Wine, cider tour set for Veterans Day weekend

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

(Marrowstone Island)

Extras

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.

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