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Pondera Winery: Moving to Woodinville

by Shona Milne on April 12, 2010

I talked with Pondera Winery at Taste Washington and found out that they will be moving from their current spot in Kirkland to the Woodinville warehouse district. They will be neighbors with Des Voigne. There will also be a focus in the tasting room on art. They said they should be open before Passport. Tweet This […]


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 […]


Valentine’s Day: Red Wine & Chocolates

by Shona Milne on February 11, 2010

Hollywood Hill Vineyards – Feb 13th – Wine & Cheese Pairing – 3-6pm – $20 Edmonds Winery – Feb 13th & 14th – Chocolate & Red Wine Affair – 1-5pm – no fee Silver Lake Winery – Feb 12th-15th – Red Wine & Chocolates Canon de Sol & Irlandes – Feb 13th – Meet the Winemaker […]


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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Auction of WA Wines Picnic: Rainy Nights

by Shona Milne on August 18, 2009

  Greg Lill certainly picked a good day for his big birthday. What a party! The sun was out when I arrived at Chateau Ste. Michelle  for the Auction of Washington Wines Picnic  to benefit Children’s Hospital and then the weather changed. The dark clouds rolled in and it started to sprinkle and people mostly seemed undisturbed. It […]


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


Davenport Cellars: New Woodinville Winery

by Shona Milne on July 12, 2009

I knew that Davenport Cellars was opening soon but I didn’t expect to be their first taster. They have a Rose of Cabernet Franc, Snowflake, a white blend, and a Syrah. Jeff and Sheila went through the South Seattle Community College to learn about winemaking. I will say I enjoyed the Rose the most on such […]

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Seattle Wine Awards: Twitterific

by Shona Milne on June 17, 2009

I attended the Seattle Wine Awards on Sunday at the Rainier Club. It was quite a nice spot to honor all of our fabulous Washington wines. I was invited as press to blog and Twitter live during the event. It was the first time that this was set up for the Seattle Wine Awards. My fellow […]


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 […]


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