Visit small production, family owned, boutique styled wineries in either Woodinville Wine Country or in the Seattle Urban Winery scene.
A Woodinville taylored tour is great tour for a full day ( aproximately 7hrs) with a minumun of 4 hours. We will customize your tour based on your requests, or leave it up to us. Each tour is unique and is guided by a wine knowledgeable industry professional.
Woodinville Wine Country is the most popular destination for our wine tours. It 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.
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)
This a wine tour just like our popular private Woodinville full day tour, but just a little shorter. It is for those who wish to visit Woodinville but can't or don't wish to quite make it a full day of 7 hours +.
This tour is priced at a fixed rate mainly based on time. Min. Time is 4 hours
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, Levenworth or the Columbia Gorge to name a few.
This tour can be a 1/2 or full day. It is also a great way to see the parts of the city. There are over 30 urban wineries within the city of Seattle and 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/
The Art and Wine Tour is a wonderful combination for the senses, allowing guests to enjoy their love of wine and art. I created this tour in 2012 to combine the 2. The tour first visits the Chihuly Garden and Glass Musuem, located beneath the Space Needle ( Its 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.Yakima
This is not your typical site seeing tour, but a combination of a little sightseeing to Snoqualmie Falls, anda little more wine tasting that included visits to a few boutique wineries, one such unique winery is in the area and offers the opportunity to taste wine while overlooking his 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