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Mark Ryan Winery

From the Midwest: Woodinville Wine Review

by Shona Milne on April 12, 2010

The Minneapolis Wine Examiner was in town recently to tour our “urban” wineries of Woodinville. Seems like we made a good impression on her. Tweet This Post


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 […]


Grand Reve Vintners: Seattle Magazine Article

by Shona Milne on October 30, 2009

I just finished reading an article in the October Seattle Magazine about Grand Reve Vintners, which is located in Kirkland. They have teamed up with some of our local Woodinville winemakers; Chris Gorman of Gorman Winery, Mark McNeilly of Mark Ryan, and Ross Mickel of Ross Andrew Winery. Tweet This Post


John Howie Steak: Focus on NW Wines

by Shona Milne on September 15, 2009

I was invited to attend a VIP pre-opening of The Bravern early Saturday morning. I made the rounds of Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Neiman Marcus, Artisnal,  Sur La Table, David Barton Gym, and The Red Door Spa amongst others. My favorite stop was at John Howie Steak where I looked over the wine list to […]


Seattle Metropolitan: Wine Weekends

by Shona Milne on September 10, 2009

The September issue of Seattle Metropolitan has a great article about Wine Country Weekends. They mention wine places to go and wine things to do in Lake Chelan, Whidbey Island, Woodinville, and Kirkland. Tweet This Post


Grape Killers: Willows Lodge to Host Event

by Shona Milne on September 4, 2009

Did you miss the 1st Grape Killers event? Did you have so much fun the first time you are ready to do it all again?  Join the Grape Killers in Woodinville on Thursday, September 17th, 6pm – 9pm, at Willows Lodge for the second VIP evening.  One last night out for the winemakers before they are knee-deep […]


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 […]


Grape Killers: Woodinville Goes Downtown

by Shona Milne on July 7, 2009

The Grape Killers Lounge opens Wednesday, July 15th at the Waterfront (Pier 70). Seven Woodinville winemakers make up the Grape Killers; Baer Winery, Darby Winery, Guardian Cellars, Gorman Winery, Mark Ryan Winery, Sparkman Cellars, and Stevens Winery. Tickets are going fast. Tweet This Post


New Tasting Rooms Open: Ross Andrew & Mark Ryan

by Shona Milne on June 13, 2009

I just stopped by Ross Andrew and Mark Ryan’s tasting rooms this afternoon. They are now open for business. Their official hours starting next week will be Thursday through Sunday 12-5. Tweet This Post


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 […]