Woodinville Wines: At Seattle World Trade Center

by Shona Milne on December 3, 2016

SEATTLE WORLD TRADE CENTER FEATURES WOODINVILLE WINES DECEMBER 5th 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Taste the state with these award-winning wines from Woodinville. Including wines from: Baer Winery, DeLille Cellars, Januik Winery, Fidelitas, Sparkman Cellars, JM Cellars, Avennia and more! Light appetizers from World Trade Center Seattle chef, Hans Reisinger, will be served to pair with the wonderful wines of Woodinville.

Monday, December 5, 2016
4:30pm to 6:30pm 

Cost
WTCSE Members | Free
Sommeliers & Press | Free
Guest of Members | $15
Non-Members | $25

World Trade Center Seattle
2200 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121  map

Questions?
Contact the WTCSE Concierge
at concierge@wtcseattle.com or
206.441.5144

Over 30 wines will be featured including wines from: DeLille CellarsPepper BridgeJanuik WineryFidelitasSparkman CellarsJM CellarsAvennia and more! Light appetizers from World Trade Center Seattle chef, Hans Reisinger, will be served to pair with the wonderful wines of Woodinville.

Event Schedule
4:30pm: Wine Tasting
5:15pm to 5:45pm: Overview and Q & A
5:45pm to 6:30pm: Wine Tasting

Need a guest room?
The Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel, next door, will offer their best available rates to attendees of the Washington State AVA Wine Tasting event. Please check here for rates and availability. Groups with ten or more sleeping rooms can contact the Marriott Group Sales Office at wmpleadspacnwrocky@marriott.com.

Need a ride home?
Use our member, AsterRIDE, and get 15% off of all your rides! Use code WTC15. To download the app, go to www.AsterRIDE.com . All AsterRIDE chauffeurs and taxi drivers are vetted and insured so you can ride in confidence.

This program is brought to you by Berntson Porter, Washington State Wine, and Woodinville Wine Country.

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St. Nick’s Holiday Open House: Win With Wine Lotto!

by Shona Milne on November 30, 2016

Were you too busy on Cyber Monday to remember your tickets? Now is your chance to take advantage of our Open House Weekend…Sip & Stay!

Make it a safe and relaxing weekend with our hotel partner Explore Bothell..stay just 2 miles from where you sip...click here for details!

St. Nick’s Holiday Open House
Wine Tasting Weekend

Saturday and Sunday is our Saint Nick’s Open House, when 20+ wineries throughout Woodinville invite you into their tasting rooms to enjoy their wines and drink in the spirit of the season.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, Dec 3 & 4, 2016
Time: 1pm – 5pm (check-in begins at 12:30pm)
Where: Woodinville Wine Country – check out the website for up to date winery info!
Check-in: Woodinville Visitor Center 14700 148th AVE NE (two buildings down from The Hollywood Schoolhouse) | check-in begins at 12:30pm
Price: $50 Saturday and Sunday  |  $40 One Day only

Purchase Tickets Here!

St. Nick’s Wine Lotto

What would the holidays be without some great big stocking stuffers? This year’s St Nick’s Wine Weekend gives wine lovers the chance to win one of three wine country prize packages with every wine purchase they make.

Throughout St Nick’s Open House Weekend, you’ll receive one entry ticket for every winery transaction you make. Our four winners will be chosen at random on Monday, Dec 5th and announced on WoodinvilleWineCountry.com.

Prizes include:

First Prize – A one-night stay for two at Willows Lodge (Jan – Apr), including a $100 Willows gift card. (Value $400-500)

Second Prize – A one-night stay at the new Hampton Inn & Suites Woodinville, including a $100 Purple gift card. (Value $300)

Third Prize – (2 winners) Two passports to Woodinville Wine Country. (Value $150)

Woodinville Wine Country kicks off the holidays by opening our doors for three days of tasting and festivities.

 

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Winter Release Party: Lachini Vineyards

by Shona Milne on November 30, 2016

Winter Release Party this Saturday!

