Second phase of Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village nearing completion

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The second phase of Kennewick’s new, waterfront development is expected to be ready for customers in the coming months.

A new building at the Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village will soon provide space for two more tasting rooms, expanding on the current tasting rooms in a nearby building as well as the food truck plaza.

“The goal of all this is really to offer our community more places to enjoy and getting you closer to the waterfront,” said Amber Hanchette, director of real estate & operations for the Port of Kennewick. “It’s also about re-discovering Downtown Kennewick.”

The 2,500 square foot building will house tasting rooms for Gordon Estate Winery and Cave B Estate Winery. Gordon Estate’s vineyard is just outside of Pasco, and Cave B Estate is based out of Quincy, Washington.

Hanchette said both businesses are working hard to be open in time for Spring Barrel tasting in April.

“We’re doing our walk-throughs this week with both,” said Hanchette. “Once they get their keys, they’re going to hit the ground running.”

The first phase of the development was completed almost exactly two years ago. Those three buildings house wine production facilities and tasting rooms for Bartholomew Winery and Monarcha Winery.

The addition of the new building finishes up phase two of the development, and it will be completed just about a year from the time construction was started in March 2019.

Hanchette said parcels of the surrounding property may be available for sale to the private sector later this summer.

The Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village is located at 421 E. Columbia Drive.