There are few things in this world that I love more than red wine. If I had to pick three things to take with me to a desert island, this would definitely make the list. And luckily, here in Washington, we appreciate the gift of wine. I mean, have you visited Woodinville or Walla Walla? While every day can be the day of red wine in my heart, there is only one national red wine day, and it just so happens to be August 28. Here are some places to party in the Seattle area:
1501 Melrose Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
What could be better than a glass of Pinot Noir? A glass of Pinot Noir on a rooftop! Head to Terra Plata on Capitol Hill to taste wine on their magnificent rooftop – they have more than two dozen red wines on their wine list!
Molly’s Bottle Shop
Locations in Sunset Hill and West Seattle
Featured: Molly’s Bottle Shop: Come for the natural wine, stay for the community
Molly’s Bottle Shop is the perfect place to taste and buy natural wine. What is natural wine? “Basically it’s wine that’s grown organically, mostly biodynamically, and that’s it – they pick the grapes, they let the grapes ferment and put them in a bottle,” owner Molly Ringe said. Stop at Sunset Hill and let Ringe and her team help you find the perfect red for you.
Footprint Wine Tap
1222 E Madison St. Suite C, Seattle, WA
Featured: Footprint Wine Tap thinks ‘outside the bottle’, one cask at a time
A perfectly poured glass of wine. For many, it is the ideal accompaniment to an evening spent with family or friends. This is the case at Footprint Wine Tap on Capitol Hill, although there is something notable that sets each of its perfectly poured glasses apart. They come out of a barrel!
“We’re really trying to change the perspective a bit on how you enjoy a glass of wine,” said Ken Dillon, owner of Footprint Wine Tap. “We like to say that we think outside the bottle.”
According to Dillon, Footprint is Seattle’s first and only keg bar. Here, the focus is on two things, showcasing local producers and sustainability. By simply serving wine on draft, Ken tells me that Footprint is able to reduce its carbon footprint by around 90% while making sure every pour is consistent, affordable and, most importantly, tasty.
39412 N Sunset Road, Benton City, WA 99320
Featured: Movers & Shakers: Shae Frichette Has Mastered The Perfect Mix
A bottle of fine wine, after all, is both art and adventure – just ask Shae Frichette, co-founder of Frichette Winery with her husband, Greg. Shae entered the wine on a whim. Today, the only black woman owner of a Washington winery is using her success and insight to empower and encourage more female and black winemakers. Try their Cabernet Sauvignon Quintessence Vineyard 2019 or Red Mountain Merlot 2018!
Cave DeLille Caves
14300 NE 145th St., Woodinville, WA 98072
This Bordeaux-inspired winery was ranked in Wine & Spirits magazine’s Top 100 Wineries list from 2017 to 2020. Stop by their tasting room or lounge to try a flight or pick up one or two bottles of their Cabernet Four Flags 2018 or Syrah Grand Ciel 2017.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyard
14111 NE 145th St., Woodinville, WA 98072
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At Washington’s oldest winery, you’ll find award-winning wines, live music, and more. Try their limited edition 2018 Indian Wells Vineyard Syrah or their 2018 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.