Welcome Back!Sign in here:

   Reset Password

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 169,280 strong:

Register Today!

Want the secret to buying great wine?

221,351Wine Reviews
30Seconds to join

Wineries of America

Dineen Family Vineyards

Dineen Family Vineyards
2980 Gilbert Rd
Zillah, Washington
USA 98953
Phone: (206) 276-4287
Contact: Pat Dineen
Email: info@dineenvineyards.com

The first Dineen family members immigrated to the United States from Ireland in the 1800’s and began dairy farming in Wisconsin. After growing up on one of those dairy farms, graduating from Marquette University and serving as an officer in the US Air Force, Pat Dineen headed West with his wife, Lanie, to pursue a career in banking. A passion for wine, food, friends, and global travel always seemed to find them in vineyards and tasting rooms, foreshadowing the start of Dineen Vineyards.

In preparation for retirement from his 40-year banking career, Pat and Lanie looked for vineyard property in California, Walla Walla, WA, and ultimately settled upon the Yakima Valley in Washington. A modest initial investment in Sheridan Vineyard in Zillah, WA was made in the late 1990’s which sowed the seeds for independent vineyard ownership. Shortly thereafter, a 12 acre apple orchard adjacent to both Sheridan and Andrew Will’s Two Blondes vineyards became available and was purchased in 2001. The apple trees were removed and the first Dineen Vineyard vines were planted in what is now known as Catherine’s Block, named after Pat’s mother. Catherine’s Block is planted with Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

In 2002, a much larger, 80 acre parcel was purchased becoming the second vineyard in the portfolio. This property currently grows 55 acres of Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon but also includes small blocks of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Rousanne, Viognier, Semillion, and Riesling. In addition to housing the Dineen Vineyards tasting room, this property is also home to Sheridan Vineyards winery and production facility.

With the exception of Catherine’s Block, which is named for Pat’s mother, and the Winery Block, all of our blocks are named for members of our immediate family. Owner Lanie Dineen, daughters Marissa Dineen and Bridget Haba, and grandchildren, Charlotte, Quinn and Rose are represented.

Our Mission: Dedicated to growing exceptional wine grapes that meet and exceed the requirements of our fruit buyers.

Update Winery information  Submit new wines to be posted



Although there aren't any wines associated with this winery, Natalie may have reviewed brands that this winery produces and she just didn't know to designate this winery in her tasting note. You can search here for specific brands.




Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Masi Red Wine
Rosso Del Veronese, Veneto I.G.T. ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is editor of one of the largest wine review web sites, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 169,280 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.



Get my reviews of terrific under-priced wines. Save money, drink better wine.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award