It's Not a Getaway, Exactly. While Woodinville qualifies as a suburb, it’s also the bright and earthy center of Western Washington’s wine scene. A 30-minute drive from Seattle plunges you into a land of lawn picnics, enviable wines, and destination menus culled from the surrounding farms. Our guide to making the most of a Woodinville adventure offers insights on tasting rooms, hot-air balloons, and where to fortify yourself before or after a day of tasting. Get ready to explore the charming hamlet that waits just outside of town.