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.
23297 SR 3 NE Belfair | (814) 273-9379
Tim and Todd Masbruch, owners and founders of Bent Bine Brew Co. in Belfair, Washington, wanted to re-create Wisconsin family values of cheerful community connection and the family tradition they grew up with here in beautiful Hood Canal. This is what they love; connecting with people, bonding over beer, chewing the cud! (Yes, lots of cows in Wisconsin)! It's in their blood and it's in their family and this is what they are best at!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.