Thursday, November 5, 2015

Olympic Peninsula historic lodges offer wine weekends

Historic Crescent Lake Lodge is hosting November
and December wine dinners.
Washington State is the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. The Olympic Peninsula, only two hours northwest of Seattle, is home to 10 award-winning wineries, each with a rich family heritage. 

Lake Crescent Lodge is hosting two upcoming wine tasting weekends, Nov. 20-21 and Dec. 4-5, 2015 that will be a great opportunity for visitors to taste the wines of Washington State Wine Country.

Nestled close to Olympic National Park and Forest, the artisan wineries of the Olympic Peninsula make a visit to the Northwest a must-do experience. There are also a variety of places to stay in or near Olympic National Park that offer extensive local wine lists.

Lake Crescent Lodge has a large local wine offering, serving over 30 local wines from Harbinger Cellars, Camaraderie Cellars and Olympic Cellars all in Port Angeles, WA as well as Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, WA, which was named the 2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest.

Two upcoming wine weekends will allow visitors to interact with the wine producers and sample a variety of wines from local wineries (*Advance reservations required):
       November 20-21, 2015 hosted by Camaraderie Cellars
       Friday Wine Tasting Reception 5-6:30 pm
       Saturday Wine Maker Dinner 6 pm
       December 4-5, 2015 hosted by Olympic Cellars
       Friday Wine Tasting Reception 5-6:30 pm
       Saturday Wine Maker Dinner 6 pm

In addition, Lake Quinault Lodge, just two hours south of Lake Crescent Lodge, also serves over 25 local wines including varieties from Maryhill Cellars which is the house label, Barnard Griffin Winery, Columbia Crest Winery, Townshend Cellar, L’Ecole No. 41, Cougar Crest Winery, Snoqualmie Vineyards, Caderetta Winery and Canoe Ridge Vineyard. Pairing a nice Washington State wine with a decadent meal at the Roosevelt Dining Room completes the visit to Olympic National Park and Forest.

Additional properties that also offer a varied selection of local Washington wines are Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, open March to Oct, and Log Cabin Resort, open May to Sept. For more information visit, olympicnationalparks.com or call 866.297.7367.