Why go out of state when you can enjoy wonderful wines 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.
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.
àMaurice Cellars, 14463 Woodinville Redmond Road 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.
Matthews Winery, 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. They are now doing farm to table dinners and are excited to integrate food into the wine experience with an organic garden.
Pondera Winery 19501 144th AVE NE, 425.486.8500, ponderawinery.com
Pondera Winery is a family owned, boutique winery located in the Warehouse Winery District of Woodinville. The winery specializes in the production of high quality, well balanced red varietals and Bordeaux style blends. They have a nice array of art displayed and believe that “Wine is art that you drink”, says their manager.
JA Wines 19501 144th Avenue NE, B600, 206.409. 4841, jandaswinery.com
Cozy boutique winery in the Woodinville Warehouse Winery district. Dick Mettler, owner, started his wine career helping his father make wine when he was 12 years old. “Not everything should be a competition. Some things should simply be enjoyed. Glasses of wine with good friends. Quiet moments with loved ones and the devotion of friendly dogs”, says Dick Mettler.
For more information and to plan your next tasting experience, visit woodinvillewinecountry.com