Hedges Family Estate one of two Washington State wineries to receive this national recognition
BENTON CITY, Wash. (Aug. 24, 2016) – Hedges Family Estate, one of the pioneer wineries in Washington State’s famous Red Mountain AVA, has been voted one of the 10 best winery tasting rooms in the United States, according to a reader poll conducted by 10Best.com.
Hedges Family Estate was one of two Washington wineries to finish in the top 10 tasting rooms in the United States. Alexandria Nicole of nearby Prosser also finished in the top 10. The editors from 10Best.com and three experts selected 20 contestants for this contest from the hundreds of winery tasting rooms nationwide.
This is the second time in three years that Hedges Family Estate has been recognized by national consumer media as one of the nation’s best tasting rooms. In 2014, Harper’s Bazaar called out Hedges as one of the top 10 U.S. wineries to visit that year.
“We believe we have created something very special for wine lovers who want an authentic experience in Washington wine country,” winery president Tom Hedges said. “Our guests can enjoy our world-class wines in an unforgettable setting overlooking some of the most beautiful vineyards in the Pacific Northwest.”
Founded in 1987, Hedges Family Estate was one of the first wineries and vineyards on Red Mountain. The winery resembles a beautiful chateau that could have been plucked from the countryside in the Bordeaux wine region of France.
The spacious tasting room features a large tasting bar in a soaring, two-story room with easy access to a French country kitchen, private tasting areas and a 5,000 bottle cellar of past vintages. Inviting patios and outdoor seating areas are surrounded by stunning gardens with views of the vineyards on Red Mountain.
“Great wines sipped in a great space – these are the elements that combine to make a top-notch tasting room, and our readers have selected the very best in the United States,” the editors at 10Best.com said in announcing the contest results.
"The winery attracts hundreds of visitors annually from all over the world," Hedges said.
“Our wines are distributed in 25 countries and have a very popular following in Great Britain,” he said. “We get European guests every week who know and love our wines, saw pictures of the estate on our web site and make the trip out to eastern Washington to experience it for themselves.”