June 30th, 2012

2012-06-20_16-49-33_390 Olympic Outdoor Center is offering Stand-Up Paddle Boarding lessons and rentals from the docks in front of the pub. Come check it out 7 days a week.


In 2010, Sunset magazine dubbed Bainbridge Island “The Northwest’s new wine destination”.  Coming up June 22 – 24th you have the opportunity to see for yourself what a truly great destination it is for wine lovers.  Bainbridge Uncorked is the island wine festival which will feature seven island winemakers.  The weekend is packed with tasting, touring and learning.

The festival features 7 artisan winemakers showcasing their handcrafted, award winning wines. The festival opens Friday evening at 5 pm with a tour of historic Winslow with stops in the Downtown Tasting Rooms of Eagle Harbor Wine Company, Eleven, Harbor Square Wine Shop and Island Vintners.  The admission price of $40 buys you wine and appetizers at all four stops.

Saturday & Sunday take a tour of individual wineries.  Hop on your bike, or take your car to experience the wine culture of the island.  The tour includes (tasting fees may apply):

  • Amelia Wynn Winery
  • Eagle Harbor Winery
  • Eleven Winery
  • Fletcher Bay Winery
  • Perennial Vintners
  • Rolling Bay Winery
  • Victor Alexander Winery

Saturday afternoon offers an educational treat from Jeff Tweiten, owner of Harbor Square Wine Shop.  In this free class you can learn about the wines of Washington and what makes our area such a great wine destination.

Didn’t make the trip to all of the wineries?  No worries – Saturday night you can enjoy the wines of all 7 wineries in one location.  Central Tasting, from 5 – 8pm is a golden opportunity to taste the wine and great local food, while you meet and chat with the winemakers.  Price:  $50

For more information about the festival, and links to all 7 wineries click here.   For tickets to all events click here.

Looking for a little exercise to round out your weekend?  Located just an hour away is one of the most unique hiking experiences you will find.


photo by Alan Bauer

The Dungeness Spit is the longest natural sand spit in the United States.  It is also home to a multitude of wildlife, including shorebirds, waterfowl, shellfish, and seals.  Extending 5 miles out into the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the spit offers a really long hike or a short stroll on the coast.

June 22 – 24th is definitely the weekend to explore this wonderful area so close to Seattle.


Left to Right:

PROFILE – Hamilton Anderson
Born: Kirkland, WA
Hometown: Kirkland, WA
Educ: Messiah College, Environmental Science
Interests:  Backpacking, Lawn Games, Ukulele

PROFILE – Ryan Montella,
Born: Abington, PA
Hometown: Doylestown, PA
Educ: Degree in Industrial
Design, Philadelphia University
Interests:  Travel, Food & Wine

PROFILE – Elizabeth Thomas
Born: Boynton Beach, FL
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fl
Educ:  Degree in Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida
Interests:  Traditional Food Preparation and History

PROFILE – Leah White
Born: Bremerton, WA
Hometown: Silverdale, WA
Educ: Degree in Environmental Science, Western WA University
Interests:  Horses & Hiking

PROFILE – Thom Young
Born: Portland, OR
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Educ: Oregon State Univ & UC Santa Barbara – Zoology, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
Interests:  Distance Running, Ocean Swimming & Permaculture, Husband and Dad

PROFILE – Britney Tonning
Born: Blue Springs, MO
Hometown: Iowa City, IA
Educ: Degree in University of No. Iowa – BA/Masters – Leisure Services, Non-Profit Administration
Interests:  Outdoor Enthusiast, Reading, Cooking & Crafting

Butler Green Farms grows fruits and vegetables for families in Kitsap County  through Community  Supported Agriculture (CSA) using biodynamic growing methods. Laughing Crow Farm is on Day Road on Bainbridge. Its owner, Betsey Wittick, has been farming on the island for over 20 years. Both farms also sell their produce and meats at the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market on Saturdays and to local restaurants on Bainbridge Island and in Seattle.

PROFILE – Sadie Beauregard
Born: Seattle, WA
Hometown:Vashon Island, WA
Educ:Degree in Urban & Environmental Policy, Occidental College
Interests:  Knitting & Hiking

PROFILE – Ben Bisbach
Born: Baraboo, WI
Hometown: Madison, WI
Educ: Graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison in Forestry
Interests:  Piano, Hiking, Biking & Camping

PROFILE – Jared Trilling
Born: Cincinnati, OH
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Educ: Graduate of University of Montanna, Resource Conservation
Interests:  Hiking, Running, Fishing Rowing, Clamming

PROFILE – Cody Egan
Born: Plainfield, IL
Hometown: Madison, WI
Educ: Graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison in International Studies & History
Interests: Hiking, Camping, Baking & Reading

The ever popular Persephone Farm marks 21 years in business this fall, and its 16th year of teaching young farmers. The farm sells vegetables, fruit, eggs and flowers in North Kitsap and on Bainbridge Island. Co-owners Rebecca Slattery and Louisa Brown receive about 100 applications each year for the four learning positions they offer. “We like to say the best crop we grow is our crop of beginning farmers,” Slattery said.


Alongside Harbour Marina

Alongside Harbour Marina

Sound Experience sails the historic schooner Adventuress to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community to make a difference for the future of our marine environment

Find out more about Sound Experience at http://www.soundexp.org

If you want to hear some sea shanties tonight and tomorrow night, show up to the Pub and ply the crew with beer.