From Trip Advisor:
"TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Seattle Wine Tours with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.
This prestigious award, which places Seattle Wine Tours in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers".
Seattle Wine Tours Response:
"Seattle Wine Tours is thrilled to be recognized by Trip Advisor as one of their Top 10% performing companies World Wide!! We work hard everyday to insure our clients have a memorable, first class wine touring experience. I guess the old adage that “The harder you work, the luckier you get” still applies! Thanks Trip Advisor; we appreciate this prestigious award"!
Taste Washington, Seattle's prominent wine and food event, takes place March 23 and 24, 2013 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center. More than 200 Washington wineries will pour their favorite wines while Northwest restaurants will serve specially-prepared bites.
Tickets are available online at www.tastewashington.org
or through TicketMaster. General one-day admission tickets are $80 and allow patrons to attend the event from 2 to 5 p.m. VIP tasting begins at 1 p.m. and allows wine enthusiasts early and exclusive access to winemakers and chefs. VIP one-day tickets are $145. Two-day ticket prices are $125 for general admission and $185 for VIP admission.
The Taste Washington Seminars will be held at CenturyLink Field Event Center on both March 23 and 24. The seminars will feature renowned wine experts from across the nation leading in-depth explorations of Washington wine. The seminar speaker line-up will be announced soon and seminar tickets will also be available atwww.tastewashington.org
Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st from Noon – 4 pm in Woodinville Wine Country. Every spring wine lovers look forward to this popular wine tasting weekend where they can swirl and sip at dozens of tasting rooms throughout Woodinville Wine Country. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass and Passport Booklet good for complimentary wine tastings at all participating wineries during the Open House weekend. Call now to make reservations or if you need additional information.
Seattle Wine Tours has been incredibly busy over the last several months. We finished of 2012 with a bang and ended the year with 292 total wine tours. I want to take this opportunity to thank all our great clients for making 2012 a record breaking year! We can’t wait to see what 2013 holds for Seattle Wine Tours! We really enjoy meeting new clients, and after working with them, they become friends more than clients. Many “friends” have used our service multiple times throughout last year, and we are thrilled that you have the confidence in our service and allow us to entertain YOUR friends, family & business associates. Thank You!
V.I.P. 1pm - 5pm
General Admission 2pm - 5pm Two days of fun begin on Saturday, when over 200 Washington wineries uncork their award-winning bottles, and the region’s top restaurants dish up their world-class bites … just for you!
V.I.P. 1pm - 5pm
General Admission 2pm - 5pm A second day of tasting on Sunday gives you the chance to finally hit ALL of the world-class Washington wineries and restaurants you’ve been dying to visit. Try a new approach to wine tasting in our Vineyard Tasting area
. Compare and contrast wine straight from the source.
In addition to four more hours of tasting the amazing wine and mouth-watering bites being offered this year, Sunday also offers wine and food lovers the chance to meet one of the world’s leading celebrity chef Tom Douglas!
Call Seattle Wine Tours.com 206444-Wine or 206-444-9463 for more information.
TripAdvisor®Seattle Wine Tours #8 Best Tour in Seattle.
Seattle Wine Tours is very excited that TripAdvisor.com has rated Seattle Wine Tours as the 8th best thing to do in the greater Seattle area, and the number #1 wine tour in the greater Seattle, Bellevue, Woodinville area! Seattle Wine Tours has worked hard to insure that our wine tours and city tours are customized to meet our client’s expectations, and by our reviews it’s working!
Seattle Wine Tours reminds everyone that...
On December 3rd and 4th the wineries of Woodinville Wine Country will open their doors from 11:00am - 4:00pm for the annual St. Nicholas Day Open House. Two Day passes are $55, Sunday Only are $40. Guests will have the opportunity to taste wines from exclusive boutique wineries as well as special selections from a few of Woodinville’s more well-known participants. This will be a unique and festive holiday event where you can discover new wineries, meet the winemakers and learn about present offerings and future releases. St. Nick’s is a perfect opportunity to stock up on your favorite wines for the holidays and get that special something for family, friends, or co-workers.
Participating wineries to date: Airfield Estates Winery, Anton Ville Winery, Apex at Alder Ridge, Brian Carter Cellars, Challenger Ridge, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Convergence Zone Cellars, Covey Run Tasting, Covington Cellars and II Vintners, Davenport Cellars, Des Voigne Cellars, DiStefano Winery, Domaine Ste. Michelle, Elevation Cellars, Goose Ridge Estate Winery, Hollywood Hill Vineyards, Isenhower Cellars, J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio, Kestrel Vintners, Matthews Estate, Michael Florentino, Northwest Totem Cellars, Otis Kenyon Wine Tasting Room, Page Cellars, Patit Creek Cellars, Patterson Cellars, Piccola Wines, Pondera Winery, Red Sky Winery, Silver Lake Winery, Tefft Cellars, Tempest Sol Winery, William Church Winery and Tasting Room, Woodinville Wine Cellars and XSV Wines.
