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Wine Tasting at the Walter Clore Center
Saturday, January 26 – Meet the Maker: Two Mountain Winery – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Join other wine enthusiasts for The Clore Center’s “Meet the Winemaker” event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. The featured winery for this event is Two Mountain Winery, which is located in Washington’s Rattlesnake Hills AVA in the town of Zillah. Brothers Matthew and Patrick Rawn began their oddessy in the wine business by purchasing Copeland Vineyard from their family in 2006. The vineyard was planted by their uncle, Ron Schmidt, in 2000. Since then, the brothers have been making delicious wines from their estate fruit and selling it to wineries all over the state, making a name for both Two Mountain Winery and Copeland Vineyard. At this “Meet the Maker” event, you’ll meet Matt and Patrick and their winemaker Braden Mortensen while you enjoy their wines. The cost to attend the event is The Clore Center’s regular tasting fee of $10. Matt and Patrick, of course, will bring an assortment of their wines to sell by the bottle during this “meet and greet” event.
Saturday, January 26 – Washington Wine 101 – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Washington Wine 101 is the second part of The Clore Center’s ongoing wine basics series. If you missed the first class, have no fear. This is a good place to step in, or start. This class will focus on:
- How wine is made.
- Elements of the winemaking process that contribute to the aroma and taste of the wine.
- How to pair wine with food – the basic rules, especially concerning sweet, salty and sour.
In this hour you will learn all the basics you need to know to sound like a wine expert. You’ll enjoy three samples of wine, small bites of food to explore wine/food pairing, and you will receive a $1 tasting coupon to redeem in The Clore Center’s main tasting area as well as a 10% discount on any bottle purchases you make that day. Tickets for this class are $15 (plus tax) per person.
About Class Levels: No entry test or proof of experience is needed to attend any classes – we list the level of class for our experienced guests.
- Novice = very basic information, including step by step tasting, wine etiquette, basic food pairing recommendations, surface level regional education, value wine.
- Intermediate = brief tasting guide, historic and regional information, advanced culinary insights, higher value wine
- Advanced = skip tasting guides, and dive into in-depth regional and historic information, more unique food pairings (if applicable), premium wines.
To order tickets for these events, visit: theclorecenter.org. Or call The Clore Center at (509) 786-1000. Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center is located at 2140A Wine Country Road, Prosser, WA 99350. The Center’s tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Love Our Locals – Red Mountain, Tri-Cities, Prosser — Saturday, January 26
The Tri-Cities Wine Tourism Council is putting on its annual “Love Our Locals” event on Saturday, Jan. 26. Fifteen wineries that are located in the Tri-Cities, in Prosser and on Red Mountain will be participating in this one-day event. The wineries will be offering outstanding deals, tastings, games and other shenanigans. The list of wineries that will be participating in the event are:
Col Solare, Columbia Crest, Chandler Reach, Double Canyon, Fidelitas, Frichette Winery, Ginkgo Forest Winery, Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards and Winery, Kiona Vineyards and Winery, Martinez and Martinez, Milbrandt Vineyards, Purple Star Winery, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates – WSU Wine Science Center (Richland Campus), Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyards and Tucannon Cellars.
As an example of the kinds of discounts the wineries will be offering, Terra Blanca Winery will be offering 10% off of all bottle purchases and 15% off all case purchases. To find out what deals, discounts, etc., that other wineries will be offering on Jan. 26, visit: www.visittri-cities.com/blog/love-our-locals. Before you start your tour of the wineries on “Love Our Locals” Saturday, make sure to call ahead to find out what hours they will be open that day.
