1 Illuminati Brewing
This easy-to-miss brewery in the Irongate Business Park on Hammer Drive in Bellingham has a recently renovated tap room. Sample five tasters of any beers on tap, including six new brews from Dave “Flash” Meadows, who helped open Melvin Brewing in 2017.
2 Drizzle Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room
In Fairhaven, this cozy tasting room specializes in some of the highest quality olive oils and vinegars you can find. Their olive oils have been designated “Ultra Premium” which tops the extra virgin label.
3 Honeymoon Alley Bar and Ciderhouse
Head to downtown Bellingham for a chance to sample one of the world’s oldest drinks — mead. Mead is alcohol created by fermenting honey and mixing it with water or various fruits, spices, grains, or hops.
4 Bertelsen Winery
This tasting room features wine flights representing seven varieties of grapes grown in Eastern Washington, renowned for its wine industry. Stop in Mount Vernon after taking in the tulips of Skagit County that bloom each spring.
5 Orcas Island Winery
Sampling some of the San Juan Islands’ top wines has never been easier at this tasting room featuring seven different varietals of red and white wines. You can find this winery just 11 minutes after hopping off the Orcas Island ferry terminal.
For more Five Faves, take a look at Wines for Under $20 from our February Issue here.