by WhidbeyLocal.com 2nd November 2017



If you’re searching for a taste of fine wine, hand batch distilled spirits or micro brews, you’ve come to the right place! Quaint Whidbey Island boasts six vintners and even has its very own Whidbey Island Vintners Association, which holds tours of the wineries in May and November each year. Our wineries and tasting rooms are situated toward the South end of the island, in Langley and Greenbank. At any time of the year you can sip with pleasure the newest releases from these active, award-winning and always pleasurable winemakers, micro breweries and distilleries.  




Is your favorite adult beverage a tasty micro brew? Want your beer so fresh it tastes like it was made just yesterday, and to sample a frequently changing, wide variety of flavors and styles? Well, you’ll find that on Whidbey Island, with both traditional and modern ales, brewed before your eyes, right behind the bar. Serving up both traditional and modern brews, your thirst for micro brews is sure to be satisfied!  




Looking to try some new and exciting beers? Come satisfy your thirst at Double Bluff Brewing Company in Langley, WA and experience the freshest beer on Whidbey Island! 


Located in the heart of downtown at 112 Anthes Avenue, Brewmaster Daniel Thomis serves both traditional and modern ales, brewed before your eyes, right behind the bar. They always have at least 5 brews on tap (and sometimes as many as 9!), and add experimental and seasonal brews to the menu throughout the year to give your taste buds a new, refreshing treat. Combined with extraordinary finger food, you’ve got a taste sensation to satisfy the beer lover in you!



Watch for the newest brewery on the island, opening soon in Coupeville





Locally made, hand crafted spirits are becoming more popular every day, and Whidbey Island is home to some extraordinary libations!  Whether your tastes are traditional, and lean towards the old standards of gin, whisky and vodka, or you want to discover a new spirit like Loganbery Liqueur to broaden your horizons, the distilleries on our island have a wide variety of options to satisfy your curiosity and palate.




At Cadée Distillery & Tasting Room, at 8912 Highway 525 in Clinton, WA their passion is crafting unique, delicious and affordable whiskey and other variations with a focus on food pairings and sipping enjoyment in mind. Believing in the tradition of small batch spirits made by hand, the Campbell Clan has been distilling for over 500 years, since 1494. Cadée, which means “pure” in Gaelic, signifies our commitment to using only the purest ingredients to craft our spirits in a pristine and pure setting...  The Isle of Whidbey. They feature Cadée No. 4 Vodka, Intrigue Gin, Rye Whiskey, Bourbon Whiskey and Cadée Gin.


Stop by today for a taste of exceptional, hand crafted spirits!



Whidbey Island Distillery’s award winning Loganberry Liqueur is locally produced from wine and loganberries grown on Whidbey Island. Hand crafted in small batches using a family recipe, the result is a liqueur that is lightly sweet with a great contrast of tart berries and a silky mouth feel. Owners Beverly and Steve Heising offer tastings on weekends at 3466 Craw Road in Langley.

This classic liqueur continues the great northwest legacy of fine liqueurs made from this unique berry.




Ready to explore, and discover some new wine sensations? Whidbey Island is home to numerous family owned vintners producing handcrafted, award winning wines. Having gained both national and international recognition, you’ll find a wide variety of wines from our vintners, including both blends and varietals, and even port-style red dessert wines. From intense big boy reds to the more delicate floral notes and acidity of whites, there are styles and perfectly balanced wines to please most everyone!




Dancing Fish Vinyards is nestled on six verdant acres of softly hilled pastures and vineyards, apple orchards and perennial gardens.  Whether you are enjoying an afternoon of wine tasting, a corporate retreat or concert, special outing or event, the sheer country beauty of our Italian-inspired farm and vineyard will make you want to stroll the grounds and linger just a bit longer as you relax and enjoy the magic that is solely Dancing Fish Vinyards.

Whidbey Island Winery       


Whidbey Island Winery has been a jewel in the island’s crown since its establishment in 1982 at 5237 Langley Road in Langley. Its soaring views and rural charm have made it a natural escape for visitors from off-island, and an essential part of a Washington wine tour. Whidbey's rain-shadow climate and casual but cultured attitude made its owners, Greg and Elizabeth Osenbach, the first choice for their home, vineyards and winery. This winery also adds to the summer fun on the island with its August, outdoor concert series.

