The Wine and The Peeps

We spent a good part of a day in Woodinville recently, visiting our friends at wineries and tasting some new releases. In the middle of the afternoon, Dave and I revisited a conversation we’ve had frequently in the last couple of years — there are so many fabulous wines from Washington state that it’s sometimes hard to decide where to visit and what to buy.

Dave’s ultimate conclusion — and I agree with him — is that it’s not just about the wine; it’s also about the peeps. (Of course, Dave would never use the word “peeps.” That would be me.)

Seriously though – when we go to tasting rooms, we experience the wine, and we take in the atmosphere, the friendliness and knowledge of the winery pourers, and the ambiance. We enjoy so many Washington wines, that it’s typically the people in the tasting room who bring us back again and again.

When Dave and I discussed this blog post, I was planning to list some of our favorite peeps at wineries in Woodinville, Yakima, Prosser and Walla Walla. But I don’t want to inadvertently miss anyone, so instead I suggest that the next time you’re in a tasting room, strike up a conversation with the people pouring. And I’ll bet you soon will have a long list of faves too.

If you have any you’d like to tell us about, please share!


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About Margot

Margot started writing about wine decades ago as a national journalist in Canada and the U.S. She and Dave created this website in 2007. Originally, the website introduced people to wines in Washington state, the second-largest wine region in the U.S. But over the years, the site expanded to feature other wine regions in the U.S., Canada, and in the world. If you like to read about standout wine and winery stories, then Write for Wine is for you.