 

Please join owners, Ron & Marianne Lachini along with Winemaker, Matthieu Gille and team as we pour our latest arrivals this Saturday at our Woodinville, WA tasting room. Great vintages make great wines. Come discover the first of our 2015’s along with bold 2014 Cabs from Washington’s Red Mountain AVA.

New releases include a fantastic lineup ~

2015 Sparkling Rosé, Willamette Valley
2015 Estate Chardonnay, les sols arénacés, Chehalem Mountains
2015 Pinot Noir, S, Chehalem Mountains
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, LA BESTIA, Red Mountain
2014 Red Wine, LA CONTRADA, Red Mountain
2015 Pinot Port, Willamette Valley

We will also have a few library wines available for tasting & purchase including the last of 2012 Prima Pinot Noir (93pts), 2010 Cuvée Giselle Pinot Noir (91pts).

Woodinville, WA Tasting Room
14455A Woodinville Redmond Road
Saturday, December 3rd  11:30am – 5:00pm
$20 per person. Complimentary for L’VIP, L’Connoisseur, Sono A Modo Mio & Grape Revolution Club Members.
Enjoy assorted wood-fired pizzas & savory prawn pairings by Pompeii Wood Fired Pizzas.

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EFESTE: Get Your Santa Photo on Sunday

by Shona Milne on November 28, 2016

Raise a glass with old Kris Kringle at EFESTE when the big man in red returns! The winery’s cellar, beautifully decorated with dazzling trees, provides the perfect backdrop for Santa photos capturing kids at heart.  A premium tasting of wines that are consistently highly acclaimed will be poured.

While at the winery, it’s the perfect time to finish purchasing holiday gifts or stock up on wine for holiday celebrations! New this year, the winery is offering a fun wine grab and holiday bazaar featuring large format bottles.

Santa Photos at EFESTE

Sunday, December 4th
noon-4pm
Wine Club Members $10, non-Members $20
Advance Tickets

Entry includes:

  • Special ultra-premium wine tasting (21 and older) in the cellar.
  • One complimentary photo with Santa to take home, taken by professional photographer RL Perdue.
  • Ability to purchase additional photos and cards online following the event.
  • Shopping in the holiday bazaar and wine grab opportunity.
  • A 6-pack wine bottle bag to carry home wines purchased.

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Passport to Woodinville: On Sale Now

by Shona Milne on November 22, 2016

Woodinville Wine Country’s “Passport to Woodinville” returns to Costco, Available Now

7 Costco locations to carry beverage passport, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season

Woodinville, Wash. November 21, 2016 – Woodinville’s celebrated Passport to Woodinville, an exclusive annual program for wine, beer and spirit enthusiasts to enjoy tastings and events year-round, has returned to 7 Costco locations throughout Western Washington, as well as online at CellarPass.com. Passport to Woodinville 2017 is your ticket to one of the world’s premier wine and craft beverage destinations, gaining you access to top-tier local wines at more than 60 participating wineries.  Members will enjoy special discounts at popular 2017 Woodinville Wine Country Events as well as the opportunity to revel in the taste of award-winning beer and spirits all year long.

“Woodinville Wine Country has become one of the world’s premier wine and craft beverage destinations and we are excited to continue our well-received partnership with Costco to share Woodinville’s unique flavors and events,” said Sandra Lee, Executive Director of Woodinville Wine Country. “This year’s passport program has expanded to include select breweries and distilleries in numerous districts including Hollywood, West Valley, Warehouse and Downtown. Membership in the Passport program is an unparalleled way to experience the finest wine and craft beverages that Washington has to offer. The Passport to Woodinville makes an excellent gift for family, friends, or for your own enjoyment! We hope Costco members will consider this as the quintessential offering for wine connoisseur’s and enthusiasts alike.”

