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10 Things to do on Bainbridge Island This Winter

Things on do on Bainbridge Island This WinterBainbridge Island is often considered a summer destination, but there are actually plenty of fun things to do on Bainbridge Island in the winter months as well. If you happen to find yourself on Bainbridge Island this winter, whether you’re visiting friends and family or are here just for fun, consider yourself lucky. There is an incredible number of exciting things to do on Bainbridge Island. Moreover, our Innkeepers and lodging hosts are your perfect guide to help you enjoy the best of the island!  Don’t let Washington’s cold and potentially rainy weather keep you from this beautiful destination. There’s no reason to spend this entire winter inside.

Though Bainbridge Island is definitely a fun place to spend time during the warm summer days, there’s something that just feels even more special when you’re outside during the winter.  It might have something to do with fewer people around, allowing you to be quiet and still in a way that isn’t always possible during the busy seasons. Experience Bainbridge Island for yourself this winter, and book a room at one of our member properties today. Continue reading

Plan Now for Wine on the Rock on Bainbridge Island

Wine on the Rock at Bainbridge Island WineriesThere are many great reasons to visit Bainbridge Island this fall. It’s an easy day-trip from downtown Seattle, the fall colors in our many parks and gardens are beautiful right now, and there are far fewer crowds competing for space in our charming island boutiques and restaurants. If you really need another reason, then let it be wine. With 7 wineries calling Bainbridge Island home, there’s no shortage of great wine flowing around the island. This fall, Bainbridge Island will once again be celebrating locally produced wines during their seasonal Wine on the Rock Weekend. These two great days of wine tasting call for an overnight stay on the Island, and luckily we have plenty of places for you to choose from. Browse through our many delightful lodging properties on Bainbridge Island, and start making those plans to visit us for Wine on the Rock in November, 2018. 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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Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s Blog? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

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.

Bainbridge Island’s Eleven Winery Receives Award

Eleven Winery's Matt Albee

Eleven Winery’s Matt Albee

The Interfaith Council of Bainbridge Island / North Kitsap has awarded Bainbridge Island’s Eleven Winery with its Tikkun Olam award, which is given annually to a business or organization that supports “Healing the World.”

Eleven Winery was chosen for their “focus on sustainability” and “environmentally green” practices. Matt Albee, Eleven Winery’s owner, said that money isn’t the guiding vision behind the winery’s growth and success.

Eleven Winery is a small, family-run winery dedicated to producing great wine. Production currently includes about 2,000 cases of Malbec, Syrah, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Pinot Grigio, Roussanne, Viognier and Ports. Eleven Winery’s downtown Winslow tasting room is open all week (287 Winslow Way East). The winery is open on weekends from noon to 5:00 pm (7671 NE Day Road) and includes a picnic area, petanque court and live music on Saturdays.

eleven-winery-logo-201x141The Interfaith Council, formed in 1997, includes over 20 faith groups and offers a variety of annual events—including the Baccalaureate service, a public reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a community Thanksgiving service.

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The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is comprised of 25 vacation rentals, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&B), boutique hotels, inns and cottages on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on our beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website for Bainbridge Island events and attractions, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Bainbridge Island Destinations: Eleven Winery

eleven-winery-logo-201x141Eleven Winery is the brainchild of Matt Albee: winemaker, owner, chief cook, bottle washer… you get the idea. However, the whole thing would be impossible without the support of his wife, Sarah, and two boys, Cole and Cameron. Eleven Winery relies on amazing and wonderful people running their tasting room locations and keeping the wine club organized, as well as from the support of a cadre of tireless volunteers.

Eleven Winery is a small, family-run winery dedicated to producing great wine, and to making sure that you have a great time drinking it! Anyone who tells you that wine tasting is serious business or tries to make you feel bad about your level of wine knowledge is just plain missing the point, as far as Albee is concerned. Albee and his crew are happy to answer all your questions so that you can hold your own in party conversation with the snobbiest wine geek.

