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7 Places to try Bainbridge Island Wine This fall

7 Places to Try Bainbridge Island WineIt may come as a surprise, but the small island of Bainbridge Island is home to 7 wineries, each of which is producing some of the best wine around. Have you had the chance to sample some of this Bainbridge Island wine, yet? If not, this fall is the perfect opportunity to discover these hidden gems of the wine world.

Like most wines produced in Washington state, the wine made here on Bainbridge Island is delicious and has earned a solid reputation for quality around the region. In fact, each of the Bainbridge Island Wineries has won gold and double gold for several of their wines. Come get your sample of these incredible wines today, and stay at one of our amazing lodging properties on beautiful Bainbridge Island. Continue reading

How To See Bainbridge Island Without a Car

How to Get Around Bainbridge Island WIthout a CarBainbridge Island is only 8.5 miles away from downtown Seattle, and is best reached via the 35-minute Washington State Ferry from Coleman Dock. Getting here can require a little bit of patience and advanced planning, but luckily, it’s one of the few destinations on this side of the Puget Sound that is not only easy to get to, but easy to get around. We recently posted a blog that serves as an excellent guide to the many different options for transportation on Bainbridge Island. But truly, we think one of the easiest and most interesting ways to get around Bainbridge Island is without a car. Much of Bainbridge Island is walkable, and when things get a little too far, there are always bikes available to rent. Once you start exploring, we don’t think you’ll want to stop. Check availability at the many Bainbridge Island Lodging properties, so you can keep the adventure going. Continue reading

Bainbridge Island Wines Win Big at Seattle Wine Awards

Washington State is already well-known for producing fantastic wines. But far from the vineyards of Eastern Washington, Bainbridge Island’s very own winemakers are winning plaudits from local and international wine groups.

Eagle Harbor Wine Co. LogoCase in point are the Island’s own Eagle Harbor Wine Co. and Amelia Wynn Winery. Both wineries took top awards at the 2015 Seattle Wine Awards. On April 19-20, nearly 1,250 wines were reviewed by two dozen professionals using a 20-point scale. The wines were evaluated based on Aroma, Bouquet, Flavor, Palate, Typicity, Balance, Complexity, Finish, and Overall Impression.

Amelia Wynn Winery's Paul Bianchi has been making wine since 1998.

Amelia Wynn Winery’s Paul Bianchi has been making wine since 1998.

Eagle Harbor Wine Co. received two Double Gold awards – for its ‘2012 Condor’ in the Red Bordeaux styles category and the ‘2012 Founder’s Merlot’ in the Merlot group. Amelia Wynn Winery took three awards – Double Gold for its 2012 Aragon in the Red Rhone category and Gold for its 2012 Cuvée in the Red Bordeaux category and their 2012 Chardonnay.

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The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is a nonprofit alliance of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit our website for Island events, attractions and vacation rentals.
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