Nine peninsula businesses are inviting locals and visitors alike to another “spirited” annual road trip over Veterans’ Day weekend.
The Olympic Peninsula Harvest Wine & Cider Tour is set for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10. Nine boutique wineries and cideries in Sequim, Port Angeles and Jefferson County pair seasonal releases with an array of sweet and savory foods inspired by locally harvested ingredients — from turkey-pumpkin chili to curried butternut squash bisque with stuffed mushrooms, and sliced pear with blue cheese and wine-infused honey to apple-chevre tarts.
Tour tickets are available for $40 online or $45 at the door of each winery. A commemorative wine glass, wine tasting and food pairings are included in the ticket price. Visitors without tour tickets will be charged a $10 tasting fee at each venue.
See olympicpeninsulawineries.org/winery-events/passport-wine-tour for more information or to buy tickets.
Participating wineries include:
• Wind Rose Cellars, Sequim
• Camaraderie Cellars, Port Angeles
• Harbinger Winery, Port Angeles
• Olympic Cellars, Port Angeles
• Eaglemount Wine & Cider, Port Townsend
• FairWinds Winery, Port Townsend
• Port Townsend Vineyards, Port Townsend
• Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Chimacum
• Marrowstone Vineyards, Nordland
For live music aficionados, check our Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., where they’ll host Dawn Martin (range of songs from 1960s and 70s) on Nov. 9 at Trevor Hanson (solo guitarist) on Nov. 10.
During the tour, Olympic Cellars will be releasing its Cranberry Jubilee while Harbinger Winery will sample its Cranberry Bliss.
Check out olympicpeninsula.org/road-trips for two-, three- and five-day suggested itineraries with the wineries included.