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The Tipsy Canyon Winery is a family-owned boutique winery located in the Chelan Valley. But owners Mark and Tami Garvin didn’t just want to make delicious wines. They wanted to give visitors an experience they’d never forget.

Borne from a love of great wine and a desire to live life at a slower pace, the winery is a haven for those who want to unwind, enjoy local wine, and take in grand, panoramic views of the Cascade Foothills and nearby lakes.

Tipsy Canyon Winery

First, a Dream

After 30 years in the fast-paced corporate world, Mark and Tami were looking for a change. Knowing that they would retire in the Chelan area, they became intrigued with the idea that they may someday pour wine at the local wineries. So they decided to make wine as a hobby.

Keeping it in the Family

Their first batch of wine—which came from 400 pounds of grapes fermented and stored in their basement—was a huge hit among their family members, who complimented them on the wine’s complexity. Twelve cases were produced that year. 

A Search for the Perfect Location

The Garvins enjoyed the process so much that they made more and more barrels every year. As their operations expanded, so did their dreams. They began searching for properties in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the first property they toured. Although it was eight acres of grass, the park-like setting with lake and mountain views felt like home.

A Leap of Faith

In the years following the purchase of the property, Mark and Tami have spent their time making wine, building a tasting room, and planting vines of their own. What was once a hobby turned into a full-time operation, and they began selling their wine online and out of a small tasting room on the property. 

A Dream Realized

Nearly 15 years after they were first inspired to open a winery, the Garvins have recently opened the new Tipsy Canyon Winery tasting room, where they’ll host musical guests, community events, and private functions in the beautiful indoor/outdoor venue. Far from the 400-pound harvest from their first batch, the Garvins crushed more than 29 tons of grapes in the 2018 season. They hope to be able to grow 25% of their own grapes in the coming years.

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three bottles of Tipsy Canyon Winery Wine

Visit us in Chelan Your Wine Journey Starts Here

The Tipsy Canyon Winery is a popular starting point for winery hoppers because we open an hour earlier than most other wineries in the area. Start your day off right with wine tasting, snacks, and a tour of our vineyard. Then, see where the day takes you!

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