Frequently Asked Questions

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How many people am I allowed to bring into the wine club area?

Each member may bring 2 additional people into the exclusive wine club area per visit. Your guests can also receive a complimentary wine tasting.

Can we bring our own food?

Hamilton Cellars offers a selection of snack items during normal tasting room hours. You may bring your own food to enjoy out on our patio. Unfortunately, the Benton County Health Department does not allow outside food to be brought into our wine tasting room.

 What hours are you open?

We are open Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 5:00pm; Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm

What is a wine "flight"?

A wine flight is typically three 3oz pours of wines, side by side in separate glasses,for a sensory evaluation and comparison. We offer two different "wine flights" for purchase, each featuring three different wines.

Does Hamilton Cellars stay open late for parties or special occasions?

Our new event center is perfect for weddings, receptions, seminars, business meetings and other special occasions. Please contact us at 509-628-8227 or email for more information.

How do I submit a donation request for a fundraiser?

Our policy is to support charities of our wine club members. Russ and Stacie Hamilton are concentrating their donations in support of the WSU Wine Science Center for 2015.

Can we go through a wine tasting while seated at a table?

In order to provide the best tasting experience, we ask that all sampling is done at the bar. This way we can present the wines in turn for you to compare and contrast. If you would like to purchase by the glass or bottle, we invite you to find a comfortable spot and our staff will be happy to serve you. Special group tasting at tables can be arranged in advance for groups of 8 or more.

Do you have gluten free menu options?

We carry gluten free crackers and cheeses which can be purchased at the tasting room counter.

Do you ship wine?

Currently we can ship wine throughout the states of Washington, Idaho, California, Oregon, Florida, Alaska, Washington DC,  Montana, Texas, Minnesota, Indiana, and Colorado. Please check back with us as we have applied for permits in several other states, and we are currently waiting for approval to ship. We can always ship non- wine items anywhere.