The 2017 Passport to Woodinville includes access to a variety of perks, including:

  • Complimentary tastings at each participating locations, redeemable throughout 2017
  • Exclusive access to top-tier local wines at more than 60 participating wineries
  • New expanded offerings at select breweries and distilleries
  • Discounts on Woodinville Wine Country events
  • Experience over $600 worth of wine country experiences for $99.99 with special pricing available exclusively for Costco members

Costco members can purchase the Passport to Woodinville for $99.99 for a pack of 2, sold at Costco locations in Downtown Seattle, Everett, Kirkland, Issaquah, Lynnwood, Northgate and Woodinville. Individual passports are also available for purchase online at CellarPass.com for $75 each. Passports are available for purchase now – March 31, 2017, or year round on woodinvillewinecountry.com.

For more details on the Passport for Woodinville, please visit www.woodinvillewinecountry.com.

 

About Woodinville Wine Country

Conveniently located 25 minutes northeast of downtown Seattle, Woodinville is home to over 100 Washington wineries and tasting rooms, featuring award-winning wines and first-in-class tasting room experiences. For more information and to plan your next tasting experience, visit woodinvillewinecountry.com or follow us on Facebook at Woodinville Wine Country.

 

 

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Holiday WineFest: November 12th &13th

by Shona Milne on November 9, 2016

2016 Holiday Wine Fest ~ Nov. 12 & 13
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
www.HolidayWineFest.com

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Seattle’s Holiday Wine Fest
A Global Celebration of Wine!
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Nov.12-13
, 2016
www.holidaywinefest.com

The 2016 Holiday Wine Fest is poised to be the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most popular tasting exposition. This all-day Saturday and Sunday event features a world-class line-up of local, regional, national and international wines, ciders, spirits, gourmet cuisine and artisan vendors.  The Holiday Wine Fest is the perfect occasion to tempt you and yours with the flavors of fall and the delicious offerings of the Season.

Festival Tasting Sessions:

Saturday, Nov. 12:  Noon – 4pm    ($40 admission)
Saturday, Nov. 12:  5pm – 9pm     ($45 admission)
Sunday, Nov. 13:    Noon – 4pm    ($40 admission)

Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase their newest favorite wine/cider/spirits at the venue.

TO BUY TICKETS CLICK HERE!

Wineries, Ciders & Brew

Aberrant Cellars
AniChe Cellars
Archery Summit – OR
ATLAS Cider Co.
Browne Family Winery
Chandler Reach Vineyards
Coral Wines
Dobbes Family Estate – OR
Double Canyon
Gruet – New Mexico
Hedges Family Estate
Hyland Estates
Kasia Winery
Lodmell Cellars
Market Vineyards
Maryhill Winery
Masquerade Wine Company
Mercer Estates
Milbrandt Vineyards
Naches Heights/NHV Winery
Pear UP/Neigel Vintners Cider
Pine Ridge – CA
Newhouse Family Vineyards
pFriem Family Brewers
Renwood Winery – CA
Robert Ramsay
Snow Cider – BC
Sonoris Wines
The Bunnell Family Cellar
Three of Cups
Tranche Cellars
Tieton Cider Works
Treveri Cellars
Upland Estates Winery
Warr-King Wines
Westmount
Wilridge Winery

International Wines

Argento – Argentina
Benoit Cocteaux Champagne – France
Berlucchi Franciacorta  – Italy
Bernard Magrez Vignobles – France
Bodegas Yuste – Classical Wines of Spain
Bonaval – Spain
Ca Marcanda Promis  – Italy
Castello di Monsanto – Italy
Carma  – Chile
Castello Banfi – Italy
Castello Monsanto – Italy
Catena – Argentina
Cecchi  – Italy
Chapuy Champagne- France
Chateau Berneuilh – France
Chateau Eugenie  – France
Chateau Les Millaux – France
Classical Wines of Spain
Domaine Christophe Bleger – France
El Enemigo – Argentina
Harewood Estate – Australia
Il Poggione  – Italy
Gaja Sito  – Italy
Bodega Garzón – Argentina
Juniper Estate- Australia
Livio Felluga – Italy
Lou Miranda Estate – Australia
Mitchells Wines – Australia
Monsieur Touton Selections – France
Mionetto – Italy
Nino Franco – Italy
Orlando Abrigo – Italy
Passatempo – Portugal
Singlefile – Australia
Renacer – Argentina
Tratado – Portugal
Tomero – Argentina
VistaAlba – Argentina
Zimmerman Wines – Australia
Cossart Gordon Madeira – Portugal
Dow’s Port /Douro DOC – Portugal
Prats & Symington Douro DOC – Portugal
Pombal do Vesuvio Douro DOC – Portugal
Smith Woodhouse Port – Portugal

