Nestled close to the World Heritage Olympic National Park, the scenic shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and fertile farmlands and countryside are seven artisan wineries with a rich heritage. All are family owned with a personality and character unique to each. Many days you’ll find the winemakers themselves pouring their wines in the tasting rooms greeting their visitors and sharing their passion… about wine, the Peninsula they call home, and the local fresh cuisine. This month they are hosting the annual Wine & Chocolate tour!
Port Townsend is home to a national award winning cheese Mount Townsend Creamery. As the North Olympic Peninsula’s first artisan creamery they have built their business on innovation as well as tradition. Owners Matt Day and Ryan Trail have worked to reinvigorate the dairy processing industry in the Northwest by introducing specialty cheeses made using traditional methods with a northwest flavor. It is their goal to help rebuild the region’s dairy processing tradition while paying homage to the dairies that have allowed them to thrive. Now that is what community is all about!
I bet you didn’t know that western Washington grows the best apples for cider, and we have three cideries to prove it! You can make a day of touring them at: Eaglemount Wine & Cider, FinnrIver Cidery, and Wild Fire Cider.