Warehouse District

Located on the hill above Woodinville and Highway 522, the Warehouse District is a bit like the Meatpacking District of New York. This is a smaller, grittier, no-frills style of winemaking. The results, however, are anything but. And what it lacks in scenery and façade, the Warehouse District more than makes up for in vibe and taste. For wine, beer and spirits enthusiasts, there’s a density here that’s to die for. This is the home of more boutique wineries per square foot than any wine region in the world—right in Seattle’s backyard. Let that sink in for a minute, and then figure the odds you’ll find something here you love.

The Warehouse District has become such a popular quarter for winemakers that it’s spawned two adjacent neighborhoods: The Junction and Artisan Hill. The Junction forms the gateway to the Warehouse District with a clutch of stellar wineries sharing space with a trend-bucking craft brewery. It’s a taste island all its own, but also a great prelude to what awaits further down the road. Artisan Hill lies just south of North Woodinville Way as it winds up the hill. The name is all too fitting, as this burgeoning enclave is home to a growing community of wine and food craftspeople. It’s bursting with distinctive flavors and characters, but it’s easy to miss, so be sure you don’t.

You’ll know when you’ve hit the heart of the Warehouse District because you’ll hear the buzz. With winemakers packed tooth-to-jowl, there’s an energy here that fuels both friendly competition and amazing cooperation. So much so, that you’ll often see wineries borrowing and lending equipment, expertise and manpower to one another—especially at crush season. It makes for an infinitely fertile environment for wine interpretation, spirits distilling and nano- brewing. This is where the person pouring is often the winemaker himself, and the personalities you’ll meet and the methods and opinions they share make the perfect pairing to any glass. You’ll learn as much about the process as you do about the palate. Then, for a completely different experience, simply take ten steps over to the next winemaker.

SPOTLIGHT

Auction of Washington Wines Gala

Everything you need to know about the Auction of Washington Wines

When you think of an auction event what probably comes to mind is an action-packed evening gala where you and other elegantly dressed guests bid on amazing one-of-a-kind items and…

Cut Shop Woodinville

The Cut Shop: Welcome Woodinville’s Newest Neighborhood Restaurant and Lounge

You may have been wondering what this new place is that has taken over the old McCorry’s on the Slough. It only takes driving by on a busy Saturday night…

Arts Alliance Woodinville

Explore Arts & Culture on the Eastside

Explore Arts & Culture on the Eastside Whether it’s taking in a new art exhibit in Bellevue, exploring the galleries of Kirkland or learning from local artisans on an arts-focused…

jm cellars woodinville

Explore the Craft Beverages of Seattle’s Eastside

Are you thirsty and looking to experience some of the Northwest’s best breweries, distilleries and wineries? Woodinville, Bellevue, and Kirkland offer the complete experience for those looking to taste craft…

EVENTS

Partners