Chateau Ste Michelle for The Seattle Times
September 5, 2017
There are more than 900 wineries in Washington, located in every corner of the state, many less than an hour from Seattle.
There are more than 900 wineries in Washington, located in every corner of the state, many less than an hour from Seattle. Whether taking a daytrip to Woodinville, ferrying over to Vashon or Bainbridge, or venturing on the three-hour drive to Yakima Valley for a long weekend, you’re bound to discover something new to please your palate.
Here’s everything you need to know about what to expect on your Washington wine-tasting weekend getaway:
When and where to go
When’s the best time of year to explore Washington wineries? Summer is the high season, but you really can’t go wrong any time of the year.
“It’s usually warm and sunny on the other side of the Cascade mountains, so the wine-tasting season comes early in Eastern Washington,” says Heather Bradshaw, Communications Director for Washington State Wine Commission. “And, people come here from all over the world during the summer months.”
On a rainy winter weekend, you could hole up in a cozy Woodinville B&B and check out the 130-plus tasting rooms within a 15-mile radius. Renting a limo is a fun option, complete with a designated driver.>>>Read the entire article on The Seattle Times