With temperatures rising, head to Woodinville Wine Country for a cool afternoon of refreshing wines from four of the Hollywood Winery District’s hottest new stars.
First stop, Icon Cellars, where the focus is on Mediterranean blends and blockbuster varieties that originally hail from the Rhone, Rioja and Tuscany. While the wines will transport you to the Old World, the view from Icon Cellars is quintessential Pacific Northwest. Grab a glass, pull up a chair and let the expansive valley floor and looming majesty of Mt. Rainier take you away.
Once back in the car, head north on Hwy 202 to continue your Mediterranean double feature with a stop at Chandler’s Reach. Taking a cue from the winery’s original tasting room in Benton City, Chandler’s Reach Woodinville is styled after a Tuscan villa, a perfect match to the winery’s signature Monte Regalo, a Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend. On Saturdays, the patio invites an extended stay for live music courtesy of Chandler’s Reach and neighboring Goose Ridge winery.
Next, by foot or by car, it is a quick trip to Market Vineyard, Woodinville’s newest tasting room adjacent to such super stars as J. Bookwalter and WallaWalla’s Pepperbridge and Amavi. Stop by to enjoy Market Vineyard’s grand opening on Saturday, July 26th from noon – 5 pm. Live music, food and the stunning wines crafted by Market Vineyard’s celebrated vintner Charlie Hoppes will take center stage.