Taking the Road Less Traveled in Napa Valley
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Summer is here and that means longer days and more opportunities to enjoy time outdoors with friends and family. From picnics to patios to pool parties, enjoying some adult beverages while surrounded by nature is as summer as can be.
A short ferry ride from Seattle, Bainbridge Island is one of my favorite places to visit anytime I’m in Washington. Though the island itself is beautiful, the wine is what lures me back again and again (for an introduction to the different wineries check out my post “Sipping through Seattle: Wine Tasting on Bainbridge Island”). Recently, I had the opportunity to return to Bainbridge Island and explore some new wineries as well as visit old favorites during their annual “Wine on The Rock” event.
A huge perk of living in and around Portland is the availability of numerous activities or escapes just a short drive from the city. When I want to get away without going far, Oregon wine country is my go-to destination. In less than an hour, I can exchange city commotion for country serenity as I sip a glass of world-class wine and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding vineyards and green, rolling hillsides.
Whenever I visit Seattle, one of my favorite activities is to get out of the city and take the ferry over to Bainbridge Island. Not only does this give you amazing views of Seattle’s skyline (without having to pay for a dinner cruise or boat tour), Bainbridge Island is home to some amazing wines.
When I first entered the White Rose tasting room, it took my eyes a few minutes to adjust to the small (very) dimly lit interior. The cozy rustic wood and leather décor present the feeling of stepping into an attic or log cabin. While the grounds are beautiful, the tasting room offers no windows for guests to enjoy the view. Despite this, the intimate experience and A+ hospitality make the tasting room worth a visit. I was somewhat surprised to discover they only serve Pinot Noir READ MORE