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Anyone know what is going on with Washington's wine wonderland?

Anyone know what is going on with Washington's wine wonderland?

Old Jan 31st, 2002, 07:33 PM
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vivian
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Anyone know what is going on with Washington's wine wonderland?

I've read of a theme park of breweries and a winery in Woodinville, Wa...does it exist yet or still under constructs? Any info?
 
Old Jan 31st, 2002, 08:58 PM
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A theme park!? Reality: Red Hook Brewery (good pub food, decent inside seating in winter, camp ground outside seating in summer, haven't been on the 'tour'.

Next door and across the street are so-called wineries.... these are just visitor centers with huge parking lots and the opportunity to purchase wine. The grapes they use are actually grown in eastern Washington..... Woodinville is a bedroom community northeast of Seattle, and it's pretty much light manufacturing, heavy traffic and big houses on small lots. Chateau St. Michelle does have pretty grounds, but overall, I'd head to Northern California for a taste of real vintners and the wonderful restaurants. Seattle's great, even this time of year.... enjoy your visit!
 
Old Jan 31st, 2002, 10:04 PM
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Errr. Not really sure where you are coming from..

If there was ever going to be a theme park where the wineries were - I would be the first one out there petitioning against it..

The Chateau St. Michelle in Woodinville is to be treasured - coming from England I treasure the place - Why! Because during the summer it has wonderful grounds (overlooking a reproduction of a French chateau) where you can sit on the grass with a blanket and picnic + have A BOTTLE OF WINE aswell as admire the beautiful view of the cascades and greenery..

On summer days you can also see the ballons go by. For a mere $170 you can be up there too..

Woodinville is a little bit more refined, it's not the screaming kids watering hole if you get my drift!

Ballooning:
http://www.letsgoballooning.com/Seattle/seattle.html

Spirit of Washington Train (stops at the Columbia Winery)
http://spirit-of-washington-dinner-train.visit-seattle.com/

official site: http://www.spiritofwashingtondinnertrain.com/

Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
http://seattle.citysearch.com/profile/10764398/
official site: http://www.chateau-ste-michelle.com/Default_Flash.asp

 
Old Feb 1st, 2002, 10:17 AM
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Eastern Washington has alot of wonderful winerys. Yakima Valley,Tri Cities area. There are winery tours or you can pick up a map of all of them and hit the road-however you will need your designated driver because its easy to get sloshed. enjoy
 
Old Feb 1st, 2002, 10:46 AM
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Jayne
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Vivan

Just found this good article on the frommer site re Woodinville Winery area and other sites that should keep you occupied.

http://www.frommers.com/destinations...0032020317.cfm
 

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