Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 3, 2020

I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format.
 
They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented links to help you find them, so that you can try them out for yourself. Cheers!

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Daily Wine News: Northeastern Bubbly

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Unbound by preconception, the Northeast’s embrace of hybrid grapes has introduced a fearless new frontier in American wine, says Zachary Sussman in PUNCH. “From New York’s Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley regions to Maryland, Vermont and even Maine, a small but growing band of winemakers has embraced hybrids with the respect traditionally reserved for vinifera grapes. In the process, they’re adding a whole new frontier to the U.S. wine scene that pulls from every page of the postmodern playbook.”

In Decanter, Elin McCoy reflects on lockdown and ponders the many ways wine is woven into the lives and memories of so many people. “Every wine is a wider story of workers and owners, labor and vision, sustainability and the environment, soil and geology, and the state of society, and puts us in touch with nature and the earth, reminding us that we are responsible for preserving it.”

Evan Rail delves into the media’s love affair with “healthy” alcohol in Wine Enthusiast.

“Deciding what to drink when you eat needs to be less about precision and more about pleasure,” says Alder Yarrow. “More about you and who you are eating with, and less about what someone else says is the right pairing or a set of principles about acidity and sweetness that you read in a book.”

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague looks at how sommeliers are considering their options and in some cases changing careers as the world of fine dining undergoes seismic shifts in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. (subscription req.)

Joseph V. Micallef consider’s Viognier’s future in Oregon in Forbes.

In the Financial Times, Alice Lascelles highlights a handful of California winemakers.

“Winemaking hasn’t been on the radar for national policies addressing global warming, and I can’t imagine it will be a driver for new economic relief now, either,” says Tom Natan on the blog for First Vine. But if it was, here’s the wish list of what he’d ask for as part of a Covid-19 crisis response plan for wine businesses.

In Wine Spectator, Suzanne Mustacich reports on the couple of Bordeaux winemakers who are looking to Provence for their next projects.

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 7/26/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently.

It’s Riesling week! Or mostly Riesling, as I dig into a big chunk of German samples that came my way recently. We’ve got several key German wine regions represented this week with a wide range of wines, from entry-level to top-tier single-vineyard bottlings.

Just as a reminder for those of you who aren’t used to the Prädikat, or ripeness designations for German wines that suggest the level of sweetness you might find in a wine: Trocken means dry, or with barely perceptible residual sugar, while Kabinett is a bit sweeter, and Spatlese, sweeter still. I don’t have any Auslese wines this week (which is the next notch up the ripeness scale), but I do have a nicely aged Beerenauslese-style wine, which is a step above Auslese, and is made from berries fully affected by the noble rot, botrytis cinerea.

With that, let’s move on to the wines.

Before we get into the Rieslings, I’ve got a pretty nice little Pinot Gris from Villa Wolf in the Pfalz region of Germany. The wine isn’t horribly complicated, but it does the trick for anyone looking for a crisp and tasty aperitif wine or something simple for a sunny day.

Also in the non-Riesling department, Villa Wolf has a pitch-perfect rosé of Pinot Noir that is a match for top pink wines everywhere, and will satisfy any rosé enthusiast. Chill it down, snap off that screw cap, and get busy enjoying summer.

For starters, I’ve got three entry-level Rieslings from Villa Wolf in the Pfalz and Fritz Haag and Maximin Grünhaus in the Mosel. Each of these wines has distinct character, with the Villa Wolf leaning towards the green apple side of the flavor spectrum, while the two Mosel wines have that characteristic petrol and citrus character that marks many Mosel rieslings. All are decent, affordable, and pleasant expressions of Riesling.

But let’s take it to the next level, shall we?

Some entries from Weingut Robert Weil add yet another German wine region to the list this week, the Rheingau. Robert Weil is a venerable, if somewhat newer producer in the region, the family having only made wine in the region since 1875!

I’ve got two Riesling Trockens from Weil, the Keidricher and the Keidrich Turmberg. The estate is located in the town of Keidrich, which lends its name to both of these wines. The first is a mix of different Keidrich vineyard sides, hence “Keidricher,” while the second is from the Turmberg vineyard in Keidrich. Both are excellent, but the Turmberg offers a particularly refined and delicate expression of Riesling.

