Discover Bainbridge Island: A Wine and Nature Lover's Paradise
Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, is a hidden gem for wine lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. With breathtaking landscapes, award-winning wineries and charming restaurants, the island retreat makes an ideal day trip.
Fortunately for guests of Inn at the Market, you don’t need a car to enjoy it. We’ve teamed with Tour Bainbridge to create the perfect itinerary for an unforgettable experience. Upon arrival at Bainbridge, you’ll be whisked away in private luxury for the day.
Private wine tastings at prized Washington wineries
There are multiple wineries on the island, each with its own unique charm and flavor. On your tour, you’ll visit three award winners to indulge in private wine tastings (and pick up bottles to bring home with ease!).
At Fletcher Bay Winery, savor handcrafted wines made with locally sourced grapes, as you learn about the meticulous winemaking process. The intimate setting allows you to chat with the expert staff, who will guide you through each tasting, revealing the unique flavors and characteristics of their exceptional wines.
Next, explore the exquisite Bainbridge Vineyards. As the island’s oldest winery, this family-owned estate takes pride in its organic and sustainable practices, resulting in wines that truly reflect the island’s terroir. The tasting room is located in a beautiful historic building and features a charming outdoor patio with stunning views of the vineyard.
Your wine journey continues at Rolling Bay Winery, renowned for its hand-crafted premium wines. Unwind on the outdoor terrace as you listen to the passionate winemaker share stories about the vineyard’s history and winemaking techniques, elevating your appreciation for the craft.
Lunch at local hotspot Via Rosa 11
During your adventure, you’ll lunch at Via Rosa 11, an Italian trattoria and market known for the best Italian home cooking on the island. Locals flock to its indoor and outdoor tables to sample hand cut pastas, rich lasagnas and specialty pizzas.
Private tour of Bloedel Nature Reserve
No visit to Bainbridge Island is complete without exploring its natural wonders. The enchanting Bloedel Nature Reserve is a 150-acre oasis of tranquility. Your private guide will lead you through lush landscapes, manicured gardens, and diverse ecosystems in this protected sanctuary and haven for nature lovers.
Stroll along Winslow, the historic Main Street
Cap off the day with some retail therapy along Winslow Way. The main street is a treasure trove of boutiques, galleries, and vintage shops. For tasty pick-me-ups, try Mora Ice Creamery, an island institution, Pegasus Coffee, L’Atelier TR for European-style chocolates, and Bon Bon for the ultimate in sweet treats. Or sit down for an evening drink or bite at Cafe Hitchcock, a chef-led favorite for farm-to-table fare, modern Vietnamese at Ba Sa, or Amelia Wynn Winery Bistro.
To book a private tour of Bainbridge Island, a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration, please contact email@example.com.