From the monthly archives:

April 2009

Woodinville Wine Country and Beaumont Apartments invites you to a special evening of wine and food tasting on Thursday, May 21st. Guests will have a chance to meet local winemakers, sample delicious wines from Covington Cellars, Hollywood Hill Vineyards, Red Sky Winery, and Woodinville Wine Cellars, taste savory tapas prepared by award-winning chef Russell Lowell, […]


I received some information from John Bigelow at JM Cellars on the upcoming Woodinville Winemakers & Brew Master Triathlon. The event will be Wednesday, July 22 beginning at 5:00pm. The rules are that there really are not any rules. Proceeds will go to The Mitochondrial Research Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Root on your favorite […]


Two Celebrations: Birthday Party & Release Party

by Shona Milne on April 27, 2009

I had a busy Friday night which started off at a birthday party for newly added Consulting Executive Chef, Missy Will, at Woodhouse Family Cellars. They were pouring Tempranillo and La Vie en Rouge Red Blend from their Kennedy Shah label. The food was amazing as you can see from my pictures. I think I went […]


Senoj Estates: Closed Down?

by Shona Milne on April 24, 2009

People keep asking me what I know about what is happening with Senoj Estates. All I know is what I have heard from many different people. One story is that they were serving beer and alcohol last Friday night before Passport to Woodinville. Another is that they did not have a liquor license to serve […]


Passport to Woodinville: Great Weather & Great Wine

by Shona Milne on April 21, 2009

Most Unique Experience: I started off early on Saturday for Passport to Woodinville. I was trying to get to DiStefano Winery but got stuck behind a Party Bus and it poured out about 20 or so people who created a big line. I made a quick detour to Soft Tail Spirits next door where my friend Laurie Cook […]


DeLille Cellars: Opening a New Tasting Room

by Shona Milne on April 17, 2009

DeLille Cellars has made an application with the liquor control board to open up a tasting room in the same building as the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce. Tweet This Post


Chateau Ste. Michelle: Concert Series Schedule

by Shona Milne on April 15, 2009

It’s not posted on the Chateau Ste. Michelle site yet but I have found the upcoming summer concert schedule online at Start planning your weekends around some of the great musicians coming to town this summer. I hope to be at one of the Diana Krall shows. Tweet This Post


Columbia Winery: Passport Pickup Weekend

by Shona Milne on April 12, 2009

I was helping out at the Passport to Woodinville pickup this weekend. We were in the newly refurbished banquet room at Columbia Winery. We had quite a crowd picking up their glasses and Passports and the tasting room was packed with people. Tweet This Post


Taste of Washington: Endurance vs. Sprint

by Shona Milne on April 8, 2009

For the first time, I attended Taste Washington.  There were over two hundred wineries under one roof. There were also sixty restaurants. I’m not sure how many of the wineries and restaurants I tasted the wine or food but you have got to pace yourself to enjoy Taste Washington. Tweet This Post


Covington Cellars: A Memorable Experience

by Shona Milne on April 7, 2009

I spent some time at Covington Cellars last week for a couple of events. The first was a Winery After Hours sponsored by the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce which allows member wineries to showcase their business. Our first wine was a Viognier which was paired with a tiny tomato stuffed with cheese and a mini green bean […]