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Autumn Events on the Olympic Culinary Loop

Port Angeles Crab Festival

As the air cools and the leaves begin to change everyone is invited to sample the best of the Pacific Northwest.  Below are a few ways to taste the autumn bounty of the Olympic Peninsula. ciderrouteSeptember: The growth in popularity of hard cider led to the creation of the Cider Route by three Jefferson County cideries: Finnriver Farm and Cidery, Alpenfire Cider, and Eaglemount Wine and Cider. A combination of organic and homestead apples are used to create a variety of flavors. A few nontraditional options include Eaglemount's Ginger Cider made from Hawaiian Ginger Root and Finnriver's Botanically Infused-Cider. Visitors can learn about the cider making process and sample the finished products at each cidery's tasting room. To confirm current hours and offerings, visitors are encouraged to check the Finnriver, Alpenfire, and Eaglemount websites. Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula Wineries

Olympic Peninsula Wineries

Sara Gagnon, co-owner and winemaker at Harbinger Winery

The Olympic Peninsula Wineries is a group of eight wineries each displaying its own personality and style. Each winery has a tasting room and invites visitors to stop by. Chartered wine tours are available through operators like All Points Charters and Tours.  For self-guided tours we recommend taking multiple days to thoroughly experience each winery. Throughout the year Olympic Peninsula Wineries hold seasonal festivities both as a group and independently. Major annual events are Red Wine and Chocolate held two weekends in early to mid-February, Harvest Wine Tour in November, and Northwest Wine and Cheese Tour in April. These events are self-guided tours with special wine tastings and seasonal pairings at each winery. Below is a quick look at each of the eight Olympic Peninsula Wineries.  Continue reading