I fell in love with the wines of the Rhone Valley, the Southern Rhone’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape1 specifically, very early on in
Getting across the Cascades to the vineyards and wineries in Eastern Washington is not an easy feat. So it’s lucky for us that the industry has brought the wine west to the doorstep of Puget Sound. Less than an hour north of Seattle (about 15 miles) lays the city of Woodinville which has become ground zero for the Washington wine industry. In fact, the beautiful river valley is not only home to over 100 wineries and tasting rooms; it is also home to cideries, distilleries, and craft breweries. Whatever adult beverage you’re in the mood for, chances are you will find a taste in Woodinville.
I was in the Willamette Damnit! Given my love of Pinot Noir, I’d been trying to get over to Oregon to do some wine tasting in Willamette Valley for years. Years I tell ya! Well, I finally flew myself (my husband got to play too) out to Portland and headed south to the Willamette Valley