The alcohol taxation regime of British Columbia has resulted in very few Washington wines being offered in the province, but there is a vast selection of wineries all over the state. The higher acidity level typical of Washington State wines allows them to be naturally food friendly and sustain longevity, providing a lovely pairing for any meal, holiday or everyday.
Just over the border, in Whatcom County, there are many small and personable vineyards with friendly owners, each providing a unique touch to their carefully crafted product. Ten boutique wineries and three distilleries have joined forces as the Whatcom Winery and Distillery Association, and encourage visitors to “slow down and appreciate the richness of the region’s natural beauty, world-class cuisine and local art.”
Most of the wineries are a short and beautiful drive from Point Roberts, stretching from Bellingham north to the Canadian border and from Lummi Island east along the Mount Baker Highway. Wine enthusiasts can appreciate this unique experience of seeing the beauty of Western Washington, while sampling the wine selection along the way. Check out the list below and see how close these wineries are to Point Roberts (and Seabright Farm!).
Interested in touring the area, tasting the wines and vines of washington? Find the “The Whatcom Wine & Spirits Trail” brochure at any of the participating wineries or distilleries for some delicious details.