Nestled In The Middle Of A Winery And Mermaid Museum, This Tiny Washington Cafe Is An Enchanting Day Trip Destination
No matter how you feel about wine, you should plan a trip to Westport Winery as soon as possible… and plan on bringing the entire family. Despite its name, this day trip destination offers so much more than good vino (although you’ll find plenty of that, and it really is exceptional). This is a place that has something for everyone.
And since everyone has to eat, we can’t help but point out the place that ties this entire establishment together, the Sea Glass Grill. This tiny restaurant is huge on flavor and charm.
Westport Winery is located in Aberdeen, about a 15-minute drive from the coastal town of Westport.
It all started over a decade ago, when the Roberts family purchased land in Grays Harbor County and decided to combine their love of winemaking and the sea.
Great Northwest Wine Magazine recently named Westport Winery the 2022 Washington Winery of the Year, and for good reason... their wine list is practically endless.
And wine isn't the only thing they offer here. A few years ago, the family opened a distillery called Ocean's Daughter. Spirits include vodka, gin, whiskey, agave spirits, liqueur, and rum.
Whether you have children or you're just a kid at heart, you'll fall in love with the on-site International Mermaid Museum.
Admission is a mere $3 (children under 5 are free), and it's easy to spend an hour or two immersing yourself in mermaid (and sea life!) culture.
You can learn about all kinds of mermaid mythology here, and it's fascinating—but look closely and you'll see all kinds of ocean ecology facts.
That's no accident. Your family will walk away knowing more about mermaids, but they'll also have more knowledge about our oceans, sea life, and how to appreciate it.
If you'd like to try a cocktail with spirits distilled on-site, or if you're just plain hungry for lunch, enjoy a meal at the Sea Glass Grill.
The charming on-site restaurant serves brunch and lunch all day in a sea-themed setting.
This isn't just a lackluster cafe meant to get you to eat enough to stay longer. The food here is excellent.
The Sea Glass Grill was voted one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation by USA Today (twice!) and was named Best Place For Lunch by South Sound Magazine.
You'll need a reservation to dine at the Sea Glass Grill, especially during peak season (summer).
The team here is very friendly, and they'll make every effort to ensure you'll soon be enjoying a hearty burger or some fish & chips. For a real treat, try the Mermaids on Horseback, bacon-wrapped prawns on jasmine rice with sesame seared broccoli.
The Sea Glass Grill even has a secret Mermaid Lounge.
This is where you'll find the best cocktails created using Ocean's Daughter Distillery spirits.
Westport Winery is open daily from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., so you'll have plenty of chances to go.
Make this place an annual tradition.
Did you know
Westport Winery had so many amenities, including the Sea Glass Grill?
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Westport Winery Garden Resort, 1 S Arbor Rd, Aberdeen, WA 98520, USA