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Orcas Island Winery

Born as a family dream, a family winery, Orcas Island Winery continues to thrive – rooted in traditional values of family first, hard work, courage and staying the course. We believe, like wine, life is an art and we welcome you to ours.
Founded in 2011, the Schemkes family planted our first grape vines and began to craft some of the finest wines in Washington state. Along the way they experienced struggles, hardships, some small disasters, and more smiles and laughs than you could shake a stick at.
In early 2019, Tera, Wesley and little Winston Landman became the new owners of the island’s only destination winery. Our young, yet mature with business acumen, family bring with them a lifelong vision, creativity, enthusiasm, determination, grit and a strong commitment to community.
Orcas Island Winery is proud to partner with some of Washington states oldest and finest vineyards – Kiona, Alder Ridge and Destiny Ridge Vineyards are a few of our incredibly dedicated growers. We are committed to crafting premium Washington wines- offering both red and white varietals.
As The Landman Family eagerly move the winery down a new path, we are already seeing a fresh, new approach. They plan to honor traditional wine(s) and winemaking methods while also pushing the creative boundaries into post-modern winemaking and production. As early as Spring 2020, we will start to see a new wine portfolio emerge that reflects a beautiful marriage between the old & the new. A juxtaposition between traditional & modern… where classic meets edgy. Chris Lawler, a local to the San Juan Islands, and an award winning winemaker (via the California and Texas wine industry) joined The Landman Family in Fall 2019 as the team’s lead winemaker. Lawler is decidedly forward thinking and has been committed to increasing the awareness of the San Juan Islands as a food & wine destination for the past handful of years.
We aren’t just a winery. We are a place for authentic connection. We believe that wine should be shared with good conversation, delicious food, genuine smiles, lots of heart, art, music and more. Orcas Island Winery is an experience – never to be forgotten.
We are nestled at the base of Turtleback Mountain, on Washington’s, Orcas Island. Inside our modern farmhouse, you’ll find our lifestyle shop and tasting lounge. Outside, you’ll enjoy sweeping views, picnic grounds, outdoor games, lounge chairs and simply, the abundance of beauty that is Orcas Island. It’s a way of life.
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Established in 2011, as the first and only winery on Orcas Island, we are a boutique family vineyard & winery committed to crafting premium Washington state wines.

Born from a family dream, a deep rooted love for the island and community and the desire to craft exceptional wines, we pursue these ideals in our everyday. As of early 2019, we are now locally owned and operated by The Landman Family – Wesley, Tera  & little Winston, too!

Nestled at the base of the inspiring Turtleback Mountain, sits our modern farmhouse winery tasting room, wine bar, shop & developing vineyards. We are situated on 16 acres of precious, wild land that we are grateful to call home.  We invite you to enjoy the grounds, the breathtaking view, our cozy tasting room and our wines while you breathe in the fresh Pacific Northwest air. Picnic blankets, baskets and carefully selected picnic style food are available in addition to local, artisanal goods.

Featuring wines from an award-winning Washington state winemaker, we proudly pour up to 10 locally produced & crafted wines featuring reds, whites, rosé & natural sparkling wines known as pétillant naturel.


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