Columbia Gardens

Urban Wine & Artisan Village

Reconnecting the Community to Its Riverfront

Latino Heritage Mural installed on Columbia Gardens wine buildings.

A partnership of local, state and federal agencies has been collaborating to transform Kennewick’s Historic Waterfront District by enhancing areas of Clover Island and taking a phased redevelopment approach to three project sites along Columbia Drive: Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village, The Willows and Cable Greens.

COLUMBIA GARDENS

At Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village, Port of Kennewick, City of Kennewick and Benton County are partnering to create a vibrant destination neighborhood.

The vision for Columbia Gardens is a pedestrian-friendly waterfront where visitors can stroll between tasting rooms, food trucks, craft breweries, restaurants and boutique shops while enjoying outdoor concerts, public art and wildlife along a scenic nature trail.

Read the Kennewick Historic Waterfront District Master Plan in the information for builders and realtors tab below. Also, visit the Historic Waterfront District planning webpage to learn more about the community input received during the 2020/2021 planning process.

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Information for Builders & Realtors

Several parcels at Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village are now available for sale to production wineries, breweries, distilleries, tasting rooms, bistros, restaurants or retail businesses.

COLUMBIA GARDENS PLANS & STANDARDS DOCUMENTS

Builders should review all the documents below, which contain essential information for developments at Columbia Gardens.

For More Information

Amber Hanchette
Director of Real Estate & Operations
509-586-1186

Redevelopment Progress

The development to date at Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village has entailed creating a loop roadway, building a bicycle and pedestrian pathway along a scenic waterfront, construction of four winery buildings and a food truck plaza, installation of a City of Kennewick-managed winery-wastewater treatment system, adding public art, and streetscape improvements along Columbia Drive including new streetlights, a defined curbside bus pull-off zone, landscaping, and parking.

Shovel-ready parcels are available within the Wine Village for private development of activities and amenities that complement the wine and artisan village.

Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village monument sign on East Columbia Drive.
Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village wayfinding sign.
People enjoying lunch at Columbia Gardens' Food Truck Plaza.
Food trucks serving customers at Columbia Gardens.
Culture Shock Bistro Food Truck at Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village.
Guest sip wine and visit at Muret-Gaston's tasting room at Columbia Gardens.
Couple enjoying dinner and wine on the Monarcha Winery tasting room patio at Columbia Gardens.
Two utility transformers wrapped in vineyard photos near Bartholomew Winery.
A utility transformer wrapped in a vineyard photo near Gordon Estate Winery.
Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village wayfinding sign.
Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village wayfinding sign.
The paved pathway at Columbia Gardens runs alongside the interior Columbia River waterfront.
A group smiles at the camera during a beautiful fall evening at the Gordon Estate Winery's Columbia Gardens tasting room patio.
A couple tasting wine at Gordon Estate Winery's Columbia Gardens location.
Bicyclists stop to view the Mid-Columbia Latino Heritage Mural at Columbia Gardens.
A utility transformer wrapped in a vineyard photo near Gordon Estate Winery.

Artist Renderings

Artist conceptual rendering of Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village development.
Columbia Gardens Tasting Rooms/Production Buildings & Future Private Development
Artist rendering of initial wine buildings at Columbia Gardens.
Tasting Rooms/Production Buildings
Artist rendering of Food Truck Plaza at Columbia Gardens.
Food Truck Plaza at Columbia Gardens
Rendering of Columbia Gardens fourth wine building.
New Tasting Rooms Building
Artist rendering of Columbia Gardens at completion.
Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village at Completion

Wineries & Food Trucks

Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village

Bartholomew Winery and Monarcha Winery opened tasting rooms at Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village in 2018, Gordon Estate Winery’s tasting room opened in 2020, and Muret-Gaston Wine Bar opened in 2022. Learn more and view a photo gallery of Columbia Gardens Vendors.

Contact the wineries directly for tasting room hours and events.

Bartholomew Winery
421 E. Columbia Drive, Building B
Kennewick, WA 99336
206-395-8460 |  bartholomewwinery.com

Gordon Estate Winery
313 E. Columbia Gardens Way, Suite #110
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-316-8458 |  gordonwines.com

Monarcha Winery
421 E. Columbia Drive, Building A
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-820-3993  |  palenciawine.com

Muret-Gaston Winery
313 E. Columbia Gardens Way #120
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-578-6604 |  muret-gaston.com

Food Truck Plaza at Columbia Gardens

Food trucks are serving street cuisine and delicious treats at Columbia Gardens. More vendors are coming soon to the Food Truck Plaza. Contact the food trucks directly for menus and hours.

Bobablastic Tri-Cities
325 E. Columbia Gardens Way
Kennewick  |  509-528-8299

Botanas Culichi food truck logo.

Botanas Culichi
325 E. Columbia Gardens Way
Kennewick

Culture Shock Bistro
325 E. Columbia Gardens Way
Kennewick  |  253-678-1988

Frida's Mexican Grill logo.

Frida’s Mexican Grill
325 E. Columbia Gardens Way
Kennewick  |  509-438-1865

Swampy’s BBQ
325 E. Columbia Gardens Way
Kennewick  |  509-205-9958

Taste of Wok food truck logo.

Taste of Wok
325 E. Columbia Gardens Way
Kennewick

Food Truck Plaza Vendor Application

Food truck vendors interested in operating at the Food Truck Plaza at Columbia Gardens are encouraged to apply. Send your application to David Phongsa at the email address on the form.

Or, you can fill out our online form here.

Recreation & Activities

Columbia Gardens is a place to sample wines and meet with friends. A place to explore abundant aquatic wildlife, and walk, bike, or push a stroller alongside a peaceful nature pond. A community space where food trucks offer specialty treats and outdoor enthusiasts gather to enjoy sun-dappled patios, music, events and public art.

Families strolling along a pathway at Columbia Gardens.
Public bench alongside the pond at Columbia Gardens.
American White Pelican landing among flock in pond at Columbia Gardens.
American White Pelicans in the pond at Columbia Gardens.
Great Blue Heron takes flight at Columbia Gardens pond.
Wood Ducks in pond at Columbia Gardens.
Mallard takes flight from the pond at Columbia Gardens.
Canada Goose floating in the pond at Columbia Gardens.
Great Egrets exploring in the pond at Columbia Gardens.
A Great Egret walking in the pond at Columbia Gardens.
Bald Eagle in tree at Columbia Gardens.
King Fisher in tree at Columbia Gardens.

Community Support in Revitalization Efforts

Throughout several years, Port of Kennewick and City of Kennewick staff, elected officials and community volunteers joined together to clean up trash and debris in the area. The Port also removed tired and dilapidated buildings and structures on the site. Much of the material was salvaged to keep concrete and recyclable materials out of the landfill.

These efforts improved the environment and visual appeal of Historic Downtown Kennewick’s Columbia Drive neighborhood and prepared the area for revitalization.

Community members removing debris.
Community members help clean up debris to prepare for redevelopment.
Discarded tires and debris in the pond before clean-up work begins.
Food Truck Plaza at Columbia Gardens logo.

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