Why go out of state when you can enjoy wonderful wine and food right here in the Northwest? Head north to Woodinville and you will be delighted to find a day trip offering a large selection of wineries, all in Woodinville. We recommend the following favorites.
14463 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE
425.466.2027 // amaurice.com
àMaurice Cellars is owned and operated by the Schafer family, fifth-generation Washingtonians. This boutique winery is known for creating authentic, food-friendly wines.
Purple Café and Wine Bar
14459 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE
425.483.7129 // purplecafe.com
Purple Café and Wine Bar features a global wine selection coupled with a menu that blends classic American styles with seasonal Northwest ingredients—all in an informal atmosphere. The restaurant was founded by husband and wife Larry and Tabitha Kurofsky. ShowCase lunch favorites include: chicken salad, flatbread and, for a more filling meal, beef sugo with herbed potato gnocchi. The head chef notes, “We pride ourselves in giving our customers more than they expect.”
16116 140th Place NE
425.487.9810 // matthewswinery.com
The history and heritage of Matthews Winery is deeply rooted in Bordeaux-inspired wines, from rich, opulent red blends to crisp floral whites. Established in 1993, Matthews Winery is home to a production facility, tasting room and to the “Estate House,” an event center and bed and breakfast. It is now doing farm-to-table dinners and is excited to integrate food into the wine experience with an organic garden.
J & A’s Winery
19501 144th Ave NE
206.409.4841 // jandaswinery.com
J & A’s is a cozy boutique winery in the Woodinville warehouse district. Owner Dick Mettler started his wine career when he was 12 years old, helping his father make wine. “Not everything should be a competition,” he says. “Some things should simply be enjoyed. Glasses of wine with good friends, quiet moments with loved ones and the devotion of friendly dogs.”
19501 144th Ave NE
425.486.8500 // ponderawinery.com
Pondera Winery is a family-owned boutique winery located in the Woodinville warehouse district. The winery specializes in the production of high-quality, well-balanced red varietals and Bordeaux-style blends. With a lovely array of art on display, the winery believes that “Wine is art that you drink.”
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