I recently went to Seattle on business and was extremely fortunate to have been able to add an extra day to my trip. I spent that day visiting the town of Woodinville, which should be added to the bucket list of every wine lover. Most of the wineries and vineyards in Washington State are located in the central and eastern regions, however, the majority of residents are clustered around the Seattle area which is several hours west of the wineries. The Washington wine industry did a very cool and smart thing. Many wineries have built tasting rooms in this small town 30 minutes from Seattle to give wine lovers the opportunity to taste and learn about their wines without having to make the trek to Walla Walla (or any of the many towns in Washington wine country). While few things (in my opinion) can replace a visit to the actual vineyards and wine making facility, this comes pretty darn close.