When was the last time you spent the day in downtown Renton? If it was a while ago, it’s high time you went back – this neighborhood is lively and fun, and it has a Wine Walk scheduled for June 9. Read on for a sneak peak of the fun in store.
Stop 1: 4 Sisters Holistic Remedies
Wine might be the ultimate cure-all, but holistic practices aren’t bad either! Explore 4 Sisters Holistic Remedies’ stock of teas, essential oils, crystals and salts as well as decoctions, tinctures and glycerides. All the while, you can sip wine from Three of Cups, a winery based in Woodinville, WA that uses fruit from places like Red Mountain and Walla Walla Valley.
Stop 2: Antiques 4 U
There’s nothing like discovering a treasure from the past that speaks to your sensibilities. Antiques 4 U has a huge selection of antique furniture, art class, cabinets, pottery, art and décor that you can scout out while you enjoy the taste of wines from Masquerade Wine Company. Based in Bellingham, Masquerade Wine Company makes artisan wines like the award-winning Effervescing Elephant, a wine whose sale supports the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project.
Stop 3: Garland Jewelers
Find diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls set in gold, silver and alternative metals; try on a new watch or finally pitch your custom design to an artisan who can make it real.
Treat your palette to the award-winning taste of Cedar River Cellar’s wines while you treat your eyes to the dazzling creations of Garland Jewelers.
Stop 4: Hot Yoga Renton
Chardonay and savasana. Tree pose and pinots. Who says exercise and extra wine can’t mix?!
Hot Yoga Renton offers tons of different classes so they’re sure to have one suited to your needs. Whether you’re looking to strengthen and tone, explore new postures, increase your flexibility or work through old injuries, there’s an option for you.
Sip on wine from Woodinville-based Des Voigne Cellars while you explore the studio and check out class schedules.
Stop 5: Let It Ride
Are you feeling lucky? Let It Ride can provide and run table games at your next party. Dealers are equally happy to teach novices how to play and deal for avid players. While you look around, enjoy a glass of wine from the European-style Wilridge Winery, Seattle’s oldest continuously operated winery.
Stop 6: Modern to Vintage
Furniture is like wine – older varieties are truly wonderful, but more modern creations can be equally enjoyable. At Modern to Vintage, you’ll find an eclectic mix of furnishings old and new with an emphasis on the midcentury modern aesthetic. Taste wine from Twin Cedars Winery that is handcrafted on Tiger Mountain while you wander around the shop and take in the refined elegance of featured pieces.
Stop 7: Second & Main
If you’re in the market for a sleek apartment in a great location, Second & Main is the perfect place to start your search. Even if you’re not buying, you can tour the trendy, urban spaces while you enjoy a sample from Soos Creek Wine Cellars, which sources its grapes from acclaimed Washington vineyards including Champoux and Ciel du Cheval.
Stop 8: St. Charles Place Antiques
Explore three floors of antique furniture and collectables at this lovely antique shop that’s been family-owned and run since 1973. St. Charles Place Antiques also specializes in appraisals, repairs and restorations so you can ask questions about your own antiques while savoring the flavor of wine from Leony’s Cellars.
Stop 9: Sweet P
Beauty buffs, Sweet P is for you! Learn about options like lash extensions, brow tinting and makeup application lessons, or find out about hair and makeup services for weddings, professional headshots and special events. Taste wine from Walla Walla’s Lodmell Cellars while you improve your beautification situation.
Stop 10: Urban Sprouts
If you like learning, making and crafting, you’ll love Urban Sprouts. Browse classes on DIY-ing soaps, terrariums, moss gardens and mounted ferns or shop the selection of plants, seeds and accessories. Sip wine from Naches Heights Vineyard, based in the beautiful Naches Valley, while you enjoy the quirky greenery all around you.
Stop 11: Marianna Ristorante
Stop by this authentic Italian eatery and soak in the calm, relaxed atmosphere. The menu at Marianna Ristorante features recipes brought straight from Tuscany by Marianna Lembo and the wine list features Italian imports as well as award-winning Washington favorites.
While you read over the menu of this family-owned restaurant, sample wine from Kitzke Cellars, a family-owned and operated boutique winery.
Check in for the Renton Wine Walk starts at 4:30 at the Renton Chamber of Commerce 625 S 4th St. The wine will start flowing at 5:00pm, so come early and map out your plan for the evening! You can buy tickets for $25 in advance or $30 at the event (as long as they’re not sold out!).
Can’t make it to the Wine Walk? There’s always something going in downtown Renton. In addition to exploring tons of incredible restaurants and unique shops, you can attend events like the weekly farmers’ market, the big car show in July and Renton River Days. To stay up to date on the latest happenings, follow the Renton Downtown Partnership on Facebook or visit rentondowntown.com.