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After several hours of bicycling around Bainbridge Island, we were parched and in need of shade. We returned our rentals and I was relieved to release my head from the constraint of the helmet. Definitely safety first but I couldn’t adjust mine and it was too tight!

We had spotted wine tasting on the tourist map as we exited the ferry terminal and were keen to find the nearest one. A short walk to the main street of Winslow and a wine bottle shaped sign directed us to the Harbor Square Wine Shop and Tasting Room.

A bottle of G.H. Mumm Champagne greeted us at the entrance, and the cool air conditioning was welcomed reprieve from the late afternoon sun.

Well stocked with local and international wines, the bottles are grouped by grape variety and region.

There is a small shelf of wine paraphernalia including wine stoppers, stemware and gift bags.

Four flights were on the tasting menu – local, Woodinville Grape Killers, Fielding Hills and Charles Smith. Wines are also available by the glass, and a nibbles menu too.

We share the local flight of Perennial Vintners 2009 Müller Thurgau, Rolling Bay 2008 Manitou Red and Liberty Bay 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon. All three wineries are on Bainbridge Island.

The wines are poured from taps attached to a temperature and environment controlled dispenser to preserve the quality of the wines.

We each ordered a glass of our preferred wine and sank into the comfortable stools to rest our aching bodies.

The owner delivered our cheese platter and there was a pause in our conversation. We were expecting two or three small wedges of cheese but it was just the one disc of cheddar! We happily snacked on the mild cheddar and crackers as we sipped our wines.

We joined the queue for the ferry home, and as we waited, we searched for Bainbridge Island properties for sale on our smart phones. The allure of an idyllic summer holiday cottage…


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