Blooms Winery has an off-site tasting room at the historic Bayview Corner Cash Store called Taste for Wine & Art. More than just a tasting room, it includes art gallery space; tables and chairs for sitting and enjoying some of the food offered (like bruschetta, an anti pasti tray, or cheese tray) with a glass of wine; outdoor seating for good weather days; Happy Hour from 5-7 on Friday evenings to help you relax and get ready for the weekend; and live music every Sunday afternoon from 3-5 pm.
It is also a place folks use for informal meetings, to sit and play games or to reserve for private parties, meetings and events.
Whidbey Island is home to some outstanding artists, and at Taste for Wine & Art we proudly display paintings, prints, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts and more for sale in shows that change every other month. During the months of May and June we will have Janie Cribbs' owls and Maggie Hanley Welles watercolors in the "88 Owls and Watercolors" Art Show. The Artist Opening Reception is May 9th 5:30-7:30
Our Sunday Afternoon Music Series offers a venue for local musicians who are singer/songwriters looking for a place to perform. Live music every Sunday from 3-5 pm for May starts with long-time favorite Nathaniel Talbot on May 5th. During the Savor Spring Wine & Food Tour we have Latin Jazz quartet Baby Bahia on May 12th 3-5 pm, and on May 19th we welcome Erik Christensen on guitar and vocals so come by for a good time and new music. We will finish the last Sunday of this Month and every month with the rootsy folksy blues style of Janie and Joe April 28th 3-5 pm. Don't miss these outstanding musicians.
Janie Cribbs started painting owls in honor of her Mother's Birthday by painting an owl for each year of her life. She continues to paint owls today and has completed over 100. Her enchanting creatures on painted mainly on found wood.
Maggie Hanley-Welles is a watercolorist who was originally from the East coast, and has lived in many parts of the country before setting in the Pacific Northwest. Many of her pieces are of local scenes, others are people, floral or abstract.
At Blooms Winery, friends and family come to help during crush, bottling and for blending trials.
Winery art by Virginia Bloom