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Desert Wind Winery

Open to the Public

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily; groups and tours by appointment

Desert Wind produces premium, distinctive wines using fruit from our Wahluke Slope vineyard sites. Our Santa Fe-inspired winery is a true wine country destination, with luxury overnight accommodations and a grand tasting room near the Yakima River.


Our Wines

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • A flinty-yet-fruity Cabernet with notes of tobacco, leather, spice and dark berry.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • $15 - $20
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Merlot

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • A robust, bold wine from our Desert Wind Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope.

      • Merlot
      • $15 - $20
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Riesling

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • An off-dry style with lively acidity, this Riesling features an aromatic nose and flavors of nectarine, pears and agave on the palate.

      • Riesling
      • $10 - $15
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Ruah

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Our flagship blend of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Fans of our Ruah (pronounced Roo-ah) know it for its supple tannins, rich fruit flavors and a dry, lingering finish.

      • Blend - Proprietary Red
      • $15 - $20
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Semillon

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Silky and round on the palate, this Semillon features flavors of baked pears, vanilla and lemon curd.

      • Semillon
      • $10 - $15
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Syrah

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • An intense, deeply flavored Syrah, with notes of fig, blackberries, tar and tobacco.

      • Syrah
      • $15 - $20
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Malbec

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • A robust and smooth Malbec, with flavors of dark cherry, marionberry, and Mission figs ending with a long, beautiful finish.

      • Malbec
      • $15 - $20
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Sangiovese

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Our Eastern Washington interpretation of this classic Italian varietal. Medium-bodied with bright acidity and warm flavors of raspberries, cedar and Bing cherry.

      • Sangiovese
      • $15 - $20
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Tempranillo

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Named one of Washington's best Tempranillo's by Seattle Magazine and Wine Press Northwest, our version is spicy and dry, with beautiful flavors of sun-warmed raspberries, dried rose petals, plum and tobacco.

      • Tempranillo
      • $15 - $20
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Sauvignon Blanc

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Our Sauvignon Blanc features a nose of lemongrass and minerals, both of which carry through to the palate.

      • Sauvignon Blanc
      • $10 - $15
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Chardonnay

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • A bright, crisp Chardonnay with just a hint of oak, allowing the terroir of the Wahluke Slope to shine through.

      • Chardonnay
      • $10 - $15
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Viognier

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • An intensely aromatic wine with flavors of peaches, white flowers and nutmeg. Dry on the palate with a hint of creaminess and spice.

      • Viognier
      • $10 - $15
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Barbera

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • A medium-bodied wine with beautiful color in the glass. Flavors of marionberries, leather and huckleberry finishing with a slight allspice note.

      • Barbera
      • $15 - $20
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
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