Arbor Crest Wine Cellars is proud to feature an exceptional selection of white wines, including both oaked and unoaked Chardonnays, a “methode champenoise” Sparkling wine, and other popular blends and varietals.
The Tasting Room and Wine Bar is open daily at the Cliff House Estate — all year ’round — where you can enjoy wine by the flight, glass or bottle, and experience tastings with help from our knowledgeable and friendly staff. If you can’t make it to our Tasting Room and would like to have wines shipped directly to your front door, please check out the Purchase Wine page.
Our “unoaked” Chardonnay is an enticing blend from two unique vineyard sites across the Columbia Valley. The combination of these two vineyards yields a wonderfully rich wine that is supple in texture with a nice acid balance. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine is less oaky than many Chards, unfolding with full-bodied layers of peach, apricot, honey and toasty flavors turning rich and creamy on the finish.Winemaker Notes (PDF)
Conner Lee Vineyard
Our Chardonnay from Columbia Valley’s Conner Lee Vineyard is a full-bodied wine with rich and concentrated fruit. The grapes were hand-picked and then hand-sorted at the winery to ensure optimum quality. Barrel fermentation and aging in new French oak creates a full-bodied, elegant wine with good balance and enticing character. This multi-dimensional wine is lush and concentrated with layers of peach, apricot and toasty oak flavors turning rich and creamy on the finish.Winemaker Notes (PDF)
Cliff House Blush
Blush Table Wine
Our Cliff House Blush is a luscious, semi-sweet wine with a beautiful soft pink color. The wine is a blend of the Sangiovese and Riesling grapes. The temperate growing season of the Pacific Northwest produces Sangiovese grapes with a delicate aroma of strawberry and spice. The Riesling exhibits aromas of honeysuckle and pear followed by a crisp apple-like flavor accented by honey and floral notes. Together they create a well-balanced, yet soft and sweet, rose style wine.Winemaker Notes (PDF)
Cliff House White
This sumptuous white table wine was created in honor of the beautiful Florentine-style mansion on our beautiful estate, the Cliff House, and is made exclusively with our finest Columbia Valley white grapes.
This wine displays fresh peaches and apricots with a lively acidity that finishes nicely on the palate. The combination of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grapes creates an excellent blend of stone fruit and tropical fruit. The Sauvignon Blanc yields the stone fruit and mineral qualities that the Chardonnay lacks, while the melon and tropical flavors of the Chardonnay are a perfect complement to the Sauvignon Blanc.Winemaker Notes (PDF)
Hand-picked and hand-sorted, this wine shows bright pineapple, lemon and honey characters that unfold on the palate as peach and almond. It is finished slightly sweet to balance the bright acidity and to create a long and supple finish. To protect and enhance the delicate fruit aromas and flavors, this wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel, and does not go through malolactic fermentation.Winemaker Notes (PDF)
Our Sauvignon Blanc is produced solely with grapes from the Bacchus Vineyard in the Columbia Valley. The deep sandy soils and mature vines allow the grapes to yield polished flavors that are fresh and lively with enticing grapefruit, pineapple and spicy characters that unfold nicely on the smooth finish.
To preserve the natural qualities of the varietal, this wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation or spend time in oak — Arbor Crest’s time-honored production method for creating this exceptional Sauvignon Blanc.Winemaker Notes (PDF)