Rod Lee of Sequim, right, receives a chocolate confection from Harbinger Winery employee Amber Witherow, left, as volunteer Suzie Bennett waits in the background to serve chocolate during last weekend’s Wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour at the Port Angeles winery. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Rod Lee of Sequim, right, receives a chocolate confection from Harbinger Winery employee Amber Witherow, left, as volunteer Suzie Bennett waits in the background to serve chocolate during last weekend’s Wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour at the Port Angeles winery. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Wine, cider, chocolate tour continues to flow for second weekend

The Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ Wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour continues for a second weekend beginning Saturday.

Nine North Olympic Peninsula wineries and cideries in Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Chimacum and Nordland pair new-release varietals and blends with chocolate tidbits in self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday.

The tour began last weekend.

Tickets are on sale at

“This year, the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association is turning the spotlight on its member cideries, renaming its popular annual Red Wine & Chocolate Tour the Wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour,” said Vicki Corson, president of Olympic Peninsula Wineries.

More than one location

The event does not take place at only one location; visitors travel from winery to winery.

Tickets are not required; those without tickets will pay a $10 wine tasting fee at each winery.

A ticket and glass package entitles a visitor to a special commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting and chocolate samples at all nine venues on the tour.

Participants who have a ticket stamped at all nine will be entered into a drawing for a wine-themed gift basket.

The gift basket winner along with a second- and third-place winner will receive two tickets to the Northwest Wine and Cheese Tour in May.

Entertainment planned

Other entertainment also is planned.

At Alpenfire Cider in Port Townsend, those who find a tag on a tree can win something special. Visitors can help plant a new cider orchard at Eaglemount Wine & Cider, also in Port Townsend.

Some tourgoers will have the chance to bottle their own Ruby Dessert Wine under the tutelage of winemaker Greg Vogtritter at Olympic Cellars in Port Angeles.

An art exhibit is on view in the Marrowstone Winery gallery. Seats for sipping and savoring are in front of a blazing fire on the patio at Camaraderie Cellars in Port Angeles.

Wind Rose Cellars will feature live music with Me and the Boys tonight and the Craig Buhler Trio on Saturday. Music is from 7 to 9 each night.

Camaraderie Cellars will celebrate 25 years of winemaking with tastes of older vintages.

Wineries, cideries

Here are wineries and cideries on the tour:

• Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road in Chimacum; 360-732-4337;

• Marrowstone Vineyards, 423 Meade Road off state Highway 16 in Nordland; 360-385-5239;

• FairWinds Winery, 1984 W. Hastings Ave., Port Townsend; 360-385-6899;

• Alpenfire Cider, 220 Pocket Lane, Port Townsend; 360-379-8915;

• Eaglemount Wine and Cider, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road, Port Townsend; 360-732-4084;

• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim; 360-358-5469; The Malcolm Clark Trio will perform live from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

• Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 U.S. Highway 101 between Port Angeles and Sequim; 360-452-0160;

• Camaraderie Cellars, 334 Benson Road, Port Angeles; 360-417-3564;

• Harbinger Winery, 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles; 360-452-4262;

For more information about the tour, visit

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