Brian Carter Cellars Woodinville

4.5
87 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery
Brian Carter Cellars' flagship location is nestled in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, an internationally renowned destination with more than 100 wineries and tasting rooms.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 87 people are saying
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4.4
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Salb
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

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.

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SDerksen
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SamanthaT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved our time at Brian Cellars! The service was amazing and the wine, even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine tasting, especially went for their rose’ No food involved.

Just as great as last year, brought home 2 cases of vino

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed at patio and service was awesome! Thank to all!

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vipMichaelT
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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TJM3
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wines. Heated outdoor seating available. Plenty of parking.

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vipAllinthebadservicer
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the wines.

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AnitaM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, unobtrusive service, great wine, private conversations, and lots of laughs.

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LanG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty wine, fun snacks and a good amount of outdoor space to enjoy all that in.

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Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

nice wine. lovely setting, weeds need to be pulled! would go again definitely

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vipMichaelT
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

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.

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Tomboy1961
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Noname
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great wine, great service and pleasant surroundings.

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drawesome
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service here was awful ambience blah and wine average at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was for a wine tasting, no food was ordered, although they have food offerings. Everything was great, as always!

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KimberlyR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian style wine. Fun place to bring friends. Amazing photo ops.

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PaulaF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed the wine & the service. They do have snacks to purchase, but we didn’t partake this...maybe next.

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Stephanie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely nice servers and great wine! We got to sit inside which was nice on a chilly rainy day.

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JeffJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

actually we just enjoyed the wine tasting...did not try any of their foods...fun place the host was very informative

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Dissapointed
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

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.

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MoniC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thanks for accommodating our small group. The outdoor setting is beautiful! Great attentive customer service was appreciated!

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Woollduck
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipmmwa
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

This is a winery tasting room, not a restaurant. Opentable needs to modify their process to recognize this.

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TaraD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor areas to enjoy your taster tray of wine. Nice European style wines

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GailA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful wine tasting, no food this time.

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CANative
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our wine tasting was excellent. Nadine was a great server, informative and generous. We will return!

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MaryB
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wines and attentive staff. We always have a pleasant experience.

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vipKathrynC
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot and great wine!

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AimeeC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not much to eat. It is mainly for wine tasting. Delicious and highly recommend.

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Jess
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KG1111
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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.

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vipSeattlenative
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience1

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

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Ceecee
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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.

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hansenp
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff that made visiting enjoyable, thank you!

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Justas
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hospitality. Ambiance is lovely. Great wine

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EllaH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

super nice staff and beautiful view! heat lamps were a plus :)

FAQs

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.