Nestled near the foothills of the Cascades and just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle, Woodinville wine country is home to a handful of Washington's top wineries. Here’s how to enjoy a day of wine tasting and stunning Pacific Northwest scenery—and be back in the city in time for dinner.
Woodinville wine country is just 20 (32 kilometers) northeast of Seattle, roughly 30 minutes away by road. With guided wine tours, there’s no need to rent a car or appoint a designated driver, so you can sip bold Pacific Northwest reds and crisp whites without worry.
Visiting boutique wineries such as Hollywood Hills Vineyards, JM Cellars, and Airfield Estates gives you the chance to taste varietals you would have a hard time finding elsewhere, plus learn about them from wine producers themselves.
Choose a tour with lunch, snacks, or tasting fees included for a convenient experience, or choose one without those perks if you prefer flexibility in what you purchase.
Other attractions and activities in Woodinville include breweries, distilleries, biking, and shopping.
Snoqualmie Falls and Woodinville Wineries Combo Tours
Take advantage of Seattle’s proximity to fantastic wine and gorgeous scenery on a private combo tour to Woodinville and the 268-foot (82-meter) Snoqualmie Falls, set just 25 miles (41 kilometers) away. (Fans of the TV show Twin Peaks will recognize the falls from the show’s opening credits.) As one of Washington state’s most popular natural attractions, Snoqualmie Falls is often combined with Woodinville winery tours for an enhanced day trip of Pacific Northwest delights. Some tours also leave time for a stop in Issaquah to nibble gourmet chocolate treats at a local confectioner.