How to Spend a Day in Woodinville Wine Country

It’s easy to spend a day in Woodinville Wine Wine Country. Home to around 130 wineries, it’s just a thirty-minute drive from Seattle. That makes it a great destination for a staycation or weekend escape. Here’s an itinerary for a full day of tasting and dining from the perspective of a wine industry insider. Continue reading “How to Spend a Day in Woodinville Wine Country”

Two Wine Soaked Days in Walla Walla

Walla Walla Valley is a must visit for wine lovers! I’m not the only one who thinks so. It has been named America’s Best Wine Region in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards two years in a row. If you’re wondering where to eat and drink in Walla Walla and want the perspective of a wine industry insider, just use this personal itinerary from my trip last June as a guide. These wineries and restaurants are not to be missed during two days in Walla Walla.

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Where to Eat the Best Mediterranean Inspired Food in Woodinville

On a recent Sunday, the hubby and I spent a leisurely afternoon wine tasting and picking up wine in Woodinville’s Wine Warehouse District. We started to get hangry, which is never a good situation especially when wine tasting. So, we headed over to The PicNic Table. This bistro serves the best Mediterranean inspired food in Woodinville that I know of. All the provisions are thoughtfully sourced and menu items such as gnocchi and ravioli are made from scratch.

My recent article in Washington Tasting Room Magazine about Chef Danilo Amato of The PicNic Table

We purchased a cheese and charcuterie box to go, along with some decadent, pillowy smoked salmon deviled eggs. It all conveniently went with us to our next wine tasting appointment. Every bite was delectable, and washed down with some fantastic Washington wine. Why not grab something decadent to pair with your next wine tasting? Just be sure to check that the winery allows outside food beforehand. Continue reading “Where to Eat the Best Mediterranean Inspired Food in Woodinville”

Visit Caprio Cellars

On a recent visit to Walla Walla, I spent a most glorious afternoon at Caprio Cellars in the pastoral Southside district of Walla Walla Valley. I have no idea why this incredible tasting experience has been flying under the radar and I hadn’t heard of it until recently. Caprio Cellars should be high up on any Washington wine and food lover’s list of places to visit. Read on to learn why.

Welcome to Caprio Cellars

As we pull up to the gated property, the hubby announces our arrival via intercom as I wonder what could possibly be in store for us. Perhaps this special entry is part of why this estate is such a secret. Then, something fantastic happens. Continue reading “Visit Caprio Cellars”

Get to Know Seattle Urban Wineries

It is my mission to get wineries on social media and a bottle of wine on every dinner table. I am excited to announce that this quest is one step closer to being realized! A group of over 20 wineries has reached out to me to help take their social media to the next level. Read on and get to know Seattle Urban Wineries.

Get to Know Seattle Urban Wineries
Photographer Richard Duval and Cascade Cliffs Georgetown Tasting Room Manager Sylvia during a visit in early March

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