Illusion Winery – Black Diamond, Washington

Illusion Winery - Black Diamond, Washington.jpgIllusion Winery – Black Diamond, Washington

There is a winery that truly fits the name it has chosen with Illusion.  Located in the hills above the Columbia River this small winery and tasting room opens for your enjoyment most weekends during the summer and over the holiday periods.  The winery and Dante’s Ranch Vineyard offers sweeping views of Dillacort Canyon, Swale Canyon, Stacker Butte ans well as Mount Adams, Mount Hood and a sliver of the Columbia River.  What a fabulous setting to sit back and enjoy a glass of quality wine.

The winery was founded in 2002.  The small production facility in Western Washington is not open to the public.  But the vineyard is and the tasting room so you will find yourself a wonderful bottle of wine to remember the fabulous views, nice people and the easy setting.

Not only will you enjoy your time at the winery but the activities available in the Columbia River Gorge will keep you busy from the time you arrive until you must leave.  Even though you probably will want to stay forever, sometimes home does call.  The Gorge is less and an hour east of Portland and just four hours from Seattle and offers world-class cuisine, hiking, fishing, windsurfing, museums and the unique opportunity to visit more than 30 wineries.

The wines that are available from Illusions are:
2006 Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley
2006 Chardonnay, Yakima Valley
2004 Apparition, red table wine
2005 Syrah, Windy Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
2006 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Aldercreek Vineyard

2005 Apparition, red table wine, Columbia Valley
2007 Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley
2007 White Riesling, Yakima Valley
2007 Chardonnay, Yakima ValleyIN THE BARREL
2005 Windy Ridge Syrah port
2006 Syrah, Windy Ridge Vineyard
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dionysus Vineyard
2006 Apparition, red table wine

2007 Syrah, Windy Ridge Vineyard
2007 Merlot, Bacchus Vineyard
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dionysus Vineyard
2007 Apparition, red table wine
2007 Windy Ridge Syrah port

Dave and Dina Guest will welcome you to their winery and tell you the story of how it got started.  Enjoy the liesurly time visiting with others in the tasting room or sitting outside admiring the beauty.

Mailing address:
32446 Morgan Drive
Black Diamond, WA 98010

Winery address:
31 Schilling Road
Lyle, WA 98635