Archive for the 'Olympic Peninsula Wine News' Category

Father’s Day on the Olympic Peninsula

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, 2011. Consider doing something different and special this year with your dad. Head to the Olympic Peninsula for a day of fresh air and fine Washington State Wine. If your father is a golfer, take him out for a round of golf at one of the following Olympic Peninsula […]

Sol Duck Hot Springs and Washington Wine

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Wouldn’t a soak in natural hot springs feel good right about now? Sol Duc Hot Springs are located in the Olympic National Park, about an hour beyond Port Angeles, WA. It is a rustic paradise. Leave your cell phone at home and journey to a place where the main activities are soaking in mineral hot […]

Thanksgiving on the Olympic Peninsula

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Spending Thanksgiving on the Olympic Peninsula with family or friends? Be sure to bring some Washington State wine to the table. Olympic Peninsula wineries offer a surprising variety of wines, one of which is sure to complement your Thanksgiving meal. Once the feast has been consumed and the table cleared, you may find yourself wondering […]

Welcome Eaglemount Wine and Cider

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association welcomes Eaglemount Wine and Cider of Port Townsend to our group of Washington State wineries. Eaglemount Wine and Cider is located off Eaglemount Road, on a beautiful old homestead near the junction of Highway 20 and Highway 101 at Discovery Bay. Eaglemount is known in the area for their several varieties […]

Visit Hurricane Ridge

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Beautiful August weather has returned, which means it’s a great time to drive to the top of Hurricane Ridge, in the Olympic National Park. The views are unparalleled, both from the peak and from several scenic overlooks along the way. Once at Hurricane Ridge, a paved loop leads to expansive views, while unpaved trails lead […]

Finnriver Crafts Artisan Hard Cider, Wine and Spirits

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Our Washington State Wineries Group welcomes Finnriver Farm and Cidery, located twelve miles south of historic Port Townsend in Chimacum’s Center Valley. Finnriver is dedicated to sustainable agriculture, ecological land stewardship, and enhancing biodiversity. The Kislers, Eric Jorgensen and family, and their partners grow certified organic berries and heirloom apple trees, and also “glean wild […]

A Place in Washington Wine Industry History

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

The Associated Press ran a story yesterday about the phenomenal growth of Washington’s wine industry. Just 10 years ago, 160 wineries supported the state’s burgeoning industry. Since then the number of wineries has grown nearly 300 percent, with winery #602 receiving its license just last month. A little known fact, the Olympic Peninsula’s place in our […]

Is Wine Recession-Proof?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

While it’s been reported that wine sales are up in 2009, with Washington state wines showing the greatest domestic growth  (http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=763), the fact is that the wine industry is not recession proof. Washington winemakers have been feeling the pinch as reported by the Tri-City Herald (http://www.tri-cityherald.com/kennewick_pasco_richland/story/472266.html).  According to WINO Magazine Editor Doug Haugen, however, there is […]

Research Shows Wine, Chocolate & Tea Improve Brain Performance

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Good news just in time for the Olympic Peninsula Red Wine & Chocolate Tour! According to an article in the International Business Times, new research shows that consumers of wine, chocolate and tea performed significantly higher on tests and had lower prevalence of poor cognitive performance than those who do not indulge. The study was […]

This year, consider a holiday gift that helps boost the state economy

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Wine pairs perfectly with the holidays. Think of a luscious full-bodied Cabernet alongside a Christmas standing rib roast; turkey with all the trimmings and a glass of crisp Viognier or a flavorful semi-dry rosé. Festive cranberry wines are perfect for sipping with a mix of hors d’oeuvres and ports can be savored at the end […]

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