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Force Majeure: Moving to Woodinville

by Shona Milne on July 23, 2014

I’m looking forward to seeing the new place from Force Majeure which should be opening up sometime in August. They are moving from their space in Totem Lake to Woodinville. Susan told me a bit of what prompted the move and sent me a few pictures of how the space looks right now. The move […]


Taste of Tulalip: Pre-Sale Tickets Available

by Shona Milne on July 21, 2014

SIXTH ANNUAL TASTE OF TULALIP TICKETS GO ON PRE-SALE JULY 18 Award Winning Wine and Food Weekend Offers Advance Purchase Through Ticketmaster Tulalip, Washington — “Buy early; get in,” says Tulalip Resort Casino President/COO Ken Kettler.  He is referring to the line of disappointed Taste of Tulalip fans that were unable to enjoy the award-winning […]


One of my favorite wine events of the year is coming up; Auction of Washington Wines Picnic. There is plenty of wine and food and winemkers for the Picnic.  The money raised at the Picnic and the other Auction of Washington Wines events go towards uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Viticulture and Enology […]


EFESTE: Barrel Taste With The Winemaker

by Shona Milne on July 9, 2014

The EFESTE tasting room is now open daily from noon to 5:00 p.m. (with the exception of major holidays), and adding unique tasting options to enhance the experience of today’s wine country visitor. One of the new events being offered is a barrel tasting with EFESTE Winemaker, Peter Devison. This rare tasting experience in EFESTE’s […]


Chateau Rollat: Walla Walla to Woodinville

by Shona Milne on June 25, 2014

Look for the Chateau Rollat Winery tasting room to open up sometime in July. They will be located in the the warehouse district at 18742 142nd Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072. It’s located by Baron’s Winery and Covington Cellars. Why wine? How did you get started in wine? Tell me about your wines. My passion […]


Genoa Cellars: Catching Up

by Shona Milne on April 9, 2014

Sometimes I have to use email to check in with some of our newer wineries with all of our hectic schedules. I threw out a few question this time to Genoa Cellars located up in the Warehouse District. What did you do before discovering wine? Derek and I started making wine together in 2004.   We were […]


Woodinville Wine Events: February 16th-28th

by Shona Milne on February 13, 2014

Castillo de Feliciana – February 16th – Chocolates from Around the World Gard Vintners – February 16th – Winter Release Party NW Cellars – February 16th – Corks and Canvas Painting Class Patterson Cellars – February 16th – 2013 Forbidden Rose Release Guardian Cellars – February 16th – Debut of the newest vintages of The Wanted, […]


New Style: Columbia Winery

by Shona Milne on January 12, 2014

Acclaimed Washington Winery Offers Four New Wines with Contemporary New Look WOODINVILLE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Columbia Winery is kicking off 2014 with a new wine style and a new label. Led by Winemaker Sean Hails, Washington State’s first premium winery has revamped its portfolio to build on the progressive philosophy of its founders and deliver a quality-driven […]


If you are interested in furthering your wine education Lake Washington Institute of Technology is offering more classes in their wine program. “Food and Wine Pairing” Classes @ Lake Washington Institute of Technology Does white wine go with something besides fish?  How about a nice big red wine with that salad?  Nothing causes wine-anxiety quite […]


St. Nick’s Open House: Offering Wine Valet Service

by Shona Milne on December 3, 2013

Woodinville Wine Country Introduces New “Wine Valet”to Make Shopping Easier During St. Nick’s Open House Weekend Tickets on Sale Now for Holiday Wine Weekend Dec. 6 – 8 Woodinville, Wash. – Nov. 25, 2013 – Woodinville Wine Country’s popular St. Nick’s Open House weekend is the perfect time to stock up on wine for holiday gift […]