VinePair - Seattle's Urban Winery Scene

Washington State wines are garnering national esteem (and investment) but, historically, the industry faced a geographical challenge. Washington’s vineyards and wineries are much farther from major city Seattle than is the case with, say, San Francisco and Napa and Sonoma Counties.

Enterprising winemakers realized that a tasting room, if not an actually winery, in downtown Seattle could be just the thing for far-flung Washington winemakers to introduce their wares to urbanites and travelers. Now there are more than 25 wineries in Seattle proper. The heart of the scene is SODO Urban Works, a downtown development that is home to nine wineries, among which are some of Washington’s most exciting wines.

For those eager to explore Washington wine, here’s the low-down on Seattle’s fast-developing scene. Read more.

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