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2011 Seattle Wine Awards: The Winners Are….

by Shona Milne on May 27, 2011

The Seattle Wine Awards are out for 2011 but there won’t be a Grand Awards Tasting this year. The plan is to reassess and come back better next year. Still, you can see how many award winners you can taste through. Dessert Styles: Fortified ~ All Prices DOUBLE GOLD NV Ded Reckoning Wine Company “ded […]


Trust Cellars: Wine Tasting Room in Woodinville

by Shona Milne on April 25, 2011

So are you wondering who might be taking the Gifford Hirlinger spot? It’s Trust Cellars from Walla Walla. They hope to be open mid-May beginning of June depending on permits and other things. Tweet This Post


Gifford Hirlinger: Closing Tasting Room

by Shona Milne on April 23, 2011

It took me a while to get the official word but Gifford Hirlinger is closing its Woodinville tasting room. They are a small family run winery in Walla Walla who branched out with a tasting room in Woodinville. There have been some changes, not having a family member this side of the mountains, so they […]

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St Nicks Weekend: Glass Pickup Begins

by Shona Milne on November 17, 2010

For those of you who have your tickets to St Nicks you can start picking up your glasses and passes this Friday. You can pick up at Columbia Winery and this year, Efeste, has been added. Save yourself some prime tasting time and get your glasses early. I’ve listed the pickup times below. Say hi […]


St. Nick’s Weekend: Mark Your Calendars

by Shona Milne on September 12, 2010

I know St. Nick’s Weekend is about three months away but it came up in discussion and there is something new this year. Yes, there will be Saturday Only passes by popular demand. Woodinville Wine Country will only be offering a limited number of the Saturday Only passes so mark your calendars as they go on sale […]


Purple Cafe: Walla Walla Comes to Woodinville

by Shona Milne on May 27, 2010

I had the opportunity to attend a Walla Walla Winemakers tasting this week at Purple Cafe in Woodinville. It was a great event and quite a few wines were tasted. Amavi Cellars, Five Star Cellars, Gifford Hirlinger, and Walla Walla Vintners were the featured wineries. I had a few favorites: 2007 Amavi Cellars WW Syrah, […]


Passport to Woodinville: Wine Extraganza!

by Shona Milne on April 3, 2010

It’s getting closer and closer for Passport to Woodinville. Save the dates for Saturday & Sunday, April 17th & 18th. The tickets are $60 for a Saturday & Sunday Passport and $40 for the Sunday only Passport. Tickets are available through Woodinville Wine Country. There are 37 wineries participating this year. There is an article […]


Otis Kenyon: Tasting Room Opens in April

by Shona Milne on March 18, 2010

I’ve been watching the progress of the Otis Kenyon Wine tasting room move along by stopping in at Village Wines to do a tasting or two. I just received a press release with some more information on Otis Kenyon and that they intend on opening sometime in the middle of April.  Walla Walla Winery Brings its Sizzling History and […]


Woodinville Wine Tasting: Passport 2010

by Shona Milne on January 31, 2010

Tickets are now available for Passport 2010 which is April 17th & 18th. The tickets are $60 for two day tickets and $40 for Sunday only. You can purchase your tickets at Woodinville Wine Country. Tweet This Post

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St. Nicks Weekend: Tickets Going, Going…

by Shona Milne on November 10, 2009

We have less than a week before St. Nick Weekend is upon us. There are still Saturday/Sunday and Sunday only tickets available; $50 and $35 respectively. JM Cellars and Mark Ryan are participating this year. You can get your tickets at Woodinville Wine Country. Next booklet and glass pickup is on December 4th at Columbia Winery from […]