The Resort at Port Ludlow Named a Gold Medal Accommodation by a Pacific Northwest Magazine

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The Resort at Port Ludlow is one of only 10 resorts, inns, and hotels in wine country or gateway to wine country markets located in the Pacific Northwest to have received Gold Medal Accommodation status in the Spring 2015 debut of Touring & Tasting—Pacific Northwest Magazine

“We seek out and recommend properties that show a true understanding and commitment to what wine touring enthusiasts need and want in terms of practicality, authenticity, quality and service,” explains Touring & Tasting Managing Partner Dan Fox. “ Besides providing guests with intimate knowledge of wine regions in their area, wineries to visit, restaurants to try, and other fun things to do, our Gold Medal Accommodations demonstrate a deep commitment to their local community.”

Debbie Wardrop, General Manger of the Resort at Port Ludlow, talks about the property. “Mother Nature has provided a unique sense of place for Port Ludlow – and we celebrate this through many avenues that are worthy of exploration. The experiences of arriving by water to a serene Ludlow Cove or by seaplane over Puget Sound or by car via the Hood Canal, where we suggest the best response is “ahhhhhhhh” – each contribute to setting the tone of “now, breathe deeply.” The Fireside provides waterfront dining in a comfortable setting with authentic, caring service. And the culinary experience reflects our commitment to the freshest – that means a daily dinner menu that reflects the delivery of that day’s best – from the fields, the fisheries, the foragers and the farms. The accompanying beverage offerings reflect a thoughtful wine inventory from the region, the state and the world at large as well as hand-crafted ciders, locally sourced coffee, spirits from distilleries in the area. Wine is integral to all of this and is honored through daily offerings from the award-winning cellar as well events ranging from Winemaker Dinners, Wine Education series and an educated staff to encourage exploration (one is Level I, studying for Level II and two are nearly completion of Level I). Tasting menus are offered for guests that want to leave the food/wine pairings to us…and we love preparing these for our culinary explorers.”

“All of the properties we’ve chosen to feature and recommend have been recognized not only by us for their commitment to their guest’s memorable experience, but they’re all also award winners from other prestigious ratings organizations.” Fox says. “Also, because they are vested in the wine and culinary experience, they are truly unique in their understanding of the high end traveler who expects a level of knowledge and dedication related to the wine industry in particular. We’re very proud to commend the Gold Medal Accommodations featured and recommended in our latest print and digital edition and on”

About The Resort at Port Ludlow:
The Resort at Port Ludlow offers a vibrant community that hosts beautiful residential neighborhoods, a 37-room boutique waterfront inn, a 300-slip marina, and a championship 18-hole golf course, recognized as the “Most Scenic in the World” by Esquire Magazine.

Located inside the Inn is the Fireside Restaurant, featuring dishes made from local ingredients and a dinner menu which changes daily to reflect the bounty of area farms and the abundant variety of local seafood. The Fireside features a wine list heralded by Wine Spectator Magazine and variety of special events. Past events include wine paring meals, winemaker and brewmaster dinners, and farm-to-table dining experiences.

About Touring & Tasting Magazine and Wine Clubs:
Over the past two decades Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media has grown to become a leading voice for the wine tourism industry. In addition to producing the national, bi-annual publication Touring & Tasting magazine, the company offers innovative, multi-tiered marketing and promotional programs to wine country businesses. Touring & Tasting is a leader in promoting wine tourism as an industry through partnership events such as the Wine Tourism Conference, the Wine Bloggers Conference, and numerous regional wine festivals and events.

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