Next we’ve got two wines made from the same vineyard, but simply picked at different ripeness levels. The Abstberg vineyard (which translates to “abbots hill”) in the Mosel is one of Germanys grand cru vineyards, designated by the Grosse Lage (literally “great site”) designation by the VDP organization whose job it is to decide such things. Maximin Grünhaus makes several Rieslings from this prominent, incredibly steep sloping hill of blue slate that has been planted with vines for more than 1000 years. Both their Kabinett and Spätlese bottlings are superb and wonderful studies in the role of ripeness in wine. Somehow, as can sometimes be the case, the wine with more sugar (the Spätlese) has a lightness and a lift to is that its slightly-less ripe sibling does not. Both are utterly delicious, however, so it’s hard to go wrong.

A few river bends away, in the town of Brauneberg, Weingut Fritz Haag, under the direction of Oliver and Wilhelm Haag, farms another well-known stretch of riverbank known as the Juffer Vineyard (shown in the image above, from my visit there in 2012). In the heart of the Juffer Vineyard, on one of its steepest slopes, sits a huge sundial, the Juffer Sonnenuhr. In an interesting comparison, I’ve got Spätlese wines from the two main sections of the vineyard — same riverbank, same grapes, same ripeness, but just a slightly different section of the vineyard. And the difference is clear. Both are excellent wines, but the section of vineyard surrounding the sundial has something special, which is why it has been picked separately for decades.

Lastly, let’s return briefly to the Rheingau for Hans Lang’s “Nobilis” bottling of Riesling. This wine is a dessert course in itself, moderately, but not cloyingly sweet, offering the many great flavors that botrytis can bring to Riesling with the mellowing effects of age. If you want a sip of liquid sunshine, see if you can find a bottle of this stuff.

That’s all for this week. Enjoy!

Tasting notes

2018 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Pfalz, Germany
Pale gold in color, this wine smells of freshly cut pear, wet chalkboard and pomelo pith. In the mouth, faintly sweet flavors of pear and Asian pear mix with a hint of woody, herbal tone. Grapefruit citrusy notes linger in the finish. Pleasant and tasty. 12.5% alcohol. Score: around 8.5. Cost: $12. click to buy.

2018 Villa Wolf Riesling, Pfalz, Germany
Light greenish gold in color, this wine smells of unripe apples, lime zest and white flowers. In the mouth, green apple and Asian pear flavors mix with white flowers and a crisp wet pavement minerality. Very faint sweetness, mostly aromatic, with the mouth left feeling slightly chalky and dry. 11% alcohol. Closed with a screwcap. Score: around 8.5 . Cost: $15. click to buy.

2018 Fritz Haag Riesling, Mosel, Germany
Light greenish gold in color, this wine smells of ripe apples, citrus peel and a hint of kerosene. In the mouth, green apple, Asian pear, and mandarin orange flavors have a crisp snap to them thanks to excellent acidity. The wine has a faint aromatic sweetness but comes across as entirely dry, with a clean, floral finish. 11.5% alcohol. Score: between 8.5 and 9. Cost: $21. click to buy.

2018 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhaus “Maximin” Riesling, Mosel, Germany
Light gold in the glass, this wine smells of diesel and citrus zest. In the mouth, apple and tangerine flavors have a nice silky texture and a faint aromatic sweetness to them. Wet chalkboard minerality creeks into the finish, leaving the mouth somewhat parched and chalky. 12% alcohol. Closed with a screwcap. Score: around 8.5. Cost: $20. click to buy.

2018 Robert Weil “Keidricher” Riesling Trocken, Rheingau, Germany
Pale blonde in color, this wine smells of mandarin orange zest and a hint of paraffin. In the mouth, Asian pear, mandarin zest and grapefruit flavors have an angular sharpness to them thanks to aggressive acidity. Steely notes linger in the finish, along with citrus zest. Mouthwatering, and slightly austere, but excellent. 12.5% alcohol. Score: between 8.5 and 9. Cost: $38. click to buy.

2018 Robert Weil “Keidrich Turmberg” Riesling Trocken, Rheingau, Germany
Pale gold in the glass, this wine smells of white flowers, wet chalkboard, and star fruit. In the mouth, gorgeously filigreed flavors of lime zest, Asian pear, white flowers and citrus pith have fantastic balance and poise with beautiful acidity and length. Outstanding. 13% alcohol. Score: between 9 and 9.5. Cost: $54. click to buy.

