Visit Hurricane Ridge

Visit Hurricane Ridge

Beautiful August weather has returned, which means it’s a great time to drive to the top of Hurricane Ridge, in the Olympic National Park. The views are unparalleled, both from the peak and from several scenic overlooks along the way. Once at Hurricane Ridge, a paved loop leads to expansive views, while unpaved trails lead … Read More

Gray Skies? Drink Washington Wine.

Gray Skies? Drink Washington Wine.

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, or indeed anywhere on the west coast, you may be feeling a bit down. We live through months of gray skies secure in the knowledge that come summer, our skies will be blue. “Sure it can be rainy”, we tell friends who live elsewhere, “but when the sun … Read More

The Blues and Washington Wine

The Blues and Washington Wine

The Port Townsend Accoustic Blues Festival is currently taking place at historic Fort Worden, in Port Towsend, WA. During the past fifteen years, some of the most respected names in Accoustic Blues have come to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula for this wonderful event. This year, as in the past, hundreds of musicians are spending most waking … Read More

Even Elk Love Washington State Wine

Even Elk Love Washington State Wine

Last August, a herd of elk wandered through our Washington State Winery on the Olympic Peninsula. We assumed it was because they liked the scent of our wine. We can’t promise the elk will drop by for some of our Washington State wine this August, but you never know. We can promise you an enjoyable … Read More

Olympic Music Festival

Olympic Music Festival

The Olympic Music Festival is underway for the 27th season, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm through August 22, 2010. Weekend afternoons, lovely chamber music fills a beautiful turn-of-the-century barn. Founder Alan Iglitzin and a wonderful collection of talented musicians delight audiences with music by composers such as Schubert, Schumann, Fujiwara, and Shostakovich, among others. The … Read More

Olympic Peninsula Wine and Lavender

Olympic Peninsula Wine and Lavender

The Sequim Lavender Festival is just days away, and the Olympic Peninsula Wine and Lavender Tour is in progress. Showers today should freshen the farms so the lavender will look its best come Friday July 16, when the Lavender Festival begins. By then, skies will be blue and fields of lavender will dazzle the eyes … Read More

Washington Wine and Lavender

Washington Wine and Lavender

The Sequim Lavender Festival starts July 16, 2010, but Olympic Peninsula Wineries have decided to start celebrating a bit early. Our Washington State Wineries will be open daily from 11 am to 5 pm starting this Saturday, July 10.

Lavender and Wine on the Olympic Peninsula

Lavender and Wine on the Olympic Peninsula

The Sequim Lavender Festival is fast approaching. The 2010 festival runs Friday through Sunday, July 16, 17, 18. Visit seven lavender farms on the Olympic Peninsula, and while you’re out enjoying yourself, visit seven Washington state wineries on the Olympic Peninsula as well. Olympic Peninsula Wineries are offering a Lavender Celebration Tour of Wineries from … Read More

Come to Centrum

Come to Centrum

Centrum brings incredible artists to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula throughout the year. In summer, the calendar is full of festivals, workshops, and performances. This summer, one amazing event after another keeps people entertained and engaged: Voiceworks, the Festival of Fiddle Tunes, Chamber Music, the Writers’ Conference, Jazz Port Townsend…. On Friday afternoons, folks get comfortable on … Read More

Port Angeles Concerts on the Pier

Port Angeles Concerts on the Pier

Each summer, visitors and residents of Port Angeles have the wonderful opportunity to listen to live music on the City Pier, with the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains as backdrop. The 2010 Concert on the Pier Series takes place Wednesday nights between 6pm and 8pm throughout the summer. They are a … Read More

Finnriver Crafts Artisan Hard Cider, Wine and Spirits

Finnriver Crafts Artisan Hard Cider, Wine and Spirits

Our Washington State Wineries Group welcomes Finnriver Farm and Cidery, located twelve miles south of historic Port Townsend in Chimacum’s Center Valley. Finnriver is dedicated to sustainable agriculture, ecological land stewardship, and enhancing biodiversity. The Kislers, Eric Jorgensen and family, and their partners grow certified organic berries and heirloom apple trees, and also “glean wild … Read More

Shrimp Fest

Shrimp Fest

Hang on to your sun hats everyone, because it’s almost time for ShrimpFest. This fantastic annual celebration of Hood Canal’s Spot Shrimp (and other local seafood) takes place Memorial Day Weekend. It’s a great excuse to head to the Olympic Peninsula. Bring your belt sander and enter decorated belt sander races (just so you can … Read More