The privately owned C. Sandidge Winery was established in in Washington State and commenced producing wines with the vintage. The wines quickly became highly regarded after receiving several prestigious international awards. Sandidge winery produces an average of 1, cases annually. From exquisitely crafted red wines to elegant white and dessert wines there is indeed something for everyone.
Wine director Aaron Wood-Snyderman and his team at The Metropolitan Grill in Seattle can tell patrons that they are looking over one of the top wine lists in the world. Wine Spectator, the leading wine publication on the planet, recently announced that it has selected The Metropolitan Grill as a first-time recipient of its prized Grand Award. Of the nearly 3, restaurants worldwide recognized by the magazine this year, only 91 earned the Grand Award — the highest honor from Wine Spectator. In , Thomas Price, a year before he became a Master Sommelier , began to take the wine program at the acclaimed steakhouse to the next level when he served as the wine director. Wild Ginger downtown has been among the Grand Award elite since For , Wine Spectator recognized 3, restaurants in 50 states and 75 countries.
IN there were approximately wineries in Washington State. By the end of , this number had ballooned to Despite the economy, the winery count continues to expand, with a new winery bonded in the state almost every week. These accomplishments would have been almost unthinkable 10 years ago. The wines here represent the very best of a very good group.