When Josh Lawrence joined his father and uncle to work the land the Lawrence family had farmed for nearly a half-century, he wanted the fruits of his labor to be tasted in a glass. So they began Lawrence Vineyards in 2003 with just one block of vines and a single garden gnome for security in the sunny Frenchman Hills bearing the family's name. From there, the planting and production flourished, and today more than a dozen varieties of grapes populate nearly 300 acres of land. For the Lawrences, Gård Vintners was the natural next step, and a host of award-winning wines followed. Today, they invite visitors into their two tasting rooms to sample a variety of wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Riesling, and refreshing Rosé with notes of strawberry jam and fresh herbs. Guests may also purchase bottles of their favorite varietal or enjoy glasses of Gard Vintners wine at restaurants throughout the area.
You won't find a single cork at Piccola Cellars. That's because the sellers store their locally made wines in stainless steel kegs. While tapping wine may seem unusual, the company believes the process saves more money, hassle, and environment than traditional bottling. Take Piccola's signature tote—it holds the same amount of wine as two 750 ml bottles, and can stay fresh for one month after opening. For those who need wine in bulk, whether it's for a party or to dye a lawn purple, Piccola also packages its reds and whites in growlers, mini-kegs, and kegs. And if potential buyers are curious about the most important factor—how the wine tastes—they can visit Piccola's tasting room in the Woodinville Warehouse District or in the North Bend location.
Founded in 2002 by Tim and Paige Stevens the Winery’s located in “The Warehouse District” of Woodinville, Washington. We find it hard to believe how fast time flies and that we’re rolling into our 9th year and just celebrated the 6th release of the Stevens424, our flagship Red Blend. Our passion is to produce wines that show a distinctive character, specifically focused on the Yakima Valley. We owe much of our success to our growing partners at Dineen, DuBrul, Klipsun, Meek and Sheridan Vineyards.
At this time the Winery produces 6 reds and 2 white wines. Our 1st year we produced a miniscule 100 cases of Cabernet Franc and now with the ’10 Crush behind us we should be pushing close to 2900 cases. Scary. With each year, we not only grow, but continue to broaden our knowledge as the vineyards mature and we work with the fruit. We’re excited to be a part of the Washington Wine Industry as it continues to grow and look forward to many more incredible vintages.
Corks and Canvas Events, like a work of fine art, came about by pairing a good idea with a passion to create. The founders both came from the marketing world, where they spent their days devising campaigns and events to inspire their audiences to take action. A shared love for art and wine inspired them to bend their action-creating talents toward a new goal—hosting painting and wine events in area wineries and wine bars, allowing guests to "uncork their creativity" and promote the burgeoning Washington wine industry in a local setting.
Their idea took the form of Corks and Canvas Events, where experienced artists lead guests step-by-step through the painting creation process. Guests re-create various paintings, everything from lush vineyard scenes to preening roosters, while sipping on glasses of local wines.
Village Wines may primarily spotlight Northwest wines and beers on its weekly-rotating menu, but its food menu draws inspiration from all over the globe, while a high-end selection of pick-me-ups from Stumptown Coffee and Choice teas provide a boost any time of the day. Hot and cold shareable plates evoke tapas-style dining, although the flavors atop each dish range from Asian to French, along with a kids' menu for younger taste palates. Pizzas come topped with combinations such as goat cheese and prosciutto or Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauce with pulled chicken. Bistro-inspired sandwiches include styles from around the world, such as an authentic french-dip au jus, helping tongues experience France without licking the door to the Louvre.
Jim Petty, owner and winemaker, has high standards for wine that have motivated him to craft an array of award-winning varietals from the grapes of local vineyards. Aspenwood Cellars’ signature series boasts Seattle Wine Award–winners, such as the silver medal 2009 syrah and the bronze medal 2008 cabernet sauvignon, while the current production series includes a 2009 Elegance red-wine blend, which serenades tasters with the cherry and toasted vanilla notes that earned it a silver medal at the Washington State Fair in 2012. Aspenwood Cellars invites guests to visit on the weekends for tastings led by Jim. Guests can take the opportunity to learn about how the wine is made personally, since Jim takes a more personal approach, meeting and talking with guests about all things wine.