2018 Maxmin Grünhaus “Abtsberg VDP Grosse Lage” Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany
Light yellow-gold in the glass, this wine smells of paraffin, honey and exotic citrus. In the mouth, faintly sweet flavors of honeysuckle, Asian pear and wet chalkboard are mouthwatering thanks to excellent acidity. Beautifully floral finish. 8.5% alcohol. Score: between 9 and 9.5. Cost: $35. click to buy.

2018 Maxmin Grünhaus “Abtsberg VDP Grosse Lage” Riesling Spätlese, Mosel, Germany
Light yellow-gold in color, this wine smells of honeysuckle and candle wax. In the mouth, beautifully silky flavors of honey and rainwater mix with mandarin orange oil and Asian pear. Beautiful wet chalkboard minerality leaves the mouth feeling clean and refreshed with scents of white flowers and honey. Moderately sweet. 8% alcohol. Score: between 9 and 9.5. Cost: $44. click to buy.

2018 Fritz Haag “Brauneberger Juffer” Riesling Spätlese, Mosel, Germany
Pale gold in the glass, this wine smells of pink bubblegum and linalool. In the mouth, lightly sweeter flavors of green apple, Asian pear and tangerine have a gorgeous acidity and beautiful crystalline mineral quality to them. Floral notes linger in the finish. Excellent. 8% alcohol. Score: around 9. Cost: $31. click to buy.

2018 Fritz Haag “Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr” Riesling Spätlese, Mosel, Germany
Palest greenish gold in the glass, this wine smells of paraffin and citrus zest. In the mouth, beautifully bright flavors of Asian pear, white flowers and rainwater have an ethereal lightness to them, an incredible delicacy that seems intricate and weightless. Lightly to moderately sweet, the wine’s finish is clean and crisp, with a distinct and pervasive minerality. Utterly compelling. 7.5% alcohol. Score: around 9.5. Cost: $37. click to buy.

2011 Hans Lang “Hattenheimer Hassel – Nobilis” Riesling Beerenauslese, Rheingau, Germany
Light amber in the glass, this wine smells of orange marmalade and apricots. In the mouth, silky, slightly weighty flavors of honey, apricot, and canned peaches have enough acidity to keep from being cloying, but they’re still pretty sweet. The finish is clean and tastes of candied citrus peel. 9.5% alcohol. Tasted out of a 375ml bottle. Score: between 8.5 and 9. Cost: $149. click to buy.

2018 Villa Wolf Rosé of Pinot Noir, Pfalz, Germany
A pale peachy pink in the glass, this wine smells of strawberry and watermelon rind. In the mouth, crisp berry and watermelon flavors have a nice zing to them thanks to excellent acidity. Silky textured, but eminently snappy, this is a winner of a pink wine. 12% alcohol. Closed with a screwcap. Score: around 9. Cost: $15. click to buy.

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Wine Reviews: International Grab Bag

Happy Saturday, folks. I’m back this week with a mix of wines from around the world, a lot of which are great options for summertime.

One of my favorite German producers, Peter Lauer, makes an appearance with a serious value of a Riesling. Domaine Wachau comes out swinging with a fun and inexpensive Gruner that is definitely worth checking out. And a smattering of different Rioja offers up a lot of quality and value that would be great with summer grill-outs.

These wines were received as trade samples and tasted sighted.

2019 Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau
SRP: $15
Medium yellow color. Nose of crushed shells and sea salt on top of lime and green melon, topped in lemon verbena. Pretty, spicy and fresh on the palate, with limes, lemon and ruby red grapefruit. Focused acidity, racy and bright, but the texture shows plumpness and depth. Elements of chalky minerals, saline, with sliced celery and cool mint notes. Really delicious and showing tremendous value. (90 points IJB)

2018 Peter Lauer Ayler Riesling Faß 4 Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
SRP: $20
Light yellow color. Aromas of lively lime, apricot, white peach, with tennis balls, honey, stony minerals. Plump texture on the palate is met with racy, vibrant acidity, and a complex host of stony, chalky, mineral elements. Limes, peaches, sliced green apples, topped in honey, white tea, clover and candle wax notes. Such precision, the sweetness is balanced wonderfully, this feinherb has a lot of depth and punches way above its weight. (92 points IJB)

