Raising a glass to Woodinville

John Gottberg Anderson / For The Bulletin Published Nov 17, 2013 at 04:00AM

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Chateau Ste. Michelle, the oldest winery in Washington, established its Woodinville presence in 1976 on the former estate of an early-20th-century Seattle lumber baron. The 87-acre grounds include a historic home and a venue for outdoor concerts as well as the winery itself.
The Columbia Winery, established in 1962 by a group of university professors and their friends, opened its Woodinville Winery in 1988. For three decades, until his death in 2009, master winemaker David Lake was renowned for his experimentation with new varietals.
The Willows Lodge has been a hub of tourism in the Woodinville area since it opened in the fall of 2000. Built on the site of a 1923 hunting lodge, the luxurious Willows features lush gardens and a design-art theme that reflects the traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
The Columbia Winery, established in 1962 by a group of university professors and their friends, opened its Woodinville Winery in 1988. For three decades, until his death in 2009, master winemaker David Lake was renowned for his experimentation with new varietals.
The Willows Lodge has been a hub of tourism in the Woodinville area since it opened in the fall of 2000. Built on the site of a 1923 hunting lodge, the luxurious Willows features lush gardens and a design-art theme that reflects the traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
Owner-winemaker Tim Stevens of the boutique Stevens Winery poses with bottles of his red wine and examples of his own whimsical, avant-garde art. Stevens himself designs the labels to his varietals, which include viognier, malbec, syrah and cabernet franc.