Did you know that Washington state is the second largest premium wine producer in the United States? There are more than 700 wineries, 350 grape growers and 11 American Viticultural Areas including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley and Lake Chelan. The good news is, you don’t have to make a trip to wine country to taste what everyone’s talking about. There are a number of dining options in the Seattle Southside featuring local wines. Here are just a few of the Seattle Southside restaurants serving Washington wines. Be sure to check each restaurant’s web site for seasonal updates on special winemaker dinners, tastings and events!
Top 5 Restaurants near Seattle Southside for Local Washington Wines
- Salty’s at Redondo Beach
- Duke's Chowder House
- Reds Wine Bar and Craft Beers
- Copperleaf Restaurant
- Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops
With more than 30 Washington wines on its menu, Salty's provides expert opinions on which Washington wines are best paired with their menu of fresh seafood and steaks.
28201 Redondo Beach Drive South
Des Moines, WA
You'll find that Duke's has a great boutique wine culture with a selection of 10 wines for its menu, including Seven Hills Riesling (Yakima Valley), Basel Cellars Claret (Walla Walla Valley) and Darby “The Dark Side” Syrah (Columbia Valley).
240 West Kent Station Street
Looking to learn more about Washington wines? Reds Wine Bar at Kent Station is an independently owned beer and wine restaurant and retailer with more than 30 wines available, including eight Washington wines.
321 Ramsay Way, Suite #110
Next time you're In SeaTac, plan on heading on over to Copperleaf for Northwest flavors in both food and wine. A five page wine list is sure to have something that everyone in your party will enjoy.
18525 36th Avenue South
Looking for the perfect steak and wine pairing? Let the knowledgeable staff at Spencer's help. This steakhouse has become one of the most popular in Seattle Southside and has won numerous awards for its extensive wine collection.
17620 International Boulevard
Q: What wine is Washington state known for?
A: The three most popular wines from Washington state are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Red Blends
Q: Where is the best wine region in Washington State?
A: 99% of the grapes grown in Washington state for wine are from the Columbia Valley east of the Cascade mountain range.
Q: What are the wine regions in Washington state?
A: Washington state has 19 different AVAs (American Viticultural Area). 95% of all the vineyard acreage is found in Horse Heaven Hills, Lake Chelan, Naches Heights, Rattlesnake Hills, Red Mountain, Snipes Mountain, Wahluke Slope, Walla Walla Valley, and Yakima Valley.
Q: How many Washington wineries are there?
A: There are over 1,000 wineries, 400+ grape growers, and 60,000+ acres of wine grapes, which makes Washington State is the 2nd largest wine producing state in the United States of America.