Highway 14 along the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular drive. Basalt cliffs reach to the sky on one side and the wide Columbia makes its way to the Pacific on the other. Once you leave the western side of the Cascades the climate becomes arid, the landscape dry. Vineyards thrive there, neat rows of cultivated vines adding their own texture to hillsides. In a landscape of endless vineyard vistas, the high perch of Maryhill Winery and Ampitheater is perhaps the best place to take in the scenery. And its summer concert series provides an ideal musical accompaniment to the backdrop.
Located in the Columbia River Gorge in Goldendale, Washington, just 90 miles east of Portland/Vancouver, Maryhill Winery has hosted award-winning musicians in country, jazz, blues and rock at its outdoor amphitheater for more than a decade. The 4,000-seat amphitheater is integrated into the natural slope of an expansive outdoor lawn, offering panoramic views of Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge as well as the surrounding vineyards.
The amphitheater holds 4,000 concert-goers. The 2017 schedule starts with Santana (sorry, already sold out) and continues with: Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs on August 12; ZZ Top and The Doobie Brothers on August 26; Steve Winwood on September 9; and Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips on September 17.
Check maryhillwinery.com for the 2017 Summer Concert Series, for tickets and for more information about Maryhill’s award-winning wines.