Dineen Vineyards

Dineen Vineyards is located in the hills of Zillah, Yakima Valley. We are a small, family-owned viticulture business dedicated to growing exceptional grapes that meet and exceed the requirements for our Estate wines and winery customers.

Touring Region
Current Weather
Cloudy
Cloudy, 48° F

Amenities
Picnic Area, Reception Facilities, Restaurant / Food, RV Parking, Tasting Room

Hours of Operation
Dineen Vineyards' tasting room is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon-5pm from April 1st to November 1st. For group or private tastings please contact us for an appointment. Our grounds overlook the vineyard, Mount Adams and Mount Rainier are nice for picnicking. On selected Saturdays we offer wood- fired pizza featuring fresh local ingredients. For upcoming events, including Pizza Saturdays, please see Facebook.com/Dineen Vineyards.

Open to the Public
Yes

Please see Facebook.com/Dineen Vineyards for the latest events at the winery.

Our Story

The first Dineen family members immigrated to the United States from Ireland in the 1800’s and began dairy farming in Wisconsin. After growing up on one of those dairy farms, graduating from Marquette University and serving as an officer in the US Air Force, Pat Dineen headed West with his wife, Lanie, to pursue a career in banking. A passion for wine, food, friends, and global travel always seemed to find them in vineyards and tasting rooms, foreshadowing the start of Dineen Vineyards.

In preparation for retirement from his 40-year banking career, Pat and Lanie looked for vineyard property in California, Walla Walla, WA, and ultimately settled upon the Yakima Valley in Washington. A modest initial investment in Sheridan Vineyard in Zillah, WA was made in the late 1990’s which sowed the seeds for independent vineyard ownership. Shortly thereafter, a 12 acre apple orchard adjacent to both Sheridan and Andrew Will’s Two Blondes vineyards became available and was purchased in 2001. The apple trees were removed and the first Dineen Vineyard vines were planted in what is now known as Catherine’s Block, named after Pat’s mother. Catherine’s Block is planted with Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

In 2002, a much larger, 80 acre parcel was purchased becoming the second vineyard in the portfolio. This property currently grows 55 acres of Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon but also includes small blocks of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Rousanne, Viognier, Semillion, and Riesling. In addition to housing the Dineen Vineyards tasting room, this property is also home to Sheridan Vineyards winery and production facility.

With the exception of Catherine’s Block, which is named for Pat’s mother, and the Winery Block, all of our blocks are named for members of our immediate family. Owner Lanie Dineen, daughters Marissa Dineen and Bridget Haba, and grandchildren, Charlotte, Quinn and Rose are represented.

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