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Although Fidelitas is not a Woodinville winery per se, we’ve been big fans of their wines for several years. In addition, Hoppes wines could conceivably be said to have a Woodinville pedigree. Charlie spent eight vintages working with Mike Januik at Chateau Ste. Michelle. Fidelitas creates “Bordeaux style wines from some of the best fruit […]

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Grapevine Wreath Making

by jason on October 3, 2007

Nov 10, 2007 (Sat): At this fun, free event, an experienced wreath-maker will lead the workshop using grape vines from Silver Lake’s Roza Hills vineyard. Get creative and impress yourself with a one-of-a-kind wreath or make a unique … Tweet This Post

Januik and Novelty Hill Wineries host “Fall Harvest” from Noon to 3 pm with a fall cooking class, a cozy meal, a selection of wine from both wineries and a tour of the winery. Cost: $90 per person. Call 425-481-5502. … Tweet This Post

Taste of Red

by jason on September 18, 2007

Nov 10, 2007 (Sat): Woodinville, WA- Columbia Winery is proud to once again host its premier wine tasting and social event, Taste of Red on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th from noon to 6 pm each day. … Tweet This Post

… Bldg. E #700 Woodinville, WA 98072 For more information: 425-293-2220; WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2007 4:30-9PM (Alexandria Nicole Cellars Wine Club members) 6-9PM (General Public) ACTIVITIES AND … Tweet This Post

According to their site: The organic bounty of Snoqualmie Valley’s Oxbow Farms will be featured in our fall cooking class. Work alongside winery chef Charles Walpole to gain tips of the trade for showcasing the rich, bold flavors of the season in comforting dishes ranging from soups to braised meats. Afterwards, sit down to a […]


Herbfarm’s New Chef: Keith Luce

by jason on September 11, 2007

This from Food and Wine Magazine’s blog: Starting in October, Keith Luce, a BNC 1997, who most recently was the chef at Cosentino Winery in Yountville, California, will be the fourth chef at the legendary Herbfarm in Woodinville, Washington. “What they’ve done has always been a model for what I’ve wanted to do,” says Luce. […]


Barking Frog : 'Great expectations crushed'

by jason on September 11, 2007

We came to the Barking Frog for our 25th anniversary with great expectations. The evening started off great – stylish room and a pleasant server who made an excellent wine recommendation. It all went for a dumper though when I had the … Tweet This Post

2004 marked Bob Bertheau’s first red wine harvest for Chateau Ste. Michelle, where he managed the red winemaking from start to finish for the first time. His goal was to produce a softer mouthfeel and enhanced complexity for the red … Tweet This Post

The wine is fruit forward, yet incredibly layered, making it a versatile match for almost any pasta or meat dish. However, my classic pairing for this one would have to be lamb.” –Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker. Tweet This Post