A couple of months ago a friend of mine organized a wine tasting trip to Woodinville, a small town outside of Seattle. There were a dozen of us so he rented a bus and hired a driver.
Washington State grows excellent grapes and we were in for a treat. Most of the grapes are grown in the eastern part of the state, but Woodinville is a lot closer and despite its small population, has over 40 tasting rooms! We chose five: Airfield Estates Winery, J&M Cellars, Kestrel Winery, Des Voigne Cellars, and Paterson Cellars.
I liked seeing how the wine was aged. Some places use oak barrels while others use metal vats. Seeing the grapes before they were crushed was neat too. The hosts at each winery made the tasting rooms really special.
We had great weather so it was fun to wander the grounds and check out the operations.
Needless to say, I bought a bottle of wine at each tasting room.
And what does one wear to a wine tasting tour? Well, I wore jeans and a t-shirt and layered on a blazer. I wore fun pumps with a mid-heel and carried a pink, velvet hobo bag.
Blazer: Smart Set via Goodwill
Jeans: Jessica Simpson via swapped
Earrings: Cost Plus World Market
Have you been on a wine tasting tour before? I highly recommend it!
4 responses to “Woodinville Wine Tasting Tour”
Fabulous photos–love the reflection of you in the hubcap! You look fashionably casual and I love your shoes and purse. We will be going to Niagara-on-the-Lake in Southern Ontario (wine country) as soon as the weather gets warm.
Thanks! I like hubcap reflections and have taken a few! I’d love to go wine tasting in Southern Ontario. they have such good wines but they’re rarely exported. And Wayne Gretsky has a vineyard there!
WA (and OR) have some great new vineyards – I am jealous you live right in the middle of the action. Nothing beats a day of wine tasting (especially if you have a driver!).
Oh yes, it’s a fun time for sure. We’ve been east of the mountains too (to the Yakima Valley where the wines are grown). I’m lucky to live in wine country and be able to drink terrific local wines. Oregon has great wines, but I’ve never been on a tasting there. A California tasting (much better known) would be fun too. And then there’s BC! Seems like the whole west coast grows wine!