Our vision is to produce a collection of sparkling and still wines that reflect the coastal Puget Sound region, as well as varietals admired throughout the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to releasing our collection very soon. Like these vines, Port Townsend has been our home and we’re keeping it homegrown. At Port Townsend Vineyards, we’re passionate about producing the best wine in our local community. In fact, we’re taking every step to grow and ferment delicious organic red & white wines.We love what we’re doing because, you’ll love how we’re doing it. Port Townsend Vineyards is a reflection of family, community, and the sensible sustainable practices that all our local businesses seek to achieve.
About Port Townsend Vineyards
In Summer 2017, the widely anticipated winery Port Townsend Vineyards will open its doors to guests. Three new facilities are under construction to introduce a new line of locally produced wine to the city. This venture was imagined by long-time residents of Port Townsend and will be brought to life in collaboration with a regionally respected winemaker. Numerous family and Port Townsend friends are bringing their talents to bear in order to create a wine experience that represents the honest hard work, coastal character, persistent curiosity, and caring relationships of the Port Townsend culture.
Three New Wine Facilities
Port Townsend Vineyards is in the process of building three new wine immersion experiences in the Port Townsend city limits. Each is a critical component to producing and sharing our upcoming wine release with the Port Townsend community.
1: The Vineyard on Portuguese Hill
Port Townsend Vineyards was unveiled through the planting of a 100% organic vineyard in 2015. Cultivated using biodynamic agriculture principles, this vineyard was carefully planned to showcase the unique grape varietals that traditionally thrive in this geography and coastal climate. The Vineyard on Portuguese Hill will – once complete – welcome guests onto the land to immerse them into a world of winemaking that begins with lesser-known and beautiful varietals.
Did you know: The vineyard is located in a part of Port Townsend known historically as Portuguese Hill? Little is known on the reason for that name, but reference to it can be found here. It is more commonly referred to as Dundee Place.
2: Gateway Winery
All of the grapes grown locally and sourced from top regional vineyards will be cared for in this brand new wine production facility. Built as a custom crush facility, this new building will house state of the art wine making equipment and ample space for barrel storage. The Gateway Winery is located at the southern entry into Port Townsend off of West Sims Way. When complete, it will be a warm welcoming landmark for visitors (and residents alike) into the city.
3: C.F. Clapp Building Wine Bar
Probably the most widely anticipated opening in the Port Townsend Vineyards collection is a revitalized and reimagined historic C.F. Clapp Building. First built in 1885, the two-story brick building will become an immersive wine bar and regional food pairings experience with tasting counter and a variety of seating configurations to support large and small group activities and events. What could be better than great wine and local fare shared with great friends looking out over a great view?
Did you know: For a time, the C.F. Clapp Building was a pre-Prohibition saloon in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It then transformed into an athletic club in the 1930s and hosted many wrestling and boxing matches. source
Once construction is substantially completed at each of the three locations, Port Townsend Vineyards will begin hiring a sales, marketing and tasting room team as they set a date for the official opening in Summer 2017. Meanwhile, our winemaker and their team will continue work sourcing great fruit and transforming it into wine that inspires people and nourishes the soul.
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