Call Seattle Wine Tours to arrange to take your group to this fun event!
SeattleWineTours.com has had a busy, incredible summer! Yesterday was a typical day as we had several tours; one was a group of 30 very nice people from the APA (American Pyrotechnics Association). We started the day visiting Snoqualmie Falls & the beautiful Salish Lodge. Though the day was a little damp, it didn’t hinder the spirits of our friends from the APA or the beauty and majesty of Snoqualmie Falls.
Salish Lodge is always a great stop, especially if you want to shop a bit in their nice gift store, or if you would rather relax and enjoy lunch at their beautiful restaurant or the intimate setting for a light meal and a glass of wine in the “Attic”- my personal favorite! www.salishlodge.com
After our stop at Snoqualmie Falls and Salish lodge, it was off to Woodinville Wine Country. Our first stop JM Cellars. JM Cellars is a true boutique winery, and is a Wine Country gem. After tasting a very nice selection of wines, John Bigelow (owner & wine maker) took our group of a tour of the wine cellar, and treated us to a barrel taste! John’s dedication for outstanding wines is certainly evident in the finished product, and his commitment to quality and as Stewart of the Land should be recognized as JM Cellars is certified “Salmon Safe”. If you are Woodinville, JM Cellars is a required stop. www.jmcellars.com
Next up was Columbia Winery. Now depending on who you are talking to either Columbia Winery or Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in the State. Now, you won’t find me in the middle of that debate! What I will discuss is the excellent tasting and educational information that Rick Toyota, manager at Columbia Winery did for our tour. Rick has over 30 years experience in the wine industry, is a wine sommelier, a trained wine educator and a professional speaker. The 6 wines he poured were excellent and his experience in the wine industry is legendary. Stop by and have Rick enlighten you on Columbia Winery and Washington Wines! www.columbiawinery.com
Our last stop was DiStefano Winery. DiStefano Winery ifs a family owned and operated and is always on my short list in the Woodinville area. DiStefano Winery was established in 1983, and was one of the first 5 wineries in the Woodinville area! DiStefano Winery also has a GREAT kitchen and can accommodate up to 35 people for lunch or dinner. If you are in Woodinville, do yourself a favor and stop by DiStefano Winery. www.distefanowinery.com
Seattle Wine Tours just got back from a short vacation in the Hood River OR, White Salmon WA area. What an incredible area for recreation and wine touring. Is there anything better than outdoor recreation and then wine touring? I think not!
Hood River OR and White Salmon WA are linked by a mile long bridge. It is easy to stay in one community and visit the other only minutes away. White Salmon & Hood River share the banks of the “Mighty Columbia River”, and the recreation opportunities are endless. Hiking, camping, biking, golfing, rock climbing, river rafting, kayaking, kiteboarding, wind surfing, skiing, snowboarding, stand-up paddle boarding, fly fishing, Columbia River fishing, photography, and scenic drives in every direction!
We stayed at a beautiful 3 bedroom town house, located 5 blocks from downtown Hood River. Hood River Vacation Rentals - www.hrvacations.com
did a great job of finding us the perfect location and accommodations for our group of 6. Libby & Leslie were outstanding to work with, and I would highly recommend Hood River Vacation Rentals (HRVR) as the starting spot to find a great place to stay as well as information on all the things to do & see in the White Salmon, Hood River area. Click on the link or call them directly at : 1-877-260-2519 or 541-387-3113
We visited 4 wineries; 2 on the Washington side, and two on the Oregon side. The Oregon wineries were Phelps Creek and Spring House Cellars, and the Washington Wineries were Syncline and Memaloose. All of the wineries were outstanding, and all have unique characteristics that that embody the terroir of the Columbia River Gorge.
If you are a beer drinker (pick me) Hood River & White Salmon might have the best brew pubs in all of the United States. Let’s not forget that Full Sail Brewery started here and is located smack dab in the middle of Hood River; but there are so many more on both sides of the Columbia River that a separate blog would be needed to expound about how good the beer is in the Gorge.
When it comes to wine, recreation, beer and scenic beauty, Hood River & White Salmon might be the best of Oregon & Washington!www.hrvacations.com