Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: E.B. Foote Winery!

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Please raise a glass and make a toast to our latest Advertiser: E.B. Foote Winery!

Wait, you’re saying…there’s an actual Winery in Burien?

Why yes, there is…and it’s called E.B. Foote Winery.

It was founded in 1978 by Eugene Foote, and it is one of the oldest wineries in Washington State.

In 1991, Rich Higginbotham and Sherrill Miller became the owners and winemakers and they moved the winery from south Seattle to Burien in 1999.

The grapes come from the Columbia Valley in eastern Washington and are trucked in.  The grape hauling, crush, press, fermenting, bottling, labeling, and sales are done right at the winery in Burien.  The winery makes approximately 2,200 cases each year.  All the winemaking is done at the winery in Burien with the help of their Volunteer Vintners.

The winery is open for free tasting and tours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.  Since the winery is small, tasting is done in the winery itself, not in a separate tasting room.  The temperature in the winery can be quite cool, as a wine cellar should be.  Both white and red wines are available for tasting and purchase in the winery gift shop.

These award-winning wines may include:

  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Syrah
  • Red Zinfandel
  • Red blends
  • Sweet Sherrill, a Riesling-like wine

The winery has six annual events: 

  • For Valentine’s Day it’s Red Wine and Chocolate, where a variety of chocolates are offered to sample along with red wines
  • To brighten the doldrums of winter, March has Step Into Spring
  • The May Barrel Tasting has a barrel sample of a future release
  • Father’s Day Weekend in June is a chance to enjoy wine with dad
  • Labor Day weekend sees the Summer Celebration with 10%-30% off all wine purchases
  • In December it’s the Christmas Open House

At these events, appetizers are served that compliment the wines, and new wines are released.

For three weekends in January and July, a local, professional theater group (Breeders Theater) puts on original comedy plays in the middle of the winery.  These shows are fun, entertaining adult humor with no profanity.  A $20 ticket includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and the play.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We here at the B-Town Blog have been to one of these comedy play/wine tasting event, and we whole-heartedly endorse this as a very affordable, fun, worthwhile event worth attending – great wine, excellent snacks and outstanding live entertainment – what’s not to like?]

Sherrill strives to make award-winning wines from premium Washington grapes.  The wines started winning awards with the 1992 vintage and these accolades have continued.  Their success is a result of hard work and Bacchus’ blessings.

E.B. Foote Winery produces quality wines at an affordable price. Because it’s not about what it costs. It’s about how it tastes.

Celebrating 30 years as a Washington winery, please welcome E.B. Foote Winery to the B-Town Blog by clicking on their ad on the Right Sidebar and checking them out!

E.B. Foote Winery is located at 127 SW 153rd St. (downstairs in the lower level) in Burien, and their phone numer is (206) 242-3852:

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