Distilleries

Ararat – Armenia
Balinoff – France
Bomond Distillery – France
Chambers Bay Distillery
Copperworks Distillery
Corsair
Ghost Dog
Heritage Distilling Co.
kkAda Caramel Liqueur
Mastrogiannis Distillery
Pasquinet Cognac – France
SeaSpirits Distillery
Sidetrack Distillery
Sons of Vancouver Distillery
Swede Hill Distilling
Temple Distilling Company
Tequila Honor Del Castillo – Mexico
Tsarsky – Lithuania
Valley Shine Distillery

Artisan & Local Vendors

Addition
Alabastro Photography
B. Fuller’s Mortar & Pestle
Carolina Smoke
Cascade Fusion Smoked Olive Oil
Corks & Canvas
Dapper Swan Chutney
Darigold
Dilettante Chocolate
Dry Sparkling
Essential Baking Co.
Ferndale Farmstead Cheese Artisans
Glassybaby
Handmade Sam*Made
Island Treats
Krave Jerky
Liberty Bottle Works
LuLaRoe Apparel
Oil & Vinegar
Paper Road Furnishings
Puget Sound Kombucha
Riedel Stemware
Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs
Scarlata Chocolate
Seattle Made
Seattle Pickle Co.
Swift & Savory
Uncle Paulie’s Meatballs
Victrola Coffee Roasters
Washington Artisan Cheese Association
Windy N Ranch
Worldmark By Wyndham

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Tulalip Resort Casino: Talking Turkey for Thanksgiving

by Shona Milne on November 6, 2016

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TALKING TURKEY” DAY AT TULALIP RESORT CASINO
The Culinary Team is Whipping Up Thanksgiving Madness Throughout The Resort

Tulalip, Washington — Thanksgiving Day celebrations are abundant this year for the whole family at Tulalip Resort Casino. The esteemed culinary team at Tulalip are whipping up turkey madness for November 24. Below are highlights of the featured feasts from around the Resort, such as relaxed-casual and modern-sophisticated dining. There’s even a traditional buffet experience to enjoy. This year, there’s something for everyone.

Modern-Sophisticated Dining

Tulalip Bay Chef/GM Jeremy Taisey’s Thanksgiving Day specials include Slow Roasted Turkey Roulade with wild boar bacon and maple vinaigrette and Sage Cured Confit of Turkey Leg served with cranberry, Cointreau preserves, and crispy skin. Both dishes are served with homemade focaccia, hazelnut and porcini stuffing, sous vide endive with wild mushroom and butternut squash puree, and a pumpkin spiced marshmallow toadstool. For those looking for something other than Turkey, Chef Jeremy will also be preparing dishes from the regular menu.

To enjoy alongside this flavorful turkey dinner, Sommelier Tommy Thompson has selected a Duet of Wine Pairing for $18, which includes a 2012 Domaine Philippe Alliet, Chinon ‘Côteaux de Noiré’ Cabernet Franc and a 2015 Domaine Huet, Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux Première Trie from France’s Loire Valley.

The special dinner pricing is $40 per person plus sales tax and gratuity. Regular menu pricing will vary. To reserve a table from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., go to OpenTable or call (360) 716-1100.

