The beauty, power and intrigue of Mt. Adams explored as an expression in winemaking.

Pahto Wine Cellars


Pahto derives its name from one of the peaks within the southern Washington Cascades Mountain range–a word of native origin, possibly from the Yakima tribes–Mount Adams–considered a potentially active stratovolcano. Influences our landscapes, soils, water, and weather–source of mystery, power and intrigue.

Pahto Wine Cellars wishes to explore the potential of the Columbia Gorge AVA as an interesting, unique place to grow wine grapes–with a narrower focus on the higher elevation, cooler vineyards–to make wines with lower alcohols, brighter acidity, and gentle phenolics–with transparency in winemaking–letting the grapes express themselves–representing the place we live, love and make wine.