Eleven Winery's Matt Albee

Eleven Winery’s Matt Albee

Eleven Winery‘s production currently includes about 2,000 cases of Malbec, Syrah, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Pinot Grigio, Roussanne, Viognier, a dry rosé, as well as both white and red Ports, made from some of the best grapes that Washington has to offer; in other words some of the best grapes in the world!

Eleven Winery has two tasting room locations, one an easy walk from the ferry on Bainbridge Island in Winslow, and one at the winery, about five miles up the road. The Winslow tasting room is located right in the heart of the shopping district (287 Winslow Way East). At their Winery Tasting Room, they offer a sampling of five wines for $8. The five wines are chosen by you from our menu of approximately ten current releases, including white, red, rose and dessert wines. There’s also a picnic area and a petanque court with live music on Saturdays.

eleven-winery-bainbridge-island-bottlesIf you are a group of more than six people, please call in advance to make arrangements for your visit. This will help them ensure that they can provide a high level of service for your group as well as their other visitors.

 

This article was adapted from the Eleven Winery’s website.

How to Get There:

Eleven Winery
7671 NE Day Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 780-0905

Eleven Winery Tasting Room
287 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s Blog? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

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.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – May 26-June 1

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, May 26

bainbridge-island-winery-allianceMemorial Day Meat at Island Wineries
12:00 – 5:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island’s eight artisanal wineries
It’s charcuterie weekend at Bainbridge Island’s eight artisan wineries. Enjoy salami, sausage, ham and bacon with flavors far beyond your average grocery store cold cuts. Come MEAT the winemakers  on Bainbridge Island as they prepare a charcuterie delight to pair with their wines! Admission: Inquire

Tuesday, May 27

sound-of-noise-film-at-bainbridge-island-museum-of-artsmARTfilms Series: Sound of Noise (2012)
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
In this recently released Swedish absurdist comedy, situations, props and circumstance demand both a second look and listen. Police officer Amadeus Warnebring was born into a musical family with a long history of famous musicians. Ironically, he hates music. His life is thrown into chaos when a band of crazy musicians decides to perform a musical apocalypse using the city as their orchestra.  Reluctantly, Warnebring takes the case. A hosted discussion will follow the film. Admission: $10 adults; $6 students;

daughter-of-china-by-meihong-xuWednesday, May 28

Bainbridge Library Book Group – Daughter of China by Meihong Xu
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
The stunning true tale of a remarkable woman trained as an elite soldier in the Chinese army, her forbidden love for an American, and her seemingly impossible escape — with his help — from the nation to which she had pledged her life. New participants always welcome! Admission: Free

Thursday, May 29

Paved with Gold: Gratitude in Our Veins
7:30 pm @ Webster Hall at The Island School (8553 NE Day Road)
A series of immigration stories, songs and dramatic pieces based on family experiences of The Island School’s fifth grade class. Students reenact journeys from Western Europe, Ukraine, Viet Nam and others. A vibrant and moving production now in its sixth year. Everyone welcome! Admission: Free

Friday, May 30

Bainbridge Island BrewingRye & Barley at the Bainbridge Island Brewery & Taproom
4:00 – 7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewery (9415 Coppertop Loop)
Enjoy singing backed by guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran and harmonica. Performed at Bainbridge Island Brewery & Taproom, Rye and Barley play a fast paced mix of traditional Irish ballads, sailing shanties and pub tunes. Admission: Free

Saturday, May 31

accordion-bookbinding-with-carolina-veenstraAccordion Bookbinding Workshop with Carolina Veenstra
1:00 – 5:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Learn the essentials of accordion bookbinding and become familiar with paper selection, folding techniques and applications of this versatile form. Supplies are included in the workshop fee, and students will leave with at least one completed book. Space is limited – preregistration is strongly recommended. Admission: $50

web-preview-pura-vida_largeSunday, June 1

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents Pura Vida!
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Get out your dancing shoes for a toe-tapping Latin music spectacular starring British violinist Emma McGrath! The BSO will perform some of the best Latin classical music of all time. Enjoy works from Spain, Mexico, Chile and more. Admission: $19 for adults; $16 for seniors, students, military and teachers; each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult;


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

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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