Wine & Cheese Itinerary

Taste your way through Bellingham’s culinary gems and farm-fresh experiences! Pick up an itinerary rack card at our Visitor Center, located at 904 Potter Street in Bellingham. For more information, visit

What began as one man’s dream to be a dairy farmer grew into a multi-generational passion for farming and cheesemaking. Appel Farms now produces an eclectic variety of cheese, from soft to hard and from mild to briny.

Northern Italy meets the Pacific Northwest at Leader Block, located in charming downtown Ferndale. Known for having one of the largest wine collections in Whatcom County, their extensive and award-winning list of wines features bottles from all across the globe.

Come in for happy hour, dinner, or Saturday brunch. 

Head north from Bellingham to beautiful Samson Estates Winery, a farmstead winery with award-winning fruit wines, dessert wines, and grape varietals.

Venture to downtown Bellingham's exclusive wine shop to discover everything from a large variety of artisan, northwest producers to exciting new bottles from across the globe. The shop offers wine tastings for a small fee every Friday. These wine tastings are a great way to expand your palate!

This adorable cheese shop offers up to 70 varieties of cheese, featuring Twin Sisters signature cheese, Washington local cheeses, American originals, and classic imported cheeses from around the world.

Enjoy unique barrel-aged wines with views of Mount Baker at Vartanyan Estates Winery, a woman-owned winery just 10 minutes from Bellingham. 

Located in Downtown Bellingham's Arts District, Welcome Road Winery's charming ski-lodge inspired tasting room offers tasting flights, glass pours, and both indoor and outdoor seating. Plus, dogs and children are welcomed.  

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