Top 5 Woodinville Wineries

Watch out Napa Valley and Loire Valley! Woodinville is making a name as a region for up and coming wineries to make their name. Many of the wineries are close to each other, but it’s hard to know which ones are worth checking out. Visit these top 5 Woodinville wineries for a fun wine tasting experience.

Chateau Ste. Michelle
Ah, the winery that brought wine culture to Woodinville. Chateau Ste. Michelle is arguably the most well known winery in Woodinville, and for good reason. Most of the grapes other Washington wineries buy come from Chateau Ste. Michelle’s property. Their red wines are produced in Central Washington, where they grow the grapes. But their white wines are fermented at the Woodinville tour facility, of which the Riesling and Chardonnay are definitely worth tasting. Visit for their free wine tasting tours or for an awesome show during their summer concert series.

Novelty Hill/Januik
Although it’s beautiful year round, Novelty Hill has a modern outdoor space that is perfect for spending summer afternoons at while sipping on wine. Indulge in some of the tasty tapas and oven-fired pizzas while you’re at it too. Visit on Tuesdays and save 10% off wine purchases when you come in to taste their award-winning wines.

Kaella Winery
Kaella Winery produces a small selection of wine every year, but every case is delicious and worth a taste! They mostly create red wines, like Syrah, Meritage, and Sangiovese. Look out for when Kaella seasonally releases their Rose wine. It is crisp, just the right amount of sweetness, and refreshing to drink during summertime.

Convergence Zone
Named after the ever-changing weather patterns in the Pacific Northwest, Convergence Zone Cellars is anything but that. They are known for their consistency in creating well-balanced wines. The wines do a good job at pleasing different palates and are perfect for people just getting into wine tasting. Most mentionable are their Dewpoint Riesling and Squall Line red combo.

 

Pondera
Pondera’s wines have a strong alcohol taste, which can be traced from their high alcohol percentage. But they balance well, especially when paired with food. Visit on the weekends for wine tastings in their beautiful tasting room. The back room is stacked with their next batches of wines ready to be tapped. Look closely at the barrels and you’ll see the clever names they give the seasonal batches. And if you’re lucky, you might catch a live music performance, which adds to the fun atmosphere!

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