A Wine Tasting Itinerary in Woodinville, Washington
Featured January 2020
Woodinville's Hollywood District offers dozens of tasting rooms just a stone's throw from Seattle
For residents of the Seattle-metro area, Woodinville is by far the most accessible wine tasting region in the state. Packed into the 5.6 square-mile city are over 100 tasting rooms and wineries, allowing for easy touring of all the state has to offer. Woodinville wineries are mainly clustered in two sections: the southern Hollywood District and the northern Warehouse District.
Named after the historic Hollywood Farm located here 100 years ago, the southern Hollywood District today is a wine-tasting mecca with over 40 wine tasting rooms within walking distance. Wineries large and small have set up tasting rooms that pour every possible Washington wine varietal imaginable.
This itinerary features four of the best tasting rooms to visit in Woodinville's Hollywood District. WineryHunt Washington Club Members are invited to visit these featured wineries for waived tastings and a 10% discount on purchases in January 2020.
25 Minutes Northeast of downtown Seattle
Woodinville is an easy 25 minute drive from downtown Seattle. JM Cellars is a five minute drive from the other three featured wineries, which are all within walking distance of each other.
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Woodinville boasts over 100 tasting rooms, with over 40 in the southern Hollywood District. We've selected four of the best for members to visit in January.
Featured Woodinville Hollywood District Wineries
WineryHunt Washington Club Members enjoy waived wine tastings and 10% discounts at the following Woodinville Hollywood District wineries in January 2020
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
“It was Destiny” is a phrase that echoes throughout Alexandria Nicole Cellars. True love brought owners Jarrod and Ali together and it shines through in their life’s work. Since breaking ground in 1998, Jarrod and Ali have assembled a passionate team that is dedicated to crafting world class wines while creating memorable wine tasting experiences. Alexandria Nicole was recently voted "Top 10 Hottest Brands" in Wine Business Magazine and has tasting rooms in Paterson (also the winery site), Woodinville and Prosser. The Woodinville location is on the ground floor of the historic Hollywood Schoolhouse Building, offering acozy atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff that are eager to guide guests through a flight of their amazing wines.
Wines Produced: Albariño, Viognier, White Blends, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Syrah, Red Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Counoise, Grenache, Tempranillo
"Without fail, I have always been greeted with cheerful smiles, service, and wonderful wines!" -TW, Google Review
J Bookwalter Winery
With their winery located in the heart of Washington's Columbia Valley, Bookwalter Winery has been producing small lots of high quality wine since 1983. This family-owned winery has grown into one of the Pacific Northwest's most recognized boutique wine brands thanks to their focus on creating fine Bordeaux blends. They offer tastings at their flagship winery and tasting room in Richland as well as the modern tasting studio in Woodinville's Hollywood District.
Wines Offered: Bordeaux Blends, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay, Riesling
"Delicious wines with a literary theme. Lots of space both inside and outside. Very relaxing environment." -KM, Google Review
"The venue is FANTASTIC! We especially loved the outdoor area and lovely fire pit". -AM, Google Review
A family-owned winery located in Woodinville, Washington, JM Cellars has produced handcrafted, limited-release wines since 1998. John and the winemaking team work with a diverse selection of Washington’s premium vineyards to craft superior quality wines styled for balance, power, dimension and finesse. Small production lots allow the team the pleasure of producing a diverse wine selection while still focusing on high quality standards. JM’s tasting room is nestled on a secluded hillside surrounded by 7 acres of nature, and boasts a quintessential Pacific Northwest setting. Providing an inviting atmosphere, warm hospitality and award-winning wines, JM Cellars welcomes you!
Wines Offered: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Chardonnay, Cinsaut,Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Viognier, Rosé, Bordeaux Style Blends, Rhône Style Blends, White Blends
Note: JM Cellars is open to WineryHunt Washington Members on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-4pm this January. They are closed for a private event on Sunday, January 27. Due to limited parking, a valet will provide parking upon arrival, and may turn guests away if the lot is full.
"The location on the hill is just peaceful and beautiful! The people were very pleasant and generous! Now let's get to the wine.... oh my! AMAZING reds!" Tessa V, Google Review
Kelly and Chris Sparkman launched Sparkman Cellars in Woodinville, Washington in 2004. In short time they racked up some serious acclaim for their Washington wines, ranking very highly in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits and more. This is a true family operation that crafts an impressive 27 different wines, earning it a cult following over the years. There are two tasting rooms in Woodinville--- WineryHunt members are asked to visit the tasting room near the roundabout in the heart of the Woodinville Hollywood District to enjoy your member benefits in January! Member benefits are not offered at their new tasting room at the old Red Hook Brewery.
Wines Offered: Roussanne, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Red Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
"If you haven't tasted Sparkman, add it to the top of your list. Every sip is delicious and the tasting room guides are fantastic and knowledgeable. I always feel recognized and welcome. Highly recommended!" -JJ, Google Review
Note: Closes early on Friday, January 3 for Holiday Party.
Resources for your Tasting Adventure to Woodinville's Hollywood District
Join the 2020 WineryHunt Washington Club
Club members enjoy waived wine tastings at these Woodinville wineries during January 2020, as well as free tastings and discounts in 11 other Washington wine regionsView Club Details