From the monthly archives:

August 2009

Wine in the Pines: Suncadia Wine Festival

by Shona Milne on August 15, 2009

Wine in the Pines is a three day food and wine festival held up at the lovely Suncadia resort just over the mountains in Cle Elum. It runs from Friday, August 21st through Sunday, August 23rd. On the Friday there is a preview reception and a concert in the amphitheater. Saturday, you have choices of workshops […]


Senoj Estates: Reopening this Saturday

by Shona Milne on August 14, 2009

I just got an email from Jeff Jones of Senoj Estates saying that he is reopening Saturday, August 15th. Jeff says to “Stop by, ask us what happened, why we were closed, and taste some of our delicious wines. You know you want to!” Tweet This Post


Bainbridge Island Wine Weekend: 1st Annual

by Shona Milne on August 13, 2009

The 1st Annual Bainbridge Island Wine Weekend kicks off on Saturday, August 29th. The tickets for the Saturday night wine dinner benefit the IslandWood School Overnight Program. Participating wineries are Bainbridge Island Vineyards & Winery, Eagle Harbor Wine Company, Eleven Winery, Liberty Bay Cellars, Perennial Vintners, Rolling Bay Winery, and Victor Alexander Winery. Sunday, there […]


Elsom Cellars: New Girl in Town

by Shona Milne on August 12, 2009

I spoke with Jody Elsom on the phone a few weeks ago. I’d found out that she was planning on moving her winery from the Sodo District to Woodinville sometime this fall. She told me that she had decided that Woodinville was becoming more popular with more wineries moving into the area and that she […]


Evergreen State Fair: Me, a Wine Judge?

by Shona Milne on August 11, 2009

My wine judging experience started at 10:45 on Sunday morning out in Monroe. I heard that they were looking for wine judges for the Evergreen State Fair, which starts August 27th, and volunteered my wine tasting services. We were judging Homemade Beverages which disallows anyone with a commercial production of wine. These could be the  future winemakers […]


Wasington Wine Highway 2010: Update

by Shona Milne on August 10, 2009

Well, the word on Washington Wine Highway 2010 is that is not going to happen at Chateau Ste. Michelle on Memorial Day weekend. It might take place another weekend at another location or in a new incarnation. That’s all I know for now. Tweet This Post


Bartell Drugs: Going to Sell Wine and Beer?

by Shona Milne on August 8, 2009

Two Bartell Drug stores, Tukwila and Kent, have made applications for a grocery beer/wine license. These may be test stores and we might see beer and wine in our local Bartell Drugs. Tweet This Post


DeLille Tasting Room: Construction to Begin

by Shona Milne on August 7, 2009

Well it sounds like construction is about to begin on the new DeLille Cellars tasting room. It will be located in the same building as the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce right by Woodinville Purple. They should be open in a few weeks if what I hear from the contractors is correct. Tweet This Post


New Wine Mockumentary: Corked!

by Shona Milne on August 6, 2009

Corked! will hopefully be in our area soon. It looks like it has limted distribution at this point. You can watch a trailer of Corked! Here is a description of the movie: A hilarious comedic look at the wine industry and its characters told by insiders who thoroughly know the process from the vine to the […]


Wineries Who Tweet: Woodinville

by Shona Milne on August 5, 2009

It seems that Twitter is catching on with some of the Woodinville wineries. So far I follow: @RedSkyWinery, @MatthewsEstate, @CuillinHills, @challengerridge, @grapegeek (Hollywood Hill Vineyards), @NWTotemCellars, @DesVoigne, @briancarterwine, @CovingtonWine, @ancwine, @ColumbiaWinery, @owineslady, and @JBookwalterWine. If I am missing somebody please let me know. You can follow me @Shona425 on Twitter. Tweet This Post