Submitted by Westport Winery

Westport Winery is now host to a second geocache within their 15-acre display garden located halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. Westport resident Ken Wilson (the person responsible for creating the winery’s first geocache ten years ago) and his geocache compatriot Rick Stoddard, designed this new online search. The cache is titled “A Stroll Through The Gardens.”

Established in 2000, geocaching is known as the world’s largest treasure hunt, with over 3 million geocache sites in 190 countries around the world. There are over 500 treasure sites in Grays Harbor County and environs. Searchers use Global Positioning System (GPS) to locate and hide the caches. The search may include clues, puzzles, and multiple steps to find the location. The treasures are usually sealed in a waterproof container. Those who search log in their finds. They can take prizes or trinkets from each cache but they need to leave something of equal or greater value for the next persistent player to discover.

Westport Winery Seaside received the 2019 Rising Star Award from the Seaside Chamber of Commerce. Westport Winery and the Roberts family were honored with Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Involvement Business of the Year for 2018. In 2017 the Westport Winery Garden Resort was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. USA Today named the Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.

In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They are finalist to the Best Washington Family Business competition by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.

In Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside and Seaside Kites are open daily from 11am to 6pm. To book Westport Winery Seaside Retreat (a three, king suite vacation rental) go to https://abnb.me/wm8iVGkHCT.

Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or brunch, lunch, and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.

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