2019 White Cliff Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker’s Selection New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough
SRP: $16
Pale lemon color. A strong burst of lemon, grapefruit, green apple on the nose, with mint, and sliced cucumbers and jalapeno. Crisp and bright on the palate, with crunchy green apples and limes, topped in mint, white pepper, and oyster shell notes. Classic, bright, spicy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. (86 points)

2019 White Cliff Pinot Noir Winemaker’s Selection New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough
SRP: $20
Medium ruby color. Aromas of bright raspberries, red cherries and pomegranate, with menthol, spiced tea, mint and white pepper. Crisp and vibrant on the palate with dusty-light tannins and fresh acidity. Tangy cranberries and sour cherries mix with mulling spices, subtle earth, white pepper and rose petals. Brisk but juicy, crushable but a lot of complexity, especially for a wine at this price point. (88 points IJB)

N.V. Graham Porto 20-Year-Old Tawny Portugal, Douro, Porto
SRP: $65
Warm, inviting nose of roasted pecans, caramel, yellow raisins, apple cider, ginger, lemon peel, almond cake. Plush texture on the palate, medium acidity keeps it fresh on the palate against the richness and sweetness, but it’s balanced very well. Yellow raisins and glazed pear fruit mixes with delicious notes of candied nuts, honey, ginger snap, and there’s this underlying salty aspect that I love. Balanced, lovely Tawny. (92 points IJB)

2019 Bodegas Beronia Rioja Rosado Spain, La Rioja, Rioja
SRP: $13
Pale watermelon color. Bright and fresh on the nose with chalk, talc, celery seed and honeysuckle, over red apple peels and white cherries. Plush texture but zesty acidity on the palate, a creamy texture supports watermelon rind, red apple. Notes of lime zest, cucumber, celery seed, with some chalk and mineral tones. Lots of character and verve, great value. Tempranillo and Garnacha. (88 points IJB)

2016 Bodegas Palacio Rioja Glorioso Crianza ­- Spain, La Rioja, Rioja
SRP: $N/A
Bright purple color. Nose shows juicy raspberries and red plums, with smoky earth, sweet red flowers and mint. Velvety tannins, fresh acidity, a deeply fruity but lively wine with black cherry and ripe plum fruit. Notes of earth, dried rose petals, cocoa and vanilla. Smooth, fresh, fun, accessible but sporting some solid complexity for a Crianza. (87 points IJB)

2015 Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva Spain, La Rioja, Rioja
SRP: $20
Light purple color. Fresh nose of cherries and red currants, mixed with spicy herbs, tobacco, red pepper, paprika, with smoky earth. Super fresh and crisp on the palate with dusty tannins, very accessible feel with a tangy vibe. Notes of pine needle, chewing tobacco, rhubarb, light roast coffee and earth accent the tangy red cherry and spicy cranberry fruit. Fun now, but will drink well over the next few years. Good, bargain-priced stuff that would be great with grilled veg and roast chicken. (87 points IJB)

2012 Bodegas LAN Rioja Reserva Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
SRP: $18
Medium purple color. Aromas of red and black cherries, currants and plums, with violets, charcoal, fallen leaves, tobacco and vanilla. Medium-bodied with silky tannins and medium acidity, vibrant and refined but structured, still. Red and black cherries, currants, mulled fruits mixed with tobacco, leather, leaves, cocoa and vanilla. Refined and pretty, this seems to be entering a good drinking phase, but no rush. (89 points IJB)

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Join Woodinville Wine Country On The Patio – Here’s Who Is Open

On July 23rd, Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced changes to “Safe Start,” Washington’s phased approach to reopening. The changes target activities that data have shown provide a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Here are some highlights of what this means for Woodinville Wine Country:

RESTAURANTS & BARS

  • Restaurant guidance will now require parties to be members of the same household in order to dine indoors. Outdoor dining and take-away remains available for small parties from different households.
  • Table size for dine-in in Phase 3 will be reduced to five individuals and occupancy reduced from 75% to 50%.
  • Restaurants must also close gaming and social areas, such as pool tables, dart boards and video games.
  • Bars will be closed for indoor service, but can continue outdoor service. Alcohol service inside of restaurants must end by 10 p.m.