Art of Food & Wine – Lynnwood Convention Center – Friday, February 1
The City of Lynnwood, WA., in partnership with Seattle Uncorked, will present its first ever Art of Food & Wine event on Friday, Feb. 1 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Attendees will be able to taste wine from 15 Washington wineries, savor gourmet bites from local caterers and restaurants, enjoy music provided by the Lynnwood High School Jazz Band and be amazed by the art of talented local artists. Tickets for the event, which will run from 5:30 p.m.to 8:30p.m., are $40 per person until Jan. 26 and $50 per person starting Jan. 27. However, if you only want to partake in the food portion of the event, your cost of admission will be just $15 per person until Jan. 26 and $20 starting Jan. 27. Conversely, if you only want to drink wine and skip eating, your cost to attend will be $25 per person until Jan. 26 and $30 starting Jan. 27. Tickets can be purchased online at: www.tickettomato.com.
Wineries scheduled to participate in the event include 2dor Wines, Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Basel Cellars, Chateau Beck, Fortuity Cellars, Love That Red Winery, Market Vineyards, Michael Florentino Cellars, Patterson Cellars, Structure Cellars, The Woodhouse Wine Estates, Three of Cups Winery, Truth Teller Winery, Tsillan Cellars and Zerba Cellars.
The event will raise funds for murals and other art projects in Lynnwood and benefit LynnwoodArts.org. For more information, contact David LeClaire at Seattle Uncorked: (206) 683-3288; www.seattleuncorked.com.
Downtown Kirkland Valentines Pre-Funk Wine Walk – Friday, February 8
Grab some friends and go on a wine tasting tour of Washington wineries at businesses in downtown Kirkland, WA. Meet winemakers from 15 wineries and sip, stroll, shop and sip some more through downtown Kirkland, a vibrant waterfront community located on the shores of Lake Washington just east of Seattle.
The event begins at 6 p.m. at The Heathman Hotel (220 Kirkland Ave.), where you’ll pick up your event map and list of each wine being poured at the 15 downtown Kirkland businesses, along with a commemorative wine glass and 12 tasting tickets. The event is a fundraiser for the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and the Kirkland Downtown Association in collaboration with Seattle Uncorked. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 the day of the event. VIP early entry tickets are also available for $35.
Following is a list of businesses that will be participating in the event and the wineries that will be pouring their wines at each location: F45 Training – Long Cellars; Nyanza Bridal – Treveri Cellars; REMAX Hallmark Realty – Red Earth Wines and Fly-Caster Brewing Co.; Serendipity Consignment – Truth Teller Winery; Lizzy Kate – Ellensburg Canyon Winery; Lake Street Diamond – Sol Stone Winery; Raw Bar 89 – Chateau Beck; Crush Footwear – Drum Roll Wine; The Heathman Hotel — DeLille Cellars; Bombaii Cutters – Fortuity Cellars; Purpose Boutique – Naches Heights Vineyard; Dermavita Med-Spa – Patterson Cellars; Catalyst Fitness — Cadaretta Winery ; Clementine Shoppe – Love That Red Winery and Parklane Gallery – Zerba Cellars.
For information about purchasing tickets for the Downtown Kirkland Pre-Valentines Wine Walk, contact the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce at: www.kirklandchamber.org. Or call (425) 822-7066.
WSU “Point to Success” Fundraising Brunch – Anthony’s Restaurant, Richland, WA. – Saturday, February 9
Master of Wine and author Tim Hanni will be the featured speaker at Washington State University’s “Point to Success” fundraising Brunch on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Anthony’s Restaurant in Richland, WA. Tickets for the brunch, which starts at 10 a.m., are $100 per person. All proceeds from the event will be dedicated to student support and faculty development to improve business education at WSU Tri-Cities’ Carson College of Business. Hanni, the author of the book “Why You Like the Wines You Like,” will speak on “Separating Wine Facts from Fantasy.”
The event will also feature a “wine grab” and a live auction featuring a variety of unique packages, such as stays at various vacation destination in the Northwest, gourmet meals and wine tastings, a tour of the USS Triton with a meal for eight, and a personal tour of vineyards and wineries with two of the state’s leading experts of grape cultivation and winemaking.
