MikeL's Guide to WA Wineries
Gold Digger Cellars
Business: PO Box 2550, Oroville, WA, 98844
Tasting room: 1205 Main Street (Hwy #97), Oroville, WA 98844
Phone: Tasting room: 509-476-4887; Business: 509-476-2736, Fax: 509-476-2898

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Page last updated: 16-Sep-2003, Page generated: 11-Sep-2005

Gold Digger Cellars is located in Oroville, Washington a turn of the century gold mining town in North Central Washington's Okanogan Valley, just a few miles south of the Canadaan border.

The winery name is derived from "oro", the Spanish word for "gold", and the name of the town. In 1938 the local fruit cooperative, United Growers needed a name for their fruit label, and came up with "Gold Digger" from the town's gold mining history. In later years the company changed their name to Gold Digger, which is now the parent company of our winery "Gold Digger Cellars". The company is still a cooperative owned by the local grape/fruit growers.

The Wines:
As the winery has an official website with detailed wine notes, I'll leave most of this section to them. Please visit the link (above) for current wine info.

The Wines: (Summer 2003)

  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Pinot Grigio (future)
  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (future)
  • Syrah (future)
  • Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling Ice Wine

Mike Buckmiller 2000(?) - present

Of special note:
Says the winery:
"Gold Digger Cellars is a small winery dedicated to producing handcrafted quality wines. From years of experience growing premium fruit in the Okanogan Valley region, we take pride in our local vineyards where 100% of our grapes are grown. We carefully monitor them to ensure the quality of our grapes and the development their flavor and complexity through progressive growing practices, mixed with a hot, arid, desert like growing climate. We hand pick all of our grapes adding to the premium quality of our wine. Gold Digger Cellars is committed to producing wines with unique flavors and characteristics of the region.

Events: Spring May Festival: Second weekend in May

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