WINERIES & TASTING ROOMS

  • Wineries must cease indoor on-premise service. Customers may continue to make/pick up orders and pay at the counter following all social distancing rules.
  • Alcohol service must end by 10 PM
  • Outdoor service is allowed with proper social distancing measures in place.

Continue reading below to learn which businesses are open during this time:

 

Ancestry Cellars

  • Hours: Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Ambassador Wines of Wa

  • Hours: Friday 1-7pm
    Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm.
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Basel Cellars

  • Hours: Sunday: 11am-6pm
    Monday: 11am-6pm
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 11am-6pm
    Friday 11am-6pm
    Saturday 11am-6pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Email kevin@baselcellars.com or call 425-497-1910 to make a reservation.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Beaumont Cellars

  • Hours: Friday through Sunday 12-6pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Email elizabeth@beaumontcellars.com or call 425-482-6349 to make a reservation
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Brian Carter Cellars

  • Hours: Beginning Saturday, June 20th
    Wednesday 12-5pm
    Thursday 12-5pm
    Friday 12-6pm
    Saturday 12-5pm
    Sunday 12-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

*The lasting tasting will be conducted 30 minutes before closing.

 

Cave B Estate Winery

  • Hours: Friday 2pm-6pm
    Saturday 11am-6pm
    Sunday 11am-6pm
    Monday 2pm-6pm
    Thursday 2pm-6pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes – please call ahead to place your order: 425-949-7152

*Currently offering glass pours & bottle service.

 

Cedergreen Cellars

  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Guests can text or call us at 425-533-4172 or email them at info@cedergreencellars.com for reservations. Walk-ups welcome if space is available.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Chandler Reach Vineyards

  • Hours: Friday 12pm-6pm
    Saturday 12pm-6pm
    Sunday 12pm-6pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – Reservations highly recommended, but not required. Can make reservations online or call 425-892-9999.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

*Currently offering glass pours & bottle service. No tastings at this time.

 

Darby Winery

  • Hours: Thursday through Sunday 12-6pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Email info@darbywinery.com or call 425.233.7879 to make a reservation
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes
  • Delivery: Yes

 

DeLille Cellars

  • Hours: Open daily from 11:00 to 5:00
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Click here to make a reservation.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

*Tasting experience will be 60 minutes and due to high number to requests we ask that you arrive and depart on time to allow us to clean, sanitize and set up for our next guests. Late arrivals will result in an abbreviated tasting experience.

 

EFESTE

  • Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 12-5pm for tastings
    Thursday-Saturday 12pm-7pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Not at this time, seating for groups of 5 or less is on a first-come basis.  – Call  425-398-7200 or email info@efeste.com for most current information.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes – Curbside pickup is available during regular hours. Call ahead or go online to place order: 425-398-7200.

*Daily snack menu is available everyday. Chef Jason’s Happy hour menu and chef specials available: Thursday-Friday 3pm-7pm Saturday 12pm-4pm

 

Eye of the Needle Winery 

  • Hours: Thursdays 1-4pm
    Fridays 1-4pm
    Fridays 5-9pm Live At The Eye (no tastings, only glass pours & bottles)
    Saturdays 1-6pm
    Sundays 1-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes – Limited outdoor seating available, weather permitting.
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Click here to make a reservation.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes – Curbside service will continue, except Friday nights

 

Fidelitas

  • Hours: 11am to 5pm, by appointment
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Click here to make a reservation.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

*Please visit www.fidelitaswines.com/Visit/Woodinville for detail on reservations and tasting guidelines.

 

Five Star Cellars

  • Hours: Friday 3-7pm last tasting begins at 6:00
    Saturday 12-7pm last tasting begins at 6:00
    Sunday 12-5pm last tasting begins at 4:00  (Live music)
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Highly recommended –  email: fivestarcellarsevents@gmail.com (or) call (425) 286-2198 or use the main email: info@fivestarcellars.com
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

*They are accepting “walk-ins” as well. Seated on-the-hour against availability.

