A few weeks ago I hopped on a ferry and headed out to Whidbey Island for a girls-only wine weekend. And it was a blast.
We stayed at a friend’s cabin, right on the Sound.
Our place on the Sound
We ate, drank, laughed and had a blast.
We also went for a nice nature walk at the South Whidbey State Park.
It was a beautiful …
The beautiful bluff
Our physical activity before wine tasting
There are a handful of wineries on Whidbey and we chose some of the best for our afternoon of tasting.
We started on the patio at the Comforts of Whidbey Winery where we enjoyed their reds that we paired with meats and cheese sandwiches, strawberries, cherries, and grapes that we brought.
Wine + lunch
Comforts of Whidbey Winery
Then it was off to Whidbey Island Winery for more wines. The wines were good and I bought a bottle of the 2011 Cabernet Franc to enjoy with Brandon. The scenery was pretty great here too!
Whidbey Island Winery
The Cab Franc is an “approachable medium bodied wine from Bordeaux’s other Cabernet that has friendly aromas of earth, spice and dark berry fruit with classic flavors of blueberry and cranberry wrapped up in soft dusty tannins. Enjoy it with salmon, duck, turkey, pork, lamb and grilled veggies.” Great Wine!
My favorite part of the winery was the winery cat. I have large cats but Sangiovese (the cat) dwarfed them. He was huge!
The largest winery cat I’ve ever seen!
We finished up our wine tasting adventure at the Holmes Harbor Cellars. Rather than tasting, we bought several bottles of the Catapult wine (a 78% Viognier and 22% Chardonnay blend) and drank them outside, playing your typical ’embarrass the bride’ games. Mission accomplished.
Cheers to Whidbey Island wines!
We rounded out the day with dinner at Christopher’s on Whidbey in Langley. We sampled everything and you really can’t go wrong, but you really need to try the Warm Mushroom, Cheese, and Dill Fondue. It was SO good.
I hope you’ll take some of my suggestions and take a jaunt to Whidbey and enjoy the wine tasting and exploring!
A Sunday stroll on the beach