Press Release – Northwest Military
August 2, 2019
With over 100 wineries in Woodinville, it is the place to visit to learn about Washington wines. The number is staggering and it can be a challenge to know where to start. Woodinville Wine Country is divided into four unique districts, so for this trip, we are going to focus on the Hollywood District named after the historic Hollywood Schoolhouse.
Plan to stay at the lovely Hampton Inn and Suites Woodinville. This chain hotel actually has the feel of an intimate boutique hotel with a very friendly staff. The best feature for a wine tour is that four tasting rooms are located across the parking lot. The hotel is also a pick-up location for the Cellar Hopper which is a hop-on, hop-off shuttle service that runs Friday thru Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Sept. 29. It is $20 a person and they will store your wine purchases for you.
Begin your wine journey at the Woodinville Visitor Center located in the Hollywood District. In addition to visitor information, they have a shop with fun wine-related items like a wine suitcase. From there, head to the Hollywood Schoolhouse which is an event venue surrounded by a lovely garden. It houses the Alexandria Nicole Cellars Tasting Room which is a good wine stop. Across the street is the Milbrandt Vineyards Tasting Room. Owner Butch Milbrandt is an Army veteran and offers a military discount. Milbrandt was named the 2019 Winery of the Year by Northwest Wine Press. He has also partnered with the Distinguished Flying Cross Society (DFCS) to bottle DFCS Reserve Syrah with the proceeds going to the society… read the entire article on Northwest Military