Celebrating over 30 years of winemaking on Vashon Island
Vashon Winery is a tiny “garagiste” winery producing less than 600 cases of wine annually. Garagiste is a moniker used in Bordeaux, France to describe garage-size wineries who make exceptional wines without owning their own vineyards.
The winery is centrally located on Vashon Island, and the island itself is located in the middle of Puget Sound, a fifteen-minute ferry ride to West Seattle, or Pt. Defiance in Tacoma, or Southworth on the Kitsap Peninsula. Reflecting the location, Vashon Winery has customers from all three markets.
Vashon Winery sells its wines through about forty loyal retail accounts, mostly retail wine shops and grocery stores with wine managers. We also sell to a few restaurants. We do about a third of our business, however, out our front door, mostly on Saturdays, but increasingly at winery events. We also sell our wine at the Vashon Saturday Market.