Kestrel Vintners

Kestrel innovatively crafts wines of the highest caliber, showcasing the unique terroir of the Pacific Northwest. Through passion, knowledge and stewardship, we give our customers, community, and the world a little piece of the good life.

Touring Region
Current Weather
Fair, 34° F

Restaurant / Food, Gift Shop, Retail Sales, Wedding Facilities, Reception Facilities, Picnic Area, RV Parking

Hours of Operation
10am-5pm Saturday - Thursday. 10am-7pm Friday

Open to the Public

Tasting Room on Site

Yearly Production (in cases)

Variety List
Blend - Other Red
Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
Sauvignon Blanc
Late Harvest/Dessert/Ice Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Blend - Other White

Our Story

We opened our doors to the public in February, 1999. What owners John and Helen Walker wanted was very simple: to craft superior wines at reasonable prices that would rival the best Washington wineries. To achieve this goal they selected an outstanding staff and encouraged them to be creative. As a result of staff creativity and commitment to quality and customer service, the winery quickly grew. They wasted no time in establishing a reputation for producing outstanding, unique wines. We still craft our wines to suit wine lovers with palates for dark, rich, reds and fruit-driven, food friendly whites.

These elegant, distinctive wines include four tiers. Our Signature Edition Series Old Vine Merlot, Cabernet, and Raptor Red, our flagship Meritage blend, are elegant and refined – a function of the old vines and a true expression of our terroir.

The Winemaker Select Series wines allow our winemaker to showcase his talent and express his interest in particular varietals, unique clones, yeast strains, and distinctive processing styles. Production is limited to less than 500 cases. These wines have a unique story.

The Falcon Series wines offer superior wine at a tremendous value. These are great food wines, handcrafted and balanced with great fruit and complexity. They can be drunk now or placed in your cellar for several years.

The Collector Series includes our iconic Platinum and Lady in Red. These are approachable, entry level, food friendly, easy drinking wines in collectable bottles.

Quality wines begin in the vineyard and our own Kestrel View Estate Vineyard overlooking the Yakima Valley from 1200’ up the Rattlesnake Slope is regarded as one of the premier vineyard sites in Washington State. The south block includes some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot vines in the State. In 2003 Wine Enthusiast Magazine identified the Kestrel View Estate Vineyard as “A renowned vineyard, one of the ones to look out for in Washington.”

We have two retail locations, Prosser and Leavenworth. Our Prosser facility has the winery and a recently remodeled and beautifully expanded tasting room, reserve room, and dining gallery. The tasting room offers an imported gourmet cheese case, specialty gourmet retail items as well as a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The reserve room and dining gallery are available to host your private or corporate event and our hospitality director will assist with planning every detail. We offer bistro plates, cooking classes, and special events throughout the year. Check out our website for details. Our newly remodeled tasting room in Leavenworth has wines by the glass for sale and offers an intimate tasting experience. For more information on the Kestrel Leavenworth Tasting Room see its listing with the Washington Wine Commission.

We invite you to visit both locations and experience Kestrel hospitality.

As Flint Nelson, our winemaker puts it, "We make wine for Birthdays, Anniversaries and Mondays!"

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