Settled in 1851, Port Townsend was originally named “Port Townshend”, by George Vancouver, for his friend the Marquis of Townshend. Found to be a safe harbor, the community thrived on fishing and shipping. Many of its original Victorian homes and beautiful early 1900’s buildings remain. And Port Townsend has become a destination for romantic weekend getaways.
Washington wine production is only second to California, according to a recent Wine Spectator article. And with a bumper crop of Washington grapes, this Spring our state is turning out some beautiful reds and whites. This weekend, you have a chance to taste from Washington’s premiere wineries on both sides of the mountains.