Recently we visited Coupeville to watch the sailboat races. What a nice surprise to discover Vail Wine Shop on Front Street. We started out with a tasting – $10 for 6 tastes. All the selections were Washington State wines – some well known as some a bit more obscure. The shop is charming and loaded with lots of wines I would love to try.
After our tasting, we selected a bottle of Mark Ryan (it is one I would not have selected if it had not been part of our tasting) and went out on the waterfront deck to relax and watch the end of the race. It was a very pleasant afternoon. Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant making very good recommendations and giving us a bit of history about the wines that were unfamiliar to us.
I noted on their website that they have a vacation rental above the wine shop and I will certainly be checking that out on our next visit,
Susan’s Score – Definitely a great stop if you are on Whidbey Island. Lots of great wine, some snacks and friendly staff.