Arbor Crest Wine Cellars opens new tasting room in Spokane at the Historic Davenport Hotel

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars has opened a new tasting room at The Historic Davenport Hotel, located in downtown Spokane at 10 S. Post Street.  The new tasting room is located on the lobby level of the hotel next to the Davenport Home Store.

The friendly faces that will greet you at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars’ new tasting room at the Historic Davenport Hotel are, from left: Ashley Blubaugh (Assistant Tasting Room Manager), Shelby Enevold (Tasting Room Manager), Laurie Van Helden (Tasting Room Associate), Brandon Gunn (Lead Tasting Room Associate) and Jim van Loben Sels (Owner/General Manager of Arbor Crest Wine Cellars).

Enhancing the guest experience has been an ongoing priority for Davenport Hotels.  By adding more wine experiences, guests will be able to choose between six plus tasting rooms in and around the Historic Davenport Hotel.  The introduction and success of Va Piano Winery’s tasting room, located lobby level just across from The Palm Court Restaurant, opened the conversation to adding a second tasting room inside the hotel.

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars and Davenport Hotels have been partners since the opening of The Historic Davenport Hotel.  “It just made sense to expand our partnership with our local vendors and offer our guests more of our local products,” explained Matt Jensen, Corporate Director of Marketing for Davenport Hotels.  “This new partnership will provide guests an opportunity to learn more about Arbor Crest wines and will allow local, as well as out-of-town guests, to experience another tasting room from the comforts of the hotel lobby as well as other tasting rooms within walking distance of The Historic Davenport Hotel.”

“Adding a new tasting room to the guest experience, and partnering with The Historic Davenport Hotel is such an honor,“ said Jim van Loben Sels, Arbor Crest’s General Manager.  “Our team is excited to be part of all the great downtown activities again. We look forward to working with the other great Washington wineries in the Spokane community and surrounding The Historic Davenport Hotel.”

Connect with Arbor Crest’s new tasting room by calling (509) 789-7353.

About Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

In 1982 Arbor Crest became the 29th winery in Washington State, establishing its headquarters on an historic property (originally designed and built in 1924 by the inventor Royal Riblet). Perched 450 feet above the river in Spokane Valley, the “Cliff House Estate” is home to Arbor Crest’s main tasting room, set among the pines towering over four acres of fabulously groomed gardens.

Along with award-winning wines, visitors enjoy epic vistas and a variety of events, including weddings, fundraisers, outdoor summer concerts, and live music all year round. From its destination winery in the Valley to the new Davenport location in the heart of Downtown, Arbor Crest welcomes visitors to enjoy Spokane’s vibrant wine experience.  To learn more about Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, log onto:

About Davenport Hotels 

World-class service, sublime surroundings and luxury within reach, are all things you’ll find at The Historic Davenport Hotel.  The hotel is a landmark in itself. With soaring architecture and a rich history that dates back to 1914, it has earned a reputation as Spokane’s most stately hotel. Guests can enjoy luxurious spa, wedding, and business facilities, as well as some of the best dining in Spokane.

As part of the Marriott Corporation’s Autograph Collection, The Historic Davenport Hotel is one of four Davenport Hotels in Spokane.  They offer four unique experiences for a variety of travel and lifestyle needs, all within a short walk of each other.

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