Discover Woodinville Wine Country and the Sammamish River Valley
Less than 50 kilometers northeast of Seattle, Washington, Woodinville wine country is home to more than 90 wineries and tasting rooms, and a whole lot more. The Sammamish River Valley is said to be one of the nation’s ten most fertile farmlands — a cornucopia for you to explore.
Visit the Farms
Woodinville Lavender Farm’s hectare of lavender is abloom from June through August, but the property is open year-round for strolling, picnics, classes, crafts and demonstrations. 21 Acres Farm is a fascinating nonprofit farm, education center and market where visitors take informative classes on sustainability and more. Also check out Gold Creek Trout Farm, a “u-fish” farm with two ponds; BarnPlace, with barn tours and farm stays; and the Woodinville Farmers Market, which opens in May.
Woodinville Lavender Farm
Savor the Food
This bountiful region is always celebrating its agricultural blessings with innovative cooking classes, creative restaurants and foodie festivals. Take a cooking class at 21 Acres Farm or the free monthly cooking class taught by Barking Frog Executive Chef Bobby Moore. The Herbfarm Restaurant offers a hands-on experience that starts early in the morning in the restaurant’s garden and concludes with a fabulous nine-course dinner. Along the food and wine trails, you’re bound to make many fresh discoveries like Woodinville Lavender Farm’s lavender ice cream! You’ll be amazed by the diversity of crops and their abundance. We’ve been told that half a hectare of Sammamish Valley farmland can produce 130,500 heads of lettuce or 62,500 bunches of carrots!