Maryhill tasting room ripe for waterfront grand opening

first_imgIt’s been in the planning stages for nearly eight months, but now the Maryhill Winery tasting room at The Waterfront Vancouver has an opening date. The grand opening event will be held on the weekend of April 13-14, and will feature a lineup of live music each night and one complimentary tasting per person, with selections drawn from Maryhill’s portfolio of 63 wines.There’s still a lot of work that will be needed to get things ready, however. Standing at the center of a flurry of construction activity inside their waterfront space in late January, Maryhill Winery owners Vicki and Craig Leuthold and retail operations manager Ron Vansaghi outlined their plans for what’s coming in a couple of months.“It’s surprising how fast it goes from here,” said Vansaghi, who will also serve as the on-site manager for the tasting room.Tasting room interiorThe general layout of the site will match that of the winery’s other tasting rooms in Spokane and Goldendale. And the 5,000-square-foot space in Vancouver will be able to host up to 300 people. A large vintage bar counter will be installed along one of the main walls, and a stage on the opposite wall will be used for musical performances.A small checkout stand will be located near the front doors for guests who are tempted by the wines on the display in the central space, and a service counter hides the view of a room off to the side that will become a full service kitchen.“It’ll have a rather extensive light-bites kind of menu,” Vicki Leuthold said.Moving toward the tasting room’s south side, visitors will find a seating area with large windows overlooking the Columbia River and waterfront park. The entire south wall will be a series of telescoping doors, allowing it to be retracted to combine the indoor seating area with additional seating on an outdoor patio.last_img