Today's side deal gives the aromatically curious something to fill their nasal passages with besides freshly unwrapped erasers. For $10, you'll get a wine tasting for one (a $5 value) plus $20 worth of bottled wine at Hestia Cellars, a family-owned-and-operated winery in Woodinville. Feel free to swing through Hestia Cellars' tasting room any Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and apply your voucher toward whichever fermented fruitiness fits your fancy.
Born in a modest estate of the Snoqualmie River Valley, Hestia's lovely handcrafted red and white wines make any gathering worthy of a toast. Currently a finalist in Wine and Beer of Washington State's 2010 Wine to Watch competition, Hestia prides itself on its intimate approach, which includes the tradition of unfiltered bottling.
During your tasting, take note of which wine boasts the notes that make your soul tap its foot and take home bottles such as the 2009 Chenin blanc ($15), the 2007 merlot ($20), or the 2006 cabernet sauvignon ($35). After your educational imbibing and swiftly sensational acquisition, take your wine out for a picnic. If you prefer, bring another human along, too.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Hestia Cellars is a finalist in the 2010 Wine to Watch competition from Wine and Beer of Washington State. It received a favorable mention in the Seattle Wine Blog, and all of its wines got an average rating of three stars or above from Snoothers. Three Yelpers gave it an average rating of 4.5 stars:
19501 144th Ave. NE
Woodinville, Washington 98072Get Directions