Seattle Met photo collage: Photographs by Brooke Fitts, Kelly Turso, and courtesy JM Cellars.

Pandemic-era wine tasting looks a bit different. What hasn’t changed: the charm of visiting some of the state’s best winemaking regions, from the rolling hills of Central Washington to Woodinville’s urbane new arrivals. Our titans of cabernet achieve milestones while newer makers across the state are embracing new styles, from pét-nat to high-acid bottles meant to pair with food. Like the wine itself, as the industry matures, it takes on more depth and nuance.

In This Feature:

Wine Tasting's New Normal

Reservations, wine flights, and zoom tastings are part of the new normal.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

28 New Washington Wines to Buy Right Now

Build your cellar or bolster your dinner with some of the most intriguing local cabernet, syrah, and chardonnay released this year.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

3 New Wineries That Deserve a Do-Over

Devison Vintners, Virtue Cellars, and Quiddity deserve your attention.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Columbia Gorge: The Wild Frontier

A one-day itinerary—including where to stop and eat—in the Columbia Gorge AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Yakima Valley: Scenic and Sparkling

From bubbles to tamales, here's how to spend a day in the Yakima Valley AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Lake Chelan: Vacation Plus

How to spend a day tasting wine in Lake Chelan (including a must-try Sunday brunch).

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Woodinville: Never the Same

How to explore the new wineries in western Washington's wine tasting epicenter.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Maltby’s Big Moment

Great wine in the Seattle area—JM Cellars, Gorman Winery, Laterus, and more—comes together here.

09/14/2021 Photography by Sean P. Sullivan

Walla Walla: The Maiden Voyage

Make the most of your first time visiting Washington's main wine region.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Red Mountain and the Tri-Cities: Grape Country

How to spend a day tasting wine in Washington state's grape country.

09/14/2021 Photography by Sean P. Sullivan

The Not-New Guard of Washington Wine

A burgeoning natural wine movement takes the state in a fresh new direction. And yet we’ve been here before.

09/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Traci Daberko

40 Years of Quilceda Creek

The winery Alex and Jeannette Golitzin founded in 1978 still makes some of the best cabernet sauvignon in Washington.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan