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.

Touring Region
Current Weather
Fair
Fair, 72° F

Amenities
Retail Sales, Picnic Area, Tasting Room

Hours of Operation
Sat 2-5pm, April 1 to October 1 and special events throughout the year.

Open to the Public
Yes

Yearly Production (in cases)
500

Variety List
Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
Semillon
Pinot Noir
Merlot
Malbec
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Cider

Wines
Chasselas Dore
Cabernet Sauvignon
Right Bank Red
Merlot
Semillon
Tramp Harbor Red
Reserve Red
Pinot Noir
Wines of interest: 2006 Chasselas Dore, made from Vashon Island-grown grapes. Dry and soft, perfect with mussels cooked in cider; 2004 Right Bank Red, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot that emulates the wines of St. Emilion on the right bank of the Gironde River. Also, check out vashonwineryjournal.com, an onging blog that describes the pain and joy of owning a small independent winery.

Our Story

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.

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