Cider, Spirits, Wine, & Places They're Made

Whatcom County wines range from traditional varieties featuring Yakima Valley grapes to very unique blends and ingredients, including locally-grown raspberries and hazelnuts. Many wineries are open year-round for tastings and tours. Distilleries range from an apple orchard making vodka, gin, and brandy, to an urban moonshine maker. Cideries abound, with a great range of offerings. Inviting bars and happy hours are also plentiful. Sip and savor (and sightsee, all at once).

Samson Estates Winery is a small family-owned winery located in the Nooksack Valley in the northernmost corner of Washington State’s Puget Sound Appellation.

They carry a few grape varietals of wine, but the true pride and joy at Samson Estates is their award-winning fruit wines, made with fruit grown right on the farm.

Visit their tasting room to try for yourself!

Peak behind the curtain at Chuckanut Bay Distillery in downtown Bellingham to see--and taste--how the magic is made. 

The hour-long distillery tour is an experiential delight for the senses. Smell the inside of a charred American white oak barrel used to age award-winning Bourbon, feel the heat from an active ferment in a traditional wooden washback, see the inside of a secret barrel room, and so much more. Book a spot in a group tour or arrange a private tour. 

When you're done, heading to the distillery's adjoining restaurant, Penny Farthing, for dinner and more drinks. 

Stroll through the apple orchards at Bellewood Farms and then head to the tasting room to sample an amazing array of spirits made from apples grown on-site. 

Bellewood makes incredible, and incredibly unique, vodkas, bourbons, and gins that are perfect for sipping, gifting, or mixing. 

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        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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