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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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Wonderful Winery Experience

I live in The Dalles area & it has been so exciting to watch how they have taken an eye sore in town & made it into a destination. Our town can't be more proud of these owners... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dallesport, Washington
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Dallesport, Washington
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in The Dalles area & it has been so exciting to watch how they have taken an eye sore in town & made it into a destination. Our town can't be more proud of these owners who have changed having a glass of wine & lite appetizers a great place to sit & enjoy time with your friends.... More 

1 Thank _jeanchrry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Great atmosphere historically interesting renovation of a Flour Mill into a Wine and Bistro. Family owned and operated business with integrity and vision.

1 Thank Lynnette N
The Dalles, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went there one day around 2 o'clock, the lady behind the counter was serving two couples at the bar. we went around and checked the place out ( which is an awesome location ). Not once did we get asked if she could help us or showed any interest in doing so, we left. Still worth the walk through... More 

Thank Danny L
Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The building is great, wonderful atmosphere and the small plates are perfect for sharing between two or three people. Well worth the price. The wines on the other hand are mediocre at best for the Pacific Northwest. Come here to enjoy the atmosphere, not for top quality wines.

Thank PilotDags
Placitas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a fun winery that has re-purposed much of the old industrial machinery belonging to the former flour mill called the Sunshine Mill (hence the name.) Today, it still has a vintage look with an eclectic twist. Seating consists of high stools, old couches that are really too low, and over-stuffed chairs. It is home to Quenett and Copa... More 

1 Thank klperi
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Fun place to visit as this old factory is now a winery putting the original machinery to use as it's decor. Wine tasting and just taking in the vintage objects makes it a fun stop during your time in The Dalles area.

Thank NanaJ12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The winery occupies a former flour mill operated by Sunshine Biscuits, hence its name. Some of the old machinery is still on view in the tasting room and adjacent rooms. The tasting room is a large, friendly space with tables, chairs and sofas, and wine tasting can be combined with food - e.g. antipasti, cheese board, artichoke dip. We had... More 

Thank Ardveich
University Place, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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