A Washington State Thanksgiving Feast

A Washington State Thanksgiving Feast

Eating local is all the rage right now, and with good reason. When we eat fruits and vegetables grown near our homes and meats from animals raised near our homes, we’re supporting our local economy. Locally grown and raised food often comes from small farms that don’t use nasty pesticides. They treat their animals humanely. … Read More

A Brief Guide to Wine Tasting

A Brief Guide to Wine Tasting

The Harvest Wine Tour of our Olympic Peninsula Wineries starts today. We hope to see many familiar faces and welcome new people to the Washington State wineries and cideries of Port Townsend, the Chimacum Valley, and Port Angeles. Please read on for a brief guide to wine tasting. We hope this will help you negotiate … Read More

A Weekend of Wine Tasting

A Weekend of Wine Tasting

Olympic Peninsula Wineries invite one and all to the 2011 Harvest Winery Tour, November 11 – 13. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste Washington State wines and ciders created on the Olympic Peninsula. Visit eight wineries over the course of three days, tasting and comparing as you go. There is an art to wine tasting. … Read More

Olympic Peninsula Harvest Winery Tour

Olympic Peninsula Harvest Winery Tour

Fall wine tasting is a tradition as old as that of making wine. In France, vintners have created a special beverage that’s only available shortly after the harvest. In the wineries of the Loire Valley, it is known as Bernache; elsewhere in France it is known as vin nouveau. Whatever you call it, it’s worth … Read More

Upcoming Opportunities to Taste Olympic Peninsula Wine

Upcoming Opportunities to Taste Olympic Peninsula Wine

In the next few weeks there will be several opportunities to sample Washington State Wine and Cider from the Olympic Peninsula. 1. Seattle Lamb Jam If you love the taste of lamb, you’ll love the third annual American Lamb Jam in Seattle. Enjoy lamb prepared in a variety of ways by 20 of the top chefs … Read More

Autumn Equals Apple Cider

Autumn Equals Apple Cider

Nothing says autumn quite like apple cider. For centuries, people have celebrated the fall harvest of apples by pressing them into cider. Hot apple cider, sparkling apple cider, and hard apple cider are the quintessential beverages of autumn. Don’t let this autumn pass you by without stepping onto a farm and celebrating the apple. Finnriver … Read More

Feast on Crab, Seafood, and Wine

Feast on Crab, Seafood, and Wine

Are you casting about for something different to do this weekend? Head to the Olympic Peninsula for the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival. It’s located in downtown Port Angeles, in the shadow of the Olympic Mountains and overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Our Olympic Peninsula Wineries will be serving locally made Washington State … Read More

The Forest Storytelling Festival

The Forest Storytelling Festival

The 17th Annual Forest Storytelling Festival takes place in Port Angeles, Washington, on October 14, 15, and 16, 2011. Five professional storytellers will be featured this year: Charlotte Blake Alston, Michael Reno Harrell, Patrick Ball, Paul “Che oke’ ten” Wagner, and Ingrid Nixon. Each brings their unique perspective and experience to their tales. They will also … Read More

There’s a Crustacean for Everyone

There’s a Crustacean for Everyone

New England has lobster. Baltimore has blue crab smothered in Old Bay. The Olympic Peninsula has Dungeness Crab. Lobster is lovely and blue crab delicious, but there’s nothing like Dungeness Crab. Celebrate this delectable crustacean during the 2011 Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port Angeles, WA, October 8 and 9. Olympic Peninsula Wineries will … Read More

Have an Olympic Culinary Adventure

Have an Olympic Culinary Adventure

Why do we travel? We travel to see new places and have new experiences. We travel to encounter different cultures and interact with unknown people. We travel because leaving home makes us appreciate home. Two of the best aspects of travel are food and drink. Every region in the world has its own dishes, specialities, … Read More

Seattle Cider Summit

Seattle Cider Summit

Finnriver Farm & Cidery and Eaglemount Cider will pour their ciders at the Cider Summit N.W. in Seattle on Saturday, September 10, 2011. Artisanal Ciders from around the world will be represented at the South Lake Union Discovery Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come try them all! No two ciders are alike. The … Read More

Get Out and Admire the View

Get Out and Admire the View

Early September is a fantastic time to visit Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. As of this writing, there is snow only at the highest elevations. Hiking trails are open and views are out of this world. Much of the summer was a bit of a disappointment, at least with respect to weather. Low … Read More