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HARVEST WINE & CIDER TOUR WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you for everyone who attended our fantastic Harvest Wine & Cider Tour. We had a lot of new happy faces on this tour - with over 450 people attending all ten of our delightful Wineries & Cideries.

Each winery & Cidery will have something special to offer all year round. For each event they seek out the highest quality, local fare to pair with their beautifully crafted wines & ciders. In case you missed our Harvest Tour, not to worry, the Red wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour is just around the corner. Join us for two fabulous weekends in February. More information to follow and ticket sales coming soon!

Here's a taste from our 2017 Harvest Tour:

Finnriver Farm & Cider: celebrates the Harvest season at the Cider Garden with finely crafted special release ciders from our organic orchard and the decadent delight of cider donuts! Featured releases include our Orchard Series Blue Hewe Cider fermented with high tannin crab apples and tempered by organic blueberries, and our Cranberry Rosehip seasonal cider with tart organic Washington cranberries and locally wildcrafted rosehips. Cider cinnamon donuts served hot by Little O’s Donuts. Visitors can walk the path through our 50 acre farm and orchard and soak up the season with Chimacum Valley views and fresh farm air.

Marrowstone Vineyards: will have an assortment of warm bites, along with a great lineup of our Red wines.  Come check out the colors of the vineyard in the fall and the gorgeous views of the Puget Sound.  We have new art by well-known local artist Mike Biskup, and an array of gifts and treasures for all of your upcoming Holiday needs.

Eaglemount Wine & Cider: is celebrating the bounty of the harvest season during the Olympic Peninsula Wineries' Harvest Tour on November 11-12. Our beloved fall seasonal, Cranberry Mead, will make its 2017 debut during the Tour. Made with Olympic Peninsula apples and honey, and Washington-grown Cranberries, its balanced sweet-tart flavor and deep red color make it the perfect fall beverage. We will also be releasing new vintages of Osprey (a Bordeaux-style blend) and a Sangiovese. Throughout the weekend, we will offer pairings of our wines and ciders with Crust Pie's Chai-Apple and Savory Pumpkin Hand Pies and local cheese, as well as footage of our production crew hard at work harvesting apples, grinding and pressing, fermenting, and bottling our small-batch, artisan ciders.

Fair Winds Winery: will be honoring our Vets and military this weekend.  Come pin our map with your area of service, play games and enjoy hot mulled wine.  In honor of our Vets we are offering specials to everyone of 20% on all wine and gift purchases and 30% on all case sales.  We will also be serving Harvest food of butternut squash soup and finger food.  Come out and see us!

Wind Rose Cellars: We will be featuring locally grown produce and new menu items from our bistro. We hope to partner with two local food oriented businesses -  Lamb Farm Kitchens and the Savory Drizzle - as well as Nash's Farm. We will also have live music and a full dinner menu offered after 5pm on Saturday if folks want to stretch out their wine tour experience!

Camaraderie Cellars: celebrates the bounty of the harvest found in food, wine and friends.  Gather round the fire pit or in our new Ridge Room and sip on some new releases—our 2015 Syrah and 2015 Les Amis, the wine created to celebrate our 25th anniversary.  We’ll also pull out some favorites perfect for holiday gatherings.  For our food bites, we will feature some of Chef Steve’s recipes from our 25th Anniversary Cookbook –Turkey Pumpkin Chili and Apple, Pear, Bacon Jam.  The cookbook is available for purchase, and you can shop for other culinary treats such as our Cocoa Spice Rub and a new spice blend, Vida.  Special pricing on wines for the holidays will tempt you. 

Harbinger: While our main focus is producing mind-blowing wines, we at Harbinger believe strongly in the beauty and goodness of locally grown and prepared foods.  In theme with the celebration of the bounty we are serving up Slow-Cooked Pot Roast with Nash’s Root Vegetables, Apple & Chevre Bites, Wild Mushroom and Sausage Quiche, and a gluten-free Cookie that will change your perception of reality.  Think of it as a palatial tour of the northwest bounty! These dishes have been prepared to match exceptionally with our wines. We are excited to share this gastronomic festival with you!  

Olympic Cellars: will celebrate their heritage. The cellar will be open, exhibiting their 100 year old barn. Formerly Wayside Farm, the Olympic Cellars barn is the longest standing in Clallam County.  Two of their featured wines: Dungeness Red Lemberger and Dungeness White Riesling have been in production since the founding of the winery in 1979. Both are perfect wines for the holidays.  A wide variety of other wines will be available to choose from, including Cranberry Jubilee wine and warm, spiced Dungeness Red which creates a wonderful holiday mood.  Also, Lazy Soul Hot Sauce will be on hand sampling their products along with other Northwest favorites. Plus, We Do Fudge will give guests the opportunity to delight in special fudge and wine pairings. 

Alpenfire: It's that time of year when we are presented with an overwhelming number of food choices to celebrate the season. Here at Alpenfire we are busy harvesting apples, 14,000 lbs so far, picking and preserving tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and quince. Each of those will play a role in our selection of tasty bites for this Harvest Tour. Freshly made quince membrillo will be served bruschetta style with a sliver of Chimacum Valley Dairy’s incredible cheese. This will be paired with our newly released cider "Discovery Trail". A well-balanced traditional style cider with the body and complexity to stand up to the cheese and quince flavor. We will also have a spicy pickled pepper bruschetta served with a cocktail made of our delicious cider Spark! blended with cranberry shrub and a twist of orange.

A smoky caponata topped bruschetta will be served with our bone dry cider for a flavorful mouthful. We will also have fresh baked apple (Ashmeads Kernal) and walnut cake paired with our newly released after dinner tipple, Smoke.

Port Townsend Vineyards: Winemaker Ben Thomas will be offering tours of the production room in the winery. He will explain how the grapes were brought in for crush and the juice was collected in large tanks, and the process that is currently happening before it is placed into barrels.

As guests tour the winery, they will sample tastings of our wines from our tap system. In our enclosed pavilion, guests may sip and savor with an assortment of locally sourced cheeses, meats, crackers, chocolates and nuts to accompany our wines. Prepackaged wine totes of 4-bottles and 6-bottles will be offered at a special price.

We look forward to this fun weekend and meeting new friends!

 

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