We like to explore the whole big world of wine as much as we can, but most of life is local and we love being a Seattle winery. So we also get out to taste (and pour) around here as much as possible, too. Wine walks, sometimes called "art walks" are happening all over the Seattle area and we think these are great ways to get out in the community, taste some regional wines, and support local businesses.
Here are some of our favorites:
Founded by David LeClaire, a certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers, and Wine Ambassador for Esquin Wine & Spirits, Seattle Uncorked is Seattle’s largest wine club. The “club,” which is free to join, hosts several events per month and is a great way to sample and learn about wine. You can join here to receive a membership card and weekly emails with notices of events.
Downtown Edmonds is a fun place to visit. You'll see a very fine view of the Puget Sound and it’s pretty walkable (once you find parking). Some excellent restaurants have also popped up including Salt & Iron, Epulo Bistro, and the casual but personal fave, The Cheesemonger's Table.
Happening on designated Saturdays from March to June and then again in September, the Downtown Issaquah Wine and Art Walk is fun way to experience Issaquah’s charming downtown restaurants, merchants, and galleries.
With over 100 wineries, we can’t leave out the many wine and beer events in Woodinville.
The After Hours Woodinville event is also one of the better deals around town. $25 gets you access to 12+ wineries and 14 tasting tickets (you can buy more if you need them).
Tips for enjoying your wine walk:
- Have a snack or light supper before you start so you aren't drinking on an empty stomach.
- If you plan to eat dinner after the wine walk, some nearby restaurants waive the corkage fee on the night of the event.
- Leave the driving to Uber or Lyft or your crazy (but sober) uncle. Who needs to deal with parking and driving when you just want to enjoy some wine?!
- Bring a tote or wine carrying bag in case you want to buy a few bottles of a new favorite.
- Bring a palette cleanser (cracker or other mildly flavored snacks) for in between tasting stops.
- When tasting multiple wines, you should generally taste white wines first, moving next to lighter reds followed by full-bodied reds, and ending with any sweet wines on offer.
For the more active wine fans, there are even wine RUN options offered regularly You run a 5K then taste wine and party with DJs and food trucks. Matt and I would most likely cheer you on while we get set up for a rush of tasters.
Have you seen us in the wild?
In the past few months, you might have tasted our wines at a Seattle Uncorked events that often donate a share of the proceeds to local charities. Here are a few of the events we've done to jog your memory...
Debuts & Discoveries - March 17, 2018
Kirkland 4.20 Spring Wine Walk - April 20, 2018
Mill Creek Spring Wine Walk - May 12, 2018
Bothell Wine, Beer, & Spirits Walk - June 2, 2018
Kirkland Solstice Wine Walk - June 22, 2018
If you have any photos from those events, send 'em our way (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll post them on our social media accounts.
Sign up here to get notified about future wine walks.