Burgundy, Napa, MendozaLa Rioja, Tuscany. Surely these places are on your wine trip bucket list. Here’s one to add: Woodinville, Wash.

Twenty miles from Seattle, by highway or bike path, 118 of the state’s 950 wineries have tasting rooms here. Many are satellites of operations on the other side of the Cascade Mountains. That’s east, where the grapes are: 55,000 acres divided into 14 appellations across hundreds of miles. The people, the drinkers and distributors, are in the west.

Want to taste something your friends haven’t? Something collector-worthy or enjoyable right now? Woodinville is the place to discover what Washington wines are all about.

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