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Sequim Events: Wine on the Peninsula

January 30, 2009 by purplehazelavender

There is lots of great wine on the Peninsula, and lots of places to taste it! Next time you stay at our Sequim Vacation Rental, make sure to get out and try some of our delicious local wines and fare!

Wine on the Waterfront is a new place (I think?) in Port Angeles offering wine tastings on a regular basis throughout the month on Mondays. They also have a lot of live music events.

Another great event coming up on the Peninsula is Red Wine and Chocolate from the Olympic Peninsula Wineries. This group of vintners uses Washington grapes to create wines here on the Peninsula. There are seven cellars making Washington artisan wines along our edge of the Straight.

Red Wine and Chocolate is occurring over two weekends next month, February 7&8, and February 14,15 & 16, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Each of the participating wineries is pairing their favorite wines with specialty chocolates. The ticket ($25) includes commemorative wine glasses, wine tasting and a sample of chocolate at each winery. Of course you may also visit each individual winery for tasting at the rate of $5.00.

We are lucky to live here in the Peninsula, where our bounty extends from bulk lavender to Washington State wines all within the watchful gaze of the Olympic Peninsula range. Come and visit us soon, it won’t be trip you forget.

Sequim Events: Dungeness River Audubon Center

January 20, 2009 by purplehazelavender

Starting this Thursday, a month & a half long program devoted to identification, natural history and preferences of winter birds on the North Olympic Peninsula will begin. This program is being offered by the Dungeness River Audubon Center at the historic railroad bridge just outside of Sequim.

The Dungeness River Audubon Society here in Sequim is a great partner in our efforts to protect the fragile environment and educating visitors and public alike about the importance of conservation and sustainable practices. We consider them an alliance with many of our goals as a organic bulk lavender producer. They help to promote Agri-tourism here in Sequim.

The winter birds program is just one of many activities in the next couple months offered at the railroad bridge center. Other events include Raptors In Winter, a special presentation with David Drummond on the weekend of Feb. 20. This will be a unique two-day class about the eagles, hawks, and falcons of our area, their adaptations for hunting and survival, and their fascinating lives during winter.

These are just some of the fun events you could participate in while staying at our Sequim Vacation Rental. With WiFi in the house and our shop in town, we would love to direct you to all the fun things that are awaitng a curious mind in Sequim!

Sequim Events

January 13, 2009 by purplehazelavender

Our community here on the Olympic Peninsula is richly diverse. Sure, we are no big apple, but with a little effort, you can come across some very lively entertainment and cultural diversions.

One such example of this is the Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema College Film Series. As quoted from their web page:  “The series seeks to present the range of possibilities of film as an art form through screenings of classics from Art Cinema and Hollywood’s Golden Age, as well as contemporary foreign and independent features, and documentaries.” If that is not culture, I don’t know what is! The film this Friday looks very interesting; The Exiles, made in 1961, is said to be one of the most accurate portrayals of contemporary Native American life ever put to film.

The series runs through March, and includes such diverse titles as 1000 Journals, a documentary about lives

The Peninsula College by Night

The Peninsula College by Night

touched by travel journals as well as a double feature night dedicated to Paul Newman.

One of the reasons that we decided to start our Wholesale lavender business here in Sequim was because we felt the community was thriving and had much to offer its citizens. We hope that you will take the opportunity to come and visit us here in Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula. We have a beautiful Sequim Vacation Rental here on the lavender farm we invite you to stay in while visiting the beautiful Dungeness Valley!