I love to shop local for food as much as possible. We still have a lot of small farms in my area of the south Puget Sound. What we don’t grow here makes a quick truck ride over from farms on the east side. This year we have no shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables.
If you’ve followed the blog a little bit, you know I like Washington wines. We are in an amazing state for wine and it only gets better each year. Many small wineries open up, growing their own grapes as well.
My in-laws both live on the east side and it’s just one big tease to drive for visits. There are so many wineries along the way. My FIL lives in Walla Walla which has 75+ wineries at this time! Fun tasting rooms and great places to stop and eat. Yes, I’m behind on blogging about those visits.
The wineries are gorgeous and I love to try new ones. But when we are on the road we are kind of in a hurry most times to get to our destination. It’s one reason I love going to Leavenworth. Lots of winery tasting rooms downtown to walk to. Wine tasting should be a total experience. Most times the host is full of great information. I love to hear it all. Info about more than just the wines and winery. We also want to hear about local places we’ve missed. Or favorite foods we need to try at restaurants we frequent.
Now I’m not a snob, I do drink wine from other places. So far my favorite sauvignon blanc is from New Zealand. I’m on a mission to find a local one I love just as much. I really prefer to drink wine from here and support my state’s economy. Why not? We have every type of wine here!
For years now I’ve been googling and keeping an eye out for a Washington wine club. All of these wineries and no wine club? Tons of California wine clubs so why not us? 3 years ago I wanted to start my own. A friend and I seriously talked about it. But, we knew we really didn’t have the time, and we definitely didn’t have the capitol to do it correctly.
Finally, Cellars Wine Club came out with a club that was California, Oregon and Washington combined. That was a bit better. But NOW they have a Washington only wine club!
No, I haven’t ordered it yet. I haven’t worked much this summer and I can’t afford the extra expense with the school year starting. It’s next on the list for purchasing. I’m so excited! I can’t wait to have different washington wineries delivered to my door!
Reasons I want to join the wine club:
- history of the wineries featured
- detailed information about the featured wines
- expert tips for how to enjoy the wine best
- new wineries that I can plan trips to!
A few features that make this wine club different than others is you set exactly how long you want it to be. It also doesn’t automatically renew. It’s for the set time frame you choose and then that’s it. Most clubs don’t have that option and I know people forget to cancel their membership.
Cellars Wine Club has a no bad bottle guarantee. I have never experienced a bad bottle, but it must happen. If this is the case, they will take care of it. Bad bottles or broken shipments will be replaced or refunded.
They do have other wine clubs to choose from. If you are a snob, look at the 90+ club 😉 I won’t judge…but can I come over to try them with you? Maybe you can convert me into a wine snob. I’m totally open to the idea.
Don’t let me forget to mention…this company is also local for me! Damn I love living in such a techy location. Techy and wine, such an awesome place to live. Don’t hate.
What’s your favorite type of wine?
PS – Are you in Washington and know a winery that I MUST visit? You bet I want to hear all about it! Better yet, own a winery? I’m all ears on private tours.