Beer, Wine & Spirits in Washington

Wine and Bites for Two or Four, or Wine Tasting with Take-Home Bottle at Patit Creek Cellars (Up to 45% Off)

Patit Creek Cellars

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

Sample wines with paired bites at the Spokane location or visit the 6,000-square-foot winery and tasting room in Walla Walla

Winery or Brewery Experience for One or Two from Lifestyle Valet (Up to 51% Off)

Lifestyle Valet

Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center

$80 $39

Travel to wineries or breweries throughout the South Sound, learning about beer- or winemaking, meeting experts, and tasting their wares

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off Purchases of $30 or More at The Wine Alley

The Wine Alley

Cascade-Fairwood

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off purchases of $30 or more at The Wine Alley.

Wine-and-Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at Nodland Cellars (Half Off)

Nodland Cellars

Nodland Cellars

$30 $15

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Guests sample five wines paired with artisan chocolates from Chocolate Myracles, while getting tips on wine pairing and service

Distillery Tour for Two or Four with Bottles at Dry County Distillery (Up to 45% Off) 

Dry County Distillery

Downtown

$30 $17

Guests tour facility that crafts small-batch liquors before selecting bottles to take home

$23 for a Wine Tasting for Two and a Take-Home Bottle of Wine at Stina's Cellars ($55 Value)

Stina's Cellars

Lakeview

$55 $23

Sample small batch wines such as a dark and fruity syrah amber-hued roussane with hints of poached peaches

General Admission for 2 or 4 or VIP Admission for 2 to Kirkland Oktoberfest on September 26-28 (Up to 52% Off)

Kirkland Oktoberfest

Marina Park

$20 $10

German beers flow, live music fills the air with a jovial spirit, and authentic German food abounds at three-day celebration

One-Hour Private Wine Tasting for 20 People at Northwest Mountain Winery in Olympia (Up to 70% Off)

Northwest Mountain Winery Olympia

Olympia

$100 $30

Head winemaker Ray Curtis disseminates 30 years of wine knowledge in cozy tasting room as attendees try 8–12 1 oz. samples

$12 for Two Passes to Oktoberfest Northwest on Friday, October 3 ($20 Value)

Oktoberfest Northwest

Puyallup

$20 $12

The 10th Oktoberfest Northwest celebrates Germany with bratwurst, music, games of corn-hole, beer, weiner dog races, and Hammerschlagen

Winery Tour for Two or Four, or Four-Course Dinner for Two at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery

Wenatchee

$50 $25

Winemakers demonstrate how different varietals are crafted as groups sip on wines; four-course meal includes wine-blending session

$19.99 for Wine Tasting for Two with a Take-Home Bottle at Locati Cellars ($39 Value)

Locati Cellars

Walla Walla

$39 $19.99

Sample the family-run winery's vintages and blends of regional wines and take home your favorite bottle

Wine Tour for Two or Four on September 27 and 28 from Chehalis Valley Wine Tour (Up to 51% Off)

Chehalis Valley Wine Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Design your own route through wine country, visiting any of six participating wineries for tastings and tours

Wine Tour for Two or Four on September 27 and 28 from Chehalis Valley Wine Tour (Up to 51% Off)

Chehalis Valley Wine Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Design your own route through wine country, visiting any of six participating wineries for tastings and tours

One or Two Winery Passports, Valid at 15 Wineries from Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail (Half Off)

Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail

Yakima Valley

$10 $5

Winery passport unlocks benefits at more than 15 wineries; completion of passport warrants exclusive invitation to an event in August

Wine-and-Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at Hoodsport Winery (Up to 64% Off)

Hoodsport Winery

Hoodsport

$40 $19

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Five samples of rhubarb, loganberry, and grape varietals harmonize with raspberry-wine chocolate truffles amid sweeping mountain views

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Stottle Winery (50% Off)

Stottle Winery

Hoodsport

$14 $7

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Two, four, or six guests sample selections of award-winning, handcrafted wine made with grapes sourced from Eastern Washington vineyards

$5 Buys You a Coupon for $10 Off Wine Tasting For 2 ($20 Value) at Distefano Winery Ltd

