What’s Cookin’ at Washington Wine Highway?

I recently wrote about who is pouring at Washington Wine Highway this weekend. But we can’t forget about what’s cooking there too! Here are the restaurants that will be pairing some tasty treats with the wine.

0/8 Seafood Grill
The Barking Frog
The Capital Grille
Chukar Cherries
Coho Cafe/Arnies Restaurant
El Gaucho Seattle
Elliott’s Oyster House
Fond O Foods German cheese
Ford Farm English cheese
The Herbfarm

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The Lodge at Suncadia
Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian
Maggiano’s Little Italy
The Marc Restaurant
Meritage Restaurant Wine Bar
Matts’ Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge
Outrageous Offerings
Partners Crackers
Picazo 7Seventeen
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar
Racha Noodle & Thai Cuisine
River Valley Cheese
Salty’s on Alki Beach
The South 47 Farm
Steelhead Diner
Sweet Decadence
Tendrils at SageCliffe
Theo Chocolate
Tom Douglas Rub with Love
Troiani Ristorante Italiano
Tulalip Bay
Union Square Grill
Waterfront Seafood Grill
Z’Tejas Grill

Hope to see you there!


Port, R.I.P.

I just learned from my friend Catie’s blog, Through The Walla Walla Grapevine, that the beloved dog at Dunham Cellars, Port, passed away on May 5. I wrote about Port, and the wine named after him, “Three-Legged Red” last December: “The first time we saw the bottle of Three-Legged Red, we were drawn to the photo on the label of the cutest three-legged dog. Then we tasted it and liked the wine as much as we liked the photo.”

We met Port about a year ago, and he was as adorable in person as in the photo on the wine bottle. As Catie notes, the story of Port’s rescue by winemaker Eric Dunham won the hearts of so many of us. Unfortunately, we know firsthand how hard it is when a beloved pet goes to doggy heaven. Eric, our thoughts are with you and the rest of Port’s family.

The Dunham Cellars Web site pays a tribute to Port in photos and celebration of his life.

Port, rest in peace. And if you see our Sammy there, please give him a big hug and tell him we still miss him madly!


Who’s pouring at Washington Wine Highway?

Here are the wineries that are pouring tastes at Washington Wine Highway this weekend. There are so many good ones that I’m very glad we’re going on both days!

Airfield Estates
Apex Cellars
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Arlington Road Cellars
Anton Ville Winery
Basel Cellars Estate Winery
Bergevin Lane
Brian Carter Cellars
Cave B Estate Winery
Cedergreen Cellars
Challenger Ridge
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Chatter Creek
Columbia Crest
Columbia Winery
Cote Bonneville
Covington Cellars
DaMa Wines
DeLille Cellars and Doyenne
Des Voigne Cellars
DiStefano Winery
Dunham Cellars
Dusted Valley Vintners
Edmonds Winery LLC
Eleven Winery
Fall Line Winery
Five Star Cellars
Forgeron Cellars
Gamache Vintners
Gilbert Cellars
Gifford Hirlinger
Glen Fiona Winery
Goose Ridge Estate Winery
Gordon Brothers Cellars
Hightower Cellars
Hogue Cellars
Isenhower Cellars
J. Bookwalter
Kana Winery
Kestrel Vintners
Kiona Vineyards Winery
Magnificent Wine Company
Mannina Cellars
Matthews Estate
Milbrandt Vineyards
Naches Heights Vineyard & Winery
Nicholas Cole Cellars
Northwest Totem Cellars
Nota Bene Cellars
O Wines
Olsen Estates
Otis Kenyon
Page Cellars
Pepper Bridge/ Amavi Cellars
The Pike Brewing Company
Pondera Winery
Prosser Wine Company
Red Sky Winery
Reininger Winery
Ryan Patrick Vineyards
Saint Laurent Winery
Silver Lake Winery
Stephenson Cellars
Stina’s Cellars
Terra Blanca Winery
Tertulia Cellars
Tildio Winery
Tiger Mountain Winery

Vindulac Winery
White Heron Cellars
Whitman Cellars
Willis Hall
Wilridge Winery
Woodhouse Family Cellars

Hope to see you there!