 

Forgeron Cellars

  • Hours: Thursday 12:00-6:00pm
    Friday 12:00-7:00pm
    Saturday 12:00-6:00pm
    Sunday 12:00-6:00pm
    Monday 12:00-6:00pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes –  Please call (425) 242 -8872 to make a reservation.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

*Forgeron Cellars is open for pick-ups, purchases, and wine tastings! Open Thursday through Monday from Noon to 6:00pm, 7:00pm on Friday, the Woodinville staff would love to host you for a tasting. Currently we are open by reservation only (club members have walk-in priority) so give us a call at 425.242.8872 to book your spot now!

Tons of outdoor seating is available for all guests, both in the sun and shade, please state your preference when booking your tasting! We look forward to hosting you soon!

 

Gard Vintners

  • Hours: Fridays 2-7pm
    Saturdays 12-6pm
    Sundays 12-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Please click here to make a reservation.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes – (Call ahead 425-415-3816 and let them know your coming)

*Tasting flights, glass pours, bottle purchases, cheese plates, beer & cider available! Masks are highly recommended, until you sit down at your table for your tastings.

 

Guardian Cellars

  • Hours:
    • Hollywood Tasting Room: Friday through Sunday 12-5pm (limited outside seating)
    • Maltby Tasting Room: Thursday through Sunday 12-5pm (outside seating coming soon!)
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Please click here to make a reservation or email wendy@guardiancellars.com.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes – (simply add a note to your online order with location choice, date and time.)

 

Icon Cellars

  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Call  425-223-7300 to make a reservation.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes – Curbside pickup is available upon request. Call ahead to place order: 425-223-7300.

 

J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio

  • Hours: Monday 12-6pm
    Tuesday 12-6pm
    Wednesday 12-6pm
    Thursday 12-6pm
    Friday 11am-1pm Club Members Only | 1-7pm general public welcome
    Saturday 11am-1pm Club Members Only | 1-7pm general public welcome
    Sunday 11am-1pm Club Members Only | 1-6pm general public welcome
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – No reservations needed. Seating on a first come, first served basis. Seating for
    final tasting is 30 minutes before close.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Lachini Vineyards

  • Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:30am – 6:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 11:30am – 8:30pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Click here to make a reservation or call 425.489.9917.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes (by appointment 7 days/week through the summer)

*Seated tasting flights until 5:00pm. Bottle & glass pours after. Will have food offerings soon!

 

Lauren Ashton Cellars

  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No

 

Lobo Hills Wine Co.

  • Hours: Friday 3pm – 7pm
    Saturday 12-6pm
    Sunday 12-6pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – Reservations highly recommended, but not required. Click here to make reservation.  They will offer two seatings of 2-5 people, with 50 minutes tasting times.)
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Locust Cider

  • Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 2-9
    Friday-Saturday 12-9
    Sunday 12-8
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Long Cellars

  • Hours: Friday 3-7:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday 12:30-5:30pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Recommended- Call 425-698-5198 or email jlong@longcellars.com to make a reservation.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

*Please wear a face mask until seated at your table. 

 

Love That Red Winery

  • Hours: Daily 12-6pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – Not required at this time.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Market Vineyards

  • Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 12-6pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – No reservation required but are available to make by email Cassie@marketvineyards.com or call 425-486-1171
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Martedi Winery

  • Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 12-7pm
    Sunday 12-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No

 

Maryhill Winery & Bistro

  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-7pm
    Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm
    Sunday 11am-8pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes – They will be having live music on their new outdoor stage Friday Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting
  • Reservations Required: No

 

Matthews Winery

  • Hours: Mon-Thur 12-5pm
    Fri-Sat 11am-9pm
    Sun 12-7pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – Reservation system is in progress.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Novelty Hill Januik Winery

  • Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No, but highly recommended – please visit here to make a reservation. Walk-in seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.*Glass pours and Bottle purchases only. No tastings at this time.

