GOLDENDALE, Wash. – Summer concerts are returning this summer to Maryhill Winery.
Last year, there were no concerts at the showpiece winery in the Columbia Gorge because of road construction.
Maryhill Winery’s concert amphitheater seats 4,000 people and is perched atop basalt cliffs overlooking the Columbia River and provides stunning views of the Columbia Gorge and Mount Hood. It is owned by Craig and Vicki Leuthold, who founded the winery in 1999.
This year’s Maryhill Winery concert lineup includes:
Aug. 20: Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy. English rocker Jeff Beck was a guitarist for The Yardbirds in 1965, succeeding Eric Clapton. He later went on to form the Jeff Beck Group. He is best known for I Put a Spell on You and Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers. Buddy Guy is an American blues legend, being described by none other than Clapton as “the best guitar player alive.” He is ranked 30th by Rolling Stone on its top 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Tickets range from $55 to $250.
Sept. 3: Chris Isaak. Isaak is a ’50s style rock ‘n’ roller who emerged in the mid-1980s with several hits. He is often associated with David Lynch films. His biggest hits include Wicked Game, Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing and Blue Hotel. Tickets range from $40 to $91.
Sept. 17: Tears for Fears. The 1980s English pop band is famous for such hits as Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Shout and Mad World. Tears for Fears is led by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, who formed the band in 1981, broke up the band in 1991, then reformed Tears for Fears in 2000 and have been performing ever since. Tickets range from $45 to $101.
All three concerts begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m.
On Aug. 28, the U.S. Navy Band Country Current, the Navy’s premiere country bluegrass ensemble, will perform at Maryhill’s amphitheater. The 6 p.m. performance is free and open to all ages, however tickets are required. Visit maryhillwinery.com/navy for tickets.
Concertgoers may purchase Maryhill wine by the glass or bottle. They are welcome to bring their own picnic or purchase food from onsite vendors. All food concessions are cash only.
In addition to premium reserve, reserve and general admission seating, Maryhill Winery also offers box seats that can accommodate up to 10 people. It includes a gourmet picnic basket, two bottles of wine, preferred parking and VIP access. Box seats are sold for all concerts as a package, not for individual shows.
Rail seating also is available on the terrace near the tasting room that overlooks the entire amphitheater. It includes VIP parking and access, a pre-concert dinner and a glass of featured wine. Rail seating costs $160.
Maryhill Winery was Wine Press Northwest magazine’s 2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year. It also was the 2014 Winery of the Year at the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition. Last month, Maryhill Winery won three double gold medals, two best-of-class awards and five gold medals at the fourth annual Cascadia Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore.