Having built a serious name for itself in world class tasting competitions in recent years, the Northwest has become a mandatory stop for wine lovers everywhere. Pairing well with more than a cheese plate, these finely crafted wines go well with family, friends and a relaxing afternoon.
23501 US Highway 101, Hoodsport, WA 98548 | (800) 580-9894
Hoodsport Winery, located just south of Hoodsport, produces limited bottling of fine award-winning wines. This jewel of a winery originated in 1978 as a pioneer in the Washington State wine industry. It now offers traditional wines such as Merlot and Riesling, and unique varieties from top-grade raspberries, loganberries, and other fruits. The winery, like its label, affords majestic views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. Tours and tasting are offered daily.
24210 N US Highway 101, Hoodsport, WA 98548 | (206) 300-0877
Using water from the Olympic National Forest, The Hardware Distillery offers a variety of delectable hand crafted spirits and gorgeous view to enjoy while sipping away in their ambient tasting room. Check the website for hours and special events.
24180 US Highway 101, Suite B, Hoodsport, WA 98548 | (360) 877-2247
“There is nothing to say but bravo,” proclaims Wine Enthusiast Magazine about Stottle Winery. This winery produces 12 different award-winning, hand crafted, Washington wines. The grapes are sourced from some of the oldest and most respected vineyards in Washington. Head over to the tasting room right in the center of Hoodsport.
50 SE Skookum Inlet Road, Shelton, WA 98584 | (360) 426-5913
Walter Dacon Wines specializes in unique, handcrafted Rhone and Mediterranean style blends aged in French and American oak barrels. Grapes are sourced from select vineyards in the Yakima and Columbia Valleys. Located near Skookum Inlet in Shelton, the winery offers tours and tasting of its award-winning wines several days a week.
21 NE Old Belfair Highway, Belfair, WA 98528 | (360) 275-9100
Mosquito Fleet Winery is one of the newest Washington state wineries with its roots in the shadow of the state’s first bonded winery, The St. Charles Winery of Stretch Island. Located at the tip of Hood Canal in Belfair, Washington, Mosquito Fleet is a small winery that prides itself in developing Bordeaux-styled wines aged for 18-24 months in French oak barrels.
6871 WA State Route 106, Union, WA 98592 | (360) 898-3200
Cameo Boutique was established in 1983. The building was constructed in 1922 and is one of the oldest in Union. The shop features gourmet foods, apparel, jewelry, and unique gifts, including a wide range of specialty wines. The Cameo Boutique Wine Shop (Bin 106) offers wines from all around the world. Complimentary wine tastings are offered every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Special “after hours” wine tastings are offered by invitation.
We sent three best friends out to the wild side of Washington to taste their way through Hood Canal and document it all the way. The result: a weekend to remember.
Get in the know, light up, then go.
A grill? A big screen television? A round at the local golf course? We’re over here scratching our heads over what the man of the hour really wants for his big day.
Itinerary #10: Mom Time
As jewelers and holiday cards holler at us to pack Mom’s day full of pink ribbons, glimmering gifts, and bouquets full of flowers, we find ourselves wondering what the lady of the day really wants.
They’re the succulent creatures that speckle Hood Canal’s shoreline, and chances are you either love them or hate them. Regardless, oysters are a staple of Hood Canal's seafood bounty, and you'll never guess what these small crustaceans can do.
Itinerary #8: Spring Adventuring
There is a host of romantic notions about staying inside all winter, putting on fuzzy socks against the cold, and hibernating beneath a blanket. Instead of letting a little rain stop us from getting after it, we choose adventures that are even better with a little atmosphere!
A weekend warrior is a 21st century beast whose population seems to be exponentially growing. As the “rolley chair blues” epidemic proliferates across the Pacific Northwest, so does the drive to combat it with an epic 48-hour adventure.
Life isn’t about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself. Take a peek into our world on the wild side of Washington with our brand new video.
In addition to being one of the most beautiful natural gems of the Pacific Northwest, the Olympic Peninsula can easily become the picturesque destination wedding in your backyard, and Hood Canal Events can make it happen for you.
The dusty summertime bustle is starting to settle a bit in our neck of the woods. We are hitting the tail end of summer-harvest fruits like strawberries and rhubarb, and welcoming in early fall-harvest. You know what that means? Grapes! You know what that means? Wine!