I admit it, I drink way too much red wine and neglect the whites. But of late, I’ve been trying to add balance to my life. In fact, in the last 12 months, I have righted the ship and have incorporated more white wines into the mix. I mean, just see
If you’ve wet your whistle in Seattle or ventured up to Woodinville for some wine tasting, but still want more liquid grapes, hop a ferry to lovely Bainbridge Island. The island, a mere 30 minute ferry ride from Seattle, is a charming, laid-back spot to spend a day. It really feels as if you’re a world away.
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.
So what happens when you’re in the land of coffee that is Seattle and can’t get over the mountain to visit wine country out east or even out of the city a bit to visit Woodinville? Why you suck it up and drink all the fabulous wine that is IN the city.
#WICCG? In my last wine celebrating Washington Wine Month, I turn to Merlot.