Inside Opinion

What's on the minds of Tacoma News Tribune editorial writers

NOTICE: Inside Opinion has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Inside Opinion.
Visit the new section.

Wine industry taking root in the South Sound

Post by Cheryl Tucker on May 7, 2012 at 5:00 am |
May 4, 2012 4:43 pm

Today’s editorial looks at the Washington wine industry and its phenomenal growth in the last few years. Most of the growth, of course, has happened in Eastern Washington, where the grapes are primarily grown, and in the Woodinville area, home to many wineries that cropped up around Chateau Ste. Michelle.

But Pierce County has a fair number of wineries, most of which import their grapes from east of the mountains (as do the Woodinville wineries). The Washington Wine Commission map shows them. Click on the pins, which brings up a window to “view profile.” That gives the name, address and phone number of the winery as well as its visiting hours, if open to the public.

Among the South Sound wineries listed are 21 Cellars in Tacoma, Stina’s Cellars in Lakewood, Marcus Sophia Winery in Graham and Palouse Winery on Vashon Island. Help support these oenological pioneers and grow the industry in the South Sound.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for Report violators to