Wineries and Tours in Woodinville Wine Country
Woodinville has become the Western Washington hot spot for wineries and wine tasting rooms. Because Woodinville is convenient to the Seattle Tacoma metro area, many Eastern Washington wineries operate tasting rooms there. There are also more than 60 wineries operating in Woodinville and Redmond. Western Washington wineries generally make our wines from fruit grown in Eastern Washington and trucked to the wineries here.
Cinq Cellars – on the Meritage Meadows Inn property is one of those. Cinq Cellars is known for Dense Red Blends, an unusual bone dry Riesling and a fresh light New Zealand Style Sauvignon Blanc. Tastings for guests of the inn nightly at 5:30pm. Open tastings in the winery by appointment or scheduled as listed on cinqcellars.com. Meritage Meadows Inn’s proximity to the wineries and knowledge of the industry make it a great location to stay while discovering the acclaimed wines of Washington State.
Like restaurants, our blog list is not complete. As fast as wineries open (and occasionally close) that wouldn’t be possible. I have tried many of the wineries personally and provide my notes. Please let us know your suggestions and comments, so we can expand our content.
Most tasting rooms in the southern district are open seven days a week from eleven am or noon until 5 or 6 pm.
Most tasting rooms in the warehouse district are open Saturday and Sunday with some having hours on Friday. Ask Bob or Karen for specifics on the wineries you most want to visit. winestumblr has a more complete list of wineries (110 at last count) and a nice application to see what tasting rooms are open on what schedule.
Wine Touring around our Redmond Bed and Breakfast
Meritage Meadows Inn will assist in arranging your wine tasting tour to sample excellent wineries in our area. We have arranged with the following tour companies to provide tours of the area wineries.
Puget Sound Limos offers a completely personalized winery tour of Woodinville wineries. For groups of up to 8, they provide the chauffeured limo and detailed knowledge of the wineries for the time that you want to spend at the activity.
Bon Vivant Wine Tours offers a more traditional small bus tour of Woodinville Wineries. Their tour is preset and visits 4 to 5 wineries in the Woodinville area. Their buses carry 15 to 20 people and offer a good touring experience. Tasting fees, lunch and tip are additional over a base fee of $85/person plus tax.
Butler wine tours of Seattle has a fleet of tour buses that make regularly scheduled tours of 5 wineries in Woodinville. They also offer customized tours for groups from 3 up. The pricing is reasonable for small groups and great for larger groups. They have great contacts with the larger wineries.
Barrel Wine Tours is a more local tour company to Woodinville. They offer public and private tours and know the smaller wineries well. Their tours usually include lunch and some insider access to the winemakers.
We continue to look for additional tour companies with which to work.