Red Lion Meets Red Mountain: Wines That Make a Splash

Surrounded on all sides by wineries? Sounds like a dream. You can make this aspiration reality on your next vacation, in the heart of a region known not only for its renowned red varietals, but its exceptional West Coast hospitality.

Drive out to Benton City, Washington State, and discover the Red Mountain Viticultural Area, a rolling horizon of 18 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah all come from Red Mountain, and, since 1972, the wine experts who call Benton City home have earned a reputation for wines that are not just exceptional, but officially acclaimed by leading wine critics.

Located just north of Benton City proper, the Red Mountain AVA is famous worldwide for its terroir, or land type. Discover the unique geological qualities of the area along with the luscious tastes to be found in the wines and stay nearby, making Red Lion Columbia Center your retreat on a one-of-a-kind to our rustic corner of the Yakima Valley.

Our Washington State hotel beckons epicurean guests to its surroundings, offering plenty of amenities to let you travel with ease between any of the Red Mountain wineries you choose. Experience some of the best tastings in Washington wine country, enjoy the spectacular views, and find some new, exciting wines to seek out in the future. As Red Mountain AVA rises in stature internationally, you may find that the memorable Washington State wines you try on vacation in their vineyards and tasting rooms are becoming a sensation in the wine world!