- Publish Date: Nov 3, 2009
Only a stone’s throw from the technology titan Microsoft and just out of sight from the observation deck of the Space Needle, sits a sleepy, sliver of land called Woodinville, Washington. Therein also sits a delightful, hidden expanse of vineyards.
Woodinville is not as iconic as Washington State’s other W-named wine region (Walla-Walla). Almost cowering over this tiny town of less are Washington’s very well-known wine producers, Chateau St. Michelle and Columbia Winery. (Their total case productions each far exceed the total inhabitants of Woodinville proper!) But Woodinville also offers a growing number of smaller producers, a handful of which also offer tasting rooms.
The Daily Sip™ favorites in Woodinville are DiStefano and DeLille. DiStefano is dedicated to producing small-lot, Bordeaux and Rhône-style wines of the highest quality.Their Syrah and “Ottimo” (Meritage) are truly delicious. Similarly, DeLille Cellars is committed to making “the best hand-crafted, old world style wine” possible. Their “D2” Bordeaux-blend has received accolades from all sorts of press and is on many of the most iconic restaurants’ wine lists. It too will leave you with a reason to remember the name Woodinville.
Go to www.woodinvillewinecountry.com to plan your next Washington state wine getaway.