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 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 additional posts about Oregon, B.C., California, ANZ, France, Italy, Spain and more. A former national journalist in Canada and the U.S., Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”