For more information about the event, visit: https://tricities.wsu.edu.ccbbrunch. Or call Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations specialist, at (509) 372-7333.
Lake Chelan Red Wine & Chocolate Festival – February 9-10 and Feb. 16-17
For two weekends in February (Feb. 9-10 and Feb. 16-17) the Lake Chelan Wine Valley indulges its sweet tooth with its annual Red Wine & Chocolate Festival. Romance, limousine rides and the best chocolate and wine money can buy are all part of this “Month of Love” Festival.
More than 25 wineries in the valley, which includes the cities of Chelan and Monson, WA., will offer special pairings with artisan wine and chocolate treats. Explore the tasting rooms and enjoy red wine flights paired with special treats like truffles, chocolate bark and gourmet s’mores. Other activities include intimate winemaker dinners, bonfires, barrel select wine tasting, and more. Cost varies from winery to winery, but some activities and tastings are free.
Wineries participating in the two-weekend Festival are Ancestry Cellars, Benson Vineyards Estate Winery, Cairdeas Winery, Chelan Estate Winery, Chelan Ridge Winery, C.R. Sandidge Wines, Fielding Hills Winery, Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards, Karma Vineyards, Lake Chelan Winery, Mellisoni Vineyards, One Wines, Inc., Rio Vista Wines, Rocky Pond Winery, Siren Song Winery, Skagit Cellars, Tildio Winery, Tipsy Canyon Winery, Tsillan Cellars, Tunnel Hill Winery, Vin du Lac Winery, Wapato Point Cellars and Wine Girl Wines. You can find addresses, phone numbers and website addresses for all of these wineries by logging onto: www.discoverwashingtonwine.com. When the site opens, click on the “Wineries” tab at the top of the page. Look for these wineries under the city names of Chelan and Monson.
For more information about Lake Chelan’s Wine & Chocolate Festival, visit the Lake Chelan Chamber’s website at: www.lakechelan.com, or call (509) 682-3505.
Washington Wine Industry Foundation’s Annual Party & Auction – Wednesday, Feb. 13
On Wednesday, Feb. 13th, more than 350 Washington wine industry movers and shakers will come together to raise a glass (and some money) for the future of Washington wine at the Washington Wine Industry Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year — its annual Party and Auction.
Held at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA. the event, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m., will include a buffet dinner, hosted wine from some of Washington’s premier wineries, live and silent auctions, great entertainment (provided by the Knutzen Brothers) and networking with the industry’s finest — all while supporting WWIF in crafting solutions to the Washington wine industry’s greatest challenges.
Tickets are priced at $135 per person and can be purchased by logging onto the Foundation’s website: www.washingtonwinefoundation.org/events or by calling (509) 782-1108.
Through ticket sales, sponsorships and donations of auction items, last year’s Party and Auction raised more than $160,000. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities and auction donations, contact Katlyn Straub at: (509) 782-1108.
Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend – Yakima Valley – Saturday, February 16 – Sunday, February 17
The natural affinity between dark chocolate and red wine is no secret. That’s why Wine Yakima Valley is inviting wine and chocolate enthusiasts to its annual Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend — Saturday, Feb. 16 — Sunday, Feb. 17. As the oldest wine growing region in Washington state, wineries from Yakima, Zillah, Sunnyside, Grandview, Prosser and Red Mountain will be offering a weekend of divine decadence.
The only way to experience the depth of the Yakima Valley during Red Wine & Chocolate weekend is to purchase a PREMIER PASS. The pass will give you access to exclusive benefits available only during the Red Wine & Chocolate weekend at over 40 participating wineries. PREMIER PASS holders will be able to experience a variety of specialty food pairings, library tastings and tours not available to the general public.
PREMIER PASSES can be purchased in advance (by Feb. 12) at www.wineyakimavalley.org, or for $35 at participating wineries during the event weekend. Passes purchased by Feb. 6 will be shipped at the shipping address you provide. Passes purchased after Feb. 7 will be available for pick-up during the event weekend at the location you select during checkout. Online PREMIER PASS sales end at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14.
