Bainbridge Island is home to many passionate and talented artisans of all mediums, and the art of wine-making is no exception. Wine-making began with grapes grown right here on the island and expanded to include world-class grapes from eastern Washington. Our vintners’ handcrafted wines are sure to provide a unique tasting experience that everyone will enjoy. The Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island proudly represents the seven award-winning boutique wineries on the island, offering year-round events consisting of wine tasting tours as well as musical performances at selected wineries.
WINE ON THE ROCK is one such event and is held four times a year, and the next event is Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Fall is harvest season and it’s a demanding time of year for our wineries; some grapes are still fermenting in their bins, while others are being pressed to go into the barrels—it’s the time of year when the winemaking happens—it’s also the perfect time of year to tour our wineries and meet the winemakers.
A total of twenty wines will be available and paired with charcuterie bites, chosen to specifically complement the wines you are tasting. In addition, you’ll receive an event wine glass and a 4-bottle wine tote.
Please Note: The Amelia Wynn winery will not be open for this event, instead, they will be participating via their Winslow Way tasting room (downtown). The other three downtown, Winslow Way tasting rooms, Eleven, Eagle Harbor and Fletcher Bay, will be open for tasting, but will not have Wine on the Rock event activities and charcuterie. Please visit the Eleven, Eagle Harbor and Fletcher Bay winery locations for the Wine on the Rock stop (Perennial Vintners and Bainbridge Vineyards will not be participating in this event).
Tickets are available here — must be 21 and older to purchase, but kids and dogs are welcome in the wineries!
Stay the weekend and let someone else do the driving!
Bainbridge Wineries has partnered with Destination Bainbridge to provide discounts on overnight lodging and transportation.
Book two or more nights and receive discounts on event and transportation, as well as special gifts. When booking, ask for your discount code of $5 off tickets to Wine on the Rock, as well as your transportation promo code of $5.00 off Tour Bainbridge’s VIP Transportation Package. Visit Destination Bainbridge for a complete list of participating lodging partners. For additional details, click here.
A special offer from the Inn at Pleasant Beach – reserve two nights on available weekend nights now through November 20, 2019 and save 20%. Guests will also receive a $50 gift card to enjoy Chef Joe’s Sunday Brunch at The Beach House. Restrictions apply, please visit their website for details.
Parking is limited at many of the wineries, and carpooling or alternate transportation options are encouraged. There are multiple selections for transportation on the island:
-Tour Bainbridge: Wine shuttle ticket here.
-Viking Cab Co: (360) 244-4420
-Taxis & Tours: (206) 842-7660
-BI Ride (runs Saturday only): Dial a ride shuttle service through Kitsap Transit.
–Uber & LYFT: There are a few Uber and LYFT drivers on Bainbridge Island.
-Bike rentals are available at Classic Cycle on Winslow Way (206) 842-9191 (please note: most wineries are a couple of miles from the ferry/downtown – the farthest being 6.6 miles).
-Large groups: contact Tour Bainbridge, Bon Vivant Wine Tours or A to B Party Pros at (360) 990-0906.
*Images and logo provided by the Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island