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Stories and Tips Puget Sound

SAN JUAN ISLANDS

Written by El Gallo on 07 Oct, 2000

This is a poor-man's luxury scenic cruise to be sure. For details on the San Juans, one of the West's most wonderful tourism and cruising areas, please see my journal on the Islands. Here, we're just dealing with transportation issues. Generally speaking,…Read More


Whidbey Island Greenbank Farm

Written by El Gallo on 06 Oct, 2000

Whidbey Island Greenbank Farm is actually a 500-acre berry farm, said to be the world's largest loganberry farm. They also make berry wines and sell them in their gift shop along with all sorts of berry nice foods. They have also achieved a…Read More


Whidbey Island Vineyards and Winery

Written by El Gallo on 06 Oct, 2000

Whidbey Island Vineyards has been around Langley, Whidbey Island since 1991, growing their own grapes to produce Madeleine Angevine, Siegerrebe and their proprietary Island White. Not to mention a rhubarb wine from local rhubarb. Rhubarb, by the way, is like celery that…Read More


Camaraderie Cellars

Written by El Gallo on 06 Oct, 2000

Camaraderie Cellars is also located in Port Angeles, and claims to be the Northernmost Winery in the Country. Very much a conscientious, family operation that has built to a production of 1,000 cases a year since 1992. They do a cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon…Read More


Black Diamond Winery

Written by El Gallo on 06 Oct, 2000

Black Diamond Winery is a real cottage industry that produces some unusual wines that should probably be called hand-crafted. Only 400 cases a year, all from fruit grown on the premises. Wines include rhubarb (try that on your wine snob friends--tell them it's…Read More


Olympic Cellars

Written by El Gallo on 06 Oct, 2000

Olympic Cellars relocated from Sequim to Port Angeles in 1998, where it works out of a huge old century-old barn. Production is about 2,500 cases a year from Eastern Washington grapes and priced around $10 to $20. In addition to Lemberger, merlot, a…Read More


Lost Mountain Winery

Written by El Gallo on 06 Oct, 2000

Lost Mountain Winery has been located in Sequim (heart of the Olympic rain shadow 'Sunshine Belt') since 1981 with production now up to about 1000 cases a year. This tends towards being an 'old country' winery--the family that built it (mostly from timber right…Read More


Bainbridge Island Vineyards and Winery

Written by El Gallo on 06 Oct, 2000

Bainbridge Island Vineyards is perfectly situated--right above the ferry terminal. It's been a working winery for 24 years, and the wine comes from local grapes, not imports from Eastern Washington. On Sunday afternoons there is a demonstration in the vineyard of how grapes…Read More


FERRIES AS TRAVEL

Written by El Gallo on 07 Oct, 2000

Sure they're great for commuters and reducing road rage. And they are the best way to see Seattle and Puget Sound in general. But footloose travelers who use their heads can also use the ferry systems as a way to pursue their destinations…Read More


SHORT RUNS

Written by El Gallo on 07 Oct, 2000

Not all the Puget Sound routes are sea voyages--though all are of scenic interest. There are short runs of interest only to local commuters (which is the basic idea behind the ferry system in the first place). For instance, the Fauntleroy-Southworth crossing is…Read More


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