Washington State has become a growing leader in the distribution and making of magnificent wines. It wasn’t until Washington wineries began competing in California wine competitions that they were able to show the world they could produce a fine wine. Today, Washington is the second largest producer of wine in the nation.
Woodinville, Washington holds as Seattle’s playground for wine lovers, with nearly 100 wineries within a 5 mile radius. It is separated out into three separate districts, the Warehouse Winery District, Hollywood Winery District and West Valley Winery District.
My favorite of the districts is the Warehouse Winery District, where all of the wineries are literally a rock’s throw away from each other, with 48 wineries in this area alone.
But of course, the most notable winery of all, the Chateau Ste. Michelle, is a must see when wine tasting in Seattle. Upon entering, you are immediately greeted by beautiful grounds, a grape vine lead driveway and colorful peacocks. This winery offers guided tours of the facility every half hour, ending in a wine tasting of the vineyard’s most popular wines. Most importantly, do not forget to have a taste (or bottle) of the Sweet Harvest Riesling!
For more information on Seattle wine tasting visit www.woodinvillewinecountry.com