Calendar of Events
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Arbor Crest Wine Cellars’ Annual Indoor Fireside
Dinner & Music Series: Dec. and Jan. Performances
If you like good food, good wine and live entertainment, make sure to check out Arbor Crest Wine Cellars’ annual Indoor Fireside Dinner & Music Series. The series of dinner concerts, which will run through April are being held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.
Held in Arbor Crest’s cozy tasting room, the series is a great way to sit back, relax, and let the winery’s staff treat you to a fun-filled evening that will include music by local Northwest artists, selections from the winery’s seasonal menu (created by Chef Caleb Smith), as well as wine by the glass or bottle, and a selection of beer from Square Wheel Brewing.
Following is the schedule of concert dates through January.
Friday, Dec. 1 — Lyle Morse, Folk/Indie; Saturday, Dec. 2 – Wyatt Wood. Acoustic Guitar; Thursday, Dec. 7 – DJ Priestess, House/EDM; Friday, Dec. 8 — Isaac Walton, Folk Rock; Thursday, Dec. 14 — Sean Kavanaugh, Indie/Alt-Rock; Saturday, Dec. 16 — Ron Greene, R&B/Funk; Thursday, Dec. 21 —Craig Catlett Trio, Classic Hits; Friday, Dec. 22 — Jason Evans, R&B/Soul; Saturday, Dec. 23 — Kori Ailene, Acoustic Guitar.
Thursday, Jan.4 — Riley Anderson, Indie/Acoustic; Friday, Jan. 5 — Michael Vallee, Country/Rock; Saturday, Jan. 6 — Kaitlyn Wien, Indie/Soul; Thursday, Jan. 11 — Scott Ryan Ingersoll, Indie/Acoustic; Friday, Jan. 12 – KŌSH, Classic Rock; Saturday, Jan. 13 – KŌSH, Classic Rock; Thursday, Jan. 18 — Kari Marguerite & The Seventy-Six, Jazz/Soul; Friday, Jan. 19 — Sean Kavanaugh, Indie/Alt-Rock; Saturday, Jan. 20 — Son of Brad, 50s-Current Hits; Thursday. Jan. 25 — DJ Armen, House/EDM; Friday, Jan. 26 — Wyatt Wood, Acoustic Guitar; Saturday, Jan. 27 — Jason Evans, R&B/Soul.
To make a reservation for any of the Fireside Concert dates, call Arbor Crest Wine Cellars at (509) 927-9463.
Important Details: No outside food or alcohol; No cover charge; 21 and over only; your reservation will be released if you are more than 15 minutes late. Please refer to our website or social media for business closures due to extreme weather conditions. Wine Tasting concludes at 4:30 p.m. with the Tasting Room closing at 5 p.m.
Take Part in Walla Walla Valley’s 7th Annual
Wander Walla Walla Wine Series Oct. 5 — Dec. 17
Walla Walla Valley Wine has unveiled its 7th Annual Wander Walla Walla Valley Wine series of curated winemaker itineraries. For this event, seven Walla Walla Valley winemakers have curated custom itineraries focused on sharing their favorite Walla Walla spots, including prized wineries, eateries and attractions, all while revealing insider tips and tricks along the way.
The seven wineries participating in the series are Dusted Valley Winery, Echolands Winery, Kinhaven Winery, L’Ecole No. 41 Winery, Pursued by Bear Winery, Rotie Cellars and SMAK Wines.
Walla Walla’s lively arts and cultural scene, culinary treasures, outdoor recreation, and vibrant wine community have grown over the past decade and continue to attract the interest of both wine lovers and travelers alike. The Walla Walla Valley is home to the highest concentration of wineries in Washington, close to 3,000 acres of vineyards and offers the most immersive wine country experience in the Pacific Northwest.
“Visitors love to do what the locals do and who better to guide them through a day in wine country than the winemakers that call the Walla Walla Valley home,” said a spokesman for the Walla Walla Wine Alliance, adding “These unique itineraries offer a personal touch during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. With the beauty of harvest and the leaves changing, fall is a wonderful time to wander the Walla Walla Valley.”
