Chef David Sennen

“Woodinville in a Day” with Sennen David

With so many options for sipping, eating and staying active, it can be hard to know where to start in Woodinville Wine Country. Sennen David is the VP of Marketing & Culture and Beverage Director for Ethan Stowell Restaurants, a popular restaurant group in Seattle. Although the many hats he wears at ESR keeps him busy, he took some time to share with us how he would spend a day in Woodinville Wine Country.  Check out his full-day itinerary for a round-up of some of his favorites.

Chef David Sennen


  • Name: Sennen David
  • Job Title, Company: Food & Beverage Director, Ethan Stowell Restaurants
  • Current Location: Ballard, Seattle, WA
  • Favorite Varietal: Nebbiolo (All Time), Nerello Mascalese (at the moment)
  • Cocktail of Choice: Mezcal neat and any beer from Holy Mountain
  • Favorite Events in Woodinville: Concerts at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Barking Frog ‘Iron Vintner’ head to head winemaker cooking competition, The Annual Columbia Winery Fun Run
  • Favorite Restaurant(s) in Woodinville: The best meal I have ever had in Woodinville was when I showed up to the Mark Ryan tasting room only to be greeted with a spread from Ezell’s. 
  • Favorite Tasting Rooms in Woodinville: Mark Ryan, Avennia, àMaurice, EFESTĒ, Gorman Winery, and Two Vintners.



  • Favorite Non-Wine Activities in Woodinville: I have to be honest here and say that my most frequent Woodinville activity is hitting up that Hanna Andersson Outlet with my 3-year-old daughter. It isn’t even fair. Those peddlers of cuteness completely own me and send me at least 3 emails a day.
  • If you only had one day to spend in Woodinville, what would you do?
    • Morning: Arrive via extended bike ride on the Burke Gilman Trail
    • Afternoon: Tasting Rooms all Day ending with Cadillac Margaritas at Mi Tierra
    • Evening: Wu Tang Clan at Chateau Ste. Michelle (I call the shots on my Woodinville day!)

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What of Sennen’s favorites are also your favorite or on your must-try list? Let us help you plan your next visit to Woodinville by signing up for our newsletter, checking out events on our online calendar, or let us curate a tasting itinerary for you by purchasing one of the Woodinville Wine passes.

Photo cred: Sennen David (Geoffrey Smith), Avennia (Avennia Winery), woman with bike (Carol Hook).


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