We are going to Tacoma in mid July. Wondering if there are any wineries or wine tours for an afternoon.
Hmmm. Lots of microbreweries,grappa distillery,and other distilleries but no so many wineries. Most places serve local wines. What is the experience you're seeking?Edited: 30 June 2017, 03:18
So excited to have you coming to Tacoma! There are a handful of wineries with tasting rooms in Tacoma, but as far as I know, no organized wine tour.
You might check out Gingko Forest Winery. Their grapes are grown in Eastern Washington (as are most Washington grapes), but they have a tasting room in Tacoma's Old Town. After sampling a few varietals, you could easily walk along the Ruston Way waterfront to one of the great restaurants for lunch, or check out The Spar just a block away.
21 Cellars is a small, family run winery that only opens for tastings on Saturdays from 4pm-6pm, or by appointment. They've won a few awards from local publications, and would certainly be worth visiting. They're located off of N 21st St, in Tacoma's North End.
Vino Aquino is another family owned winery that offers tastings Tuesday - Saturday, no reservations or notice required. Vino Aquino is on 6th Ave, so there are plenty of dining options nearby if you wanted a snack after sampling some wines.
I know you've already traveled, but for other travelers researching for an upcoming trip, note the following:
1. Gingko Winery is currently by appointment only. This is a recent change. I anticipate that their hours will eventually return to normal.
2. Wine is not Tacoma's strong suit. Breweries, definitely. Wineries, not so much. For wine, visit Woodinville, or eastern Washington.