Itineraries take place Thursday through Sunday from October 5 through December 17. Visitors can register for the itinerary of their choice at: www.wallawallawine.com/wander. Registration is free, and the itinerary is a pay-as-you-go experience. Registrants receive commemorative pins to let people know they are wandering.
About Walla Walla Valley Wine
Walla Walla Valley Wine is a nonprofit wine industry membership organization whose primary mission is the marketing of the Walla Walla Valley’s American Viticultural Area (AVA). Walla Walla Valley Wine functions as the leading informational resource for consumers, media and trade interested in learning more about the Valley’s wine industry.
Walla Walla Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend –
Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3
Make your plans now to take part in Walla Walla Wine Valley’s Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend, which this year will run from Friday, Dec. 1st through Sunday, Dec. 3rd. Nearly all of the tasting rooms in the Walla Walla Valley will be open for this final wine event of the year. They will be showing off their latest releases as well as sampling wine straight from the barrel.
Many wineries will have small bites to pair with their chosen wines, while live music, holiday decorations and art shows will enhance your experience. Wineries, lodging establishments and restaurants revel in the holiday spirit with festive decor, holiday promotions and gift packages.
This weekend event is a fantastic opportunity for you to talk directly with Walla Walla Wine Valley winemakers about their new vintages and gain insight into their creative winemaking processes. Keep the festivities going by taking home some of the Walla Walla Valley’s celebrated wines to share with your loved ones over the holiday season.
The Walla Walla Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend is a self-guided tour which requires visitors to drive from winery to winery. So, you may want to think about having a designated driver take you from place to place. Or, you may want to restrict your visit to the tasting rooms in downtown Walla Walla, where you can park your car in one spot and walk from one tasting room to the other.
For more information about the Walla Walla Holiday Barrel Tasting event, call the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance at (509) 526-3117.
Purple Star Winery to hold 9th Annual Holiday
Sip & Shop Event on Sat., Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Amy and Kyle Johnson, owners of Purple Star Winery invite you to join them for the winery’s 9th Annual Holiday Sip & Shop event on Saturday December 2nd.
Sip on a glass of wine and browse local artisan vendors to find the perfect gift for the holidays (or yourself). Wine and lite bites will be available for purchase. No entrance or parking fees.
Purple Star Winery is located at 56504 N. East Roza Road, Benton City, WA. 99320. Phone: (509) 581-7988. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Woodinville Wine Country Schedules St. Nicks’ Event for Sat., Dec. 9 at Molbak’s Home & Garden Center
Woodinville Wine Country kicks off the Yuletide season with its annual one-day event of tasting, toasting, and celebrating at Molbak’s Home & Garden Center in downtown Woodinville, WA. on Saturday, Dec. 9. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Attendees will experience Molbak’s legendary holiday displays and incredible gift selections while shopping and tasting wine and spirits provided by Woodinville Wine Country’s premier wineries and distilleries. Additionally, there will be local food vendors pairing delicious bites with Woodinville craft beverages.
There’s no better excuse for getting together with friends and getting into the season. Who knows, you may even discover new favorites and find gifts just in time for your holiday parties.
Early bird tickets for the event are $45 per person; $50 if you purchase your tickets the day of the event. Both types of tickets include a wine glass, seven drink tickets and three food tickets. Extra drink and food tickets will be available for purchase.
Wineries and distilleries participating in the event include: Ancestry Cellars, Baer Winery, Brian Carter Cellars, DeLille Cellars, J. Bookwalter Winery, LaShellé Wines, Lauren Ashton Cellars, LOVE THAT RED WINERY, Michael Florentino Cellars, Northwest Spirits, Page Cellars, Panther Creek Cellars, Sky River Mead, Three of Cups Winery, and Wohlfert Craft Distilling.
For more information about the event, call Woodinville Wine Country at (425) 287-3296. To purchase advance tickets, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/st-nicks-2023-711829383437.
Molbak’s Home & Garden Center is located at 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville, WA. 98027. Phone: (425) 483-5000.