 

Otis Kenyon Wines 

  • Hours:  Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00pm (starting June 13th)
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – We will take walk ins only as space allows.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Page Cellars

  • Hours: Saturday 12-5pm
    Sunday 1-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Panther Creek Cellars

  • Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 12pm – 5pm
    Friday & Saturday, 12pm – 6pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – They can only have 4 customers in their tasting room so please be aware of possible long wait times for wine tastings.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Patterson Cellars

    • Hours:
      • HOLLYWOOD HILL |14505 148th Ave. NE, Woodinville| 425-892-2964
        Monday – Saturday 11 am-8 pm
        Sunday 11 am-7 pm
        Wine tastings offered until 4pm daily. Bottle & glass service offered 4pm – close
      • WAREHOUSE DISTRICT |19501 144th Ave. NE, D-600, Woodinville| 425-483-8600
        Friday 1 pm – 7 pm
        Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm
        Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm
        *Wine tastings offered until 4pm daily. Bottle & glass service offered 4pm – close
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – Reservations are available but not required. Click here to make a reservation

*We are consider a beer/wine restaurant and can continue to offer indoor seating as well as outdoor seating on our patios at all locations!

 

Prohibition Cellars

  • Hours: Saturday 12 -5pm
    Sunday 12-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – Their seating capacity is limited, so if you want to secure your space, please call ahead (425-286-2982) or email them winemaker@prohibitioncellars.com.

*They’re open again for wine tasting and wine pickups! They’re also building their new outdoor patio area! Come and check out what they’re up to, and taste or pickup some wine!  

 

Sol Stone Winery

  • Hours: Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm
    Saturday and Sunday 12-6 pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No
  • Curbside Pickup: Please call (425-419-4401)

*Thirsty Thursdays – Discounted Wine pairing with the food truck of the week (the Junction hosts local food trucks every Thursday and Sunday). Sunday Happy Hour-4-6 PM-Discounted glass pours. 

 

Tertulia Cellars

  • Hours: Curbside pick up and onsite wine purchases only:
    Saturday 8/1/20 & Sunday 8/2/20: 12pm-5pm
    Saturday 8/8/20 & Sunday 8/9/20: 12pm-5pm
    Wednesday 8/12/20 & Thursday 8/13/20: By appointment
  • Outdoor Seating: No
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Please email woodinville@tertuliacellars.com to make a reservation.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

*For curbside pick up, wine orders and all questions, please email Xavier@tertuliacellars.com or call 503-554-8995.

 

The PicNic Table

  • Hours: Wednesday 11-6pm
    Thursday 11-6 pm
    Friday 11-9 pm
    Saturday 11-9pm
    Sunday 11-5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – We take reservations by phone (425) 286-6657 or via email info@threeofcups.com.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

*New extended hours on Friday and Saturday to 9.00pm

 

Three of Cups Winery

  • Hours:  Saturdays 12-5pm
    Sundays 1-4pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – We take reservations by phone (425) 286-6657 or via email info@threeofcups.com.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes – We have curbside pick-up and limited capacity for seating.

 

Tinte Cellars 

  • Hours:
    Reserved Wine Tastings available: Monday-Thursday 12-4pm; Fridays 3-5pm; Saturdays & Sundays 12-6pm
    Private Tastings available (one group at a time): Monday-Thursday 12-6pm
    Tinte Tunes (live music & glass pours): Fridays 6-8:30pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Book Now: https://tintecellars.com/tasting-experiences/
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes – Available at Hollywood District tasting room

*They are operating within the guidelines issued by the State of Washington and the CDC. Daily Wine Tastings are available at their Winery Location (in the Woodinville Warehouse District – expanded outdoor seating on our large patio), and they also offer Home Delivery and Curbside Pick-up from our Hollywood Hill tasting room.

 

TruthTeller Winery

  • Hours:  Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00pm (starting June 13th)
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes

 

Warr-King Wines

  • Hours: Saturday: 12pm-5pm
    Sunday: 1pm-5pm
    (Temporarily closed on Fridays)
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No – Click here to make a reservation. Due to limited capacity, reservations are highly recommended for all party sizes to ensure table availability.
  • Curbside Pickup: Yes – You can order online or purchase wines to-go at the front bar inside the winery. This is a designated station for pickups only and will not be used for wine tasting service.

*They will be following the rules that King County has put in place. You can learn more here.

 

The Winemakers Reserve

  • Hours: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 4pm
    Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: Yes – Please click here to make a reservation.

 

The Woodhouse Wine Estates

  • Hours: Friday 12-5pm
    Saturday 12-5pm
    Sunday 12-5-pm
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Reservations Required: No

*Glass pours and Bottle purchases, only. No tastings at this time.

 

*If you are a Woodinville Wine Country affiliated business and would like to be added to this list please email us at marketing@woodinvillewinecountry.com.

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