Meet the Winemakers Weekend on Bainbridge

It’s time again for the “Meet the Winemakers” weekend on Bainbridge Island.

Seven of the eight wineries on the island open their doors this weekend for people to stop by and taste what they’ve been up to. Six of these wineries use grapes grown in Eastern Washington, while Perennial Vintners grows its grapes on island. (The eighth winery, Bainbridge Island Vineyards and Winery, also grows on island, but it doesn’t participate in the same weekend tasting event as the other wineries).

Here’s the details of this weekend’s event:

Since the wineries are small and owner-operated, they are only all open for tasting at the wineries on select weekends — including this Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 12 to 5 p.m., and tasting fees range from free to a few dollars.

Note for groups & tours: the wineries are all very intimate and cannot accommodate large groups or buses (all the better for the rest of you!). If you are a group of more than 6 people, you must call ahead to make arrangements in advance.

For those who can’t make the weekend, but want to try the wines another time, two of the wineries, Eagle Harbor Wine Company and Eleven Winery, operate tasting rooms that are walking distance to the ferry terminal. They feature their respective wines and are open throughout the year. (Eleven also has a location in downtown Poulsbo).

Amelia Wynn Winery’s wines are featured at Harbor Square Wine Shop daily, along with several other wines. These are available for tasting. For hours and information, contact the individual wineries.