Whidbey Island Winery
What an amazing day we had today rediscovering Whidbey Island. The sun was shining, the weather was cool, but not too cold, allowing us a rare chance in early spring to stroll the small downtown of Langley. Langley, is a gem on the south end of this long narrow island and while the downtown is fabulous, one of the highlights is on the way off the ferry heading into town at the Whidbey Island Winery.
This boutique winery was established 20 years ago and produces an array of beautiful wines from Pinot Gris to Port. One of my personal favorites is a light, fragrant, fresh white wine that is made from grapes procured on their vineyard called, Island Wine. It would be the perfect wine to be paired with an amazing line caught white fish or cage-free, organic roasted chicken. While this wine isn’t “certified” organic, Leah, in the tasting room explained how they produce their organic grapes on site and under the winery’s control. The conviction for sustainability on the farm and in the community is a labor of love and you can tasted the pride in their wine. The bottle was a well priced $13, which of course we bought to take home and include in one of our You Are What You Eat recipes at a future date. Visit the island, the winery’s tasting room, and buy some wine to share with friends and family.