2012 Juan de Fuca Festival

2012 Juan de Fuca Festival

The Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts in Port Angeles is one of the most exciting events on the Olympic Peninsula. 2012 promises to be better than ever! The festival begins on Thursday, May 24, with a Pre-Festival Kickoff Event: African Rhythms — Celtic Soul. Early festival goers will be treated to Baka Beyond, … Read More

Sequim Irrigation Festival

Sequim Irrigation Festival

The 2012 annual Sequim Irrigation Festival begins today, May 4. The theme is 117 & Still Growin’ Green. The Irrigation Festival flows from the vast irrigation system that early settlers created. Sequim was transformed from a dry valley to a land of fertile fields and abundant crops. Agriculture remains an important part of Sequim’s economy … Read More

The Port Townsend Farmers Market

The Port Townsend Farmers Market

Spring is here, and spring means farmers markets. It’s hard to beat the farmers markets you’ll find on the Olympic Peninsula. Last year, the Port Townsend Farmers Market was recognized as the best large Farmers Market in the state. Colorful produce lines the stalls, the smell of freshly-baked breads permeates the air, and music sets the … Read More

For Mothers Who Like Wine

For Mothers Who Like Wine

Anyone whose mother likes wine need worry no more about how to celebrate Mother’s Day. Treat mom to a day of wine tasting on the Olympic Peninsula. Eight Washington State Wineries and Cideries call the Olympic Peninsula home. Some of the wines they produce are made from grapes and other fruits grown right here, on … Read More

Visit a Marine Sanctuary

Visit a Marine Sanctuary

The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary encompasses 135 miles of coastline. It’s located on the Olympic Peninsula, in the northwest corner of Washington State, and much of it is remote and wild. We’re fortunate to live and work so close to this national treasure. Many of the people who visit our 8 member Olympic Peninsula … Read More

Highlights of the Wine and Cheese Tour

Highlights of the Wine and Cheese Tour

Join Washington State Wineries and Cideries on the Olympic Peninsula for the 2012 NW Wine and Cheese Tour, April 14 and 15. Read on for a list of what not to miss. Additional information is available on our Olympic Peninsula Wineries Events page. Black Diamond Winery Sip 2007 Syrah and Muller Thurgau with three types … Read More

Olympic Peninsula Wineries Photo Contest

Olympic Peninsula Wineries Photo Contest

The Olympic Peninsula is a scenic place. Bring your camera to the Olympic Peninsula Wineries NW Wine and Cheese Tour on April 14 and 15, 2012. All are invited to participate in our first annual “Sip Wine and Cider, Say Cheese” Photo Contest. Our wineries and cideries are located in some truly lovely spots. Olympic … Read More

A Very Brief History of Cheese

A Very Brief History of Cheese

Cheese has been enjoyed for thousands and thousands of years. It predates history. Anything that has that kind of staying power has got to be good. It is widely believed that the first cheese came into being shortly after the earliest domestication of sheep and goats. It was most likely discovered by accident. Milk was … Read More

A Locavore’s Dream: Washington Wine and Cheese

A Locavore’s Dream: Washington Wine and Cheese

Wine is a wonderful. It can be enjoyed on its own and it can bring out the best in food. For every meal, there is a wine. For every moment, there is a wine. Yes, wine is wonderful. It’s hard to think of a more perfect combination than wine and cheese. Perhaps that’s because both … Read More

Bless the Trees That Bear Fruit

Bless the Trees That Bear Fruit

Wine and cider depend upon healthy fruit. This is true whether they’re made in Washington State, France, or Australia. Without an abundance of healthy fruit, winemakers and cider makers have nothing. We know it, too, and we are eternally grateful for the bounty of Mother Nature. Finnriver Farm & Cidery is leaving nothing to chance. … Read More

The 2012 Port Townsend Victorian Festival

The 2012 Port Townsend Victorian Festival

March 23-25, 2012, is the 16th annual Port Townsend Victorian Festival. Immerse yourself in a different time for one weekend. Return to the present only to refresh yourself with a glass of Washington Wine from one of the Olympic Peninsula Wineries in and near Port Townsend. What can you do during the Victorian Festival? You … Read More

2012 NW Wine and Cheese Tour