February 2023 Wine on the Rock with Eagle Harbor, Eleven, Fletcher Bay and Rolling Bay Wineries – February 9th through 11th

WotR logo no dateBainbridge 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. Bainbridge Wineries 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.

Thursday, February 9th – Friday, February 10th – Saturday, February 11th

drink wine made hereGrab your BFF or SO and join us on Bainbridge Island to celebrate the month of love!  Four island wineries will be pairing their wines with local chocolates the weekend before Valentine’s Day.

Two different tickets are available. One for tasting at each of the four wineries on Thursday and Friday, February 9th and 10th and one ticket for tasting at each of the four wineries on Saturday, February 11th only. The tickets are split because our island wineries are so busy on Saturdays and they want your tasting experience to be as enjoyable as possible and not too crazy or crowded, so they’re spreading the love around on Thursday and Friday.

Ticket includes wine tasting at four island wineries, Eagle Harbor Wine Co., Eleven Winery, Fletcher Bay Winery, & Rolling Bay Winery, a special event wine glass and chocolates at each winery. Taste on your own schedule, anytime on your ticket day(s).

Wine and chocolate pairings are still in the works, but so far, here is our line up!

WotR February 2023 image courtesy of Winery Alliance of Bainbridge IslandEleven Winery featuring ChocMo Truffles!
2020 Viognier paired with Vanilla truffle
2020 Ratio Rosso paired with Champagne truffle
2020 Malbec paired with Red Wine truffle
2020 Sweet Sarah Port paired with Raspberry truffle

Fletcher Bay Winery featuring Yukon Jackson’s Herd of Turtles – a chocolate, caramel and pecan candy confection.

Rolling Bay featuring Pink Peony Chocolates.

Eagle Harbor featuring L’Atelier TR Chocolates.

When you purchase your ticket, you will select which of the four wineries you’d like to start at. Check into this starting winery at any time over the two days and after you check in, you select the route you’d like to take for the other wineries. Taste all in one day or space it out over the two days of the event. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Stay the weekend and let someone else do the driving!

Book a night or two at one of our lodging partners and explore all our island has to offer. Lodging, dining options and other island activities can be found at www.destinationbainbridge.com 

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:

-Viking Cab Co: (360) 244-4420
-Taxis & Tours: (206) 842-7660
-BI Ride is an on-demand bus service (note: this shuttle service is only available Monday through Saturday), for more information click here.
Uber & LYFT: There are very few Uber and LYFT drivers on Bainbridge Island.

Our island is home to seven wineries and many of them host regular events.  Check out what’s happening this month!

Visit each winery’s website for more information.

BI wine image by Margaret MillmoreHere at The Island Wanderer, we’ve had the pleasure of writing features on our seven wineries, if you’d like to learn more about them, click on the winery name below:

Amelia Wynn Winery Bistro 
Bainbridge Vineyards
Eagle Harbor Wine Co.
Eleven Winery
Fletcher Bay Winery
Perennial Vintners
Rolling Bay Winery

*Images and logos used with permission

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