The Woodinville Insider: Historical Gems In Our Own Backyard

  • Written by Shannon Michael, Woodinville Wine Country

Look around any community, and you’ll find local gems to visit, whether they are established, well-known businesses, or places steeped in history. Woodinville has many such gems.

Beginning with the Woodin family in 1871, many families soon settled the area once a railroad line was extended in 1888. By 1920, the region was dotted with dairy and produce farms, including the 200-acre Hollywood Farm, owned by Frederick Stimson.

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The Woodinville Insider: WineCraft: Harvest Wine Auction

  • Written by Woodinville Wine Country

Showcasing Woodinville’s finest reserves, new blends and limited release wines at The DeLille Chateau on Sunday, October 25

Harvest your passion for fine Washington wine—and raise a toast to the bountiful fall season—with Woodinville’s most distinguished winemakers at the first annual WineCraft: Harvest Wine Auction, to be held on Sunday, October 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The DeLille Chateau, located at 14208 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

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Crush: The Crescendo of the Wine Year

  • Written by Dan O'Boyle, Woodinville Wine Country

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People look forward to autumn for a variety of reasons: football season, kids getting back to school, or the vibrant fall colors. For Washington winemakers and enthusiasts, autumn means one thing above all else: crush. Crush is the busiest, craziest, most exciting time in wine country as grapes are harvested from the vineyard and brought to the winery where the crafting begins. Though Washington grapes are almost all grown east of the Cascades, 78 Washington wineries bring their annual harvest over the mountains to Woodinville for crush.

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Local business launches Woodinville App

  • Written by Sandra Lee, Woodinville Wine Country

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Forget the armchair explorer: this is the age of the pocket traveler. In the not-quite-decade since smartphones burst onto the market, ingenious developers have come up with an impossible range of apps designed to make your travels smoother, cheaper and more fun. Even as a local apps are used as more than a resource, they foster community.

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  • Written by Karin Hopper

Bold New Northwest IPA Added to Brewery’s Year-Round Line-up

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today Widmer Brothers Brewing released Upheaval IPA, a new Northwest Style IPA brewed with six hop varieties and more hops per barrel than any other Widmer Brothers beer. Upheaval will replace the brewery’s Rotator IPA Series as a year-round, nationally available India Pale Ale.

“Upheaval is a Northwest Style IPA, which we think of as different from West Coast Style IPAs and East Coast Style IPAs,” said Rob Widmer, co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing. “We are building on the tradition of great IPAs brewed in the Pacific Northwest with a focus on bold aromatic, flavorful hops with unparalleled balance and execution. We’ve been brewing IPAs for more than ten years and have brewed more than fifty IPAs in just the last couple years. Upheaval is the best IPA we’ve ever brewed.”

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