Washington State’s largest independent winemaker, Charles Smith is about touch down in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle with his most ambitious and audacious project to date.
This month Smith is opening Jet City Winery, which is set to be the largest urban winery in North America, redefining the experience of visiting wine country. Jet City is poised to become an anchor for the burgeoning Georgetown neighborhood. Between Jet City and the nearby Elysium Brewery, it will quickly become the go-to destination for pre and posting gaming after Mariner and Seahawks games and keep the dining/imbibing scene alive and well in the up-and-coming neighborhood.Photo courtesy of Jet City Winery
Jet City Highlights:
32,000 square foot winery, designed by star architects Olsen Kundig, repurposing an old Dr. Pepper bottling factory.
The second floor “flight deck” tasting room features stunning views of Mt. Rainier as you look down the runaway of historic Boeing Field (hence the name.)Photo courtesy of Jet City Winery
Charles and his team will be doing all the winemaking on site and in full views, with the exception, of course, of growing the grapes – those will still be grown at his vineyards in the Walla Walla region.
The upstairs will have that Mad Men-era aviation feel down to the staff uniforms while the first floor will evoke Seattle’s rustic and Pacific Northwest roots with reclaimed wood.
For more information, visit CharlesSmithWines.com