So if you haven’t been out to Woodinville yet this summer for some weekend wine tasting, you gotta do it. And when you go, you gotta eat. I like lunch at Barking Frog, and the deck at the Forecaster’s Pub at Redhook Brewery is fun even if the food is sort of…just okay.
But here’s another good option: the gorgeous Novelty Hill and Januik building (the two wineries are separate businesses but share a winemaker and a new ultramodern facility) serves crackly wood-oven pizza on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:30pm. They’re $12, and you can order any of the tasting-room wines—including the pizza-friendly 2007 Stillwater Creek sangiovese—by the glass or bottle.
The current menu includes four flatbread pies: mixed cheese (fontina, Danish mozzarella, aged cheddar); heirloom tomato with roasted chicken and a cabernet-San Marzano sauce; Genoa salami with wild mushrooms and fresh herbs; and over-roasted tomato and pesto. Delicious.