Comforts of Whidbey

About

Originally our plan was to only make wine from grapes that we grew here on the farm. We struggled with how to offer reds while at the same time stay consistent with our early, self -limiting, winemaking strategy.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Langley, Washington.

Features

  • Stop by...You’ll be glad you did!

Additional Information

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Average Bottle Price

$ 20

History

Overlooking the Puget Sound, our family-run farm and winery on South Whidbey Island is a perfect place to stop and enjoy a taste of local wine. The first grape vines were planted on the estate in the late 1990s. Carl and Rita Comfort returned to the island and bought the 22-acre farm in 2006 and in 2010 converted an existing building into their winery and tasting room.

With close to 6000 plants in the four acre vineyard, a majority of the year is dedicated to hand pruning, hand tending, and nurturing the plants to ensure the best quality grapes possible. Each Fall the tradition continues of harvesting the grapes with the help of the community, family and friends. This process is truly a family and community effort.

Our vines include Siegerrebe, Madeleine Angevine, Madeleine Sylvaner and Pinot Noir. From our 2010 vintage we have produced two unique blends and two straight varietals. Comforts of Whidbey aims for the highest standard in both grape production and processing to create Artisan white wines made solely from grapes grown on our farm. To give back to our community we are now celebrating the release of our Samaritan Series wines with a 2010 Sangiovese and a 2010 Syrah.

Our picnic area provides a relaxing setting to have a glass of wine while enjoying the beauty and tranquility of Whidbey Island, with a view of the Cascade Mountains and the Puget Sound. Comforts of Whidbey is proud to provide a congenial atmosphere for families as well as the discerning oenophile. Mobility-impaired individuals will find our amenities easily accessible.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

The vineyard has gone from a few canes, to a carpet of green, to a jungle of vines. The sweet smell of flowering grapes is permeating the entire neighborhood. This gorgeous summertime weather, with just enough rain and sun, is helping everything grow like weeds. The vines have grown at least two feet over the past few weeks, providing the necessary canopy to support the newly forming grapes. If this beautiful weather holds I think it will be the best grape growing season since the vineyard was planted.

The metal posts replacement was almost complete before the vineyard canopy hid all the missing posts, leaving another job to complete in the Fall. Overall the vineyard has never looked better. The coming weeks will bring more mowing, rototilling, and weedbadging to help control the weeds and grass that seem to be growing as fast as the vines.

No longer can you see the farm field or the Saratoga Passage waterway thru the vineyard. Turning down Witter Road or View Road is now the only way to enjoy the view and to see the cows and llamas in the fields. Once you've turned down one of these roads, you might as well keep on going and visit us as the winery. If you're lucky you might just be able to pick up a dozen of farm fresh eggs or a few flowers freshly picked from the garden while you are here to experience the wonderful wines we produce from the grapes we work so hard to grow here on our farm.

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Hours

Closed the month of January. We will reopen on February 1st, 2014. Saturday and Sunday 11 pm – 5pm.

Address

4361 Witter Rd
Langley, Washington 98260
United States

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