There’s nothing better than being on a beautiful island, lounging on a chair with a tasty beverage in hand. Located north of Seattle, Whidbey Island is the perfect place to head to for the weekend to get a drink. Many people love going here for the weekend or even a day out to visit the Whidbey Island wineries.
With family on the island, I’ve been to Whidbey Island breweries and the wineries on Whidbey Island more times than I can count. My friends in the area often ask where they should go for Whidbey Island wine tasting, so I created this list as a helpful guide.
There have been multiple wineries and breweries that have popped up over the years, but here are the best Whidbey Island wineries and breweries in my opinion. Whether you’re just taking a Whidbey Island day trip or spending a few days exploring the island, this guide will help you.
Whidbey Island Wineries You’ll Want to Visit
Wine tasting on Whidbey Island is a popular activity no matter what time of year it is. While there are always new wineries popping up, here are some of my favorite wineries on Whidbey Island.
Spoiled Dog Winery
If you’re a dog lover who also loves wine, this Whidbey Island winery should be your first stop. It’s a cute little winery in the woods with the vineyard on site, and a friendly Australian Shepherd will greet you. Make sure you do the tasting when you visit (it’s easy to get distracted by the dog, believe me).
Stopping at Spoiled Dog Winery is a popular way to spend part of a weekend on Whidbey Island. Included in the price is cheese, crackers, and even dark chocolate and tell you which one to pair with which wines. They also have a great gift shop, with everything from home decorations to gifts for your furry friends.
5881 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, WA 98260
Ott and Hunter Wines
If you’re looking for wine tasting on Whidbey Island with a view, it doesn’t get much better than this. Located in downtown Langley, you can sit back and relax in comfortable chairs at this Whidbey winery overlooking Saratoga Passage while you sip their wide selection of red and white wines. I love bringing people who are new to the island here to impress them.
204 1st Street, Langley, WA 98260
Comforts of Whidbey
Comforts of Whidbey is a relatively new winery but has a gorgeous location overlooking the water. They are in the process of constructing a huge new building for tastings and events. The owners are Whidbey Island natives and very friendly. Try their Gewurztraminer during your Whidbey Island wine tasting; you won’t be disappointed! You can also stay at their bed and breakfast while you’re here.
4361 Witter Rd, Langley, WA 98260
Whidbey Island Winery
This Whidbey winery has been around since 1992 and still is producing great wine. Grab a glass of wine and sit outside on their patio under their apple tree with a view of the vineyard. It’s one of the more scenic places for Langley wine tasting.
5237 Langley Rd, Langley, WA 98260
I have been to this Whidbey Island winery multiple times because the owner himself, Ken Bloom, is often the one serving me. He is very friendly and knowledgeable about the wine he serves. His store is filled with arts and crafts sold by local artists, and I find myself buying something almost every time I come here due to the unique flavors of them.
Blooms Winery used to have a small tasting room, but have now moved to a much larger building and added a full menu for lunch and dinner. Live music is offered at this Whidbey winery on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
5511 Freeland Ave, Freeland, WA 98249
Dancing Fish Vineyards
This winery on Whidbey Island is great to come to for wine tasting or music. They offer live music on a regular basis that always brings a crowd out. They also have plenty of space to walk around, sit and relax, or play one of the lawn games.
1953 Newman Rd, Freeland, WA 98249
Village Wine Shop
Washington State is home to plenty of boutique wineries, and the Village Wine Shop is a Whidbey winery that offers a wide selection of them. More often than not, the wines offered are from a limited collection that might not even be available anywhere else.
Many of these wines go with special assorted items that are often served in this wine shop along with the wine. It’s one of the best spots on Whidbey Island to discover wines that a lot of people haven’t even heard of. Langley wine tasting often feels like an adventure.
221 2nd Street, Langley, WA 98260
Holmes Harbor Cellars
Being in this tasting room reminds me of being in a medieval castle in Europe. The 20-acre grounds are beautiful on Holmes Harbor Cellars, and the wine selection is excellent. They also have a very cute dog ready to help you make a wine selection.
4591 S Honeymoon Bay Rd, Greenbank, WA 98253
Greenbank Farm Wine Shop
Far from a typical Whidbey Island winery, the Greenbank Farm Wine Shop deals with exquisite and unique wines. It’s been around since 1904, and they’ve won plenty of awards throughout the decades. Besides the local award-winning wines, they also serve dessert wines, organic and biodynamic wines, syrups, jams, and hard ciders.
They’re also the country’s largest producer of loganberries, which is an interesting mix of blackberries and raspberries. Because of this, they also produce Loganberry Liqueur and Loganberry Wine, which is readily available. Make sure to try this during your Whidbey Island wine tasting experience.
This Whidbey winery always been an incredibly popular spot, so much so that it’s even been owned by the famous Chateau Ste. Michelle for a time. The wines often make for great gifts, especially the fruit and dessert wines.
A101, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank, WA 98253
Vail Wine Shop & Tasting Room
This winery on Whidbey Island is perfect for learning a bit about the wines before sampling them. They’re located in an old, rustic building where the ambiance is perfect for discovering new wines, especially from boutique wineries. Most of the time, they have a selection of six wines – three white and three red.
