BARREL TASTING TOUR
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
1PM – 6PM
What: Barrel Tasting Wine Tour Sponsored by Southwest Washington Winery Association
Fees: Nominal tasting fees vary by location
Area Wineries to Sample Wines in Progress and New Releases CLARK COUNTY, WA -
The wineries of Southwest Washington invite wine enthusiasts to skip the Black Friday madness and tour Washington’s newest wine region over Thanksgiving Day Weekend. With the harvest season coming to a close, the wineries will celebrate the constant evolution of wine by offering visitors a sneak peak into the wine-making process. Wine at various stages can be sampled at each winery. Offerings vary by location.
The Southwest Washington wine region is home to nearly two-dozen family-owned, artisan wineries and vineyards within an hour of Portland, Oregon. All produce fewer than 1000 cases per year, which means winemakers are frequently pouring their own wines. Many of the tasting rooms are located onsite with mature and developing vineyards.
Nestled between the North bank of the Columbia River and the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the climate and soil of Southwest Washington are similar to Burgundy in France. The region excels at growing traditional European grapes such as Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as lesser-known varietals like Golubok, Marechal-Foch and ZweigeltRebe. Supplemented with grapes sourced from warmer climates nearby (predominantly Eastern Washington), area wineries are able to produce wines for nearly every palate.
The Southwest Washington Winery Association is organized to promote and encourage the development and growth of the grape wine industry in Southwest Washington. Member wineries host four region-wide events throughout the year. More information about the Association and member wineries is at www.swwawine.com.
Participating Southwest Washington Winery Association Members:
Burnt Bridge Cellars
1500 Broadway St, Vancouver
Confluence Vineyards & Winery
19111 NW 67th Ave, Ridgefield
1113 SE Rasmussen Blvd, Battle Ground
English Estate Winery
17806 SE 1st St, Vancouver
Heathen Estate Winery
9400 NE 134th Street, Vancouver
Heisen House Vineyards
28005 NE 172nd Ave, Battle Ground
24218 NE 142nd Ave, Battle Ground
20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd, Yacolt
11700 NE 279th St, Battle Ground
29503 NW 41st Ave Ridgefield