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Nothing beats a glass of wine and a picnic on a cool summer day. Woodinville wine country is a beautiful hot spot for wine tasting. Located about 30 miles outside of Seattle, Woodinville has over 130 wineries, bars, and tasting rooms. Of course, Woodinville has also been a hot spot for Satellite tasting rooms of Eastern Washington Wineries. So, you will find large wine tasting festivals along with perfect picnic locations.
7 Places to Have a Picnic in Woodinville
Because Woodinville is known for its wineries and wine trail, most people come for the wine. However, sipping a glass of wine while having a picnic sounds even better! So, we have narrowed down a few places you can visit that allow you to sip your wine while enjoying the panoramic scenery.
Just remember to pack a lunch and bring a blanket! Here are 7 places to have a picnic and drink wine in Woodinville:
#1 The PicNic Table
Since Woodinville is wine country, there is no reason you can’t sip it while having a picnic. The PicNic Table is a Bring Your Own Wine (BYOW) kind of place, but it is perfect for a picnic.
The best part of the PicNic Table is that it is inspired by both picnics and Mediterranean Cafe. Therefore, you get the best of both worlds. Simply select the basket you want, any add ons, and place your order. This place will have your picnic basket ready for you when you get there.
#2 The Woodhouse Wine Estates
Although this winery does not explicitly say it accommodates picnics, many reviews have claimed they do. Also, Woodhouse Wine Estates prides themselves on their 1500 square feet of versatile space that they use to accommodate anyone’s specific event needs. So, all you need to do to have a picnic at this incredible location is give them a call at 425-527-0608 to request a reservation.
Additionally, you can join the fun with friendly and informative tastings in the Tasting Room from Wednesday through Sunday. Tasting hours are from 12pm to 4:30pm and are $15 per person.
#3 Columbia Winery
Although not on their website specifically, Columbia Winery gets rave reviews from previous customers about their perfect landscape fit for a picnic. To find out about having a picnic at their winery, you should call 425-482-7337.
The tasting room is open daily from 11am-6pm and until 7pm on Fridays. Columbia Winery also hosts various events, so they are definitely worth checking out even if you don’t picnic there.
#4 Matthews Winery
Each year in June, Matthews Winery offers a seasonal farm-to-picnic event. You can enjoy food that is sourced from organic farms and purveyors while having a glass or bottle of wine. You have to purchase a ticket to go to this picnic event, which includes: appetizers, dinner, dessert, and one glass of wine for the evening. Each ticket is $55.
Throughout the year, however, you can visit their tasting room which is situated in a serene farm setting to get the picnic feel with your glass of wine. Additionally, you can call 425-487-9810 to ask about bringing your own picnic.
#5 Other Wineries
There are many wineries that will provide you with outdoor seating for picnicking which includes tables and chairs in Woodinville.
Other wineries may offer you a meal sitting near the winery. If you want to visit a specific winery for a picnic, be sure to call the winery ahead of time.
If it is not explicitly stated on their website, some wineries will accommodate a picnic as long as you purchase a wine tasting or bottle of wine. Be sure to check in advance.
Here are a few great wineries to call and ask about picnic accommodations:
- Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery: There is a rumor that this fantastic winery offers picnics as long as you purchase a tasting or a bottle of wine.
- Tinte Cellars: This is a family owned winery. Most family owned wineries are happy to allow picnicking.
- JM Cellars: This is another family owned winery located in a wooded countryside setting perfect for picnicking.
Although you may enjoy visiting a winery and having a picnic, there are other picturesque places you can go for a picnic and bring your own bottle of wine. Here are a few iconic places you will want to visit for a picnic:
#6 Wilmot Gateway Park
The Wilmot Gateway Park is full of open spaces, beautiful scenery, and is the perfect area to get away from the bustling of the city life. Pack a picnic lunch, grab a bottle of wine at a nearby winery, and head to the park for a nice relaxing day of sipping wine while having a picnic.
Additionally, there are trails for jogging, biking, and rollerblading. You can also visit the riverfront lawn and send the kids to the playground if you have them. This is definitely a place you want to visit.
#7 Woodin Creek Park
Located South of the Wilmot Gateway Park, you will find the beautiful Woodin Creek Park. With a picnic shelter, half-court basketball court, public art, and the Sammamish River Trail, it makes a perfect location for a picnic. Just pack a basket with your favorite wine because you don’t even need a blanket.
The park is quaint and serene with a magnitude of trees for shade. It is definitely a view you won’t want to miss.
We hope you liked this list of Places to Have a Picnic in Woodinville!
Looking for more places to go wine tasting? Check out our 4 Wineries Where You Can Have a Picnic Lunch in Kelowna, Picnic Spots in Napa, Wineries to visit in Hawaii and Where to Go Wine Tasting in Seattle.
Where have you enjoyed both wine and picnic in Woodinville? Share your experiences in the comments below, so we can add it to our list for other wine adventurers to enjoy!