Wineries that will be participating in the event include: Antolin Cellars, Kitzke Cellars, Chandler Reach Vineyards, Purple Star Wines, Tucannon Cellars, Sleeping Dog Wines, Hightower Cellars, Tapteil Vineyards and Winery, Terra Blanca Winery, 14 Hands Winery, Airfield Estates, Barrel Springs Winery, Co Dinn Cellars, Cote Bonneville Winery, DavenLore Winery, Domanico Cellars, Fortuity Cellars, Milbrandt Vineyards, Thurston Wolfe Winery, Wit Cellars, Yakima Valley Vintners, Covet Cellars, Cultura Wine, Dineen Vineyards, Horizon’s Edge Winery, J. Bell Cellars, Knight Hill Winery, Maison de Padgett Winery, Masset Winery, Paradisos del Sol Winery, Portteus Vineyard, Severino Cellars, Tanjuli Cellars, Two Mountain Winery, VanArnam Vineyards, Gilbert Cellars, Kana Winery, Owen Roe Winery, Treveri Cellars and Wildridge Winery & Distillery.
Wineries participating in the event ask that you bring your own glass because they are unable to provide glasses during large event weekends.
For more information about Wine Yakima Valley’s Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend, including details about what kinds of goodies each winery will be offering, visit: www.wineyakimavalley.org/events-item/red-wine-chocolate. Or call (509) 571-7483.
Southwest Washington Wine & Chocolate Weekend – Saturday, February 16 – Sunday, February 17
The Southwest Washington Winery Association invites you to savor two days of artisan wine and chocolate at its annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17. Tour through beautiful Southwest Washington and taste locally produced wines perfectly paired with hand-crafted chocolates at 11 family-owned, boutique wineries and vineyards located in Vancouver, WA. and surrounding cities.
Pickup a free passport at the first winery you stop at, visit three or more wineries, collect a stamp at each, then leave the passport at your last stop to be entered into a drawing for prizes. Most participating wineries will be open on both days of the weekend from noon to 5 p.m., but some wineries will be open slightly more, or fewer hours, and some will offer live music and new wine releases. Tasting fees at each winery will also vary.
Wineries that will be participating in the Wine & Chocolate weekend are Burnt Bridge Cellars, Heathen Estate, English Estate Winery, Confluence Vineyards and Winery, Stavalaura Vineyard, Windy Hills Winery, Emanar Cellars, Heisen House Vineyards, Rezabek Vineyards, Moulton Falls Winery & Cider House and Pomeroy Cellars.
Since all of the wineries in Clark County produce fewer than 1,000 cases per year, winemakers are frequently pouring their own wines. Many of the tasting rooms are located on site with mature and developing vineyards. It’s a great way to learn more about grape growing and wine production on a small sale.
For more information about the Wine & Chocolate weekend, including a complete list of participating wineries, where they are located, what hours they will be open, the tasting fees they will be charging, etc., visit the Southwest Washington Winery Association’s website at: www.swwawine.com.
Seattle Wine and Food Experience – Thursday, Feb. 21 – Sunday, Feb. 24
Make plans now to attend Seattle Magazine’s four-day festival of food and wine, which will be held at four unique venues from Thursday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 24. The 11th Annual weekend of local Seattle feasting and wine tasting includes Comfort (Thursday, Feb. 21), Pop! Bubbles & Seafood (Friday, Feb. 22), the ever-popular Grand Tasting (Saturday, Feb. 23) and a brand-new addition: Sunday Supper (Sunday, Feb. 24).
The event organizers call Comfort kicks off the weekend on Thursday, Feb. 21 at SoDo Park. At this event, you’ll be able to enjoy some of Seattle’s best feel-good foods such as mac and cheese and burgers, along with craft brews, cider and more.
