In March, many people opt for Irish whiskey, milky stouts, and green beer as their libation of choice. In Bellevue, WA we tend to take a different approach and celebrate with bold reds and bubbly whites. Washington Wine
Though Bellevue is known for its exquisite cocktail menus, there are many places here to enjoy a glass…or even a bottle…of Washington’s award-winning wine.
Bellevue’s Best Places to Sip Washington Wine:
Located in Old Bellevue, Swiftwater Cellars’ menu features Pacific Northwest ingredients, with a comfort food flair. The wine list features glass, bottle, and carafe pours from their signature wines from the Columbia Valley. Stop-by on a Saturday night between 6-9pm to enjoy live music while you sample their wine.
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar
Wine bottles are arranged floor to double-high ceiling in the semi-circular central bar at Purple Café and Wine Bar. Purple will feature Washington wine throughout the month of March in
Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar
Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar, located at the lobby level of The Westin Bellevue, has a focus on premium Washington wines available by the glass, bottle, and flight. The creatively curated wine list highlights the state’s range of varietals.
Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar has maintained a great reputation for its wine list thanks to company wine director and Advanced Sommelier, Erik Liedholm. Their newly renovated wine cellar features a glass-fronted environmentally controlled room, displaying the restaurant’s impressive collection. Try their Seastar-exclusive wines for a unique experience, including Nominé-Renard’s ‘Cuvée Jean Howie’ and Mark Ryan’s ‘John Howie’ Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cépaé Tasting Room
Located within the Soma Towers, the Cépaé wine bar and tasting room
John Howie Steak
John Howie Steak has been recognized with Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence every year since the restaurant opened. While scanning their extensive wine list, you will find their Washington wines organized by location, like Walla Walla Valley, Horse Heaven Hills etc.