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Willows Lodge has the rare good fortune to be located in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, home to more than 110 wineries and tasting rooms.
Our Advanced Sommelier and Wine Director, Tyler Alden - Advanced Sommelier and Wine Director, serves our guests as a knowledgeable guide to the local wine community and to our nationally acclaimed wine lists at the Barking Frog and Fireside Lounge.
In August of 2013, Tyler passed the three-day Advanced Sommelier exam by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas and thereby adding his name to an elite list.
In addition to this esteemed certification, Tyler holds the title of Certified Cicerone and is a graduate of the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. Tyler brings years of experience as a wine educator, sommelier, and steward of service. Previous positions include Captain & Sommelier at the Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant & Satay Bar, and Educiation Director of the Purple Cafe and associated restaurants.