Distefano Winery Ltd

Valley Industrial

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for $10 off wine tasting for 2 ($20 value)

Urban Wine Tour for One, Two, or Four from The Chocolate Box (42% Off)

The Chocolate Box

Downtown

$78 $45

Three-hour tours introduce participants to three local wineries and include chocolate samples to pair with the wine

Beer Tastings and Pints for Two, or a Growler and a Fill at River City Brewing (Up to 36% Off)

River City Brewing

Riverside

$16 $11

Pairs sip samples of beer brewed solely with regional ingredients or take some home in a growler

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at 21 Cellars (35% Off)

21 Cellars

North End

$20 $13

In a grotto lined with oak barrels, guests taste award-winning wines from winery specializing in bordeaux varietals

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with $25 Credit to Spend on Wine at Agate Creek Cellars (51% Off)

Agate Creek Cellars

Chehalis

$35 $17

Winery guests sample a range of vintages, all handmade on-site; specialities include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Barbera

Beer Tastings for Two with a Growler and a Growler Fill at Dirty Bucket Brewing Co. (Up to 39% Off)

Dirty Bucket Brewing Co.

Woodinville

$37.76 $23

Sample five of the nanobrewery's rotating variety of beers, then take one home in a growler

Wine Tasting with Appetizers for Two or Four at Luso Food and Wine (Up to 53% Off)

Luso Food and Wine

Highland Park

$20 $10

Portuguese and Brazilian imports such as white port and madeira alongside South Asian cuisine

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Snack Plates at Heymann Whinery (50% Off)

Heymann Whinery

Heymann Whinery

$40 $20

Sample fruit and grape wines from the winery's inventory while savoring snacks, then take home wine or wine accessories

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Three Boutique Wineries (Up to 50% Off)

Finn Hill Winery, Convergence Zone Cellars, & Kaella Winery

Finn Hill Winery

$20 $10

Wine made with Washington grapes; tastings held on Saturdays between noon and 5 p.m.

Wine, Whiskey, Small Plates, or Brunch at The Barrel Thief (Up to 50% Off)

The Barrel Thief

Seattle

$20 $10

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Visitors discover new wines, whiskeys, and other spirits in a warm, inviting atmosphere, or sample the weekend waffle brunch

Distillery Tour for One or Two with Tastings and a T-shirt with Road Dogs Tours (51% Off)

Road Dogs Tours

Seattle Distillery Tour

$79 $39

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The 2.5-hour tour visits at least three local distilleries to explore the distilling process as guests enjoy tastings at each stop

Private Distillery Tour for Two or Hands-On Distilling Day for One at 2bar Spirits (Up to 55% Off)

2bar Spirits

Seattle

$50 $25

Tour the artisinal distillery, or become a worker for a day to help transform local ingredients into handcrafted vodka and whiskey

Select Local Merchants

Forget lengthy lists of hard-to-pronounce preservatives?each batch of Empire Ice Cream starts with a base that contains just four ingredients: eggs, evaporated cane juice, and cream and milk from Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy. From there, the ice cream makers simply fold in extra ingredients to make various flavors, relying on local providers like Hayton Farms, who supply the berries for the shop's raspberry and strawberry ice creams, or Stumptown Coffee, who delivers the ground espresso beans for Empire's coffee-flavored ice cream. There's even a unique bacon-flavored ice cream made with real pieces of local, natural bacon, as well as a s'mores ice cream loaded with house-made marshmallows and real vine-ripened graham crackers. Brownies and cinnamon rolls from Eat Local are also available in the shop, and sometimes make their way into decadent sundaes.

2400 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

Thirty years ago, the Mielke family shifted its trade from cherry packing to growing, harvesting, and aging the grapes at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, which has won CityVoter's award for Best Winery for the last three years. The winery encompasses a warm-toned tasting room downtown as well as a 1924 Florentine-style estate perched on a cliff overlooking the Spokane River. The estate, registered as a National Historic Landmark, is home to a stone gazebo, 4 acres of gardens, and a gigantic checkers board for trees bored with feigning stillness. At each tasting room, knowledgeable oenophiles introduce palates to more than 15 handcrafted vintages to taste and take home. In addition to fermenting wines from its own grapes, the Mielke family sources grapes from mature vineyards around Washington.

