Passport Weekend International Wine Tour

Passport Weekend International Wine Tour

If the current economy is putting your dreams of a trip to Europe on hold for a while, head to the scenic Olympic Peninsula and taste your way through France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, and even a bit of Early America during the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ annual Passport Weekend. Each winery will feature a specially … Read More

Wine Tour, Crab Festival & Poker Run

Wine Tour, Crab Festival & Poker Run

Just when you thought the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival couldn’t get any better, the Olympic Peninsula Wineries are throwing something new into the pot. The first annual self guided Tour of Wineries and Poker Run will take place Saturday & Sunday,  Oct 11 & 12, starting at 11 am. The best five card poker … Read More

Why you should visit

Why you should visit

Lately as we travel it seems that almost every town a person visits looks the same.  Drive down the main shopping area and you’re likely to see the same restaurant chains, the same clothing stores, and the same home improvement stores.  Nothing seems unique anymore! Uniqueness is being lost.  And many large commercial wineries are … Read More

Celebrate Lavender Wine Tour

Celebrate Lavender Wine Tour

Summer covers the North Olympic Peninsula in numerous shades of purple as the designated Lavender Capital of North America comes abloom. Celebrating this seasonal heritage, the Olympic Peninsula Wineries invite the public to enjoy a special Lavender Wine Tour, from Saturday, July 12 to Sunday July 20. the seven artisan wineries will pour their new … Read More

The life of wine

The life of wine

The life of wine is a long traveled road before it arrives at your table.  This post will take about two legs of the journed: Vineyard selection and Primary Fermentation. Vineyard selection: The final taste of a wine starts in the vineyard, where the soil delivers nutrients and minerals to the vines, giving each vineyard … Read More

What about the kids??

What about the kids??

Most winery tasting rooms can accomodate looked after children.  Wineries in other areas have chosen to handle the situation by posting signs saying “must be 21”.   The seven wineries of the Olympic Peninsula Wineries are open to you bringing your children and here are a few things you can do to make it a more … Read More

Next Event

Next Event

Gorgeous scenery, warm temperatures and a jovial crowd made for a great Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend. The three day event brought out the best in everyone as they toured the scenic back roads, gazed at the snow covered Olympic Mountains, and tasted both wines in progress direct from the oak barrels and some spectacular current … Read More

Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend!

Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend!

Spring Barrel Tasting in North Olympic Wine Country Public Invited to Experience Oak’s Significant Role in the Aging of Wine May 12, 2008 – The Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association will offer a sneak peek at a number of upcoming releases during its annual Spring Barrel Tasting Tour, to take place Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May … Read More

We’ve got stories

We’ve got stories

One of the advantages of visiting small wineries is that you almost always meet someone who has an operating interest in the winery. The woman pouring your wine probably just got done sweeping the floor, dusting the tasting room or stocking the shelves. After you leave, she might arrange for bottles and labels for the … Read More

A Great Time to Visit

A Great Time to Visit

The Olympic Peninsula is a show-off in spring. April and May produce a variety of flora not available in other parts of Washington. Just as nature starts its’ growing season, so do the wineries. While not all the Peninsula Wineries are fortunate enough to have acres of vineyards, almost all of them are involved in … Read More

In the Tasting Room

In the Tasting Room

Here are a few hints to help you get the most out of your tasting room experience: 1. As soon as you enter, head for the tasting bar where you will be greeted and receive information about the winery and the wines available for tasting. 2. Most wineries will be very aware of the amount … Read More