Visit small production, family owned, boutique styled wineries in either Woodinville Wine Country or in the Seattle Urban Winery scene.
This specially designed tour offers some unique options that may be seasonal or avaliable on specfic dates offered by a few select wineries.
This can also be a specially desighed tour to meet your unique requests
Please contact us for details.
First Photo taken in Woodinville, post Crush 11-3-17 yes it is snowing. unusal for Seattle.
This Tour is devoted to the tasting of the finer Bordeaux's of Washington.
Washington grows all 6 of the reds, yes 6 and 2 of the 3 whites varietals.
We have both right and left bank blends, as well a single varietals.
Know your Bordeauxs? we can taylor the tour to suite what ever your preferences, or
do you want to learn which styles you prefer most? We will help you have the fun in deciding!
Let us help you explore the distinctive varietal characteristics of Washington's Bordeauxs.
Most of Bordeaux France is using just 3 grapes, Merlot, Cab Sav, and Cab Franc.
The balance of the othes is less than 2%* "The French Wine Society."
In Washington we have those varietals rarely seen in Bordeaux any more as well as the ones you know.
It's truly thrilling.
These pictures are from recent trip to Bordeaux France.
This a wine tour just like our popular private Woodinville full day tour, but just shorter.
This tour is priced at a fixed rate mainly based on time. Min. Time is 4 hours
A Woodinville taylored tour is our most popular tour for a full day (about 7 hrs). We customize your tour like no one else!
Or you can leave it up to us. Each tour is unique and is guided by a very wine knowledgeable professional.
Woodinville Wine Country now boasts over 130 wineries - up from 12 in 2000!
Woodinville is only 35 minutes from Seattle and is in the the rare position of being able to offer tastings of wines from all around the state - without having to travel the distance to see them. Many of the wineries have production facilities in Woodinville while others only have tasting rooms. There are vast number of choices in a very close proximity. Leaving more time to taste and less time driving compared to most other wine regions in the world.
NEWS FLASH as of 2/18/18 ALASKA AIRLINES has announced that 1 case of WINE FLYs for FREE from SEATTLE*
* Must be a mileage member, It's free to join
Typical Tour Itinerary
1. Pick-up at your hotel late morning
2. Visit a large winery
3. Lunch at a well known restaurant with your guide. Or a private lunch in a winery with a winemaker (* advance notice needed)
4. 2-3 boutique wineres
5. Return to your hotel late afternnon
( The price includes 1 hour free so we can have lunch with you and discuss wines a little further as well as some wine and food parings)
Cover picture is of a very fine winery in Woodinville, which is a copy of a famous Chateau in Bordeaux ,(* hint it 's on the left bank), built in Woodinville. Can You Name it?. The Winner gets One Free glass of wine at Lunch.
*( Not appicable if you are from Seattle or Woodinville or anywhere in WA)
*Lower left Picture, By Donna Moyer, Wine Guide , Sommelier, Photogargher and fellow French Wine Scholar
The Art & Wine Tour is a great combination. I created this tour in 2012 to enjoy both. Visit the Chihuly Garden & Glass Musuem,
located beneath the Space Needle. ( It's now the most popular tourist site in Seattle). It then follows with lunch,( on your own) but with your guide at a nationally acclaimed local spot, then a visit to a popular local art gallery where you will have a complimentary glass of wine as you peruse the art. Then its off to taste some fine wines at some local award winning wineries that are either art focused or have uniquely designed and artistic tasting rooms along with their fine wines.
Your tickets to the Chihuly exhibit are included in the price of the tour.
Photos 2,3, 4 , 5 and 6 were taken by Werner Nennecker at The Chihuly Exhibit in Seattle
This a nice combination of wine tasting & some sight seeing. It captures the spirit of the inovative wine makers who you may meet.
It can also often includes a visit to the famous Frans Chocolate factory. Let us custom design the tour for your tastes. Available most days.
Tour time is usually about 7 hours. ( min is 4 hours)
Cover Photo is me getting ready to run for Mayor, no not really ha!. Just a nice shot of the city from Kerry park on Queen Anne
by well known Photograher Chris Watkins
This is a Wine Tour for Lovers
of Pinot Noir. (Burgundy)
We are thrilled to offer Private Pinot Noir Tours in WA.
can't make it to Oregon with us? come taste Pinot Noir in WA.
With some of our exclusive contacts, we are now able to offer these
exciting tours to several of Oregon's finer producers who have local
tasting facilities in WA, either in Seattle or Woodinville. You may also
have an opportunity to taste some of the very limited production Pinot Noirs
of WA. Yes WA, depending on availablity of course.
The WA Pinot Noirs are very limited since most of our climate is too
warm, but we do have some selected microclimates that are cooler
that allows some good Pinot Noirs to be produced here in WA.
Contact us for this special tour.
The First Picture is Don, Tasting wine at the Estates in Seattle, compliments of the Seattle Times.
Pouring is Donna Moyer, The Estates manager, Wine Guide & fellow French Wine Scholar
This is a tour to showcase the many talented women wine makers in WA.
This tour is typically to Woodinville and or the Seattle wineries,
but it can go to Eastern, WA to such places as Walla Walla. We will custom design your tour around
these women wine makers.
Guys don't be shy, this isn't just for women, these woman are really good wine makers.
Let us show you what these ladies can do!.
These wine tours are usually over night , becuase of the distance to visit these areas, 3-5 hours from Seattle, unless we fly over
in which case its just a 45 minute flight to Walla Walla for example. (P.S. A case of wine is checked free on Alaska Airlines)
We.can design a tour to take you to any of the superb 14 AVA's in Washington including such spots as Walla Walla, famous for its Syrah or the Yakima valley, Lake Chelan, Leveanworth or the Columbia Gorge to name a few.
This tour is a 1/2 day tour. A great way to see parts of the city and taste some wine. There are 30 + urban wineries in the city of Seattle.
Most are located in the industrial neighborhoods of SODO, Georgetown and South Park. Typically we visit the infamous Charles Smith Wines, located across the street from Seattle's Boeing Field. Depending on the tour length we go to lunch, where your guide can speak more with you about Washington wines. Then we visit boutique wineries with very small production. Often you will meet the winemaker themselves. To see a list of Seattle Urban Wineries, please visit http://www.seattleurbanwineries.com/cms/
Photos 2,4, and 5, By Werner Nennecker
This is not your typical site seeing tour, but a combination of a little sightseeing to Snoqualmie Falls, and more wine tasting.
It includes visits to a few boutique wineries. One such unique winery in the area offers the opportunity to taste wine while overlooking the vineyard and the garden, often with the wine maker ( best in spring and summer).Other wineries are fairly close by in Woodinville or back in Seattle. After visiting the Falls we stop for lunch (on your own) but with your guide at a near by restaurant or at the Salish Lodge, which over looks the falls.( on request) After a great lunch and talks about wine with your guide we head out to a few more boutique wineries to enjoy some excellent wines based on what we have selected before hand with you. Return to Seattle in the late afternoon
This tour is usually a full day aproximately 6-7 hours, but can be adjusted to your requests.
The drive to Snoqualmie falls is just 35 minutes from Seattle