The Port of Kennewick has begun construction of the highly anticipated wine village being built on Columbia drive near the cable bridge. Columbia Gardens Wine Village should be operational summer of 2017 and already has two wineries who plan to open tasting rooms there...

The wineries are Palencia of Walla Walla and  Bartholomew Winery of Seattle. They both plan to move their winery headquarters to Kennewick and open tasting rooms facing the river and riverfront walking trail.

Palencia Wine Co. will be in 3,888 square feet with a 600-foot loft and Bartholomew Winery will be in 4,525 square feet with a similarly sized loft. Both will share a 3,888-square-foot barrel storage and case goods building.

I'm getting super excited for this project...