Fall is In the Air…The “Crush” is Around the Corner!

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 

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