In each of our issues we will highlight an wine tourism region that has made an effort to stand out and be recognized as one of the best wine tourism region in the world.
Washington State is one of the fastest growing wine regions in the world. With its beautiful landscape, friendly people and welcoming accommodations, it’s the perfect getaway for wine lovers and those looking to discover the new epicenter of American wine.
From Seattle’s international airport, it’s easy to visit Washington wine country. Between urban tasting rooms and sprawling vineyard views – there is so much to discover. Visitors can stay in the Seattle area to explore urban wineries in the city and the nearby town of Woodinville, or take a short flight or scenic drive east to see sprawling vineyard views. The majority of Washington’s vineyards are planted in the eastern part of the state, where long, warm days and cool nights create near-perfect conditions for wine grapes to thrive. Beautiful Eastern Washington also boasts 300 days of sunshine a year, perfect for visitors and locals alike.
With more than 950 wineries, 14 unique regions and 70+ wine varieties to try, there is something for everyone in Washington State. Rest assured that Washingtonians pride themselves on hospitality, and are proud of the innovative nature and collaborative spirit that exists in the region. It’s easy to see why people have come from all over the world to be part of Washington’s very special wine culture.