However, that selection is always changing, which means you’re constantly trying out new wines. The wines are from the finest wineries in the state, so you can’t go wrong. They also have a small, but carefully selected, food menu, which is meant to compliment your wine-tasting experience.
22 Front St NW, Coupeville, WA 98239
Bay Leaf is a Whidbey Island winery that’s perfect for the person that loves to combine food with wine. This is a place that’s great for hanging out with friends since it’s such a welcoming and friendly community. They feature several wine clubs as well as a café that has both indoor and outdoor seating.
The gourmet food is delicious, and the wine selection for your Whidbey Island wine tasting is rotating, so you’re in for a surprise. Bay Leaf also offers catering services, so you can hire them if you’re planning a get-together with friends and family. Their signature cheese trays are absolutely exquisite and will definitely be one of the highlights of the party.
101 NW Coveland St, Coupeville, WA 98239
Terrace Wine Bar & Bistro
This is a Whidbey Island winery like no other as you have a choice of two sections of the bar. One where you go to mingle, as it’s modeled after a traditional tasting room, and the other a personal lounge, where you go to have a quiet conversation with someone close.
The owner of the Terrace Wine Bar is a true wine connoisseur, which is why the bar is always stocked with new and exciting wines from around the world. The food selection might be small, but the appetizers are perfect for enhancing your experience during your Whidbey Island wine tasting.
791 SE Fidalgo Ave, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Whidbey Island Breweries to Check Out
There are several places to get beer on Whidbey Island which are cozy in both the winter and summer.
The Taproom @ Bayview Corner
This is by far my favorite Whidbey Island brewery. I can be picky about beer, and get bored with the same selection easily. Luckily, this is never a problem at the Taproom. They have constantly rotating beers on draft from IPAs to ciders to gluten-free beers.
The owner is often working behind the bar and will take time to talk to you about which beer to pick, where it’s from, or just about the sports game on their TV. They offer samplers, as pictured above, so if you’re indecisive you can taste multiple ones. They have a full menu to choose from and kids are allowed on the restaurant side. Live music is also offered some nights.
5603 Bayview Rd, Langley, Washington 98260
Double Bluff Brewing Company
If you’re exploring downtown Langley, stop in this Whidbey Island brewery for a pint. Double Bluff is dog-friendly so you don’t have to worry about where to leave your pup.
This is also a kid-friendly brewery, which makes it the perfect place for the whole family to come to relax. I love their variety of beers as well, one which includes a gluten-free one for those who can’t normally indulge in a cold pint.
112 Anthes Avenue, Langley, WA 98260
Penn Cove Brewing Company
This is a local Whidbey Island brewery that’s known for being a great spot for the community. It’s owned by two brothers who are locals to the region, and they serve great craft beer, cider, mead, and coffee.
Their food is also really good, and they often have live shows by local musicians. They’re one of the most recent additions on the island, but it’s still a great locale nonetheless.
If you’re spending the morning going on a summer hike in Washington such as nearby Ebey’s Landing, I recommend coming here after.
103 S Main St, Coupeville, WA 98239
Toby’s Tavern is the type of place I imagine fishermen would go for a beer after a long day at sea. It has the vibe of a casual pub but provides a great view of the Coupeville waterfront. While it’s not technically a Whidbey Island brewery, this is a fun place to grab a beer or two.
The building has been around since 1890 and has all sorts of nautical relics from years past on the walls and even the ceilings. Come here for a pint, fish and chips, and great people watching. I stop here every time I go to Coupeville.
8 Front St, Coupeville, WA 98239
Wicked Teuton Brewing Company
The Wicked Teuton specializes in craft beer, making this Whidbey Island brewery unique. Their beer has won several awards, and since they’re located inside Whidbey Homebrew Supply, they have a wide selection of beer. The atmosphere is like a small café with a bar in the back, and they also feature game events like family trivia.
If you’re on your way to visit Anacortes for the weekend, this is a fun addition to put on your itinerary.
1341 SW Barlow St, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Where to Stay for Whidbey Island Wine Tasting
There are plenty of options for staying on the island if you want to spend the night after wine tasting on Whidbey Island. Many of the accommodations are near the Whidbey Island wineries, so you’ll be able to easily reach them when you’re staying there.
- Saratoga Inn – This cozy bed and breakfast has views of the water, homemade breakfast each morning, and free wine and cheese each afternoon. (rates start at $189 per night; book your room on Booking.com or Hotels.com)
- Captain Whidbey Inn – This historic lodge was built over a hundred years ago by harvesting the trees from the region, giving it an authentic feel. (rates start at $149 per night; book your room on Booking.com or Hotels.com)
- This scenic home has a wraparound deck that will give you beautiful views at sunset. (rates start at $199 per night; book your house here)
Whether you visit the Whidbey Island wineries for the day or make a weekend out of it exploring Whidbey Island breweries, you’ll love getting away on this beautiful island!