Cadée Distillery – Clinton
At Cadée Distillery they believe in the tradition of small batch spirits made by hand. The Campbell Clan has been distilling for over 500 years, since 1494. Cadée, which means “pure” in Gaelic, signifies their commitment to using only the purest ingredients to craft thier spirits in a pristine and pure setting… The Isle of Whidbey.
With a passion for the natural environment and resources found in the Pacific Northwest, Cadée Distillery was created by a true Scotsman named Colin Campbell. He was enchanted by the alchemy of spirits at an early age with his first wee dram in the Laphroig Distillery in Scotland. After receiving the internationally recognized gold-standard Master Distiller qualification from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London, Colin went on to distilling spirits in the Middle East. Crafting delicious and unique flavors, he has now created a local distillery on The Isle of Whidbey where he lives with his family.
Stop by and sample the classically exquisite tastes of his hand crafted vodka, gin, rye whiskey, and bourbon whiskey.
Discover the splendor of Cadée Distillery’s spirits!
Blooms Winery and Tasting Room – Bayview
Producers of award winning wines, their 2012 Malbec and the 2012 Syrah both earned GOLD medals at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in January 2015. The 2012 Malbec is currently available, but is already running low due to it’s popularity. The Syrah will be released late in 2015. Previous awards include two Double Gold and two Silver medals to Blooms Winery at the 2013 Seattle Wine Awards. The Blooms Blush, a syrah rose wine, won a Double Gold as did the 2010 Poetic (red blend of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Syrah).
A casual and fun tasting room at the Bayview Corner Cash Store is the off-site tasting room for Blooms Winery. You will find tables and chairs for sitting an enjoying a glass of wine with your friends. Order up a cheese tray with local organic cheeses or some toasted bruschetta to snack on. On Sunday afternoons you can listen to live music from 3-5 pm featuring local talented singers/songwriters & musicians, and they stay open until 8 pm on Fridays so you can relax with fine wine after a busy work week!
Their tasting room also has an art gallery, and our talented local artists show paintings, encaustic, sculpture, fibre arts, jewelry and more in shows that change every other month.
Comforts of Whidbey – Clinton
Overlooking the Puget Sound, their family-run farm and winery on South Whidbey Island is a perfect place to stop and enjoy a taste of local wine. The first grape vines were planted on the estate in the late 1990s. Carl and Rita Comfort returned to the island and bought the 22-acre farm in 2006 and in 2010 converted an existing building into their winery and tasting room.
They now produce varietals such as Siegerrebe, Madeleine Angevine, and Gewurztraminer.
Their picnic area provides a relaxing setting to have a glass of wine while enjoying the beauty and tranquility of Whidbey Island, with a view of the Cascade Mountains and the Puget Sound. Comforts of Whidbey is proud to provide a congenial atmosphere for families as well as the discerning oenophile. Mobility-impaired individuals will find their amenities easily accessible.
If you want to experience wines grown and produced right here on Whidbey Island – Stop by. You’ll be glad you did!
Holmes Harbor Cellars – Freeland
Greg and Theresa Martinez, owners of Holmes Harbor Cellars, are the best definition of a perfect pairing. Blending art with science, together they create a distinctive wine experience for their guests.
A musician, a pilot, and poet, Greg heads up the winemaking duo. Schooled in enology through the University of Davis, they both are graduates of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Surrounded by California’s most romantic wine region, it was during their college years that the couple met and fell in love over 20 years ago.
Now, with Theresa a professional chemist and Greg an instructor for the Naval Reserve, the time was right for them to pursue their dream of building a winery on Whidbey Island. Truly a balanced partnership, the couple founded Holmes Harbor Cellars in 2005, and released their first wines in 2008.
Arrive at their 20-acre wooded estate overlooking Holmes Harbor where stress simply disappears. Walk past the bubbling fountain, through the arched doorway. Hear music, created by the multi-talented winemaker who displays as much complexity and character as the wines he makes. Drink in the dramatic stucco, wood and European tapestries, reflections of the family’s love for international travel and natural beauty. Surrounded by steel tanks and oak barrels, allow the active sounds and classic scents of a busy cellar to wash over you. Taste through an impressive line up of well-crafted wines. Once you’ve visited Holmes Harbor Cellars we think you’ll understand why we call our Pacific Northwest paradise… the Emerald Island.
Ott and Murphy Wines and Tasting Room – Langley
O&M use time-tested, old-world wine-making methods & aging standards to produce classic wines styled from grapes grown in Washington’s finest vineyards. Their wines, handcrafted on Whidbey Island in limited- small case runs, include white & red Rhone style blends, as well as Syrah, Viognier, Grenache, Marsanne, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo & red Bordeaux style blends.
