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Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

Beautiful Wedding At The Arbor Crest Wine Cellars We had the joy of photographing Julie and Greg’s lovely August wedding at Arbor Crest Winery in Spokane. The happy couple had a perfect summer ceremony, with an outdoor ceremony that involved their children. The couple met at a Gonzaga game, and it was on their way to another game that Greg popped the question. He asked a second time at dinner with their family, and the photos of their big day show just how great a family they have. Julie and Greg, who honeymooned in Mexico, said the one thing they wouldn’t forget about their wedding was how happy they were. They made the day extra special by having their engagement photos on their wine. They also offered the advice to have the wine open and ready when the guests arrive. We were excited to be a part of Julie and Greg’s special day, and they were happy to have us. When we asked for her comments about her photographer, Julie said, “AMAZING! We knew Quicksilver would do a fabulous job! The photos were better than I even expected!” We’d like to add, the Arbor Crest staff was great to work with and they sure do put on beautiful weddings! We wish Julie and Greg a lifetime of happiness. If you’d like us to photograph your wedding or other special event, please call us and schedule a consultation. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Comment
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Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars is a family owned winery established by the Mielke family in 1982. Winemaker Kristina Mielke-van Loben Sels is the second generation of the Mielke family to oversee Arbor Crest along with her husband Jim van Loben Sels, a viticulturist and the general manager. Using the best Washington state grapes from small vineyards, Arbor Crest produces award-winning, handcrafted wines in the Bordeaux style. It is one of the largest family-owned wineries is Washington.
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Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

Full service catering is required. If you are interested in a different caterer, please ask Bridget Chapman, Arbor Crest’s Event Sales Manager, for a list of caterers allowed to cater on the Arbor Crest estate. Due to the nature of our grounds and the requirements related to catering, the caterer must be on the Arbor Crest-approved catering list.
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Arbor Crest wines, Square Wheel Brewery beers and bottled beers purchased at Arbor Crest are the only alcohol permitted on the Arbor Crest Estate. Due to state licensing regulations, hard liquor and outside alcohol is strictly prohibited on the grounds (which includes the parking lot and the Cliff House mansion). You are responsible for alerting your wedding party, families and guests of this in advance.
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More Than Just Wine So much is going on at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars that you simply won’t be able to decide which night is the best to go. From live music and artwork displays on Thursday evenings to concerts on Sundays, your feet will be tapping as your sipping a delicious glass of red or white. This location is more than just a winery and vineyard. The estate, including the famous Cliff House, is a registered national historic landmark, which is breathtaking to see. You’ll feel like you are among the rich and famous as you explore terraced gardens and the winery itself.
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Minors are permitted on the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Estate for private events only. Minors must be supervised at all times, and due to safety concerns, certain areas of the grounds are off limits to minors.
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So much is going on at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars that you simply won’t be able to decide which night is the best to go. From live music and artwork displays on Thursday evenings to concerts on Sundays, your feet will be tapping as your sipping a delicious glass of red or white. This location is more than just a winery and vineyard. The estate, including the famous Cliff House, is a registered national historic landmark, which is breathtaking to see. You’ll feel like you are among the rich and famous as you explore terraced gardens and the winery itself.
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All wine and beers are served by Arbor Crest staff and are billed based on consumption at the conclusion of the event. Additional services for a no-host “cash” bar are available. Please ask the Event Sales Manager for details if interested, additional fees will apply. Glassware, including wine glasses, are not included in the venue prices. Glassware may be rented through Event Rents.
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Our award-winning preferred caterer, Catered for You, can provide you with a personalized proposal that can range from tasteful and simple to decadent and unique. When planning a wedding, it is common to feel nervous as there are so many elements to consider. Rest assured that Catered for You will have every detail under control. Arbor Crest has partnered with Catered for You for many years and can testify to the fact that all members of their sales team are trained event planners who take great pride and satisfaction in attending to the tiniest of details.
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The winery is housed in the Arbor Crest Cliff House, a fanciful, historic estate scenically perched 450 feet above the Spokane River just east of town. After sampling the wines, nibbling on cheese and enjoying the gift selections, the grounds themselves invite you for a stroll or a leisurely picnic. Wander through the rock gardens and pools, peer over the basalt cliffs, admire the champagne vineyard and entertain yourself with the gigantic checkerboard. (No-one under 21, please, due to dangerous terrain.)
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We’d like to add, the Arbor Crest staff was great to work with and they sure do put on beautiful weddings! We wish Julie and Greg a lifetime of happiness. If you’d like us to photograph your wedding or other special event, please call us and schedule a consultation.
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Recent Accolades: 2003 Sauvignon Blanc Wine Spectator-“Best Value” – “Smooth and spice, with almond and vanilla overtones to the pear,lime and herb flavor, lingering nicely. Drink Now.” Wine Enthusiast-“Best Buy” – “This is a firm, succulent style of Sauvignon Blanc, lightly toasty, with good fruit flavors that seem to fall right on the cusp between citrus and stone fruits. Polished and flavorful” The Wine Advocate-Robert Parker “Excellent Value” – “The melon ball-scented 2003 Sauvignon Blanc, an excellent value, is medium-bodied, oily-textured and seamless. Ripe pears, nuts and honeydew melons are found in its expressive character.”
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A complimentary wine tasting prior to your event is included in your package to assist you in your selections. Your package includes a 15% discount on wine purchased by the contracting party on the day of your event. Square Wheel Brewery beer, founded by our winemakers brother, is also available to be served at your event. Bottled beer is also available.
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Julie and Greg, who honeymooned in Mexico, said the one thing they wouldn’t forget about their wedding was how happy they were. They made the day extra special by having their engagement photos on their wine. They also offered the advice to have the wine open and ready when the guests arrive.
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In addition to great wine and live music, we’ve got tasty concert food too. Our own “Al Fresco Tapas & Entrées” (available in the Tasting Room and by the Cliff House), range from snacks to the makings of a perfect picnic dinner. And new on Sundays this year, the Garlic Truck from the White House Grill will be parked on the gatehouse-side of the Tasting Room, with fresh selections each week. Wine, garlic, and baklava, with a live music chaser — that’s how we roll into Summer at the Cliff House Estate!