With around 950 wineries, Washington State is the USA’s second largest premium wine producer and the fastest growing. Washington produces an incredible range of grapes because the terroir is so varied. Washington has 14 recognised American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), an expression of the quality of the wine which is being produced across so much of the State. Washington wine is a sensation of earth shattering, as well as mouth-watering proportions. Enjoyed indoors or out, wines from the State create memorable experiences with friends and family.
In the City, Seattle Urban Wineries has over 20 members, with a huge variety of tasting opportunities. Woodinville, just 20 miles to the north has over 100 wineries and tasting rooms.
Most of the grapes come from vineyards located east of the Cascade Mountains. If you've come 5,000 miles from the UK to Seattle, why not head three to four hours out of the city to
enjoy a loop tour, over a few days, to try many more of these incredible wines at tasting rooms, some only a few hundred yards from where the grapes are grown. Tastings can be part of a Washington holiday as an occasional pleasure or on a wine tour with several tasting rooms each day.
Locally sourced farm-fresh ingredients and seafoods, whose flavours are infused with fresh Washington climate, are the ideal complement to local wines, beers and speciality coffees. In fact Starbucks opened its first ever coffee shop in Seattle in 1971 and coffee has become synonymous with Seattle.
There’s something exciting for every taste and budget.
Whether specialities such as fresh-shucked oysters or Asian inspired curry beef hom bow, a Canlis salad or Dungeness crab take your eating to another level, your holiday will only be complete with memorable meals, snacks and food tours. Seattle and Washington State have it all.