Their one-of-a-kind tasting room on the waterfront in historic downtown Langley, is a divine place to sample small-plates and award winning wines while enjoying a perfect view of Saratoga Passage, a favorite place for whale-watchers and oenophiles alike.
They offer a Cabaret every Saturday from 7 – 9 PM. See their Facebook Page for current information.
Spoiled Dog Winery – Clinton
Spoiled Dog Winery is a small, family-owned business. Using sustainable growing practices they are committed to providing their customers with a selection of high quality fine wines sourced from their own vineyard and select Washington & Oregon vineyards that utilize biodynamic or certified organic growing practices.
Their boutique winery produces a limited number of cases per year that are only available at their winery and select restaurants in the local area. They offer each of guest an inviting tasting atmosphere where they can enjoy the wines while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the vineyards and farm.
They provide a diverse selection of red and white wines with something to satisfy every palate, from the flagship award winning estate grown Pinot Noir, to the Pomo di Moro apple pear wine made from fruit grown right there on the farm.
Their goal is to focus on being a winery dedicated to serving residents and visitors to Whidbey Island and provide memorable wine experiences that will bring you back to the area and their winery.
Whidbey Island Distillery – Clinton
Whidbey Island Distillery is a family owned business run by three generations of the Heising family. They set out in 2009 to make a world class spirit right here on Washington’s own Whidbey Island, and in September 2011 they sold the first bottle of their amazing Signature Loganberry Liqueur.
The Heisings bought 9 acres of beautiful Whidbey Island hillside in 2009. They renovated existing buildings to include a distillery building (the “bunker”), a residence (the “Bunk House”), a Beautiful Tasting Room, and other multi-use buildings on the property.
Their spirits have been awarded multiple 90+ point ratings from the Beverage Tasting Institute.
Located in a quaint, rustic building on the water’s edge of Penn Cove, Vail Wine Shop & Tasting Room combines a broad selection of some amazing Washington State wines with an opportunity to learn about what you’re tasting. If you want to sample some extraordinary wine while wine tasting on Whidbey Island, and have fun doing it, this is where you want to go.
With decades old wonderfully worn wood flooring under foot, and subtle ambient lighting enveloping the space, hosts Larry and Patsy Vail have created a relaxing and inviting atmosphere to discover new wine.
Sample from a set list to discover a new favorite, purchase a bottle to share at a table or one to take with you for later… Vail Wine Shop & Tasting Room is a great place to satisfy your wine desires. The wines are from some of the state’s finest wineries, and you’ll find selections from small, boutique wineries you likely won’t find anywhere else nearby.
There is also a carefully selected food menu (options are limited) of tasty small plate servings to compliment your choice of wine.
Specializing in wines from Washington State, you can sample an ever changing selection of 6 wines (usually 3 reds and 3 whites). It’s a fun way to try wine you’ve probably never tasted, and learn about each one as it’s poured for you. What I’ve learned at Vail’s has added immensely to my understanding, and enjoyment of wine.
Larry and Patsy Vail are great hosts, and have made their wine shop a favorite place to meet friends and maybe make a new one too!
The Terrace Wine Bar & Bistro – Oak Harbor
The Terrace Wine Bar & Bistro in Oak Harbor, WA is one of my favorite places on the north end of the island when I want to have a relaxing conversation, and good glass of wine.
Sophisticated yet cozy, comfortable in a low key atmosphere. Owner Brian Morgan Hughes has created a place like none other in the area. There are two areas to mingle, adjacent to one another yet each with a little bit different vibe. Together they’re the perfect place for relaxing after work, before going out to dinner, or ending an evening out on the town.
In the more traditional tasting room setting, you can grab a chair at the bar or at a nearby high top table for 2+. I enjoy this area when I want to mingle, and have a bit more interaction with Brian as he’s pouring and serving. Brian has a wonderful knowledge of wine, is always curious to learn about new wines (which he then shares with us!). There are favorite wines on the list, yet he always seems to have something new to try. I like expanding my horizons in the world of wine, and Brian’s willingness to bring in new offerings gives everyone the opportunity to sample new wines we might otherwise never have.
I’ll call his other sitting area the “lounge”. This where I’d go for a more subdued conversation with someone special. It’s sort of like a well appointed parlor, with a fireplace and comfortable chair and sofa seating.
Featuring an eclectic selection of wines from around the world, along with ever changing small bites and appetizers to complement and enhance your preferred wine choice, this place is charming and inviting.
You’ll have an experience like none other on the island.
2nd Street Wine Shop and Tasting Room – Langley
2nd St Wine Shop provides an inspiring collection of exclusively Washington wines that are sampled daily in their tasting room. Besides the fabulous selection of wine, owners Laurel & Mike fill this Whidbey Island oasis with unique gifts and gourmet pleasures from Washington and beyond.