (just be sure to include them in your guest count)! Well-behaved and leashed pups are also welcome on our patios in both Lake Chelan and SODO. In Lake Chelan use the front lawn via the Puppy Path around the side of the tasting room to access the patio. Due to our health department permit, pet dogs are not allowed inside or through the building. Do keep in mind that in Lake Chelan we have three winery dogs at Cairdeas (Tannin, Avi Gris & Koa) and they just might greet you from the edge of the parking lot.
Snacks & Beverages (Lake Chelan Only)
If you need to fuel up during your wine tasting flight, we offer our Charcuterie Board, Mediterranean Board, and a Kid’s Snack Pack. Most items are also available ala carte as well, and we do 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.