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Winery on Bainbridge

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Winery on Bainbridge

One question I forgot...if you don't take car to Bainbridge Island how far is it to the Winery. Specifically Bainbridge Island Vineyard and Winery. I know some of the others have a tasting room in a shopping center somewhere? Is that accessible on foot, or do they have a shuttle or trolley of some sort?

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1. Re: Winery on Bainbridge

www.bainbridgevineyards.com/Find%20Us.htm

I'd drive rather than walk on the roads for four miles.

And it's four miles whether you take a car or not :)

Don't know about the tasting room you mention.

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2. Re: Winery on Bainbridge

I Googled; perhaps you meant this one:

Town & Country Market Wine

343 Winslow Way E

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

206-842-0380

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3. Re: Winery on Bainbridge

4 miles does sound too far...even if there is a glass of wine waiting. Will probably take the car then, thanx.

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4. Re: Winery on Bainbridge

If you don't bring a car to Bainbridge, you will have a long stretch out to the BI Winery's new location off Day Rd. BUT - the good news is we have buses, taxis, FlexCar and rental bikes.

In town there are three good options.

The old Winslow Wine Shop has moved to the big new condo buildings across from the Ferry terminal.

In it's old place (in Harold Square, right in the middle of our two block town) a couple other wineries - Eleven & one more - have opened a tasting room.

Plus, in the block one off of main- Winslow Way (follow the foot path from the ferry or just go thru the Town & Country parking lot to the road in front of the park. There is a new building with a wine bar - The LivingRoom, and a fudge shop, japanese tea room and a few other things. If you continue around the corner, the road will lead you to the marina and lots of nice local restaurants - all with lovely wines. (You can rent a boat too, but do that BEFORE the wine tastings; we'd hate to lose a tourist.

Don't let Bainbridge fool you with the small town look, there are some great places to eat, drink and explore. The best sushi bar, like the best ice cream shop, are hidden, but worth finding.

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5. Re: Winery on Bainbridge

Cruznut, thanks for all the new information. Time for our next visit!!!

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6. Re: Winery on Bainbridge

Is it a hilly bike ride to the winery?

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7. Re: Winery on Bainbridge

The famed island bike ride is called the "Chilly Hilly" for a very good reason!

The good news is that the path from the ferry to the winery isn't the very hilliest part.

Bad news- there are still some tough pulls. Good news- if you take the view route you'll see some gorgeous scenery.

Bad news - there are some places on the bike route where you will still be dealing with heavy traffic.

Good news- MOST of the drivers share the road nicely.

FYI - places to eat are thin on this end of the island. Try to pack a lunch before you head out.

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8. Re: Winery on Bainbridge

I used to commute by bicycle from the area where the vineyards are located. It's a lovely ride if you stay off the highway---go up the east side of the island from the ferry, via Ferncliff Ave., along Manitou Beach, up to Rolling Bay (a short steep hill there) and then up Sunrise to Day Road.

The major hills run north-south, so if you ride in that direction (instead of traversing the island from east to west) the hills aren't bad.

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