Opening Covington Cellars was a natural step for David and Cindy Lawson—he loved home winemaking, she loved pushing the boundaries of her home kitchen. Eventually, they decided to turn their hobbies into something larger. David enrolled at UC Davis to study enology (the study of seminal winemaker Brian Eno) while Cindy expanded her knowledge of cooking and wine at culinary schools around the country. Today, the two oversee a diverse line of wines and a locally sourced, seasonal menu to match. They also share their enthusiasm with visitors during winemaking events, tours, dinners, and bottle-smashing parties.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer floral arrangements for weddings, events and everyday gifts. We also provide wedding and event coordinating and planning, design, candy buffets, and rentals.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to start my own business that allowed me to use my creative eye.
What do you love most about your job?
That I get to take someones vision and make it a reality.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
tears of joy.
With the help of his uncle Tom Campbell, who just happens to be a seasoned enologist and viticulturist, Bijal Shah and his wife Sinead founded The Woodhouse Wine Estates in 2004. The winery's vintages are brought to life by Jean Claude Beck, whose winemaking genes reach back to Alsace, France, where his family estate has been crafting wine since 1579. The team at Woodhouse focuses on expressing the unique terroir of each grape’s origin, yielding balanced, mature wines marked by full flavors. Inside the tasting room, chandeliers sparkle over a long bar, where visitors can sip pours of any number of select wines.
Treat your family to a day that's jam-packed with thrills and excitement! Take them on a trip to Pony Paradise Rides in Woodinville.
Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the park.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Start a night out with your friends right at the terrific theater at Woodinville's
Seattle's Best Karaoke.
While you're enjoying this theater, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Despite moving to the Northwest in 1971, David Hayward never lost track of his southern roots. Friends and family members enjoyed the South Carolina native's barbecue in the ensuing decades, but it wasn't until 2009 that David got the chance to share his down-home cooking with the public by opening Carolina Smoke.
Every morning begins the same way for David: he loads his smoker with a fresh batch of mesquite, alder, hickory, and cherry wood pellets. He then slow-cooks beef brisket, pork ribs, chicken, hot links, prime rib, and other meats for hours so they absorb a smoky flavor. Carolina Smoke doesn't hide its meats beneath a layer of sauce. Instead, sauces arrive on the side so customers can savor the meats' natural flavor or add sauce as they see fit.
The menu of southern comfort foods isn't limited to barbecue sandwiches and platters. Carolina Smoke also offers a number of side dishes, including jalapeño cornbread, smoked mac 'n cheese, and collard greens. To balance the smoky flavor of the barbecue, diners can sip on glasses of Carolina sweet tea or lick one of the post office's new Big Time Tangy stamps.