Start thanking your lucky stars, winos; you no longer have to travel a great distance for the vineyards of wine country! New-age urban wineries are bringing Washington’s vineyards right to the city of Seattle. If you are wondering where to go wine tasting in Seattle, you are in luck. The PNW and Washington state are home to some amazing wineries and a high level of wine knowledge.
Now, you can leave your car at home, walk, ride your bike, or take a bus around the city to sample flights or full pours of enchanting local wine. No rural vacation necessary; just put on some shoes and go. While you are at it, though, pick up a bottle for later because you know you are going to need it at some point!
Here’s where to go wine tasting in Seattle!
Wine Tasting Shuttle
Forget walking around the city yourself, take the Wine Tasting Shuttle instead. Their mission is to provide you with a personalized experience that you will cherish for a lifetime and share with your friends. For one price, you can get transportation, food, wine tastings, and all fees included.
Spend the day by yourself on the Artisan Hollywood Hill Experience. Enjoy a special date or have a moms night out with the Wine Experience Duo. When it comes to fine wine and good friends, you can’t go wrong with the shuttle.
Structure Cellars Winery
The story behind the Structure Cellars Winery is a love story with a hint of wine. This famous winery started with two love birds, a desire for wine, and their first barrel coming from a friends garage. The history of this winery is an experience in itself, but when you visit, you get a whole new perspective.
There are actually two different wine tasting rooms at the Structure Cellars Winery. They have the Cellar and the Blueprint Room!
The Cellar: In the Cellar, you can taste limited release and single vineyard selections. The room is an upscale room making this a great tasting room to relax and enjoy the different wines.
The Blueprint Room: This room is the party room. With hip-hop music everyday and special wines, you are going to love partying with friends.
Whether you want to relax and chill or party hardy, the Structure Cellars Winery is the place to be.
Wilridge Wine Cellar
You have probably heard of pop-up tents, pop-up vets, or pop-up clinics, but have you ever heard of a pop-up winery? Well, Wilridge Wine Cellar is just that. Although the cellar remains, Wilridges pop-up tasting room is only open for wine tasting and wine purchases on Friday from 4-8pm.
If you can’t make it on a Friday, you can still buy their delectable wine. Simply head on over to their website and pick out what you want. Wilridge delivers to 40 different states. Or, become a club member to get special perks.
Whether you want private tastings or want to host a party, Crucible is available for both. In fact, they can host up to 75 people as well as welcome catering. What is more is that they even have recommendations for caterers and DJs for special parties.
However, if you are looking to get a free tasting, Crucible hosts complimentary tastings on Fridays from 5-8pm and Saturdays from 2-5pm.
Join the club to get special pricing and bottles of wine each month. Private tastings are also available by appointment only.
Estates Wine Room
I don’t know about you, but I always have a hard time making decisions on things I have never tried. What if I hate it? Which is a real possibility. What I like about the Estates Wine Room is their wine tasting menu. Instead of giving you a menu of hundreds of wines and making you pick four, Estates has four already picked out for you in each tasting experience. You can choose from one of the following experiences:
Double Canyon Tasting: This tasting is $20 for the tasting. It includes Double Canyon Vineyard Syrah, Petit Verdot, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2105 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Seven Hills Winery Tasting: This tasting is also $20. It includes tastings of Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciel du Cheval Red Wine, and McClellan Malbec.
Archery Summit Tasting: This tasting is $25 for four different wines. It includes tastings of Ab Ovo Pinot Gris, Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir, and Renegade Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir.
This place makes wine tasting easier.
Browne Family Vineyards
They say a child needs a village to raise them. Well, at Browne Family Vineyards it takes a family to make great tasting wine. You won’t be disappointed by the varieties or the service.
Because Browne wants to share his love of wine with as many people as he can, there are now two tasting rooms in Seattle: Walla Walla and Seattle.
Seattle: The Seattle tasting room is located in the heart of it all; smack dab in the historic pioneer square. The tasting room is located in a seller building showcasing the buildings historical significance with dark woods, antique brass lighting, and leather seating. Hours of tasting are daily from 11am-8pm.
Walla Walla: In the birthplace of the Browne Family Vineyards, you will find Walla Walla. The winery is found on main street in the historic downtown district. Here, you get to meet the winemaker during select events, enjoy a patio, relax in leather tufted sofas. The winery is open at different times throughout the week and seasons.
Nine Hats Wines
We all know that cats have nine lives, but who knew wine had nine hats?! Well, they don’t, but the name makes me think of Dr. Seuss…..how about you?
The Nine Hats tasting room is located in SoDo Urbanworks right in the heart of Seattle. In addition to their tasting room, they have an adjoining Nine Pies Pizzeria. So, now you can get you can get your slice of pie, and drink some wine too. Here are the tasting hours:
- Wednesdays from 12-6pm
- Thursday-Saturday from 12-7pm
- Sunday from 12-6pm.
Have you found a great wine tasting place in Seattle? Share your favorite wineries in Seattle in the comments below! We would love to share your favorite places with our readers.
Looking to plan more wine tasting trips, or learn more about Washington wines? Check out these posts:
- Walla Walla Wine Tastings
- A Weekend Road Trip to the Tri Cities and Red Mountain AVA
- Fun Wine Bars to Try in Chicago