GINKGO FOREST WINERY
Ginkgo Forest Winery is known for the wide selection of wines crafted from grapes grown on the acclaimed Wahluke Slope AVA. Using estate grown premium grapes, owner and winemaker Mike Thiede, combines his artistic and scientific backgrounds to create wines for every occasion and every lifestyle -- varietals, blends, dessert, port-style or fortified, and organic wines.
Known as the oldest living fossil, the ginkgo tree lends its unique features to Ginkgo Forest Winery. With almost a thousand ginkgo trees planted around the winery, a contemporary forest is growing on the Wahluke slope. Our goal is to make Ginkgo Forest wines as unique and distinctive as the ginkgo tree.
Planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah wine grapes
Started construction of Ginkgo Forest Winery
Received license for winery - photo shows the original logo
Started making four 2005 vintage wines
Mike and Lois Thiede opened the tasting room at the winery
Opened a second tasting room in Tacoma
Opened a winery and tasting room in the Winemakers Loft of Prosser
Updated the logo and label and used Ginkgo Estates or Ginkgo Forest Winery
Moved the Prosser winery back to the Mattawa Vineyard & Winery Estate - logo was updated in 2019 to the tasting rooms and vineyards