They don’t call it Hollywood for nothing. Actually, the name comes not from Tinseltown, but from the landmark Hollywood Schoolhouse—which is only appropriate, since this is where you’ll ﬁnd some of the most educated palates in Washington State. Still, this is the most camera-ready part of Woodinville Wine Country, sitting right in the heart of the Sammamish River Valley. It’s a place to see and be seen, but in a decidedly Northwest fashion: easy, relaxed, North Face pullover optional. A place of patios, ﬁreplaces, bike trails and pizzerias, but also home to 90+ rated wines, destination restaurants, and a gold-rated Condé Nast resort lodge. It all depends on what scene you’re into.
For wining and dining, Hollywood’s selection is deﬁnitely not out of Central Casting. There’s a staggering mix of large and lavish, micro and boutique. This is the crossroads where small, artisan wineries meet some of the biggest names in Washington wine. Eight-course dining is served right next door to tasty pub grub. Over 40 wineries surround Redhook Brewery, the state’s largest microbrewer. You get the idea. The only thing they all have in common is quality. Which brings us to perhaps the biggest irony of the Hollywood District: despite its glitzy name, this is home to some of the most authentic wine and food you’ll ﬁnd anywhere.