After the hike, we went to a sushi place in Bellevue that Rachel really liked.
We were ALL starving after the hike and with driving time, we didn’t actually eat lunch until about 2pm. Michael and I got the Spicy Tuna Roll, Philly Roll and a Bay Roll.
It was very delicious! And the perfect amount of food for two people. After lunch, we headed to Woodinville, WA to do some wine tasting. I had grown up in Seattle but never went to Chateau Ste. Michelle before. They happen to make one of my favorite wines, so I was pretty excited to go there.
The grounds were absolutely beautiful! Unfortunately, EVERYONE seemed to have the same idea we did and the place was packed! We could barely get a spot at the counter for the tasting, but eventually we did. I did the White Wine Tasting for $5 and got to sample some very yummy Rieslings!
Michael, Rachel and her hubby Jeep all did the Red Wine Tasting for $10.
The Chateau Ste. Michelle dry Riesling is one of my favorites. I bought a bottle of their special limited release bottle to take home.
The grounds of the winery were really beautiful and tons of people were there having picnics. Next time I want to do that!
The fun thing about wine tasting is being able to sample a lot of different kinds of wine that you wouldn’t normally try. And –small samples equal less calories than entire glass!
After Chateau Ste. Michelle we went to another winery down the street for another tasting. I bought a bottle of red from that Brian Carter Cellars. Then we decided to head home.