The Long and Winery Road

Day tripping Seattle’s wineries with the
Woodinville Wine Trail Experience

There’s nothing quite like discovering new wines in the place they were made. With over 100 wineries and tasting rooms in Woodinville wine country, you can find your new favorite vino while touring the countryside in comfort with the Woodinville Wine Trail Experience from Evergreen Escapes Cascadia.

This tour visits 3 award-winning wineries on a half-day excursion. You’ll be picked up from your downtown Seattle hotel or cruise terminal and whisked away in a plush luxury adventure-outfitted Mercedes SUV. Each stop offers an intimate look into the wineries, their wine making process, grapes, and history of the vineyard. You’ll enjoy wine tastings from each vineyard and cleanse your palate with locally sourced meats and cheeses. Visitors get personal tours of each facility and learn about viticulture from experienced tour guides.

These tours are ideal for couples and groups up to 10 people. Snacks and refreshments are offered throughout the tour and the conversation only gets better as the tour goes on. For those who have never experienced a wine tasting, you won’t have to worry about snobby servers and pretentious atmospheres. This tour is designed for those who want to relax and enjoy the rich history of the area and learn what they like and don’t like about a wide variety of wines. It’s the perfect way to learn about the aspects of wine, such as color, clarity, viscosity, aroma, dryness, and more. Learn what types of glasses go with what types of wines, which wines pair with various foods, and the characteristics of various grapes and blends. You’ll even be able to take a few bottles home or place an order for cases if you wish.

The tour guides are also there to teach visitors about the history of the local area and to share information of ecology, sustainability, geology, botany, and other aspects that affect the viticulture of these fine winemakers.

A few tips for travelers: dress in layers in case of wind or rain, bring good walking shoes, sunglasses, and of course a camera to document your experience. Let them know ahead of time if you have any food allergies and make sure to bring a water bottle for hydrating between wineries.

Fun and educational, this day trip lets you raise a glass or three for a great time that showcases the history of Washington winemaking.

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