509-933-3523 (Business)/509-952-3302 (Cell) coxcanyonvineyards@fairpoint.net

Welcome To Ellensburg Canyon Winery

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Open  Daily 11am-5pm

221 Canyon Vista Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 933-3523

221 Canyon Vista Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926

The Winery

Ellensburg Canyon Winery/Cox Canyon Vineyards is the first of many wineries/vineyards you will encounter as you enter into Washington’s Wine Country from the Seattle area. Ellensburg Canyon Winery/Cox Canyon Vineyards draws on Gary R. Cox’s many years of experience as a Plant & Soil Scientist. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University in Plant & Soil Science, his Master of Science from Washington State University in Agronomy & Soils, and is a Master Watershed Steward interested in balancing water rights for both fisheries and agriculture.

The Wine Maker – Gary Cox

Gary is an avid fly-fisherman and enjoys the quality waters of the Yakima River located just across from the vineyard. As a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, he is dedicated to minimizing the impact of chemical usage on the environment and utilizing sustainable/green practices whenever possible.

Gary was an Instructor of Vineyard & Winery Technology at Yakima Valley Community College for over 7 years teaching Agroecosystems, Sustainability and Biodynamic Agriculture, Washington Terroir, Soil Science and worked as an Environmental Compliance Officer for over 34 years at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in South Eastern Washington.

Happenings Around the Vineyard


2015 Spring Barrel Tasting

Please accept an invite to visit our Tasting Room Saturday/Sunday April 17-20 and 24-26, 2015 to sample our award winning wines, new releases, and enjoy some delicious chocolate imported from Scheffen-Berger/San Francisco paired perfectly with our 2013 Rose’ and... read more

New Release of 2013 Chardonnay

The ECW has released our seventh wine, a 2013 un-oaked Chardonnay, to our stellar line-up of wines, just in time for the Summer Season. People come into the tasting Room all the time and say I’m a member of the ABC Club (Anything But Chardonnay) to which I say... read more