Vashon Winery is set in the middle of an old apple orchard down a lovely country lane just a couple of minutes driving north of the town of Vashon.
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Retail Sales, Picnic Area
Hours of Operation
Sat 2-5pm, April 1 to October 1 and special events throughout the year.
Open to the Public
Yearly Production (in cases)
Vashon Winery is over twenty years old and continues to make wonderful Bordeaux-type wines utilizing grapes from eastern Washington; including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc in red wine. In white wine, Semillon is barrel-fermented and barrel-aged. It is dry and rich.
Additionally Vashon Winery makes wine from locally grown grapes including Pinot Noir and Chasselas Dore.
Vashon Winery uses extended maceration as a technique to create an elegant character to its red wines and searches for grapes that produce lower alcohol wines, and finally ages the wine in older oak barrels, using the oak for effect rather than direct flavor.
In the fall, look for Irvine's Vintage Cider, an English-styled cider using primarily European cider apples. You can taste autumn and the color reminds of a late summer sunset.