Where To Get Locally-Made Beer and Wine in Thurston County

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When taking friends, family and visitors out for the afternoon, there are a lot of choices among wineries and breweries for locally-made products in Thurston County. Choose from four different wineries with tasting rooms or the many breweries and taprooms, spanning from from Olympia and Lacey to Tumwater and Rainier.

Endless Sound Cellars

222 Capitol Way N #107, Olympia
360.451.4026

Tucked into the 222 Market in downtown Olympia, Endless Sound Cellars is making flavorful wines and inviting people to their tasting room. Check out their online calendar of events, which include tango dancing twice each month, food and wine pairings and live music. They also host private winemaker tastings for varying sized groups on Sundays.

Stottle Winery

2641 Willamette Drive NE Suite E, Lacey
360.515.0356

Stottle Winery has a bright and refreshing tasting room in Lacey, and it is also the location in which they make their wine. Using grapes from Eastern Washington vineyards in the Yakima Valley and the Columbia River Gorge, the Stottle Winery has a variety of reds, whites and library wines and offers club memberships.

a table and chairs with a bottle of wine and glasses on the table
Stottle Winery makes their wine in the Hawks Prairie area of Lacey and has a bright and refreshing tasting room on site. Photo courtesy: Stottle Winery

Honeysuckle Meadery

14620 164th Lane SE, Rainier
253.394.1437

Honeysuckle Meadery not only makes mead, but it is also a working winery. Take a drive out in southeastern Thurston County to their winery where they’ve got lemon wine, rhubarb wine and cranberry wine. In addition, a visit to Honeysuckle Meadery can include learning about roasting coffee beans, racing slot cars and taking a stroll down to the Deschutes River.

Medicine Creek Winery

947 Old Pacific Highway SE, Olympia
360.701.6284

For a fun afternoon, step into the barn to get to the tasting room and the 1800s decor of Medicine Creek Winery in the Nisqually Valley. Visitors can see the barrel room and might even be able to catch staff on a day that wine making is happening. Medicine Creek Winery has award winning wines including their Stage Coach Red, and their Fini wine is in a bottle that they hand-dipped at the winery and is only sold at the tasting room.

Mill Lane Winery

16607 Bucoda Highway SE, Tenino
360.459.4999

Mill Lane Winery makes their wine in Tenino and has a tasting room at the same location. The winery has a line of fruit wines made from Washington grown fruit. They have a baked pears wine, a wine made with elderberries and espresso beans and a huckleberry wine, and those are just a few examples of the many fruit wines on their menu. Mill Lane also has red and white table wines with basketball themed names such as Breakaway, Above the Rim and Buzzer Beater.

Inside of Mill Lane Winery with tables and shares and row of shelves with wine bottles
Mill Lane Winery in Tenino makes fruit wines from Washington state fruit, and they also feature wines with fun, basketball themed names. Photo courtesy: Mill Lane Winery

Thurston County Breweries and Taprooms

Hoh River

2442 Mottman Road SW, Tumwater
360.705.4000

Hoh River Brewing offers up snacks such as chips, nuts, salami and cheese to accompany their long list of brews from the brewery attached to the tasting room. Choose from IPAs named Frostbite and Hoppy Hoh, House Cat, a Trickster Raven porter and more, and you can try them out in 5-ounce portions up to pints and growlers.

Matchless Brewing

8036 River Drive SE Suite 208, Tumwater
360.584.9234

Visit the Matchless Brewing taproom that has a dozen revolving beers on tap and offers indoor and outdoor seating, picnic tables and a cornhole game. The whole family can visit as children are allowed until 7:30 p.m. Bring some take-out food, get a view of the brewing area and enjoy their weekly events and draft brews.

Three Magnets Brewing

600 Franklin Street SE Suite 105, Olympia
360.972.2481

Three Magnets Brewing is the oldest brewery still in operation in downtown Olympia. Come watch sports, attend a trivia night and grab some food from the visiting food trucks. Families and the family dog are welcome.

Headless Mumby Brewing Company

232 Division Street NW, Olympia
360.742.3880

The family friendly taproom at Headless Mumby Brewing Company offers up lagers brewed on site. Patrons can bring take-out food to the taproom, enjoy the famous lagers on tap and play board games. Don’t forget to ask about brewery tours and about what their latest, seasonal brew is.

Headless Mumby Brewing Company taproom is a great West Olympia neighborhood meeting place where people can enjoy what’s on tap in the taproom, tour the brewery and even bring in a pizza to share. Photo courtesy: Headless Mumby Brewing

Top Rung Brewing Company

8343 Hogum Bay Lane NE Suite E, Lacey
360.915.8766

Founded by firefighters, Top Rung Brewing employs dedication to craft brews and has their brewery at the same location as the taproom. With indoor and outdoor seating, pizza and snacks, they offer a fun evening out with friends and family. 

Triceratops Brewing Company

8036 River Drive SE Suite 203, Tumwater
360.890.4519

Neighbors with Matchless Brewing, award-winning Triceratops Brewing Company makes craft brews on site. The Triceratops tasting room has indoor and covered outdoor seating areas and most Fridays include visiting food truck vendors. All ages of the family welcome.

Well 80 Artesian Brewing

514 Fourth Avenue East, Olympia
360.915.6653

This downtown Olympia brewery uses water right from the Artesian well it is built over to brew their Well 80 ales and lagers on site. While the restaurant side of Well 80 is open to all ages, their alleyway tables are for patrons over 21-years-old.

Plan an afternoon or evening to check out some of the talented breweries and wineries in Thurston County. Need to stay the night? Check out The Marie Bed & Breakfast in West Olympia for a locally-owned B&B that has all the comforts of home.

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