There are few things in this world I love more than red wine. If I had to choose three things to take with me to a deserted island, it would definitely make the list. And thankfully, here in Washington, we appreciate the gift that is wine. I mean, have you visited Woodinville or Walla Walla? While every day may be red wine day in my heart, there is only one National Red Wine Day, and it just happens to be August 28. Here are some places to celebrate in the Seattle area:
1501 Melrose Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
What's better than a glass of Pinot Noir? A glass of Pinot Noir on a rooftop! Head to Terra Plata in Capitol Hill to enjoy some wine on their beautiful rooftop — they've got 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 place to taste and shop natural wine. What's natural wine? "Basically, it's wine that's grown organically, mostly biodynamically, and it's that - they pick the grapes, they let the grapes ferment and put it in a bottle," said owner Molly Ringe. Stop by Sunset Hill and let Ringe and her team help 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 keg at time
A perfectly poured glass of wine. For many, it is the ideal accompaniment to an evening spent with family and friends. Such is the case at Footprint Wine Tap on Capitol Hill, though there is something notable that sets each of its perfectly poured glasses apart. They come from a keg!
"We are really trying to change the perspective a little bit on how you enjoy a glass of wine," said Ken Dillon, owner of Footprint Wine Tap. "We like to say we're thinking outside the bottle."
According to Dillon, Footprint is Seattle's first and only keg wine on tap bar. Here the focus is on two things, showcasing local producers and sustainability. By simply serving wine on tap, Ken tells me Footprint is able to reduce its carbon footprint by about 90% while at the same time ensuring each 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 blend
A bottle of good wine, after all, is both art and adventure — just ask Shae Frichette, the co-founder of Frichette Winery with her husband, Greg. Shae entered wine on a whim. Now, Washington's only Black female winery owner is using her success and insight to empower and encourage more female and Black winemakers. Try their 2019 Quintessence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon or 2018 Red Mountain Merlot!
DeLille Cellars Winery
14300 NE 145th St., Woodinville, WA 98072
This Bordeaux-inspired winery has been made Wine & Spirits Magazine's "Top 100 Wineries" list from 2017-2020. Stop by their tasting room or lounge to try out a flight or pick up a bottle or two of their 2018 Four Flags Cabernet or 2017 Grand Ciel Syrah.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
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 much more. Try their 2018 Limited Release Indian Wells Vineyard Syrah or 2018 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.