Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea Cider was named King 5 Evening Magazine’s 2010, 2011 and 2013 Best Wine Tour/Destination and the 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.
Grays Harbor’s first winery and vineyard welcomes visitors daily to sample the winery’s thirty-three wines including classic reds, elegants whites, popular fruit, tantalizing sparklers, and decadent dessert wines that have earned over 150 medals in international wine competitions. Three new delicious ciders will be crafted and released in 2014. The gift shop is known for its incredible selection of gourmet food, apparel, books, and gifts.
The winery’s restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11am to 4pm and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 8pm. (Dinner reservations recommended.) The fresh, local, healthy, homemade food at Westport Winery is simply the best and was voted one of Western Washington’s top ten new restaurants in 2011. The bakery is famous for delicious, homemade pies, cakes, cookies, bars, and of course, GIANT cinnamon rolls and scones!
An outdoor sculpture garden featuring original art by local artists, commemorate each of the winery’s labels. Find your way through the grape maze, toss some horseshoes, play a game of wizard chess, putt two greens while you tour, take on nine holes in our pasture course, or simply sit and sip under the largest commercial solar power system in the county. Be sure to bring your canine companions to enjoy our off-leash dog park and your kiddos to play our musical fence.
Find inspiration in the winery's display gardens and then visit the nursery to gather unusual and beautiful plants for your home garden. Westport Winery specializes in edibles, grasses, succulents, irises, ferns, and lavender. The nursery is the heart of the winery's decision to create Grays Harbor's first arboretum and botanical garden on their 40-acres across State Route 105 from the winery.
Look for the 40-foot lighthouse halfway between Westport and Aberdeen on Highway 105 to find friends, food, fun, and incredible wine. There’s plenty of room for RVs too!
Blain and Kim Roberts founded this venture on the urging of WSU agricultural extension agent, Don Tapio. “You should plant a vineyard and open a winery. It will be historic.” They purchased the land now known as Vineyards By-the-Sea in February 2007 and opened Westport Winery in March of 2008. Their son, Dana, is their winemaker and their daughter, Carrie, is their general manager.
In addition to their commitment to the business, everyone in the Roberts family has a passion for the sea and Washington’s coastal community. They express their passion by crafting great wines and lasting memories. Separately, they are ordinary individuals. As a team they complement each other to create a place and products that surpass expectations. Together the family selects a local charity to benefit from each of their wines. Their 68.5-acre farm is certified salmon safe and grows grapes, berries, tree fruit, herbs, and produce. Pets are welcome outdoors on leash.
Their love of the water and the community’s seafaring history are reflected throughout the property. Of the winery, Washington Tasting Room Magazine said, "Filled with harmonious connections to the sea, Westport Winery is a coast traveler's dream."