The Seattle Times
November 2, 2018

WE STARTED THIS “Wines Under $30” list a year ago because many of the wines I select for my “Top 50 Wines of the Year” list tend to be more expensive. The feedback was good, so we’re doing it again.

Fortunately, plenty of bargains can be found throughout the Pacific Northwest. One area that is particularly affordable is British Columbia. I’m reticent to include many from Wild Goose, Gehringer Brothers and other favorites on this list because the wines aren’t available in the United States. So a few wines that were on last week’s Top 50 list are not included on this more-affordable list, for that reason.

The majority of the wines on this list are from Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Ask for the wines at your favorite wine merchant, or contact the wineries directly.

I chose $30 as the upper threshold because that seems a reasonable amount to spend on a good bottle of wine. To save more money, you can get a discount if you purchase six bottles or more. Joining a winery’s wine club typically earns you discounts, waived tasting fees, special events and other benefits.>>>View the entire article featuring Airfield Estates and two wines from Brian Carter Cellars on The Seattle Times