Nominated for: BEST Wine Tour
At Westport Winery, wine quality is attained through thoughtful creativity and adventuresome science. Their passion is this community, they express that passion by creating great wine, a fun experience, and fond memories. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle benefits local charities.
Westport was Wine Press Northwest's 2011 Washington Winery to Watch and King 5 Evening Magazine's Best Wine Tour/Destination in 2010, 2012 and 2013. With over 150 medals on their 33 wines there's great selection and quality from start to finish.
To best link the farm culture to beach culture Westport Winery built its own 40-foot lighthouse. To highlight the amazing artistic talents in the community the family commissions local artists to create sculptures commemorating their wines in their gardens. The gardens also feature a grape maze, a musical fence, two putting greens, a lavender labyrinth, wizard chess, giant scrabble, a pétanque court and an off-leash dog park. Surf movies and popcorn are always on in the restaurant.
Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea is a Salmon Safe certified farm growing grapes, berries, tree fruit, produce and herbs. In addition to wine tasting the winery has a restaurant, bakery, nursery, and botanical gardens.
The hosts the following festivals every Sunday from noon to 4 in the month: February Chocolate & Jazz, May Hard Cheese and Soft Rock, August Aloha, November Cranberry Country. The winery holds the Fleur de Lis Festival on the first Sunday in June with Art in the Vines. The last Sunday in March is Spring Barrel Tasting. And the first Sunday in October is Crush Me, Squeeze Me, Make Me Wine at the Beach with the Lucy and Ethyl Look-Alike Contest. People and pets meet on the patio on sunny, summer Sundays from 3-5 for Yappy Hour.
The winery serves lunch daily from 11-4 with dinner service on Friday and Saturday from 4-8. The tasting room, bakery and nursery are open daily from 11-6.