Escape to Woodinville Wine Country

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 - Candle WallPurple 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 WiMatthewsTastingRoom105nery, 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 wine

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

 

Semiahmoo Resort

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Newly renovated Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa is located on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, where tide pools and estuaries provide a sanctuary for Pacific Northwest wildlife. As you drive along the finger-like spit toward the resort, you smell the salt air and take in the water views on both sides.

Foodies will love Semiahmoo’s Pierside Kitchen. Upon entering you will notice the weathered wood siding and ceilings and expansive show kitchen. Unique elements such as old-world cannery-inspired dishes, artisanal North Coast–inspired sculptures, and a custom-built, dual-sided glass-inset fireplace all contribute to the rustic yet elevated coastal vibe.

Pierside Kitchen features fresh, seasonally inspired cuisine. Culinary director Eric Truglas, an Epicurean World Master chef, takes menu inspiration from the local region’s freshest bounty available in abundance at the resort’s seaside environs. World-class service and amazing views complement the creative culinary offerings.

This escape destination offers a wide array of activities for families, both in and around the property. Kids and parents both can unplug from electronics and enjoy nature. Semiahmoo offers beachcombing, volleyball, pools and an on-site movie theater. Assistant general manager Ousmane Diop says, “Families come here to celebrate and forget all their worries in life.”

Speaking of leaving your troubles behind, when parents need a little “me time,” the full-service spa at Semiahmoo has you covered. Manager Joan Southon says, “We delight in bringing our guests the highest level of salon and spa services. This is your place to relax and enjoy.”

For a getaway that is family-friendly yet luxurious, with world-class food, spa and amenities, not to mention breathtaking views and surroundings, book your stay at semiahmoo.com.

LEAH GROUT

9565 Semiahmoo Parkway
Blaine, WA 98230
360-318-2000
semiahmoo.com