Fodor's Expert Review Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
On the grounds of the eclectic 1924 mansion of Royal Riblet, the inventor of a square-wheel tractor and the poles that hold up ski lifts, you can sample Arbor Crest wines, enjoy the striking view of the Spokane River 450-feet below, or meander through the impeccably kept grounds (the house isn't open to tours). Enjoy Sunday-evening concerts (5:30 pm–sunset) outside from mid-May through September; in winter there's live music by the fireside in the Wine Bar on Friday and Saturday nights (5:30–7:30). Local musicians perform Thursday evenings in summer, too. Arbor Crest's wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cliff House Red, Chardonnays from the Columbia Valley and more.