Alexandria Nicole Cellars
148180 145th St.
Phone: (425) 487-9463
Located inside the Hollywood Schoolhouse, AN's rustic Woodinville tasting room showcases its small-lot estate varietals and blends, including its famous Jet Black syrah and its luscious Alderdale cab sauv. Wine club perks include access to the VIP lounges at both of its tasting rooms and invitations to release parties and other special events.
14810 NE 145th St., Bldg A-3
Phone: (425) 483-7026
Steps away from the Hollywood Schoolhouse, the Woodinville tasting room for Walla Walla's Amavi Cellars pours samples of its own wines and those from its sister winery, Pepper Bridge. Amavi's specialties are premium wines, most notably cab sauv and syrah, that are approachable in both drinkability and price. It's name represents a mashup of the Italian words for love (amor) and life (vita).
Brian Carter Cellars
14419 Woodinville Redmond Road NE
Phone: (425) 806-9463
In a career spanning four decades and counting, Brian Carter, has garnered numerous awards and accolades. His 7,000-case-a-year winery creates wines modeled after those produced in Bordeaux, the Rhône Valley, Rioja, Tuscany and other famed regions, with grapes sourced from prestigious Washington vineyards.
Chateau Ste. Michelle
14111 NE 145th St.
Phone: (425) 488-1133
The friendly giant of Washington's wine industry offers a variety of tasting experiences at its 87-acre Woodinville estate, where it also produces white wines and hosts outdoor concerts and special events on its expansive, manicured grounds. The options include complimentary tastings and tours, wine-blending sessions, wine-and-food pairings and opportunities to taste the Col Solare wines it produces in partnership with Tuscany's Marchesi Antinori family (reservations recommended for the latter). If you only know this winery from value bottles available at your local Safeway, the tasting room is a great way to explore its reserves, single-vineyard selections and other more refined offerings.
Col Solare Bottega
14111 NE 145th St.
Phone: (425) 415-3330
Formed through a partnership between Chateau Ste. Michelle and Tuscany's Marchesi Antinori, this esteemed winery, based on Red Mountain, offers a taste of its elegant, Bordeaux–style wines. The 45-minute sessions take place in a glass-enclosed studio within Chateau Ste. Michelle's tasting room and wine shop. Reservations are strongly recommended.
14421 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE
Phone: (425) 877-9472
Established in 1992, this 10,000-case-a-year winery produces small lots of Bordeaux- and Rhône-style varietals. The Doyenne label signifies red and white Rhône-style wines, most notably syrah and roussanne, sourced from Red Mountain grapes; while the Grand Ciel series comprises Red Mountain cab sauvs and syrahs. The quaint Carriage House tasting room is among a cluster of tasting rooms kitty-corner from the Hollywood Schoolhouse. (DeLille also hosts special events at its "chateau," located up the street from the tasting room, and it operates a tasting lounge in nearby Kirkland.)
14465 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E.
Phone: (425) 488-7373
Founded in Walla Walla by a fun-loving group of Wisconsin transplants in the mid-2000s, Dusted Valley produces about 5,000 cases a year of intense cab sauvs, syrahs and petite sirahs under its main label, as well as another 20,000 cases of its value-priced Boomtown wines. Its Woodinville space is part of that whole-cluster of tasting rooms near the Holloywood Schoolhouse.
19730 144th Ave. NE
Phone: (425) 398-7200
Efeste specializes in small lots of well-crafted Bordeaux and Rhône-style blends and varietals and also produces, among other things, a highly regarded Provencal-style rose and an estate riesling. The tasting room in its industrial-chic Warehouse-district facility reflects the team's respect for modern artisan craftsmanship.
14467 Woodinville Redmond Road NE
Phone: (425) 558-9001
Founder Charlie Hoppes once headed up production of red wines for Chateau Ste. Michelle and now turns Red Mountain grapes into red and white varietals that reflect his fidelity to Bordeaux styles. The winery's Woodinville tasting room is open daily, with seated tastings creating a leisurely experience.
Five Star Cellars
19151 144th Ave NE
Phone: (425) 286-2198
The family-owned winery produces small lots of powerful, well-balanced wines, most notably cab sauv, sangiovese and red blends, from Walla Walla Valley grapes. Its Woodinville tasting room is located in a strip mall on the edge of the Warehouse district, near a brewpub, distillery and other winery tasting rooms.
Gorman Winery: Hollywood Tasting Room
14505 148th Ave. NE
Phone: (206) 351-0719
Rock-star winemaker Chris Gorman crafts luscious red varietals and blends, as well as stellar chardonnays, with fruit sourced from prestigious vineyards, including top Red Mountain locations. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights at his Hollywood district tasting room, his growing collection of signed guitars, and wine names that refer to the legend of blues guitarist Robert Johnson's deal with the devil speak to his passion for music. Glass and bottle pours, along with patio seating, make this a great spot to linger and people-watch.
Gorman Winery: Old Scratch Cellars
19501 144th Ave NE
Open on Saturday and Sunday afternoon only, the tasting room at this Warehouse district winery provides an opportunity to sample Chris Gorman's robust red varietals, red blends and chardonnays at the source.