Held at Seattle’s glamorous McCaw Hall on Friday, Feb 22, Pop! Bubbles & Seafood will highlight Pacific Northwest seafood for a quintessential Seattle experience. Top Seattle chefs will prepare fresh and sustainable seafood, including oysters, salmon, crab and more. The evening will feature more than 30 sparkling wines from around the world, including west coast sparkling wines, Spanish cava, champagne and Italian prosecco, plus seafood friendly white wines and reserve reds.
The flagship Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting will take place at Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Saturday, Feb. 23. This event will feature more than 30 chefs, 100 wineries and dozens of beer, spirit and specialty food vendors. For the first time this year, the Grand Tasting will feature a Seattle Magazine Lounge where guests will be able to taste a selection of the “100 Best Things to Eat in Seattle” featured in the February, 2019 issue of the magazine as well as winners of the annual Washington Wine and Beer Awards.
And finally, to wrap up the weekend with a unique new location, Sunday Supper will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Block 41. Seattle’s top chefs will come together to create a once-in-a-lifetime dinner experience, with each chef serving up an inspired course as part of an epic immersive meal. Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal, along with wine and cocktail pairings in an intimate setting. After dinner, guests will be able to take part in the “Chefs After Party,” where they can mix and mingle with the chefs while enjoying late night snacks and a celebration of a very enjoyable weekend.
Comfort – SoDo Park (3200 lst Avenue South), Thursday, Feb. 21. Hours: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Price: $55 per person.
POP! Bubbles and Seafood – The Sanctuary (811 5th Avenue), Friday, Feb. 22. Hours: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Price: $80 per person.
The Grand Tasting — Bell Harbor International Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way), Saturday, Feb. 23. Hours: VIP: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m; General Admission: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Price: VIP: $135 per person; General Admission: $95 per person.
Sunday Supper – Block 41 (115 Bell Street), Sunday, Feb. 24. Hours: Supper: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Chefs After Party: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Price: $195 per person.
Organizers of the event are selling a Weekend Pass that includes tickets to Comfort, Pop! Bubbles and Seafood, and a VIP ticket for the Grand Tasting. The pass sells for $250, but it doesn’t include Sunday Supper.
Tickets are on sale now at www.seattlewineandfoodexperience.com.
The Cabernet Classic – Porsche of Bellevue – Saturday, March 2
Featuring the king of wine grapes, the 9th Annual Cabernet Classic will be held at the Porsche of Bellevue dealership on Saturday, March 2nd. Dress up for this swanky affair and enjoy free Butler Valet service. The event raises funds for one of the Northwest’s favorite local charities – Talk It Up TVs “Be Kind” initiative – “Changing the world through positive messaging and acts of kindness for those in need.” Enjoy noshes from local restaurants, live music by Ian Skavdahl and a dazzling array of more than 50 of the best Cabs from 25 of Washington’s premier wineries.
Wineries that will be pouring at the event include Alleromb Winery, Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Amavi Cellars, Andrew Will, Armstrong Family Vineyards, Brian Carter Cellars, Boudreaux Cellars, Brook & Bull Cellars, Cadaretta, Cote Bonneville, DeLille Cellars, Fielding Hills, J. Bookwalter, L’Ecole No. 41, Matthews Winery/Tenor Wines, Passing Time Winery, Patterson Cellars, Pepper Bridge Winery, Rocky Pont Winery, Sagemoor Vineyards, Saviah Cellars, Solemn Cellars, Tero Estates, Waters Winery and Woodhouse Wine Estates.
Tickets for the event, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., are $75 per person. Porsche of Bellevue is located at 11910 N.E. 8th St., Bellevue, WA. For more information, including a complete list of wineries that will be participating in the event, visit: www.seattleuncorked.com or call (206) 683-3288.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To promote your wine event on our Calendar of Events, simply e-mail the specifics about the event to: firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s best to send your information to us at least 30 days prior to the event.