March 19, 2009
When Pacific Northwest Wining & Dining was first released, I was pleased to do a booksigning at Columbia Winery’s beautiful tasting room in Woodinville Wine Country (photo above). Months later, I was sad to hear that the tasting room, as well as the rest of the venerable facility, would be closed due to a change in ownership.
Last November, the good word came out that Columbia Winery had signed a long-term lease to stay in its current Woodinville Wine Country location.
And, after 20 years in its Victorian landmark location, the latest news is that it’s time to remodel the interior, which will lead to significant enhancements to the overall visitor experience.
According to a press release, here’s what you can expect to see when you visit. . .
•An open floor plan with a modern new fireplace, wireless capability, and updated materials and furnishings.
•The banquet rooms will receive new carpeting and paint.
•A redesigned tasting bar, a Cellar Club tasting room, and a bride’s room.
•Following the interior remodel phases, the patio will be given a facelift, creating an outdoor-seating area.
While the work goes on, Columbia Winery will continue to be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and you can track the remodel process via frequent photo postings on the company’s website.