November 5, 2018

I recently had an opportunity for a day trip to Woodinville, a Washington wine tasting destination located 20 minutes outside of Seattle. This area has become popular for the huge number of tasting rooms and small production wineries drawn to this area by the wine tourism generated from two large-scale production wineries that call Woodinville home. Much of the 16 million cases of wine produced annually in Washington actually come from grapes that are grown hundreds of miles away in the eastern half of the state. Many of the tasting rooms in Woodinville showcase wines that are produced in the Yakima, Columbia and Walla Walla Valleys or one of the other 10 AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) in the state. Woodinville is home to more than 100 tasting rooms and with just a little research (www.woodinvillewinecountry.com) it is possible to identify a handful of tasting rooms that will appeal to your interests and can make your visit manageable. While in town I selected a few wineries that provided me a diversity of tasting experiences.>>>Read the entire article featuring Chateau Ste. Michelle, DeLille Cellars, Obelisco and more on Tucson.