I’m still here- barely! These Seattle trip posts are going to be all out of order- that’s just how I worked my way through them & I didn’t finish up (i.e. get back to the start). We spent Labor Day weekend in Seattle & it was fabulous! Just like Philly, I’m liking that town more & more with each visit. On Sunday, we took a private wine tour to Woodinville- a town about 45 minutes away with over 100 wineries. Our first stop was the ultra modern & minimalist Novelty Hill & Januik taking room.
The are apparently one of the few that opens at 11AM, and we were the first ones in the door, right in front of a large tour bus full of people. The area around Woodinville is really beautiful- small rolling hills, lots of lush trees, and wineries everywhere you turn.
Everything is bright, open, and airy. They have a lovely room for private events & also an outdoor patio. We had great views of the barrel room & even down into the winery where they actually made the wine. Of the three wineries we visited, this was probably our least favorite. The wines were just OK (of course, the 2nd & 3rd wineries always taste better!), and there wasn’t anything really inviting or unique about the winery itself.
I learned my first lesson about Washington wines- most of the grapes are grown in the central and Eastern part of the states, on the other side of the Cascades. Then they truck the grapes over to many of the wineries in Woodinville. I’m accustomed to seeing the vines right along side the winery & tasting room, so I was a bit saddened to realize this. Hopefully, I’ll make it back out to the actual wine regions in Washington State one day soon.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Back to blogging! I hit the yoga class this morning, did some meditating, and even busted out my journal already today. Now I”m off to read my book for at least a few minutes this evening before cooking dinner.