Blackfish is offering up a special Thanksgiving dinner special of Apple Smoked Roast Turkey with hazelnut-sausage stuffing, roasted root vegetables, cranberry relish with port & figs, havarti mashed potatoes, and cider gravy. It will be paired alongside Chef David Buchanan’s seafood centric menu, which pays tribute to regional Northwest ingredients and Tulalip tradition. For dessert, a special Pumpkin Flan for $8 was added to the sweet line-up.

The Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, visionary cocktails, and microbrews fill out the experience at Blackfish.

The Blackfish Thanksgiving dinner special is priced at $31 per person plus sales tax and gratuity. Regular menu pricing will vary. To book a spot from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., go to OpenTable or call (360) 716-1500.

Casual Dining

The Draft Sports Grill and Bar is serving up a classic dinner special of Smoked Turkey Pot Pie with a sweet potato biscuit top and cranberry apple salad for $15. The regular menu will also be available. To reserve a spot at The Draft for parties of 8 or more from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. call (360) 716 1625, or email here. For more information, visit tulalipresort.com.

Missing Grandma’s Turkey Dinner? Cedars Cafe Chef Brent Clarkson is offering up his Grandmother’s Turkey recipe for all to enjoy. Guests can partake in Roasted Turkey carved to order with Champagne cranberry sauce, scratch-made sage andouille stuffing, and a vegetable medley. Dinner comes with a choice of soup or house salad; also includes garlic mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, and/or baked sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar for $18.95 per person plus sales tax and gratuity.

If turkey is not your thing, try Clarkson’s Slow Roasted Prime Rib, which is hand-rubbed with Cedar’s special blend of seasonings and slowly roasted to perfection. It is served with natural au jus and ranch style horseradish cream. This dish comes with a choice of soup or house salad; and garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato, or rice pilaf. Ordering options include a 12 ounce cut for $24, or a 16 ounce cut for $28, plus tax and gratuity.

Add a sweet finish to the holiday meal by savoring one of Pastry Chef Nikol Nakamura’s House-made Pumpkin Pie Tart. The individual tarts come with cinnamon whipped cream and candied pecans for $6.

The regular menu pricing will vary and are exclusive of sales tax and gratuity. Available seating starts at 11:00 a.m. To reserve a spot, call (360) 716-1276. [click to continue…]

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Tulalip Resort Casino: Holiday Wine Sale!

by Shona Milne on November 3, 2016

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For The Perfect Holiday Season: Let There Be Wine! 

Tulalip Resort Casino Hosts Annual Taste of Tulalip Holiday Wine Sale November 21-23

Tulalip, Washington — Tulalip Resort Casino’s Sommelier Tom Thompson is extending a generous invitation to all wine lovers and holiday gift givers to the Resort’s annual Taste of Tulalip Holiday Wine Sale. The sale will feature over 130 bottles of wine from around the globe, and will run from Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. each day. During the sale, guests can sample a selection of wines they might not have otherwise ever tried…and can purchase it on the spot!

“It’s time to make room in our cellar, and what better way to do that than to share some of our good juice inventory with our loyal wine drinkers for the holidays?” asks Sommelier Tom Thompson. “Nothing pairs better with the holidays than a delicious bottle of wine. We all know that a great bottle of wine can really help turn up the merrymaking at any family gathering or party.”

While shopping for the perfect gift or something for the home cellar, guests can also select from pre-made or made-to-order gift baskets, some of which includes Taste of Tulalip commemorative plates, logo stemware, wine charms, and one or all seven vintages of the Taste of Tulalip Honorary Winemaker wines in Tulalip’s annual featured artist etched bottles. The bottles contain juice from some of Washington’s top winemakers, such as Betz Family Winery, Sparkman Cellars, and Côte Bonneville, to name a few.

For a sneak peek, a few star lineups being offered by Sommelier Tom Thompson during the sale include: Leonetti Cellars, Quilceda Creek Vintners, Château de Beaucastel, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, Molly Dooker Wines, CIRQ, Kosta Browne, Silver Oak, Coup de Foudre Wine, and Harlan Estate.

