Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea is the first commercial winery and vineyard in Grays Harbor county. This winery was rated Best in the Northwest for 2010, Washington WInery to Watch in 2011, and Best Wine Tour in 2012.
Fair, 39° F
Tasting Room, Retail Sales, Wedding Facilities, Reception Facilities, Picnic Area, RV Parking, Restaurant / Food, Gift Shop
Hours of Operation
Open daily from 11am to 6pm for tasting, gifts, tours and bakery. Lunch served daily from 11am to 4pm. Dinner served Friday and Saturday evenings from 4pm to 8pm.
Open to the Public
Yearly Production (in acres)
Blain and Kim Roberts founded this venture on the urging of WSU agricultural extension agent, Don Tapio. “You should plant a vineyard and open a winery. It will be historic.”
Their son, Dana, is their winemaker and their daughter, Carrie, runs the tasting room. In addition to their commitment to the business, everyone in the Roberts family has a passion for the sea and Washington’s coastal community. They express their passion by crafting great wines in a friendly atmosphere.
At Westport Winery quality is attained through thoughtful creativity and adventuresome science. The wines are made with food, friends, and fun in mind—the awards garnered are simply frosting on the cake. With thirty-three wines available for tasting, there is surely a winner for every palate.
In keeping with the seafaring tradition of this community the winery was designed to reflect the architecture of a District 13 Coast Guard Station, including a 40-foot lighthouse. Inside, guests may sample gourmet foods and wine at the tasting bar or be seated in the Gathering Room to enjoy the restaurant, bakery, and hand-crafted wine cocktails.
Guests may shop the winery’s array of fine foods and eclectic gifts from the Northwest and around the world. Wrapping is free on everything from wine to custom gift baskets.
Vineyards By-the-Sea is a 66.5-acre Salmon Safe certified farm growing Pinot Noir, Madeleine Angevine, Muscat of Norway, Siegerrebe, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Precoce, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Chardonnay wine grapes. Other crops include irises, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, Asian pears, vegetables, culinary herbs, and chickens.
The display gardens includes two putting greens, petanque, horseshoes, and a huge chess set making this a destination for all ages.
To commemorate their wines the family commissions local artists to create sculptures for each wine in their sculpture garden.
Mardi Gras and Garlic Festival every Sunday in February
Roll Out The Barrel Festival the last Sunday in March
Rock-a-lot Chocolate Festival every Sunday in May
Fleur de Lis Festival the second Sunday in June
Aloha and Albacore Festival every Sunday in August
Crush Me, Squeeze Me, Make Me Wine at the Beach Festival the first Sunday in October
Cranberry Country Christmas every Sunday in November
People and pets meet for Yappy Hour on sunny, summer Sundays.
OUR WINE CLUB
In February, May, August, and November, wine club members are invited to enjoy wine tasting, live music, and food on selected weekends. Membership is free.
It is traditional to think of grapes and wine in terms of terroir (the place). Our place is all about fine wine set against a backdrop of fine food, a great community, wonderful activities, extraordinary scenery, and a family that wants to share its love of these features with each of you. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle benefits designated local charities.