Comforts of Whidbey Wine       


Comforts of Whidbey is a vineyard and winery at 4361 Witter Road in Langley, where Carl and Rita Comfort planted their first grapes in the 1990s. They settled on the 22-acre farm in 2006, and in 2010 converted an existing building into their winery and tasting room. With close to 6000 plants in the four-acre vineyard, a majority of the year is dedicated to hand pruning, hand tending, and nurturing the plants to ensure the best quality grapes possible. Each fall the tradition continues of harvesting the grapes with the help of the community, family and friends.


Comforts of Whidbey tasting room is open from February through December.

Spoiled Dog Winery       


Spoiled Dog Winery and vineyard at 5881 Maxwelton Road in Langley is owned by Jack and Karen Krug, and where guests are greeted by Sami and Blue, the resident Australian shepherds. With a commitment to sustainable practices, the Krugs are as proud of their organic farming practices as they are of the wine they produce. This winery often holds special tasting events and wine-paired dinners featuring local chefs.


Ott & Murphy Wines       


Swede Hill Cellars  uses old-world wine-making methods and aging standards to produce classic wines styled from grapes grown in Washington’s finest vineyards.  Swede Hill Cellars produces wines for the Ott & Murphy label, which is owned by David Ott, Eric Murphy and Diane Kaufman. The team opened the Ott & Murphy Tasting Room and Cabaret several years ago at 204 First St. in downtown Langley, where the door is always open for wine tasting and where live music and performance events happen on the weekends.

 Blooms Winery Whidbey Island       


Blooms Winery owners Ken and Virginia Bloom have been making wine since 1998 and welcome everyone to their tasting room, Taste for Wine & Art, at the historic Bayview Corner Cash Store at 5603 Bayview Road in Langley. The tasting room not only features the wide variety of the Blooms wines to taste, but also a rotating-art gallery featuring local artists and a Sunday afternoon music series with a wide variety of local musicians.

Holmes Harbor Cellars       


In Greenbank, Holmes Harbor Cellars is a 20-acre, wooded estate overlooking Holmes Harbor at 4591 South Honeymoon Bay Road. The winery is owned by Greg and Theresa Martinez, who founded the cellar in 2005, with the release of their first wines in 2008. Blending art with science, together they create a distinctive wine experience for their guests during both special wine tasting events and casual drop-by visits.




In addition to outstanding wineries, Whidbey Island has some wonderful wine shops and tasting rooms, offering a wide variety of delicious wines from around the world. For those with a passion and love of good wine, stop by for a tasting and discover a new taste treat, or pickup a bottle to take with you!




Village Wine Shop in downtown Langley offers a wide selection of boutique wines from Washington State, including some limited production wines you’ll not find elsewhere on the island. They also carry assorted serving items to enhance your wine drinking pleasure.

Stop by for a wine tasting, and expand discover a new favorite.

Looking for ideas on wine and food pairings? Owner Ric Machnics is happy to share his knowledge, and guide you to the best selection for your needs.

 Vail Wine Shop and Tasting Room      


Vail Wine Shop is located at 22 Front Street in downtown Coupeville. Opened in November 2011 by owners Larry and Patsy Vail, it is Coupeville's only Washington wine shop, tasting room, and wine bar and features a wide variety of exclusive and hard to find Washington state wines.


Vail Wine Shop offers daily tastings of delicious red and white wines. The Vails encourage a sense of community by creating a comfortable, friendly place to gather with friends and explore Washington wines.

 Greenbank Farms Wine Store      


Greenbank Farm Wine Shop is a non-profit shop that helps to support the farm with its proceeds. Located at 765 Wonn Road in Greenbank, the shop specializes in wines from Whidbey Island and the outer region, including fruit wines such as loganberry wine and Whidbey Island Ports.

 The Tipsy Gourmet      


The Tipsy Gourmet opened in Langley Village at 221 Second St. #9A in the summer of 2014 by owner/chef Kate Johnson. The shop specializes in gourmet foods, cheeses, wine, champagne and spirits. The Tipsy Gourmet holds regular wine tastings and specialty food events.

 Bayleaf Coupeville      


Bayleaf at 101 Northwest Coveland St. in Coupeville is the go to wine, cheese and deli in downtown Coupeville. Bayleaf offers wine-pairing assistance, special event catering, picnics, special orders, wine discounts, wine by the glass at its wine counter, and a fantastic selection of chocolates and gift crates for your giving list. Bayleaf holds “wine flight” tastings on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m.






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Thursday, 2nd November 2017, 12:02pm.
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