Monday, April 12, 2010

Goose Ridge's Woodinville Tasting Room

Last Friday evening I had the pleasure of going to the soft opening of Goose Ridge Winery's new Woodinville tasting room, located at 14450 Woodniville Redmond NE Suite 108. They are in the same complex as the Mazatlan restaurant and neighbors with Alder Ridge Estate, Canon De Sol, and Airfield Estates.

The room was all a buzz when we arrived as we made our way to the tasting bar.

Goose Ridge is one of the many wineries from the east side of Washington state who are making a pilgrimage to Woodinville to open a tasting room. The reason why comes down to simple economics, wine sales at the winery would slow down so much in the fall/winter months that a tasting room on the westside would provide traffic year around. So when their friends from Airfield Estates offered them part of the building they had found in Woodinville, Goose Ridge jumped at the chance.

The space is open and inviting with a nice big tasting bar and even a cozy fireplace to snuggle up to with a glass of wine. As always we were impressed with offerings we tasted, especially the Reisling with it's crisp effervescence and the smokey Syrah that had me wishin I had some BBQ ribs.

The staff was pleasant and very efficient in helping the crowd with their tastes and purchases. They opened just in time for the Passport to Woodinville this weekend. I think that there are a few tickets left, so make sure you get yours for this amazing event and definitely put Goose Ridge on your agenda.

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