Explore Seattle’s Urban Wine Scene

Did you know that the Georgetown neighborhood is part of Seattle’s current urban wine scene?

Explore Seattle Cascade Cliffs Georgetown

As a volunteer board member for Seattle Urban Wineries I’ve enjoyed traversing across town and exploring the different neighborhoods in which the wineries and tasting rooms are located. My latest day trip took me to this historic area where the town’s first railroad began, Rainier beer originated, and the city’s first municipal airport opened. Discover why this neighborhood is a terrific destination to explore Seattle’s charming architecture of a bygone era while taking in some wine tasting and craveable food in my latest article for Explore Washington State.

Thirsty for more? Read about wine tasting in West Seattle or spending a day in Pioneer Square. Or, in case you missed it, check out the partnership between a Seattle Sounder MLS Cup champion and a Seattle winery.

Have you visited these places in Seattle’s urban wine scene? Or maybe there are some spots I missed. Head on over to Instagram and share your favorites!

From Slow Wine to Fun Wine Itineraries in Seattle

They’re here! If you’re curious about wineries with a sustainable focus, or interested in Seattle’s wine scene, my recent writing projects are now published.

Slow Wine Guide 2023

The secret is out! How do you find wines that are crafted with sustainable practices such as using grapes that are farmed without synthetic pesticides & herbicides? Get a copy of the Slow Wine Guide USA! The 2023 edition is now available.⁠

I had the pleasure of interviewing 17 winemakers in Washington and Oregon for this edition, helping to grow the Pacific Northwest’s presence in this outstanding resource. It’s a true honor to spend time with these front runners as they walk me through their vines and pour their wines. ⁠

The guide may be ordered online via the Slow Food site.

Explore Seattle’s Urban Wineries in Pioneer Square and West Seattle

As a volunteer board member for Seattle Urban Wineries, I’ve been making the rounds to local tasting rooms. These day trips have inspired my latest articles on Explore Washington State.

If you think the only attraction worth visiting in Pioneer Square is the Underground Tour, think again! Three fantastic tasting rooms are within half a mile of each other. Plus, I share some insider recommendations for top places to eat, get coffee, peruse art, and shop. Get the whole run down on “Spending a Day in Pioneer Square.”

Go Wine Tasting in West Seattle

If you haven’t been to West Seattle since the bridge reopened, it’s time! Plan a day to explore three intimate tasting rooms along a one and a half mile stretch along California Avenue Southwest. Then discover some of the best eats in the neighborhood recommended by a resident winemaker.

Read the article, “Spending a Day Wine Tasting in West Seattle.”

There you have it, from slow wine to fun wine Itineraries in Seattle. For more wine travel inspiration see my itinerary for “Two Wine Soaked Days in Walla Walla,” or “How to Spend a Day in Woodinville Wine Country.”

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”