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Jacob Williams Winery

3 Avery Rd, Wishram, WA 98673
+1 541-645-0462
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Good wine, realistic prices, and friendly tasting experience.

We stopped to taste wine this past May, and found the place busy, friendly, and mildly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dan R
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
Good place to stop by

Someplace to enjoy a good glass of wine and some cheese and salami. She brought us cheese... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Victoria S
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Jacob Williams is a family owned boutique winery located in the beautiful Columbia Gorge and named in honor of Brad Gearhart's two sons, Jacob and William. For over a decade, Brad and 40+ year wine-making veteran John Haw have dedicated themselves to producing high-quality wines sourced from the finest vineyards in the region. John Haw's experience started with Warner Vineyards and Leelanau Cellars in Michigan in 1972. He ventured to Oregon, where his family was from, landing at Shafer Vineyards in Forest Grove. He continued on to Sokol Blosser for the next 11 years, which led him to Pedroncelli in Dry Creek, California. Ultimately, he found his way to the Columbia Gorge, first working for Maryhill and then finding his home with Jacob Williams. He believes the Columbia Gorge is the best wine growing region in the nation. John carefully hand selects each vineyard and allows the vineyards to dictate what the style will be. Aging his wines for up to 36 months, John's experience and dedication continue to produce premium award-winning wines year after year. Jacob Williams Winery started in 2007 with a temporary production facility in Hood River, OR and a small tasting room in Lyle, WA. As they grew into an award-winning winery, producing a larger variety of wines, Jacob Williams began building their new barrel room and tasting room out in Wishram, WA next to Avery Park. Now in their third year at this location, they are ready to expand. Phase two opens this summer; a delightful new tasting room that sits above the beautiful Columbia River with dramatic views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding rolling landscape of vineyards and orchards. Inside their new tasting room resides a large U-shape bar with cozy seating and to enhance the experience they also built a wraparound patio with outdoor seating to take full advantage of the outstanding view. Visit their new tasting room, take in the spectacular view, while enjoying award-winning wines that are finely crafted, exceptionally expressed, and made in limited quantities for the highest control of quality. It's an experience worth the spectacular journey through the stunning landscape of the Columbia Gorge.
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3 Avery Rd, Wishram, WA 98673
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped to taste wine this past May, and found the place busy, friendly, and mildly disorganized. The wine was excellent (we purchased several bottles). We would go back, and have enjoyed the wine we purchased.

Thank Dan R
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Someplace to enjoy a good glass of wine and some cheese and salami. She brought us cheese, crackers, salami all in a basket with knives and cheese board. We sat on the patio after our tasting and just enjoyed the view and a really good...More

Thank Victoria S
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Stopped in to purchase wine and maybe sample with a cheese tray. The manager was pouring the tasting menu, plus anything else we wanted to try; she was super nice and knowledgable. They had some good cheeses to try with the wines (extra). great views...More

Thank D L
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I have visited this winery twice now and found the same consistent experience: Really nice wine selections poured by really nice people in a relaxed atmosphere absent much of the retail frenzy of the large destination wineries, such as Maryhill which is just up the...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Stopped in for tasting on Saturday - very nice people pouring wines and fantastic location - wines were fine, not great. Great place for a picnic lunch - people working at the winery were very nice and accommodating

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Fantastic boutique winery on the Columbia River. I am especially fond of their Sade Red blend, the 2014 Chardonnay, 2013 Merlot & the 2013 Cab Sauv. Wonderful spot for a picnic!

Thank Rhonda T
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Jacob Williams was our 3rd and final stop in WA this day. The tasting room feels like it is floating above the river. Nice wines but we were starting to get "tasted" out and opted for a glass of wine to share and enjoy the...More

Thank ogerkan
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We picked this winery because of the view it had. We were limited on time and the wineries are far away from the hotels and far apart. There were police along the wine route on this day. I did not drink because I drove, but...More

Thank mpeacock_10
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jacobwilliams3, General Manager at Jacob Williams Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time on your anniversary. Thank you for choosing to visit Jacob Williams Winery. Hope to see you in the tasting room again some time.

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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our road trip. Nice selection of wines. Tasting waived with purchase. They also have "antipasta" type foods. The smoked olives were amazing. Staff is nice. If traveling by rv, there is some parking, but could be tight if the tasting room has multiple...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Great wine - Great views! When we are in the area we always stop and taste some of their great wine and then always take a bottle or two home. This time we decided we enjoyed their wine so much that we joined their wine...More

1  Thank Scott Y
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