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Sunshine Mill Winery

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Address: 901 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058-2905
Phone Number:
+1 541-298-8900
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Sunshine Mill now houses Quenett and Copa Di Vino wineries owned and...

The Sunshine Mill now houses Quenett and Copa Di Vino wineries owned and operated by James and Molli Martin, both from The Dalles. Quenett Winery released its first vintage in 2002 and burst onto the wine scene with its outstanding vintages of Sangiovese and Zinfandel. The word Quenett comes from the journals of Lewis and Clark, who camped along luscious and fruitful banks of the Columbia River and learned from the local Indians that the word Quenett meant "Steelhead."

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Very Good Wines & Great Historical Building

We enjoyed 7 tastes for $7 and several of the reds absolutely delicious. We love the COLUMBIA RIVER wineries and this is an excellent one to both taste & enjoy the building... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
University Place, Washington
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University Place, Washington
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed 7 tastes for $7 and several of the reds absolutely delicious. We love the COLUMBIA RIVER wineries and this is an excellent one to both taste & enjoy the building history & environment.

Thank jackiebr63
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

I've been to weddings here, love the venue, love their wines. Their mini copas are great for traveling too.

Thank Lora H
The Dalles, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This was originally a flour mill where they made Sunshine Cracker and Hi-Ho's.. Quite a bit of the old equipment is still in place and nicely preserved.. A treat to walk through. Guess I didn't mention "it is a good place to sample wine". Which is made at the mill. Worth stopping by..

Thank Leo B
Erie, Colorado
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This is an historic mill converted to a winery. It is enormous and is almost like a museum with lots of comfy couches and chairs and delicious wine. Our hostess was so kind and helpful helping us to taste a variety of the wines. Would recommend this not just for the wine but the history.

Thank ajmt3
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We visited the tasting room on a weeknight. They weren't terribly busy, but we still felt like we got great service. My wife prefers reds, and that was the majority of what we got to taste. We also got a cheese board which included four different cheeses, dark chocolate, dried cherries, and some bread. It was quite good. We will... More 

Thank John S
The Dalles, Oregon
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

This building is full of history. The second floor is not open to the public but you can see so many interesting things just walking around. The wine choices are the best in Oregon and the appetizers are just the right size. You won't regret stopping at the tallest building in The Dalles.

Thank Debbie65371
Olympia, WA
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This old grain mill (birthplace of Cheez-Its) has been re-purposed as a winery and tasting room. The decor is century-old mill equipment and makes an amazing place to sample interesting wines.

Thank MkTrekker
Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The Sunshine Mill operated for 130 years milling wheat, including flour for Cheeze-it. It is now a winery, restaurant, and events venue. The new owners have embraced the history and incorporated the machinery as part of their deco. The staff was welcoming and low key. Vicki gave us a guided tour of the place along with it's history and future... More 

Thank evy s
El Cajon, California
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

My wife and I visited the Sunshine Mill Winery last week and enjoyed our experience. The winery decor is very appealing as you walk to the tasting room. The 3 ladies serving the wine tastings to the customers were very nice.The wines very very fresh and crispy tasting, We also had a cheese platter which was delicious. We also purchased... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
North, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The antipasto plate with wine was a great choice. Nice variety of meats, cheeses, and olives, and plenty for two. Very good $5 wine to go with it. They also sell Copa di Vino as featured on " Shark Tank". Interesting history of the mill where Cheez-its were made. Comfortable sitting areas so you can relax and enjoy. Worth a... More 

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