The Mielke and van Löben Sels families strongly believe in giving back to the community of which Arbor Crest Wine Cellars is a part.

We provide annual assistance to a variety of charitable events by supporting local causes as a venue host, and through our donations and participation in fundraising events. Attendees always enjoy the fabulous setting and wonderful wines, along with the opportunity for exceptional event activities


A few of our current and past involvements include:

Jim van Loben Sels & Marcia Mielke at  Epicurean Delight

Jim van Loben Sels & Marcia Mielke at Epicurean Delight

Epicurean Delight, benefitting Inland Northwest Blood Center
The Rypien Foundation, fighting Childhood Cancer
The Mayor's Ball, benefitting Spokane Youth Initiatives
Daybreak, supporting youth addiction and mental health services
The Pour, benefitting Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital
The Rosauers Open, benefitting the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
Evening Under the Stars, benefitting Spokane Public Radio
Mostly Merlot, benefitting Cancer Patient Care
The Blue & White Ball, supporting Gonzaga Prep


a graphic for the Epicurean Delight that advertises "30 Resturants, 30 Libations, 1 Great Cause! Friday, November 9, 2018, 6pm to midnight, Spokane Convention Center"

Epicurean Delight

For over 35 years Arbor Crest Wine Cellars has supported and participated in Epicurean Delight, a major fundraiser for the Inland Northwest Blood Center, as well as our city’s most popular charity event (the gala is a consistent winner in the Inlander’s annual “Best of” survey).  We are especially honored and excited to receive the 2018 People’s Choice award for Best Libation (winery division), for our 2015 Dionysus and our single-vineyard 2017 Chardonnay. Thank you, Spokane, for your appreciation and support!


A photo of red wine being poured into a glass. Behind is a copper bucket and two bottles of wine.

The Pour

A spectacular evening of gourmet food, outstanding auction packages and the finest vintages, held annually on the grounds of Arbor Crest’s Cliff House Estate. Proceeds benefit the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and the B.E.S.T. child psychiatry program at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Last year, thanks to generous supporters, The Pour raised more than $100,000 (after expenses) to ensure quality health care in our community!


A photo of a small group of people tasting wine at a table and talking with stacks of wine barrels behind them.

Greater Spokane Inc.

In addition to supporting local charities as a venue host and donor, Arbor Crest also supports our business community.

Here, Jim van Loben Sels, General Manager at Arbor Crest, shares secrets from the barrel room during GSI’s recent Craft(ED): Teaching the Teachers workshop.



We are proud to be a part of these and other charitable events and look forward to discovering new ways in which we can support the greater Spokane community in the future.

Interested in the possibility of hosting an event on the Cliff House Estate?