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glass art galleries and wineries

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glass art galleries and wineries

We will be attending the Bellevue Festival of the Arts July 28 and would like some suggestions of glass art galleries within a 2 hour drive of Seattle, as well as downtown Seattle. Also, are there some interesting wineries in the same area?

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1. Re: glass art galleries and wineries

Woodinville is close to Bellevue and has a large number of wineries. Here is the website with the most information about the wineries in Woodinvile.

http://www.woodinvillewinecountry.com/

Keep in mind that some of these are actual wineries. Some are just tasting rooms without a winery. That is they are tasting rooms with the production facility elsewhere. It has become a kind of trend for Eastern WA wineries to set up tasting rooms in Woodinville. In either case you can taste wine. Most wineries have the same or similar equipment and set up but one of the benefits of going to a winery vs. just a freestanding tasting room is you may be able to see the winery and often times you may be able to talk to the wine maker.

You should know that the "wine country" in Western WA is most often just a series of warehouses. The wineries are not set among production vineyards. A few properties have a few decorative vines around but pretty much exclusively Western WA wineries source grapes from Eastern WA vineyards. They may own vineyards in Eastern WA or contract them. It is too wet to grow good grapes in Western WA.

I would focus on the interesting small production craft wineries rather than the bigger commercial operations but that is your choice.

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Bill Traver Gallery on Union next to Seattle Art Museum. Too bad you missed Preston Singleterry; one of the best. Go to The City Center Building and check out their displays. Examples of some of the best gass artists in the world!

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Well, of course there's the just-opened Chihuly glass exhibit at the Seattle Center. For wine, Woodinville is the main area with a dense collection of wineries and tasting rooms, but I'm not aware of any glass art galleries in that area. It is relatively convenient from Bellevue, however. In Seattle, there are a few wineries scattered around, collectively known as Seattle Urban Wineries: http://www.seattleurbanwineries.com

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4. Re: glass art galleries and wineries

If you are interested in Seattle wineries, I prepared a trip list you might be interested in ...

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i27022-Visting_…

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5. Re: glass art galleries and wineries

Addendum:

Here is a prior thread with some specific Woodinville recommendations.

tripadvisor.com/…32804713

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Edited: 09 June 2012, 16:19
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