Monthly Archives: April 2010

Wine Gifts for Moms, Dads & Grads

who would not want wine as a gift?
Who would not want wine as a gift?

We have new Spring Selections from our Wine Gift Collection and we ask you, who would not want wine as a gift?

It really is the perfect gift paired with delicious complimentary items, for more information view our on-line catalog: shippingchart1009
and our WineShop At Home website:
Allow us to help you with your selection, together we are sure to come up with just the right gift for that special person.

Affordable Monthly Wine Club

Wine Club Select
Wine Club Select

Have you always wanted to join a Wine Club but haven’t?  Well, now is your chance.  How about three bottles with your first shipment for the price of two.  Select your varietal for your complimentary bottle; order up reds or whites, or a red and a white.  Are you a ‘real wine drinker’?  May we suggest the 4 bottle per month club- you will always be the first to have our new releases!! 

WineShop At Home Wine Club is an Exclusive Club- you will not get these wines at Trader Joes, Costco, or your local market.  Give it a Swirl……..$29.95 for two and $57.50 for four- you’ll be glad you did.

Give the Wine Club as a gift- try it on; for more information visit:

We’re members- Join the Club!!

Celebrate Earth Day!!

earthdayWe have something to celebrate here at Siloam Retreat & Wine Shop.  It seems we have a below average carbon footprint:

And….we have taken steps to reduce this even further by planting 25 trees this year and beginning an acutal compost system.

Siloam is located in rural, scenic Seabeck on the Upper Hood Canal near the Tahuya State Forest; we have always done some form of compost from worm bins to feed the fish in the pond to natural composting.  Since taking the Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Program we have learned more about composting and will set up an actual compost area where guests will be encouraged to compost.

Let’s Celebrate the difference we are making!!  Cheers ~earth20day202008

Wine with Fish/Seafood


This weekend we were blessed with good friends, family, good food, good wine and good times.

We picked up a bushel of Hood Canal Oysters (about 5 dozen) and served those grilled open on  the shell with a little butter, and Jeff’s secret sauce.

My palate likes white wines with all fish and seafood.  We paired our oysters with Tilden Peak Cellars -Edna Valley 2009 Grenache Blanc an outstanding selection and pairing!

We will be fishing this weekend here near Siloam Retreat in Scenic Seabeck on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula for lake trout.  Keep coming back to our post to see what’s cooking, what’s being poured and who is being served and find yourself here at Siloam as our guest sometime.

Opening Day Fishing-April 24th


Fish with your Family
Fish with your Family

This year’s opener offers an exciting new opportunity for lake fishers. Anglers may purchase a 2-pole endorsement which allows them to fish with two rods in most of Washington’s lakes. Gear rules and daily limits still apply. Many anglers will see the use of two poles as a way to double their fun by using two different types of tackle, or fishing at two different depths. Go to a list of lakes where two poles are not allowed. Two poles are allowed at all the area lakes around Siloam Retreat.  Come fishing today!!



Fish awaiting anglers in the lowland lakes include:

  • 58,117 triploid (sterile) trout – each averaging 1-1/2 pounds – being stocked this spring in 105 lakes;
  • 203,009 two-year-old “jumbo” and surplus hatchery broodstock trout being stocked this spring in 178 lakes.
  • More than 7.4 million trout that were planted last year as 2- to 3-inch fry into nearly 500 lowland lakes and 100 highland lakes and are catchable-size now (8-to 12-inch);
  • More than 10 million kokanee fry, expected to show in this year’s catch, stocked in 35 lakes;
  • More than 3.4 million “catchable-size” (8- to 12-inch) trout stocked this spring in 334 lowland lakes, including lakes opening April 24.

Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are available in the 2010 Hatchery Trout Stocking Plan on WDFW’s website at

Of Washington’s nearly 4,500 lakes, ponds and reservoirs, more than 600 have WDFW-managed water access sites. Their locations can be found at

Among those sites are approximately 275 access points on lakes that will be open for fishing from April 24 through September or October. These sites include boat launches, docks and shorelines, including areas accessible for people with disabilities. Other state and federal agencies operate hundreds more such facilities.

Visitors parking at WDFW fishing access sites are required to display a WDFW vehicle use permit on their car or truck. Every person who buys an annual fishing license receives a free vehicle use permit. The permits are transferable between two vehicles. Additional permits are available to recreational license buyers for $6 each and to other users of the areas for $12.

A Washington freshwater fishing license, valid April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011, costs $26.00 for resident adults (16-69 years old). Fifteen-year-olds and persons with disabilities can buy a license for $11, and seniors (70 years and older) can buy an annual fishing license for $8.00. Children 14 years and younger do not need a fishing license. The two-pole endorsement costs an additional $24.50 for adults; $6.50 for seniors.

All licenses can be purchased on the Internet (, by telephone (1-866-246-9453), or at hundreds of license dealers across the state (listed on the WDFW website at

Tips on fishing areas, listed by county and water, can be found in “Washington Fishing Prospects: Where To Catch Fish In the Evergreen State,” available on WDFW’s website at

Get together with your family and come for a fishing weekend at Siloam Retreat in Scenic Seabeck near the Tahuya State Forest with great fishing at nearby:  Tiger Lake, Mission Lake, Panther Lake.