News & awards
The two major red grapes of Bordeaux wines – and New World Bordeaux-style blends – are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These two are joined by other red varieties in various amounts including Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. One other varietal, Carmenere, was once part of the blending scheme, but disappeared from Bordeaux about the time of the phylloxera plague in 1867. Today, it is most widely planted in Chile.
Wahluke Slope AVA
Mike Thiede is a scientist by training and a farmer by choice. Mike and Lois Thiede cultivated orchards on the Wahluke Slope and, with the coming of Washington’s wine industry, added 35 acres of vineyards, eventually naming their Ginkgo Forest Winery after the nearby petrified-wood forest at Vantage. Mike’s Malbec offers aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, toasty oak and notes of floral perfume and caramel.
We were excited and delighted to receive SEVEN awards at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival Awards this year! Thank you to all of the volunteers at the Tri-City Wine Society that offer their time and expertise to make this wonderful event possible.
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2014 Malbec
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2012 Late Harvest Syrah
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2014 Carménère
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2012 Petite Verdot
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2016 Rosé of Sangiovese
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2013 Reserve Carménère
With the opening of new winery/tasting room in Prosser, we have also launched a variety of new wines. You can now experience the flavor changes between our 2013 Carmenere and our newly launched 2013 Carmenere Reserve. We are also offering our 2012 Mouvedre and our newly launched 2010 Mouvedre Reserve. The highly acclaimed and award-winning limited edition 2008 Sun in a Bottle, a white port-style dessert wine that is taking the state by storm, is also available now in our tasting rooms.
39th Annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival - Ginkgo Wins 7 Awards!
Ginkgo Forest Winery
2012 Malbec, Estate
Wahluke Slope AVA
Mike Thiede’s winery and vineyard on the wind-blown Wahluke Slope is named for the nearby Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park near Vantage on the Wanapum Resevoir. It’s a great stop for some geologic side-tripping on your way to taste wine with Mike! Enjoy ripe blackberry and toasty oak in this full-bodied foil for grilled beef.
Red wines, white wines
Ginkgo Forest Tasting Room - Tacoma
2221 North 30th Street
Tacoma, Washington 98403
Hours of Operation:
Wed - Thur 3pm - 7pm
Fri - Sat 11am - 8pm
Sun 11am - 5pm
Ginkgo Forest Winery - Prosser
The Winemakers Loft
357 Port Avenue, Suite D
Prosser, Washington 99350
Hours of Operation: Tue - Sun 10:30 - 5pm
Ginkgo Forest Winery and Vineyards
22561 Road T.7 SW
Mattawa, Washington 99349
(1.5 miles north of Mattawa, WA on Hwy 243)
Hours of Operation: Fri - Sat 10am - 5pm