Woodinville WA is a small town boasting several wineries, craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries, and over 100 wine tasting rooms. Spend an afternoon or several days exploring Woodinville wineries and tasting rooms. Larger establishments give tours while smaller ones often offer a “backroom” glimpse of the planning and experimentation that goes into their products.
Restaurants range from gourmet destination dining to ethnic delights, casual family dining and happy hour venues. Of course there are also many coffee shops to choose from!
Relax at Hideaway Lodge Bed and Breakfast, a modern BnB just 5 minutes from downtown Woodinville. Set on 3 1/2 wooded acres, this is the perfect home base for exploring the area.
Things to Do in Woodinville
In city recreation includes several city parks, ball fields, and a beautiful pedestrian and bike trail that runs along the Sammamish River. Consequently this is a popular spot for local fun runs, marathons and triathlons. The river is great for canoeing and kayaking, and there is a nearby adventure park complete with zip lines and high and low elements. Within an hour’s drive experience snow skiing, golfing, antiquing, hiking, horseback riding, beach combing, boating and hot air ballooning.
Woodinville WA is also home to Molbak’s Garden+Home, a very large and well-know northwest nursery and gift shop. Visit 21 Acres, a sustainable farm and farmer’s market. Stroll through Saturday market from May through September. Visit the small shopping malls, movie theaters, and paint and glass art studios.
Summer brings big name concerts to the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and nearby Marymoor Park, and outdoor movies at Red Hook Brewery. The Celebrate Woodinville Festival in late July and early August means concerts in the park, the Basset Bash, street fair and a community parade. All times of the year you’ll find music events at local tasting rooms, wine walks, and other more impromptu events.
History of Woodinville
The area was first inhabited by the Sammamish people then was settled by Ira and Susan Woodin in 1871. It began as a logging community, then became a farming center and was incorporated in 1993. It is now a Seattle suburb best known for its many wineries and tasting rooms.
In 1969, Woodinville was home to the northwest’s own version of Woodstock, the Seattle Pop Festival. The 3 day festival held at Woodinville’s Gold Creek Park, attracted about 50,000 fans.The bands included The Byrds, Chicago Transit Authority, The Guess Who, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Ike & Tina Turner and Alice Cooper.
Woodinville Weather and Getting There
Woodinville WA has a Mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. Thanks to our rainfall we are surrounded by evergreen forests, lakes and rivers. But almost no one carries an umbrella!
Woodinville is easily accessible by car from Seattle from I-405.