While music plays all summer long in wine country, this Saturday’s Taste & Tunes event turns the entire Woodinville Warehouse District into a stage. This area is the Midtown Manhattan of Northwest winemaking, with more wineries and tasting rooms per square foot than any winemaking region in the world. It’s a lot to take in, so here’s a short primer to help you get the most out of this year’s wine event.
Kick things off at The Junction, the gateway to the Warehouse District. While guitar virtuoso Jim Ellis sets the mood, you can set about exploring the wine tasting opportunities at Gard, Armstrong, Five Star, Beaumont, Sol Stone and Welcome Road. But pace yourself, this is just the first course.
Wander north and down the hill and you’ll enter the heart of Warehouse, where the wineries get so thick, you’re liable to trip over them. Ancestry, Barrage, Page, Patterson, Smasne, William Church—there are too many to name here, so visit our map for a full listing.
Every few steps bring something new or unexpected. And that’s really what this event is all about: discovering the depth, breadth and breakthroughs in Washington wine—whether they come from a familiar name or a new kid on the block.
Let your palate be your guide, but don’t resist your ears as they draw you toward the center stage. There you’ll enjoy the perfect complement to a popping cork: the sights and sounds of jazz vocalist Stephanie Porter, saxophonist Steve Cole, and country outlaws Elliott Randall & The Deadmen.
The festive atmosphere and rich variety of artisan wineries make Woodinville’s Taste & Tunes a one-of-a-kind summer experience and one your best opportunities all year to expand your palate and cellar. Washington is extraordinarily lucky to have such a vast, vibrant and talented winemaking community, and nothing will make you appreciate that more than Woodinville Wine Country’s Taste & Tunes. Enjoy!