Seattle certainly knows how to serve, savor and celebrate good wine. As the country's second largest producer, thanks in large part to the state's diversity of terroir which offer ideal grape-growing conditions, Washington has a wine industry that's expanding by leaps and bounds. This means fabulous things for visitors–both newbies to the wine tasting scene and those impressively skilled experts who love nothing more than relishing fine vintages.
Whether you prefer your wine served with light fare, small plates to be shared or a grand feast, Seattle offers a plentitude of ways to savor old favorites and to try new-to-you vintages, too. While Woodinville is the region's most concentrated wine hub, downtown Seattle has an impressive line-up of wine bars and wine-centric eateries, too. (Seattle's SoDo neighborhood increasingly welcomes tasting rooms owned by some big Woodinville and Walla Walla names as well.)
The Tasting Room is a wine-cave setting tucked away near Pike Place Market, and Bin Vivant offers elegant surroundings and a gorgeous lakeside setting. Poco is a welcoming neighborhood wine bar in Capitol Hill. Purple, a chic "hot spot" with locations in Seattle, Woodinville, Bellevue and Kirkland, serves as a go-to wine Mecca for both visitors and locals alike. Cheers!