808 West Main Avenue
Spokane,
WA
US

Perry and Penny grew up together near Prosser, Washington in the 1970s, and were close friends throughout elementary school. More than 20 years later, the two rekindled their friendship but it wasn't all smooth sailing from the start. That year, Penny started making fortified blackberry wine, which Perry described as, "indescribably undrinkable." More than a little annoyed by this harsh judgment, Penny challenged Perry to do better. The result of this winemaking challenge was four cases of merlot that won a second-place ribbon among the amateur entrants at the Puyallup Fair. Stina's Cellars grew from this initial success, and over time production grew and grew, until finally the team was able to move into a small facility and officially open the winery for business in 2006.

At the winery, Perry and Penny?joined by helpful family and friends?make small batches of wine using grapes grown throughout eastern and western Washington. The type of wines they make changes frequently, but past bottles have included a dark and fruity syrah balanced by its bold tannic structure as well as an amber-hued roussane with hints of poached peaches and a pronounced nuttiness reminiscent of sherry. These wines appear on store shelves and restaurant menus throughout the region, but can also be sampled inside Stina's Cellars tasting room. Visitors are encouraged to stop in, try some samples, and attempt to guess which wine bottle contains a wish-granting genie.

4417 6th Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

When pharmacist Gary Goug?r first started making wine, he was an amateur who was simply translating his love of vino into a pleasurable hobby. Soon, his passion took over, and he began racking up numerous International Gold awards for his red blends. His science background, coupled with training at one of the world?s finest winemaking schools in Australia, helped Goug?r take his wines to the next level. Goug?r now oversees his own winery, built in 2013 inside a renovated firehouse, where his bottles take center stage at tasting-room events ranging from holiday events to varietal samplers.

1812 Washington St
Vancouver,
WA
US

The inside of ViaVita Café & Wine Bar traces the timeline of a single day. Floor-to-ceiling windows cast morning light onto a display case of pastries and cheeses—an addendum to the counter that bears morning coffee orders. Nearby, granite-topped tables sit far enough apart to suggest an open, Parisian patio, but close enough together to support a cross-stream of chatter over lunchtime sandwiches. The day ends on the other side of a semicircular wine bar. There, walls wearing distressed paint encapsulate a rustic alcove, where hanging plants and Greco-Roman-style pottery evoke the dining room of a hillside villa.

The decor and seasonal menu at ViaVita Café & Wine Bar champion a European-flavored escape, where diners can stop at any time for a meal, a snack, or a glass of wine. From the crepes and omelets of brunch—served with duck-fat potatoes and chocolate-orange butter—to afternoon paninis and dinners of pan-seared Alaskan salmon, meals realized by imaginative chefs spark and fuel long conversations. Imported and domestic beers, as well as wines from small vineyards on multiple continents, complement the diverse bouquet of flavors and pair especially well with cheese and charcuterie boards. During special events, guitar music acts as a soothing soundtrack for bites, and sommelier seminars instruct patrons on how to age libations without sending them to PG-13 movies alone.

1032 106th Ave NE
Bellevue,
WA
US

In the barrel room at Port Gardner Bay Winery, Chris Covington stays vigilant watching over casks of reds and whites with the anticipation and pride of a master winemaker. After learning that his engineering and chemistry knowledge could be put to use fermenting grapes and crafting unique alcoholic nectars, Chris began experimenting with the wine-making process, eventually producing his own wines independently. Today, Chris crafts vintages ranging from cabernet sauvignons and merlots to malbecs and gew?rztraminers, earning him a spot in Evening Magazine's "The Best of Western Washington". In addition to his day-to-day production duties, Chris also hosts frequent events, from tastings featuring live performances from local musicians to wine classes that discuss the wine-making process and dispel rumors that the best way to crush a grape is by breaking its heart.

2802 Rockefeller Ave
Everett,
WA
US

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