With a climate more suited to pines than vines, Woodinville is farther from any workable vineyard, but that hasn’t stopped it from emerging as one of America’s top spots to swirl and sip. Woodinville also has waterfront parks on the Sammamish River, substantial brewery grounds, and densely wooded residential areas. Any of the 10,938 Woodinville residents would describe the city as quaint urban wine country with destination restaurants and a plethora of green spaces and opportunities for sweeping landscape views.
Nestled in the beautiful Sammamish River Valley just 30 minutes northeast of Seattle, Woodinville is home to over 90 wineries and tasting rooms representing every appellation of Washington wines. From the historic and beautiful grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle to the quaint boutique wineries where you are likely to have the winemaker themselves pour you a glass of his or her finest blend, a wonderful variety of wine tasting experiences await you.
Woodinville is a desirable location to settle down in Western Washington if you are looking for a whimsical and progressive town with a 40 minute commute to Seattle, a deluge of garden strolls, and great meals paired with the perfect local wine. The median home value is $730,100 and the median monthly rent is $2767.00. Surrounded by bustling economic centers, Woodinville’s unemployment rate is 4.1% and the poverty level is 64.3% less than the national average.
Woodinville’s economy is a mix of light industrial, retail, and tourism. The Woodinville Tourist District is home to wine country and several fine restaurants including The Herbfarm “destination” restaurant where dinner comes in nine courses with wines to match. If all of this is too much stimulation, take a relaxing walk through any of Woodinville’s finely curated gardens. Reciprocally, the downtown area includes Molbak’s Garden and Home, a nationally acclaimed local garden center.