Savage Plants and Landscape has long been my favorite North Kitsap nursery. It's not the largest in the area, but it has remarkable diversity, outstanding grounds, and personable and knowledgeable service. Well, they have improved on all this by adding a wine shop! The Savage Vine is located on the premises, in a peaceful and refreshingly non-hipster setting. They are open daily and do tastings on Saturdays, with the price ranging from free to $5, which sounds reasonable to me. They expect to add outdoor seating as the weather warms, which will make it all the more divine. I quite like the idea of drinking wine while shopping for ground cover. It's also located conveniently between my house and my shop...nice!
I'm really pleased to see so many quality small businesses opening in the last year or so in the area, especially in the face of an uncertain economy. It seems that the worst things got, the more courageous and creative many people became; resulting in flurry of business openings and reinventions, cool new events, and fledgling non-profits.