Hamilton Cellars

Hamilton Cellars was the first winery to locate in Richland, Washington. In September, 2014 we moved to our new location on Red Mountain. Our winemaker is Charlie Hoppes. Our tasting room is unique with large patios to enjoy during the warmer weath

Touring Region
Current Weather
Fair
Fair, 46° F

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

Hours of Operation
We are open daily from 11am - 5pm. Thursday evenings we remain open until 7pm so our local patrons can enjoy the facilities.

Open to the Public
Yes

Yearly Production (in cases)
2000

Variety List
Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
Blend - Other White
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec
Merlot
Petit Verdot
Riesling
Rose
Sauvignon Blanc

Wines
White Wine
Bona Vita
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec
Rose' of Malbec
Merlot

Our Story

We have been described as persistent. We started our journey towards winery ownership four years before we opened. After making the decision to take this step, we bought land in West Richland and started planning a wine village. A week before groundbreaking we were told by the BLM that we were trespassing on their land and that West Richland did not own it when they sold it to us. We eventually had to sue the City to recover our investment. Meanwhile, we needed another location and found a beautiful piece of land in Kennewick. Once again we went through the entire design phase and, a week before groundbreaking, the bank told us they did not want to finalize the loan while we were involved in a lawsuit with West Richland. We finally decided to renovate a building we owned in Richland so we could have a tasting room. During this process, we found a building to use as a production facility and embarked on the renovation of that building at the same time. After operating out of our Richland tasting room for almost 4 years, we moved to a beautiful location on Red Mountain. We planted a 10 acre vineyard and built a new tasting room/production cellar - our permanent home AT LAST!

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