The Taste of Tulalip Holiday Wine Shop will take place in the Resort’s Chinook Rooms 1 and 2. For more information about the Tulalip Casino Resort or Holiday Wine Shop, visit tulalipresort.com.

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About Tulalip Resort Casino
Award winning Tulalip Resort Casino is the most distinctive gaming, dining, meeting, entertainment and shopping destination in Washington state. The AAA Four Diamond resort’s world class amenities have ensured its place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold and Traveler Top 100 Resorts lists. The property includes 192,000 square feet of gaming excitement; a luxury hotel featuring 370 guest rooms and suites; 30,000 square feet of premier meeting, convention and wedding space; the full-service T Spa; and 7 dining venues, including the AAA Four Diamond Tulalip Bay Restaurant. It also showcases the intimate Canoes Cabaret; a 3,000-seat amphitheater. Nearby, find the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Cabela’s; and Seattle Premium Outlets, featuring more than 122 name brand retail discount shops. The Resort Casino is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. just off Interstate-5 at exit 200. It is an enterprise of the Tulalip Tribes. For reservations please call (866) 716-7162.

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EFESTE: It’s Time for the Fall Release Party

by Shona Milne on November 1, 2016

EFESTE Fall Release Party

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Noon -4pm

19730 144th Ave NE

Woodinville, WA  98072

$15 Admission

After being sold out since last spring, Nana is back! The 2013 vintage of this powerful Bordeaux style blend is being released to the public on November 12th. Other new releases this fall include 2013 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Emmy Mourvedre, and 2014 Lola Chardonnay.

Guests at the fall release party will enjoy a special tasting featuring the latest vintages along with slices of the winery’s signature gourmet pizza.

Limited entry available. Make advance reservations online at:  http://shop.efeste.com/fallrelease

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WineCraft Harvest Wine Auction: November 6th

by Shona Milne on October 26, 2016

WOODINVILLE WINE COUNTRY HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL

WINECRAFT: HARVEST WINE AUCTION ON NOVEMBER 6

Woodinville Wine Country auction to showcase top-tier wines

and benefit Northshore School Foundation

 

Woodinville, Wash. October 21, 2016 – Woodinville Wine Country, just 30 minutes east of Seattle and home to more than 100 wineries, announces the second annual WineCraft: Harvest Wine Auction on Sunday, November 6, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Winery. Wine enthusiasts and guests are invited to experience top-tier wines by Woodinville’s most prominent winemakers while enjoying live music and signature bites by The Barking Frog at Willows Lodge, The Commons, and Oil & Vinegar.

A “Raise the Paddle” auction will feature specialty reserve, new blends and limited- release wines as well as curated and personalized wine tasting and blending experiences from more than 20 wineries including Baer Winery, EFESTE, Chateau Ste. Michelle, J. Bookwalter, Lauren Ashton Cellars, Patterson Cellars and Gorman Winery.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Northshore Schools Foundation and its mission to support academic success for all Northshore students by funding academic programs.

“We are thrilled to be hosting WineCraft for another year and partnering with the Northshore Schools Foundation,” said Sandra Lee, executive director at Woodinville Wine Country. “Wine lovers throughout the region can sample the season’s top wines all while benefiting a great organization.”

Tickets are on sale now for $60 per person, and can be purchased at www.cellarpass.com/winecraft-harvest-auction-tickets-1829. For more information on WineCraft: Harvest Wine Auction, visit woodinvillewinecountry.com/winecraft-harvest-auction.

About Woodinville Wine Country
Conveniently located 25 minutes northeast of downtown Seattle, Woodinville is home to nearly 100 Washington wineries and tasting rooms, featuring award-winning wines and first-in-class tasting room experiences. For more information and to plan your next tasting experience, visitwoodinvillewinecountry.com or follow us on Facebook at Woodinville Wine Country.

 

 

 

 

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