Westport Winery will open a new tasting room in Seaside, Oregon, in January of 2018. Although the Roberts family and their team have enjoyed their time in Cannon Beach there were a few items that they needed to create the most desirable guest experience including more parking, increased retail space, better accessibility, and greater visibility.
The new location at 810 Broadway (the main street to Seaside’s famous Promenade) it is located across the way from the popular Seaside Brewing Company. Plus, it has on-street parking as well as its own free parking lot behind the building on Ocean Way.
Inside, the new tasting room these is ample area for the extraordinary olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting similar to that in the Westport tasting room. This new store will also incorporate the many gourmet foods and associated samplings, along with a full gift shop, and fireside seating for those who want to enjoy wine and cheese in a cozy, comfortable setting. Whether the weather is inclement, like those windy winter days, or glorious like a summer sunset, the new tasting room will be open year around from 11am to 6pm.
After the first of the year wine club members will be able to pick up their orders at either the Aberdeen or Seaside locations. The Cannon Beach tasting room will remain open until January 2.
In addition, the new indoor mall offers a huge event atrium and numerous other spaces for which the Roberts family will seek complimentary retail or restaurant tenants. The upper level of the building is already occupied by a non-profit organization which will remain.
The other exciting component of the Oregon project is the purchase of a property adjacent to the Seaside golf course. This is where the winery will build a spectacular vacation home available for nightly rental by wine club members and their guests. The new home, slated to be complete in June of 2018, will feature three master suites with king beds, a gas fireplace, a jetted hot tub, a covered patio overlooking the golf course, a gourmet farm-style kitchen, ample off-street parking, and a fenced yard for 4-legged friends. It is conveniently located just a block from The Cove, Seaside’s most popular surf break, and a short walk to popular local restaurants.
The year 2018 will be an exciting evolution for the company following on the heels of a banner year for the winery as well, earning top local, regional, and national recognition. In October, they were named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. The Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort was voted #2 winery restaurant in the nation in 2017 by USA Today. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine seven times, the most recent in 2017.
In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012 by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.
Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The resort (including the restaurant, bakery, plant nursery and 15-acre display garden) is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Westport Winery’s second store, TASTING @ Cannon Beach, is located at 255 N. Hemlock. The new location at 810 Broadway in Seaside will open January 3. The Oregon tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.