Discover the Pacific Northwest!
Do you like the idea of enjoying world class wine, brilliant craft beer and smooth spirits in spectacular surroundings? Well so do we, which is why we created this site. Our aim is to become your #1 resource for all things related to the awesome breweries, wineries and distilleries in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
The Pacific Northwest is known for it’s stunning natural beauty of lush evergreen forests, majestic snow capped mountains, gorgeous coastline and plenty of hills, valleys, lakes and rivers. This makes for a veritable wonderland for outdoors enthusiasts but that is not all this diverse region has to offer. With modern metropolises like Seattle, Portland and Vancouver there is also an abundance of urban delights to please discerning foodies, music lovers, arts and culture seekers and trendy fashionistas. And what goes well with all of this fabulous diversity? Why a great selection of beer, wine and cocktails of course! Yet another area in which the PNW shines.
Wine grapes have been grown in this beautiful temperate region since just after the days of prohibition, but in the past two decades wineries have been popping up all over the place. It started with Walla Walla, Washington and the Okanagan in British Columbia but now there are wine regions emerging and vying for attention in Woodinville, WA and Vancouver Island, BC with more pockets appearing all the time. Plus many of these wineries have put the Pacific Northwest on the map as producers of some of the best wines in the world.
Not a big fan of wine? No problem! The Pacific Northwest is home to many of the best and most innovative craft brewers on the continent. Beginning in Portland (aka Brewtopia) Oregon, as far back as 1888, the craft beer culture has blossomed and spread north to Seattle and British Columbia so that now you you are bound to find a craft brewery almost anywhere you go in the PNW just waiting to satisfy that thirst for a cold one.
And let’s not forget about the cideries and distilleries that are now making their presence known in a strong way…pun intended. Vancouver, Seattle and Portland are all seeing a surge in the opening of small batch distilleries and are producing quality standards like gin, vodka, whiskey and rum and you’ll even find some more unique spirits such as rice whiskey and aquavit.
So you see there is really something for every adult taste, which gave us an idea!
Having the good fortune to grow up in Seattle and Vancouver ourselves, and naturally being lovers of all the things the PNW offers we decided to follow our passion and create “Discover the Pacific Northwest” A place where the wineries, breweries, distilleries and all of the things that pair well with them can get together and have a party.
Our aim is to help you Discover the Pacific Northwest by being your best resource for doing exactly that. On this site we plan to provide you with the listing of every winery, brewery, distillery and cidery in Washington State, Oregon and British Columbia along with the events, festivals, food and fun stuff related to them. Then on our blog we will share our own personal experiences and recommendations for these fine establishments as well as suggestions for day trips, weekend getaways and full on holidays that include a sampling of some delicious libations while you explore this unique and beautiful area.
So whether you are blessed to live in the wonderful Pacific Northwest or whether you are simply visiting, if you appreciate world class wine, great craft beer and smooth spirits enjoyed in a spectacular setting you have landed in the right place.
What are you waiting for? Come along and Discover the Pacific Northwest with us.