Looking down vineyard row with new spring growth

About Us


Meet The Team

Sanchez family portrait
Tom and Angela with their children, Brooke and Noah

In 2011 Tom and Angela Sanchez purchased the 10-acre Ridgefield, Washington property which had a home and some older out buildings. They began the land division process in order to build a new home. Both thought it would be aesthetically pleasing to plant a small vineyard on the south side along 199th St. which would then be in front of and along the driveway of the new home. After the vines were planted and learning more about the Ridgefield area, visiting some vineyards and tasting rooms, Tom and Angela began dreaming of opening a new winery. So began the planning of Columbia Ridge Winery! The first grapes were harvested in 2017 and again in 2018 and some “practice batches” of wine were made and shared with family and friends. In 2019, a winemaker was hired to help produce high quality wine from the estate vineyard as well as other varietals sourced from Columbia Valley in Eastern Washington.

Owner Angela Sanchez headshot

Angela Sanchez


Born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, Angela attended Oregon Institute of Technology where she studied Dental Hygiene. She practiced in the Portland area for more than 25 years until October 2018 when she made the decision to focus her time into growing Columbia Ridge Winery. Angela can be found in the winery most days assisting and learning to create some fantastic wines. Angela is the heart and soul of our winery operations. When not working in the winery or attending to general business, she enjoys cooking and baking, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Tom Sanchez


Tom was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging Technology from Oregon Institute of Technology, then in 2006 he graduated from Colorado State University with a Master’s of Business. Early in his career he worked for a large hospital system before transitioning to outpatient physician practice leadership where he currently leads a large medical group in Portland.  Tom has been the guiding force in making Columbia Ridge Winery a reality using his expertise in development, real estate and business planning. When he is not spending his weekend tending the estate vineyard he loves to hike, bike, and run.

Owner Tom Sanchez headshot
Close up of vineyard in spring

Explore our Wines

Handling every cluster with care is inherent in our process and a difference you can taste.