Northstar Wine Maker's Dinner

Special Guest Speaker Wine-Maker David Merfeld

Leader Block and Northstar Winery present a once-in-a-lifetime Wine Maker Dinner with David Merfeld, Wine Maker for Northstar Winery!

Time & Date: December 4th, 2019 from 5:30-9:00PM 

Join us for an unforgettable evening of wining and dining
to prepare you for the beautiful holiday season.

6 courses, 5 fabulous vintage wines, the company and education of one of Washington's most well renowned Wine Makers, David "Merf" Merfeld. 

These dinners are so popular because they are fun,entertaining, educational and best of all, a dining experience that you will remember forever! These five special wines are from the acclaimed Northstar Winery known for its world class merlots! 

Our speaker is the wine maker himself, Mr. David Merfeld. We are excited to have him! Known to all as 'Merf', he says:

“Washington is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world, and Washington Merlot is the purest expression of our unique terroir,” says Merf. “When I got the offer to make Merlots at Northstar, no one had to ask me twice.”

Northstar’s commitment to making Merlots that rank among the world’s best begins in the vineyards. Merf quickly proved to have an expert’s eye for sourcing and blending the highest quality fruit from around the Columbia Valley. 

“Winemaking is a constant learning experience and the vineyards, lab, and equipment resources we are fortunate to have at Northstar give us a great advantage in making the kinds of wines we strive for.” says Merf.

Merf holds a degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Viticulture and Enology from Washington State University.

                                       See Menu Below

Get your reservations soon! Tickets are $120 per person, tax and tip not included. Call 360 306 8998. See you there!



Wine Spectator AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Restaurant Award in 2019

   Press Release

Leader Block Wine Co. & Eatery Earns 

Wine Spectator 


  Restaurant Award in 2019

Leader Block Wine Co. & Eatery Among 3,800 Winners; Full 2019 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator's August Issue. 

Ferndale, Washington (July 3, 2019) -- Leader Block Wine Co. & Eatery has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator's 2019 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers. 

"We're pleased to shine a spotlight on the destinations around the world that show devotion to their wine program, while also creating a comprehensive global dining guide for our readers to enjoy," said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. "Both novice wine lovers and seasoned sommeliers alike actively seek and frequent restaurants with exciting, well-curated wine lists. Bravo to all the 2019 recipients-- we raise a glass to you." 

"We are so honored for this recognition! It is our utmost desire to bring wines from around the world to enjoy for all. The education and adventure we bring through the glass is part of our culture, and we are tremendously grateful for achieving this distinction!" -Amberleigh Brownson, Wine Director/Director of Operations. 

Leader Block Wine Co. & Eatery has won the Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.  The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator's August issue, on newsstands July 16, and online at, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the 3,800 restaurants.

About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world's leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web's most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine's role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year. Parent company M.Shanken Communications, Inc., also published Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken's Impact Newsletter. 

What You Want To Know...

Hours of Operation


Sunday - Thursday  11 am - 9 pm 

Friday & Saturday  11 am - 10 pm

Lunch 11 am - 3 pm

Appetizers 3 pm - 4 pm

Happy Hour Daily - 3 pm - 6 pm

Dinner - 4 pm to close

Closed on those Mondays we have featured wine dinners too.

Music To Dine To


We have music for your dining pleasure some nights. Roy Knaak with his sax and guitar can be heard most Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. Check our Facebook page and our Events section for upcoming appearances.

Photo Gallery


In the gallery you will find our latest pics from our Wine Spectator awards event, New Years Eve through some of June 2019 with a new section of just pictures of food! Grand Opening pictures too!

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Leader Block Wine Co. & Eatery

2026 Main Street, Ferndale, WA 98248, US

(360) 306-8998