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:
The highlights for us were:Salem area:Cristom VineyardsSt. Innocent WineryBethel Heights VineyardDundee area:Sokol Blosser WineryTorii Mor WineryArborBrook VineyardsPonzi VineyardsI 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.
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.