Brian Carter Cellars Opens New Tasting Room
and Bistro in Woodinville’s Woodin Creek Village

For Brian Carter, respected Washington winemaker and owner of Brian Carter Cellars, a dream came true when he relocated his tasting room in Woodinville’s Hollywood District to the new Woodin Creek Village development in downtown Woodinville on Wednesday, March 2. The new space includes a full kitchen that will allow guests to watch Chef Nicholas Ames in action and enjoy dishes carefully paired with the full selection of Brian Carter Cellars wines. Photo courtesy of Richard Duval Images.

On Wednesday, March 2nd, Brian Carter Cellars opened a new Tasting Room and Bistro located in Woodin Creek Village in downtown Woodinville, WA.

After operating for many years in the Hollywood District in Woodinville, Brian Carter joins nearly 20 other wineries and restaurants that have opened recently, or will open soon, in the Woodin Creek development.

“We are excited to be a part of Woodin Creek, an evolving urban village located in the heart of Woodinville,” said owner and winemaker Brian Carter.  “I’ve always believed that enjoying food with wine is a much more fulfilling wine tasting experience. Opening a new tasting room in Woodinville with a full kitchen is the culmination of a dream, which began when we opened our space on the Vancouver, WA waterfront in 2020.”

“Our open kitchen in our new Woodin Creek location will allow guests to watch Chef Nicholas Ames in action and enjoy dishes carefully paired with the full selection of Brian Carter Cellars wines,” Carter added.  “We also look forward to offering expanded wine education, culinary, and live music experiences in our new location. The new space will also be available to rent for private events.”

About Brian Carter

This year marks Brian Carter’s 43rd vintage in Washington. He has been involved in the winemaking at dozens of Washington wineries during his long tenure in the state and is known as the first Washington winemaker to focus solely on making blends from grapes grown in Washington.

Since coming to Washington State in 1980, Brian has been at the forefront of the Washington wine industry. By encouraging growers to plant different varietals, he has influenced both the quantity and quality of Washington State varietals, resulting in tremendous improvements in the industry.

Brian has been involved in research and education in the state and is dedicated to giving back to the Washington wine industry. He was awarded the 2020 Grand Vin Award by the Washington Wine Growers Association.  In 2007, he was named Honored Vintner at the Washington State Auction of Washington Wines.  In 2004, he received the Industry Service Award from the Washington Wine Grape Growers. And in 1996, Brian was awarded the Alec Bayless Prize by the Washington Wine Commission.

About Brian Carter Wines

Brian Carter Cellars has created a unique collection of wines combining the very best Washington State fruit with the classic elegance and tradition of European-style blended wines. Balanced and well-rounded, each wine speaks anew to the art of blending and showcases Brian’s personal passion for making exemplary Old World-style blends from Washington State’s unique terroir. Brian Carter Cellars wines consistently receive high scores from leading wine critics and nationally recognized wine competitions.

The new tasting room is located at 17140 – 135th Ave NE, Suite 1030, in Woodin Creek Village. Hours: Wednesday through Friday — 2 p.m. — 7 p.m.; Saturday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. — 6 p.m.  Phone: (425) 806-9463.

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Other wineries that have recently opened tasting rooms in Woodin Creek Village, or are scheduled to open tasting rooms in the Village this year, include Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Ambassador Wines of Washington, Ancestry Cellars, Adams Bench Winery, Baer Winery, Bayernmoor Cellars, Brix Wine Café, Rocky Pond Winery, Rooted Souls Winery, Truth Teller Winery and Tsillan Cellars.