SPOTLIGHT: Whidbey vintners and chefs create a tour of five wineries

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May 9, 2013

Bring your mom on a little “taste of Whidbey” tour at the annual Savor Spring Wine & Food Tour on Whidbey May 11 and 12.  This is an annual Whidbey Island Vintners Association event each May and includes visits to five of the local winery tasting rooms from Greenbank to Clinton, where you can sample the newest wine releases, along with some locally created food from local caterers and food vendors.

The participating wineries include the South End’s Comforts of Whidbey, a vineyard and winery off Wilkinson Road between Clinton and Langley, where Serendipity Catering will have create epicurean delights to sample along with with the wines. Also on South Whidbey is Spoiled Dog Winery and vineyard on Maxwelton Road, where you can tour the vineyard and sample wines with food prepared by Chef Jess of Freeland’s Roaming Radish.

The third South End stop is Blooms Winery tasting room – Taste for Wine & Art at the historic Bayview Corner Cash Store. Frank the Hot Dog Bus awaits you with samples of local hot dogs, and will also sell you additional dogs if you are ready for lunch!

The next winery is northward to Freeland at Holmes Harbor Cellars on Honeymoon Bay Road. The vintners there will pair their wines with delicacies offered by Bubba’s Gourmet Foods. Continuing north to Greenbank, you will find Greenbank Cellars off Bakken Road from Hwy 525, a winery that re-opens for the summer season with this event. They will offer food nibbles created by the chef at the Captain Whidbey Inn.

The cost of doing the tour is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the wineries, or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

For more information, visit Whidbey Island Vintners Association website or call 360-321-0515.

(Pictured at top is the vineyard at Comforts of Whidbey in an April storm./Photo courtesy of Comforts of Whidbey)

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