Friday, March 27, 2015

Columbia Winery - Saturday Snapshots

On a cool, drizzly March day my husband and I drove to Woodinville, WA, to visit the Columbia Winery. We've been there many times - we have a wine club membership and receive "releases" every three months - but on this Wednesday afternoon the place was almost deserted. Although we enjoyed our visit, the grounds are much prettier in summertime when everything's in bloom and the sun is shining. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

A grapevine as art. The sign is enlarged below.

The tasting room was empty!
No one stood on the porches or lounged at the tables, 
sipping wine.
I'm looking forward to returning to the Columbia Winery in three months to pick up the next batch of wine releases. We'll try to choose a sunny day when flowers fill the beds. Until then, I guess we'll have to make our own sunshine and drink the wine we just picked up!

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Esme said...

This looks like it will be really pretty in spring.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It has been lovely in the past. It looks like they've taken out some of the old landscaping, so it will be fun to see what new things they plant when the weather warms up a little more.

Jen Masssey said...

I think it still looks like beautiful place

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Sometimes it's nice to have a place to yourselves. Beautiful spot.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love wineries...and wine! I envy you the proximity to this one. A few years ago, I spent a week in Napa Valley here, and it was in the summer. It was a wonderful vacation. It was several hours away, however, so I haven't been back since.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Sarah E. Albom said...

Looks lovely :) my family and I went to a winery recently on a lovely sunny day, and it was so hot and still. I'm not the biggest fan of heat so I didn't really enjoy it, but mum certainly did!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

There are lots of wineries in Woodinville, and it's only 30-45 minutes from our house (depending on traffic on I-5).

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree. Rain doesn't bother me much, which is a good thing since I live in the Pacific Northwest!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

After spending most of my life in Texas and Florida, I'm enjoying the cooler climate here in Washington State. It would be hard for me to return to a hot-weather locale.