From Bainbridge to Belfair, a number of Kitsap’s wineries are open this weekend for people to taste some great wine and enjoy good company.
Here’s an added bonus, a number of the Bainbridge Island wineries and Belfair’s Mosquito Fleet Winery were recently recognized by the Seattle Wine Awards.
The Bainbridge wineries will be open all weekend, some even on Monday, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information or to see a map of where they are located visit bainbridgewineries.com.
Mosquito Fleet Winery in Belfair will be open Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. (and will continue to be open Saturdays from now until September). Sunday the winery will be open for its annual Spring Barrel Tasting event from noon to 4 p.m. Five wines will be offered and several barrels of the 2011 wines will be tapped. Winemaker Brian Petersen will be there to talk about changes from barrel to barrel and vineyard to vineyard. Pizza, cheeses and chocolates will also be served.
To attend the Sunday tasting, reserve your spot through the winery’s website, www.mosquitofleetwinery.com, or by calling the winemaker at 360-710 0855.
Here’s a list of the local 2013 Seattle Wine Award winners:
- Gold: Viognier; Columbia Valley Cuvée; Red Mountain Sangiovese
- Silver: Rose
Eagle Harbor Wine Co.
- Gold: Raptor
- Double Gold: Sweet Sarah dessert wine; Malbec
- Gold: Viognier; La Ronde
- Silver: Angelica dessert wine
Mosquito Fleet Winery (Belfair)
- Double Gold: Cabernet Sauvignon
- Gold: Cabernet Franc; Petit Verdot
- Bronze: Griffersen Reserve (port); Meritage;
- Bronze: Frambelle Raspberry
- Double Gold:Cabernet Sauvignon