Wow-Washington Wine Highway

What a great time we had at Washington Wine Highway this weekend! The weather was gorgeous on Saturday, the people were friendly, the wines and food fabulous. A superlative time was had on every level.

Specifically we liked it better this year because there weren’t any tickets for pours or tastes like last year. All you had to do was walk up to a booth and request which wine you wanted poured. In many cases, the winemakers were there to talk to you directly about their wines. And believe me, they had a lot to be proud of. 

It was also a feather in the cap of Marcus White at MCW Events. It could not have been easy to keep track of statewide representatives from wineries, restaurants, volunteers, media, patrons and attendees. From what we could see, everything went off without a major hitch.

It was so great to connect up with so many friends in the wine industry from every part of the state: from Tim and Nancy at Fall Line Winery in Seattle; to Bijal at Woodhouse Family Cellars, Mike at Brian Carter Cellars, and Warren at Matthews Cellars in Woodinville; to Sean at Gilbert Cellars in Yakima; to Patty at Forgeron Cellars and Mike and Joanne at Dunham Cellars in Walla Walla. 

There were so many wineries represented and so many restaurants too this year, that you couldn’t possibly try everything in one day. Or at least, we couldn’t!

Over the next few weeks, I will blog in more detail about specific wineries and restaurants that we experienced at Washington Wine Highway. Next up — a list of our favorite wines there.


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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with occasional posts about other northwest wine regions (Oregon and B.C.), California, ANZ and Bordeaux. A former national journalist in Canada, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”