Leader Block
Wine Co. & Eatery

Delicious from-scratch Italian dining!

2026 Main St. Ferndale, WA 

(corner of 2nd & Main St.)

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Wine Spectator AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Restaurant Award in 2019

   Press Release

Leader Block Wine Co. & Eatery Earns 

Wine Spectator 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

  Restaurant Award in 2019

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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 WineSpectator.com, 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 (WineSpectator.com), 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. 

Gamache Vintners Wine Maker's Dinner

We are pleased to announce Gamache Vintners Wine Maker's Dinner coming Monday July 15th at 5:30 pm!

Our Wine Maker's Dinners are so popular because they are so entertaining, delicious, educational, social (meet new friends), and most of all, loved by our community!


These dinners are by reservation only, and our restaurant is closed to regular seating that evening. Book your reservation soon, as these dinners sell out pretty fast. 

Call 360-306-8998. Tickets are $85 per person (tax and tip not included)


News Flash!

Jessica Gamache will be hosting the dinner and educating us on their wines, their vineyards, and a bit of their history!


Brothers, Roger and Bob Gamache, came from four generations of agricultural farming and in 1982 they decided to establish roots in the Columbia Valley located near the White Bluffs. By focusing on the unique interaction of soil, climate and vines, they have grown premium grapes for many highly acclaimed Washington State wineries over the years. 


In 2002, the brothers decided it was time to showcase the vineyard site by establishing Gamache Vintners winery. With acclaimed consulting winemaker and friend, Charlie Hoppes, they were able to carry on the legacy by taking the pure expression of the fruit and the essence of the vineyard to create the Gamache Vineyard and Heritage series'. 


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What You Want To Know...

Hours of Operation

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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

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We have music for your dining pleasure some nights. Roy Knaak with his sax, Anita Shuler pianist, Mayor Jon Mutchler on the piano.  Check our Facebook page and our Events section for upcoming appearances.

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Photo Gallery

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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, ribbon cutting with the Mayor, Jon Mutchler and much more. 

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Leader Block Wine Co. & Eatery

2026 Main Street, Ferndale, WA 98248, US

(360) 306-8998