4705 N Fruithill Rd
Wine Cellars is a family owned
winery established by the Mielke family in 1982. Winemaker
Kristina Mielke-van Loben Sels is the second generation of
the Mielke family to oversee Arbor Crest along with her husband
Jim van Loben Sels, a viticulturist and the general manager.
Using the best Washington state grapes from small vineyards,
Arbor Crest produces award-winning, handcrafted wines in
the Bordeaux style. It is one of the largest family-owned
wineries is Washington.
The winery is housed in the Arbor Crest Cliff House,
a fanciful, historic estate scenically perched 450 feet above the
Spokane River just east of town. After sampling the wines, nibbling
on cheese and enjoying the gift selections, the grounds themselves
invite you for a stroll or a leisurely picnic. Wander through the
rock gardens and pools, peer over the basalt cliffs, admire the
champagne vineyard and entertain yourself with the gigantic checkerboard.
(No-one under 21, please, due to dangerous terrain.)
If there isn’t time to tour this delightful
spot you can still savor the taste of Arbor Crest wines at their
downtown tasting room in River Park Square shopping mall, second
Crest Cliff House
Open daily 12-5 PM
Free concerts every Sunday throughout the summer from 5:30pm to sunset. Admission and parking are free. Guests can pack a picnic and blanket, enjoy lovely music, spectacular views and award-winning wine. No one under 21 yr, please.
Downtown Spokane Tasting Room:
River Park Sq. (808 W Main) 2nd Floor
Open Daily: 11 - 7 Mon-Thurs, 11-9 Fri-Sat, 11-5 Sun