Experience the essence of Washington’s wild beauty and independent winemaking on this day tour to Snoqualmie Falls and Woodinville Wine Country. Join a few other travelers (each trip is ten people or fewer) and a TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’ guide on an exploration of Seattle’s legendary backyard. Don’t worry – we’ll take care of absolutely everything!
Start your tour at 270-foot-high Snoqualmie Falls, where you’ll watch the mighty waters plunge into the river canyon below. The waterfall is nestled among the big evergreen trees of the western Cascade Mountains, which cut across the state and divide the lush coastal climates of the West from the dry, vineyard-rich regions of the East. While there are hundreds are winemakers producing wine in Woodinville, they all traverse this range to harvest their grapes in the fall and bring them back West to press, ferment, and blend.
After exploring Snoqualmie Falls, you’ll travel northwest to Woodinville Wine Country for a gourmet picnic lunch and wine tastings at three wineries that deliver on elegance but leave pretense at the door. The town of Woodinville is home to over 130 wineries and tasting rooms.
Learn to sip like a sommelier with a fun lesson on wine-tasting techniques and the flavor profiles of different varietals. Meet passionate winemakers and learn how they’ve crafted the wine in your glass — experience Woodinville’s tightly-knit wine community and taste award-winning varietals rarely found outside of Washington State. While Washington is the second largest wine-producer in the country, it only exports 1% of its wine!
If you’re staying in downtown Seattle (hotel, Airbnb, etc.), we’ll pick you up! We’ll text/call the day before your trip to confirm the exact timing. We’re bringing a fresh, local, family-style lunch to pair with our wine tasting! Snacks, sparkling water, and water are provided all day.
Please note that this experience features wineries. If you are interested in a vineyard experience, we recommend our Mt. Rainier and Yakima Valley Wine Tasting trip (available from July thru October).
9:30-10a Downtown Pickups
Generally, our last pickup each tour occurs at The Sheraton Grand in Seattle. This isn’t always the case—so check with us—but we consider it a default location for anyone staying outside of downtown. Let our team know where you’re staying and we’ll do everything we can to make your pickup as easy as possible.
10:20a Bellevue Area Pickup (Upon Request)
We’re happy to offer a centralized pickup option en route to Snoqualmie Falls upon request. On our wine tour we can offer pick-ups at:
Bellevue Area: Hyatt Regency Bellevue. 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
10:45a Big Views and a Nature Walk at Snoqualmie Falls
From here, the course of your day can go so many ways. Your guide will combine group preferences, weather considerations, mixed access & highlights, crowd avoidance, and more to create a lovely day. No two trips are the same! We’re extremely likely to change wineries from day to day to give you the best possible experience.
12p Wine Tasting and Lunch
Delightful tastings at one of our favorite wineries in the Seattle area. You’re likely to stay put for a relaxed lunch after some wine tasting.
2p More Wine Tasting
Arrive at a second lovely winery for behind-the-scenes access and tastings.
3:30p Another Fantastic Winery
We’re likely to choose three different wine partners that focus on different styles, tastes, processes, and even owners/producers with different personalities.
5p Start to Head Back to Seattle
6p Begin Drop-Offs
We’ll drop travelers off where we found them (or another preferred spot nearby).