You know when couples or friends go wine tasting and there’s always one person who would rather be drinking a beer? Two worlds finally collide at Des Voigne Cellars and B-Side Brewing, a first-of-its-kind in the area boutique winery and craft brewery in Woodinville’s Winery Warehouse district on Artisan Hill. Inside their 5,000-square-foot industrial warehouse, owners Darren and Lissy Des Voigne have been making approachable, easy-drinking red wines from underrepresented grape varieties, like Zinfandel and Sangiovese, for a decade. Because of Darren’s love for beer, they started brewing in 2015. They hired brewer Bob Thorpe and added a seven-barrel brewhouse, a 10-foot projection-screen television and wood tables to a new microbrewery portion of the facility, which opened last December.
They produce eight craft beers, including the floral and woodsy Acoustic amber ale. The wine program offers eight red wines priced at less than $38 (plus a white and rosé). You are encouraged to drink your wine in the microbrewery or take your beer into the wine cellar, which seats 70. Anything goes. In the ultimate expression of booze blending, the Des Voignes are also experimenting with cross-barrel aging. They have a 2013 Zinfandel aging in a bourbon barrel (courtesy of neighbor J.P. Trodden Distilling) and plan to age their double IPA in a whiskey barrel. Taste these experimental gems at their Red Wine, Beer and Chocolates event in February, and stay tuned for brewer and winemaker dinners. Yes, a pour of both with each course. Now that’s a marriage. Woodinville, 14125 NE 189th St.;425.415.8466; dvcellars.com