Syncline Winery is located along the Columbia River in southern Washington State. The location, in the eastern Columbia River Gorge, is a unique place for growing wine grapes. The estate vineyard, Steep Creek Ranch, is located on a southern slope on the new Columbia Gorge AVA’s very eastern edge. Directly west of the vineyard and winery is a series of 300-foot cliffs rising into the surrounding mountains straight out of the Columbia River. Locally known as the “Coyote Wall Syncline” and geologists as the “Bingen Syncline,” this dramatic feature gives the winery its name. It is at this point that the rainy western Columbia Gorge transitions to the semi-arid eastern Gorge.