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Wineries on the Move

April 10, 2013

Woodinville continues to be the place for Washington wineries to have a tasting room.    Here is a list of a few wineries making bold moves in Woodinville.


Gard Vintners:   I personally think that Gard is still so under the radar that it is only a matter of time before the local wine appreciators recognize the fantastic value and true winemaking expertise Gard brings to Woodinville.    Rooted  deep into Washington’s terroir,  Josh Lawrence, owner/farmer is from a Scandinavian farming family based out of Royal City, Washington.   The pristine Lawrence Vineyards produce some of the finest fruit around.   Josh and his wife Lisa started the winery in 2006.  Their winemaker Aryn Morall cut his winemaking teeth in Napa and now lives  in Walla Walla.   Gard previously shared a tasting room with Robert Smasne.  Now solo,  go visit  Gard Vintners at their new location in Woodinville:  19151 144th Ave. NE,   Hours:  Thursday – Monday 12-5pm.

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Castillo de Feliciana:   Just opened their second tasting room in Woodinville.    Castillo de Feliciana  or “The Castle of Happiness”  owners are the Castillo family from Duvall.   They have a 66 acre vineyard and tasting room in Walla Walla.   Their new tasting room exudes an inviting and warm Latin elegance that extends to the Spanish varietals Castillo de Feliciana brings to Woodinville including Albarino, Tempranillo, and Malbec.    Go visit them at:  15114 148th Ave. NE, Woodinville     Hours: 12-5 Friday thru Sunday


Vessel Wines:   A revolutionary trend to premium wines on tap.  Vessel joins the warehouse winery crowd.   They have three premium Washington wines;  they pour a Chardonnay, Bordeaux blend, and a Syrah.    Visit them in their new expansive Woodinville warehouse home.   Address:  is 19405 144th Ave. NE Bldg. D:


Hollywood Hill Vineyards:   The one and only commercial grape grower in the ‘hood has  moved their tasting room back to the vines.  They are back to their roots on Hollywood Hill.     Check out their FB page  for days open to the public.

Walla Walla’s Cougar Crest Winery is taking over Hollywood Hills little red house on Red/Woodinville Rd.  Construction is currently going on for a new expanded deck.   They will remain open at their current location in Apple Farm Village –  14545 148th Ave. NE #211, Woodinville, WA 98072  Hours:  Friday and Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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