Wine & Travel

Snooth User: jackwerickson

Wine& travel

Posted by jackwerickson, Jan 7, 2014.

I am planning a trip in the next 3-4 weeks to travel to Washington and Oregon to explore the wineries .would appreciate any suggestions. I am flying into Seattle  then driving to the tri city area. My thoughts are to spend 3-4 days in this area then go to the Pinot area southeast of Portland for 2-3 days then back to Seattle for 2-3 days. I know this is vague but have not set agenda  would like to visit Leonetti, Col Solare, Owen Roe, Quilceda Creek. These are wines I am familiar with in Texas  but I am open to suggestions from anyone familiar with this area. Thank you for your help


Reply by vin0vin0, Jan 7, 2014.

Hello Jack, we were in Oregon last 4th of July and spent a couple days in Willamette and Eugene.  I wrote a short trip report and you can find it here:

July 4th in Oregon

The highlights for us were:

Salem area:
Cristom Vineyards
St. Innocent Winery
Bethel Heights Vineyard
Dundee area:
Sokol Blosser Winery
Torii Mor Winery
ArborBrook Vineyards
Ponzi Vineyards
I would not hesitate to go back to any of these wineries, not a bad one in the bunch from our experience.
I found a lot of good recommendations just by searching past posts, have a great trip!
Reply by napagirl68, Jan 7, 2014.

I second the recommendation of Sokol blosser and Bethel Heights.

I would also recommend Stoller vineyards in Oregon... I have not personally visited this winery, but tasted their wines a few years back on a virtual tasting here on snooth.   Fantastic pinot...

Reply by Lucha Vino, Jan 12, 2014.

HI Jack,

There are tons of wineries to visit in Woodinville.  It is a short drive East from Seattle.  It is actually a bit overwhelming.  I can give you a list of places that I like.  Is there any particular styles that you are more interested in?  Here is a note on the wineries you mentioned:

Leonetti - I'm not sure if they have a tasting room.  If they do, it will be in Walla Walla.

Col Solare - I'm pretty sure you can taste at Ch. Ste. Michelle in Woodinville.  Also, by private appointment at the winery  

Owen Roe - You can visit in the Walla Walla area or Oregon

Quilceda Creek - They don't have a tasting room and the winery is only open to wine club members on limited days during the year.


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