14810 NE 145th St., Bldg. B
Phone: (425) 488-1983
The lineup includes red and white varietals and blends inspired by the northern Rhone Valley and Bordeaux. The winery’s sleek Woodinville tasting studio offers indoor and outdoor seating, steps away from the Hollywood Schoolhouse.
14404 137th Place NE
Phone: (425) 485-6508
JM's hillside tasting room and grounds, which cover 7 acres above Chateau Ste. Michelle, offer one of the most scenic places anywhere to sample wine. The property's former owners established an arboretum on the site, planting 120 Japanese maples and 400 rare conifers and pines, which current owners (and winery founders) John and Peggy Bigelow maintain with great care. Their tasting room, which offers wines by the flight, glass and bottle, opens up onto a patio filled with wine-barrel tables and chairs. And a walking path down to a secluded pond leads past a grass bocce ball court and the tallest cherry tree in the U.S. The wines include Bordeaux- and Rhône-style varietals and blends, which John Bigelow and his team produce in small lots. (They source their fruit from prestigious Eastern Washington sites, including their estate vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley.)
14455A Woodinville Redmond Road
Phone: (425) 489-9917
One of two Oregon-based wineries with tasting rooms in Woodinville (Torii Mor is the other), Lachini specializes in well-crafted pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot gris from grapes grown on its vineyard on Willamette Valley's Chehalem Mountain. It also sources pinot noir from another vineyard on California's Sonoma Coast, while its vineyard on Washington's Red Mountain produces fruit for its Bordeaux varietals.
Lauren Ashton Cellars
14545 148th Ave NE, Ste. 211
Phone: (425) 445-7171
Founder/winemaker Kit Singh, a dentist by profession, coaxes elegance out of grapes from top vineyards on Red Mountain and from elsewhere in the Columbia Valley. From his Provençal-style rosé to his Left Bank–style Proprietor's Cuvée, his varietals and blends compare favorably to their old-world counterparts.
14450 Woodinville-Redmond Road
Phone: (425) 408-1608
An innovative venture founded by a former Chateau Ste. Michelle president/CEO (Allen Shoup) brings winemakers from other parts of the world, including France, Australia and California, to Washington. Each crafts his or her own varietal, sourced from top Northwest vineyard sites. The winery is based in Walla Walla; its Woodinville tasting lounge offers a modern experience, with seated tastings in a lounge-like setting (reservations recommended).
Mark Ryan Winery
17475 Woodinville-Redmond Road
Phone: (425) 415-3865
The winery's Woodinville tasting room, kitty corner from the schoolhouse, is one of the liveliest in the Hollywood district, offering wines by the flight, glass and bottle. Founder Mark Ryan McNeilly and head winemaker Mike Macmorran craft intense Bordeaux- and Rhône–style blends and varietals with grapes sourced from some of the state's most prestigious vineyards, including Ciel du Cheval and Klipsun on Red Mountain, as well as Red Willow and Olsen in the Yakima Valley.
14710 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
Phone: (425) 481-5502
A state-of-the-art winery provides a stylish, modern setting for sampling quality varietals produced through this unique partnership between the owners of Washington's famed Novelty Hills vineyard and Mike Januik, a former head winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle.
14525 148th Ave. NE
This small, family-owned winery produces full-throttle syrah and cabernet sauvignon, in addition to a few other red and white varietals that also reflect the robust characteristics that Walla Walla Valley wines can obtain. The Woodinville tasting room is in the Apple Farm Village building, steps away from the Hollywood Schoolhouse.
Patterson Cellars: Hollywood Hill Tasting Room
14505 148th Ave. NE
Phone: (425) 892-2964
Located in the center of the action, Patterson Cellars' Hollywood district tasting room offers a lively setting for soaking in the luscious flavors of John Patterson's easy-drinking varietals and blend. The eclectic lineup can range from a sparkling pinot noir made from Oregon fruit to a deep, complex Washington syrah, with some variation in choices from year to year.
Patterson Cellars: Warehouse District Winery & Tasting Room
19501 144th Ave. NE, D-600
Phone: (425) 483-8600
Open on weekends only, the tasting room at Patterson Cellars' Warehouse district winery is a chance to see the team's approach to winemaking in action. The delicious, fun-to-drink varietals and blends include reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines.
Pepper Bridge Winery
14810 NE 145th St., Bldg. A-3
Phone: (425) 483-7026
The iconic winery's Hollywood-district tasting room is a great place to discover or re-discover varietals that set standards for balancing the power of Walla Walla Valley grapes with structure and complexity.
Torii Mor Winery
14525 148th Ave NE
Phone: (425) 908-7111
Like its colleagues from Lachini Vineyards, the team at Torii Mor brings quality Oregon varietals, most notably pinot noir, to Woodinville's Hollywood district. Torii Mor is a 10,000-case-a-year winery that supplements pinot noir, pinot gris, chardonnay and other white varietals grown on its 10-acre Dundee Hills vineyard with fruit from the Carlton Yamhill and Chehalem Mountain AVAs. The grapes for its popular port comes from Southern Oregon.