Syncline Wine Cellars is located along the Columbia River in southern Washington State. The location, in the eastern Columbia River Gorge is a unique place for growing wine grapes. The estate vineyard, Steep Creek Ranch, is located on a southern slope, on the very eastern edge of the new Columbia Gorge AVA. It is at this point that the rainy western Columbia Gorge transitions to the semi-arid eastern Gorge that offers a unique growing environment that allows us to produce award-winning wines of the finest quality.
Inspired by early efforts of Rhone and Burgundy varietals sampled from Washington wineries, Syncline’s first vintage consisted of 76 cases of Celilo Vineyards Pinot Noir from vines planted in 1972. The next year, production was increased to include Columbia Valley Syrah and Grenache. At the same time Syncline began working with vineyards to plant Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise and Carignan. Syncline has kept production under 6,000 cases annually to ensure intimacy with each barrel and every vine.