Brian Carter Cellars Woodinville
Once here, taste at your own pace and learn about the inspiration found in each wine. Linger on our deck and soak in the panoramic views of beautiful Mount Rainier and the Sammamish Valley. No wine snobs here — just wine-savvy folks who are enthusiastic about making sure you have a wonderful experience.
In addition to our award-winning wines, we offer wine-related gifts, unique items made by local artisans, and specialty food products that pair perfectly with our wines.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We were very disappointed in our experience at Brian Carter. It was our first visit there and we were really looking forward to it. We have visited many wineries in Woodinville, Walla Walla, many regions of CA, and Italy. We are members of 5 wine clubs, 2 in CA and 3 in WA. My husband and I both agreed, that this was one of our most disappointing experiences in wine tasting. We arrived at Brian Carter on a rainy afternoon at about 4:05 (4:00 reservation) and were asked if we wanted to sit inside or outside. We chose outside because no one was indoors. The table was ok. Our first server gave us the QR code sheets and said to check out the different tasting options (she said one was a variety and one was all reds. That was the only description). She came back and asked what we had chosen. We chose the basic $20 wine tasting with a white, a rose, and 3 reds. First, we were surprised that there was not a "welcome" taste prior to the sampling. Each winery we have visited in the last year (about 24 wineries) has given us a sample of something (sparkling, rose or something seasonal) as soon as we sat down. Not here. After we ordered she returned about 5 minutes later with the rack of samples. We tasted all the wines and of the 5 samples, there were only 3 that we liked. My husband didn't really like any of the wines he tasted (which is very rare for him), but thought the rose was the best of the bunch. Being that we ALWAYS buy something we bought one rose and one Le Coursier. Halfway through our tasting at 3:45, a different employee came out and said that we had 15 minutes to finish our tasting because we had to leave by 5:00. We have NEVER had anyone at ANY winery EVER act like that. She then returned with our bill and wine purchase and said she was sorry to have to ask us to leave (there were 2 other tables occupied and they were also told to "drink up"), but she hoped we would come back. We just smiled and said a sheepish thankyou and left. We will not be returning.
The nicest thing was their flexibility to let us bring our dog for an outdoor tasting. But they were also gracious about the rest of our party arriving late, and not rushing us through our tasting - a beautiful job hosting us! And the wine blends were amazing - both whites and reds are creatively blended and were very tasty. And we could see Mt Rainier!
We loved our time at Brian Cellars! The service was amazing and the wine, even better.
Wine tasting, especially went for their rose’ No food involved.
Just as great as last year, brought home 2 cases of vino
We enjoyed at patio and service was awesome! Thank to all!
1. No food served....munchies cheese, crackers, and salami only (Great with their wine)
2. Physically Small and lots of construction going. They are moving soon.
3. Friendly people who enjoy their customers.
4. Very good wines!
The worker basically kicked us out 7 minutes before closing time because she didn’t want to have to come back to our table to pull the umbrella down. This was a really poor experience after just spending over $260 on wine.
Will not visit again.
Great wines. Heated outdoor seating available. Plenty of parking.
Enjoyed the wines.
Friendly, unobtrusive service, great wine, private conversations, and lots of laughs.
Tasty wine, fun snacks and a good amount of outdoor space to enjoy all that in.
nice wine. lovely setting, weeds need to be pulled! would go again definitely
Wine Tasting only!
Munchie Food in cooler if you desire. Basically crackers, cheese and salami alacarte.
The wine is very good we joined their wine club. Lots of construction and they are moving in fall.
As always, the four wines tasted were wonderful. We had four reds (no choice due to COVID). They were Abracadabra Red, Tuttorosso, Le Coursier, and Solesce. The weather was nice to sit out on the patio, and be served outside. There was really no need to go inside because the staff would come out to wait on you, and bring your purchases, too.
We brought our own food, so that rating was based on our food.
Great wine, great service and pleasant surroundings.
Service here was awful ambience blah and wine average at best.
This was for a wine tasting, no food was ordered, although they have food offerings. Everything was great, as always!
Excellent Italian style wine. Fun place to bring friends. Amazing photo ops.
We enjoyed the wine & the service. They do have snacks to purchase, but we didn’t partake this...maybe next.
Extremely nice servers and great wine! We got to sit inside which was nice on a chilly rainy day.
actually we just enjoyed the wine tasting...did not try any of their foods...fun place the host was very informative
We were a few minutes late for our reservation. When we checked in the host seated us at an outside table, which we had chosen. There were dirty tables near us, it was not “busy” and waitstaff walked past our table several times with no greeting for us. We gave the benefit of the doubt and waited about 15 minutes before we got up and left. Disappointing.
Thanks for accommodating our small group. The outdoor setting is beautiful! Great attentive customer service was appreciated!
We didn’t eat while we were here but we were so fortunate to arrive on a warm, sunny afternoon. We had reservations and were seated outside. It was busy and the staff scrambled to serve us. The wines were delightful and we bought a Tuttorosso to enjoy this evening!
This is a winery tasting room, not a restaurant. Opentable needs to modify their process to recognize this.
Lovely outdoor areas to enjoy your taster tray of wine. Nice European style wines
We had a wonderful wine tasting, no food this time.
Our wine tasting was excellent. Nadine was a great server, informative and generous. We will return!
Great wines and attentive staff. We always have a pleasant experience.
Great spot and great wine!
Not much to eat. It is mainly for wine tasting. Delicious and highly recommend.
Their setup was very nice, we had the option to sit inside or outside under the tent. Hand sanitizer was available when you walked in. Wine was very good, we’ll be back!
We first checked in at the front but I had to use the restroom. When we checked in, we were never told where to sit so when I returned we had to wait several minutes to check in with another person. We were then told we could sit anywhere outside and they would come out to us. After sitting for 20-25 minutes we again had to go to the front to let them know we had never received service. They finally brought our wine tasting out to us after we complained and never again checked on us. Never asked if we wanted any food, what we thought of the wine, etc.
Essentially, they were either overbooked or understaffed. When we were able to get service it was impersonal. The wine did not impress enough to make up for the lacluster experience.
My friend and I rode our bikes to Brian Carter to do some wine tasting and use our Passport to Taste. We had a great time! The people working there were super friendly and very accommodating. They were able to give us tastings of the Oriana and the port that were not on the tasting menu. Yum. We were also able to sit at a table right by our bikes. I gave a one star for food because we didn’t eat.
I’ve been to Brian Carter several times and loved it. We decided to visit on Valentines Day and booked a table. We knew that several local wineries were closed because of snow, and reflected that when trying to book a reservation
Made reservations for outdoor wine tasting. Love that they have this option! The wine was delicious; we came home with 2 bottles of our favorite from the tasting.
Friendly staff that made visiting enjoyable, thank you!
After driving by i for 20 years, we went wine tasting at Brian Carter Cellars. We were using the Woodinville wine tasting passport. No problem. The wines were excellent. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable about their wines. I look forward to going back!
Amazing hospitality. Ambiance is lovely. Great wine
super nice staff and beautiful view! heat lamps were a plus :)
Brian Carter Cellars Woodinville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 806-9463.
Brian Carter Cellars Woodinville is rated 4.5 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.