A wine tour from Seattle is a great way to unlock the enormous potential of West-coast wines beyond California.
Seattle’s dozens of urban wineries are merely a gateway to the hundreds of wineries dotted across Washington State. And while the Napa Valley is the traditional go-to for wine tours in the United States, Washington State comes second for production of premium wine in the country, making it an overlooked and underappreciated wine region, where around 70 varietals are grown in Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley and Woodinville, among others. Taste the results for yourself on one of these top Seattle wine tours.
Snoqualmie Falls and Seattle Winery Tour
If you’re planning to visit Woodinville Wine Country, which sits on the northwestern side of Seattle, why not form a perfect triangle with Snoqualmie to see the impressive waterfalls along the way? This tour handles just that, heading first to the falls before driving guests north to Woodinville to pass the lion’s share of this five-hour tour exploring at least two wineries. Locations vary, but often combine a family-run and a more established winery. Please note that winery tasting fees are not included in the price. From $111 per person.
Bon Vivant Woodinville Wine Tasting Tour
Another natural landmark between Seattle and Woodinville is Lake Washington, which this tour crosses on the way to visiting a number of wineries over six or more hours. Guides on this tour are eager to impart their wisdom and knowledge of the local wine scene so that you can find your palate’s perfect tipple. Please note that winery tasting fees are not included in the price. Pick-up is available from a wide range of major hotels throughout Seattle. Tours run Wed-Sat. From $120 per person.
Snoqualmie Falls & Woodinville Wine Tasting from Seattle
For a tour that includes the wine tasting fees for the visits to three different wineries, then look no further. Using a similar itinerary to the first tour on this list, but adding in three extra hours for plenty more wine tasting, you can expect to get a wonderful overview of Washington State wines. Visiting three wineries and tasting four to six wines at each one, you’ll be glad to have the services of your driver and guide during the trip. Lunch is included in the price also. Tours from Fri-Sun. From $242 per person.
All Inclusive Bainbridge Island Luxury Winery Tour
While not as well-known among the wine country regions of Washington State, Bainbridge Island does have a handful of family-run, small-batch wineries that are well worth checking out. Easily accessible by ferry from Seattle’s downtown area, visitors on this tour make their own way to the island, meeting the guide on arrival. From here, expect a thorough sensory exploration of three or four wineries on Bainbridge Island, with plenty of different tastings at each. Tour runs on Sat and Sun. From $221 per person.
Seattle All-Inclusive: Hike Mt. Rainier and Wine Tasting
Another great combo tour from Seattle focusses heavily on the varied pleasures of the great outdoors, from a short hike on the slopes of mighty Mt. Rainier, which looms over Seattle, to the vineyards which thrive in the celebrated Yakima Valley. While further away from Seattle than some of the other grape growing areas, Yakima is among the most celebrated of Washington State’s wine regions. This 12-hour round-trip from Seattle includes breakfast, lunch, and tastings in at least two wineries. From $278 per person.