Grapeview is located North of Shelton and South of Bremerton just east of Washington State Route 3 on the Grapeview Loop Road (south of Allyn and Belfair.) Allyn resident and amateur photographer Greg Shewring provided these fine photos showcasing various landmarks in the Grapeview community. Look for them as you travel through.
If you are heading south from the Port and Village of Allyn, turn left onto the Grapeview Loop Road (map) off of State Route 3 for a pleasant tour. Grapeview is a peaceful and serene Puget Sound waterfront community and the location of the first vineyards and winery in the Pacific Northwest. The local Island Belle strain of grape is still bottled under that name by Hoodsport Winery, in nearby Hoodsport. Many Island Belle vineyards are located on Stretch Island although the original St. Charles and other wineries closed in the 1960s.
Along the eight-mile Grapeview Loop Road is Treasure Island previously known as Reach Island prior to development into a close-knit waterfront community. The private bridge, a community landmark, was rebuilt . To underscore that the 8-month project is really finished, Islanders celebrated at a bridge party at the Fair Harbor Marina on August 5th, 2012.
The Fair Harbor Marina, (map) across from Treasure Island on the Grapeview Loop Road is, along with the Grapeview Community Association, the host as well as the location of our elegant "Always the last Saturday in July," Grapeview Water and Art Festival (10:00 AM until 4:00 PM).
This festival boasts a large art show featuring pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, woodworking and photography. There is also wonderful food, golfing contests, lots of free activities for children including a fishing contest, and live music! (For more information please contact Mike and Joanne Hoskins at email@example.com at 360-275-0227 or Louise Okonek, at 360-275-2542.)
Amenities at the Marina include a new store, espresso stand and a beautiful outdoor pavilion. The marina was voted to be "The Best Place in Western Washington to have a Wedding" in 2010 and is a spectacular location to host any type of event. The harbor and Treasure Island are shown in the photo, and as you cans see, is a gem in our community.
The marina provides up to 350 feet of spacious guest moorage that can accommodate boats up to 120 feet, so when coming to our2014 Grapeview Water and Art Festival, July 26th
, plan to sail in or drive. We will always welcome you regardless of how you choose to come.
As you exit the Marina, turn left on the Grapeview Loop Road and drive towards the township of Grapeview. At the corner stop sign, if you look left when you get to the Horton Community Center and the MCFD#3 fire station, you will see the road to the Stretch Island Bridge.
Located on Case Inlet on Stretch Island shoreline and only accessible by boat is Stretch Point State Park, (administered by Jarrell Cove SP). Features include 5 mooring buoys, picnicking, beachcombing, boating, clamming and fishing (see map above.)
Continue on the newly improved Grapeview Loop Road and you will connect up with highway 3 again. If you turn left on highway 3 you can continue on to Shelton and Highway 101 to Olympia..
Learn even more about our area and the many interesting things you can see and do while visiting Mason County... Explore Hood Canal! (also take a look at an extended list of Mason County events.)
More about the history of Grapeview can be found by accessing the History page.
For some additional useful information about our local area take a look at ourLinks page.
Cody Walbaum, our webmaster, has created a website @ http://www.masoncountycommunity.com/ and would like your feedback.
Special Announcement posted March 6, 2014 - Water Festival 2014
Attention Artists! Poster Contest!
2014 GRAPEVIEW WATER AND ART FESTIVAL
JULY 26, 2014
* Subject – Represent the “spirit” of the festival
– sailing, fish, boats, marine life, islands, trees, the Marina, flowers, mountains, beaches, wildlife etc.
* Size – Framed = 16” x 20” / Mat Opening = 11” x 14”
* One entry per artist
* Must be finished artwork completed within the last 2 years
* Signature – Must be signed by the artist
* Deadline – June 1, 2014
* Please submit your entry without matting and unframed
THE SELECTED POSTER ARTIST WILL RECEIVE A $200 PRIZE
We will add the words “Grapeview Water and Art Festival” to the posters printed for sale at the festival, so consider this in your design.
Original art will be returned to artists.
The winner will be notified by June 9, 2014 and will be asked to sign a permission letter to copy the poster for sale at the Fair Harbor Marina, the Festival and, possibly, for publicity.
Please contact Mary Baker or Phil Stewart at 360 277-3673 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Thank you for participating and GOOD LUCK!