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Wine Tasting at the Walter Clore Center
Friday, June 21 – June Supper Club – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
June Supper Club at The Clore Center will feature acclaimed chef Frank Magana of Three Magnets Brewing in Olympia, WA. Chef Magana will prepare a fabulous four-course dinner featuring locally sourced sturgeon and salmon paired with wines selected by The Clore Center’s Wine Program Director Rachel Mercer. Pairing will include wines from the Puget Sound AVA (terrific with seafood) and from carefully crafted wines from the Naches Heights AVA.
Dinner will be served under the trellis of The Clore Center’s Vineyard Pavilion, providing guests with unparalelled Eastern Washington sunset views. The main course for the evening will feature Chimichurri marinated Columbia River Sturgeon and Honey Ginger cedar plank Coho Salmon with avocado salsa. Supper Club is a monthly dinner with a different theme each time. Tickets are $80 per person (plus tax); $70 for members of The Clore Center’s Best Cellars Wine Club. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Saturday, June 29 – Alpine Cheese & Washington Wine Pairing Class – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Ah, the “holy” cheese. Alpine cheeses, better known as Swiss cheese, come from Italy, Switzerland, France and Austria. And while most people think of Swiss cheese as just one simple flavor profile and look, there’s much, much more to this wonderful category of cheese.
In this class, you’ll taste three different kinds of Swiss cheese, learn how they’re made, their history and cultural significance of these cheeses. They will be paired with three different Washington wines. This is a great class for novices and experts alike. Tickets are $30 plus tax per person; $25 for members of The Clore Center’s Best Cellars Wine Club.
Sunday, June 30 – Pink Bubbles – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Who loves bubbles? Just about everyone. Who loves to share bubbles with everyone? The folks at The Clore Center do. Enjoy learning about sparkling wine in this class, which will take you on a tour from around the world in all shades of pink. Learn about different methods of making bubbly wine, about regional historical notes, and about modern trends. (Pink is definitely in). You’ll taste five different sparkling wines and have an opportunity to purchase these wines, which are often difficult to find. Instructor: William Pollard. Class Level: Beginner/Intermediate. Tickets are $30 plus tax; $25 for members of The Clore Center’s Best Cellars Wine Club. Ticket price includes a welcome splash on arrival, a discounted $1 tasting after class, and 10% off all wine purchases made during your visit that day. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
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 Rd., Prosser, WA 99350.
Kirkland Summer “Luau” Wine Walk – Kirkland, WA. – Friday, June 21
Grab some friends, wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt or blouse, and take part in a Wine Walk “Luau” through downtown Kirkland, WA. on Friday, June 21. Seventeen downtown merchants will be hosting a total of 21 wineries during the event, which will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wineries that will be participating in the event include Martedi Cellars, Milbrandt Vineyards, Ryan Patrick Wines, Ducleaux Cellars, Patterson Cellars, MonteScarlatto Winery, Fortuity Cellars, Drum Roll Wine, T2 Cellar, Livin’ Right Wines, Zerba Cellars, Chateau Beck, Treveri Cellars, Michael Florentino Cellars, Virtue Cellars, Eternal Wine and Drink Washington State, DeLille Cellars, Naches Heights Winery, Simpatico Cellars and Love That Red Winery.
Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance, or $30 at the door. Ticket price includes a complimentary Govino tasting glass, 14 tasting tokens and a list of the merchants that will be hosting the 21 wineries. Check in starts at 5 p.m. at the Heathman Hotel. For more information, visit: www.seattleuncorked.com. Or call: (425) 822-7066. The event is a fundraiser for the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and the Kirkland Downtown Association in collaboration with SeattleUncorked.com.
Wine & Brews at The Landing – Renton, WA. – Saturday, June 22
Join fellow wine enthusiasts for an afternoon of wine, beer and live entertainment from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at The Landing Shopping Center in Renton, WA. Wineries that will be participating in the event include Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Davenport Cellars, DeLille Cellars, Eternal Wines, J. Bookwalter Winery, Market Vineyards, Michael Florentino Cellars and Precept Wines. Wineries will be pouring at three businesses in The Landing: WildFin American Grill, Vino at The Landing, and The Rock Wood Fired Pizza.
Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 if purchased the day of the event. Ticket price includes six tasting tokens and a commemorative Wine & Brews glass. Check-in for the event will be on the south side of North 10th Place next to Papaya Vietnamese Café. Proceeds from the event will benefit Communities in Schools of Renton. To purchase advance tickets, visit: www.wineandbrewsatgthelanding.com. For more information, contact:orswellevents.com.
SipFest 2019 – Historic Downtown Snoqualmie, WA. – Saturday, June 22
The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley will hold its 4th Annual Wine and Beer Fundraiser on Saturday, June 22. Called SipFest 2019, the fundraiser will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature the latest releases of 18 Washington wineries.
Wineries that will be pouring at the event include Ancestry Cellars, Cedar River Cellars, Chateau Beck, Chateau NoElle Vineyards and Winery, Convergence Zone Cellars, Davenport Cellars, Ellensburg Canyon Winery, Love That Red Winery, Michael Florentino Cellars, Mount Si Winery, Patterson Cellars, Pearl & Stone Wine Co., Rocky Pond Winery, Sigillo Cellars, Sol Stone Winery, Tertulia Cellars, William Grassie Wine Estates and The Woodhouse Wine Estates.
Tickets for the event are $35 per person and include 10 tasting tickets and small bites provided by seven local restaurants. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Check in for the event is at 7971 Railroad Ave. S.E, Snoqualmie, WA.
SipFest is organized by the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley in collaboration with Seattle Uncorked. The Rotary Club is a group of active volunteers committed to helping the most needy in the Snoqualmie Valley community. 100% of all event proceeds are given back to the community. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call David at (206) 683-3288.
Red Mountain Revealed – Terra Blanca Winery – Sunday, June 23
Dust off your nicest shoes, rent a tux, buy a new dress – the red carpet is coming to Red Mountain. Red Mountain Revealed, the first documentary style film created by the Red Mountain AVA Alliance, will be unveiled at Terra Blanca Winery on Sunday, June 23. The documentary tells the story behind the Red Mountain AVA from the first planting of wine grapes in 1975 by Jim Holmes and John Williams to what the future holds for the AVA. Throughout the evening, guests will have a chance to enjoy Red Mountain AVA vineyard designate and reserve wines paired with heavy appetizers. Following the screening of the film, guests will be able to engage in a panel discussion with Red Mountain winemakers, growers and special guests to learn more about what makes this wine grape growing region so unique and special.
Tickets for the event, which will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., are $65 per person. Terra Blanca Winery is located at 34715 Demoss Road, Benton City, WA. 99320. You can purchase tickets for the Reveal at: www.eventbrite.com, or by contacting Alicia Brown, Executive Director, Red Mountain AVA Alliance, at: email@example.com.
Taste & Tunes – Woodinville Warehouse District – Sunday, June 23
Enjoy some Taste & Tunes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, June 23 in the Woodinville Warehouse District – Building D alley. You’ll enjoy great Woodinville wines, live music, and fantastic food. Four of Woodinville’s premier wineries — Eye of the Needle, Love that Red, Patterson Cellars and Warr-King Wines — will be participating in this event. The ticket price of $25 includes 10 tastings, live music., 15% off wine purchases (other than tasting tickets) and the chance to wine raffle prizes. What should you bring? Bring your own wine glass for tasting. Should you forget to bring your own glass, wine glasses will be available for purchase. Lawn chair. Dress comfortably for the weather.
Location: Woodinville Warehouse District, Building D, 19501 144th Ave. N.E., Woodinville, WA. 98072. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact any of the participating wineries.
Pink & White Party – Monarcha Winery – Saturday, June 29
Join other wine enthusiasts in celebrating the beginning of Summer at Monarcha Winery’s Pink & White Party, which will be held on Saturday, June 29 at the winery’s tasting room in the Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village in Kennewick, WA. The party, which will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., will feature complementary light bites and live music by Indo Lux. A great selection of crisp and refreshing white and rosé wines by Monarcha Winery and its parent company, Palencia Wine Company, will be available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle throughout the evening. Tickets for the party are $15 (tax included); $10 for wine club members. And one more thing – white and pink attire is required. To purchase tickets for the party, visit: https://shop.palenciawine.com/pink-white-party-p99direct.aspx or call Allison Hann at (509) 522-8466. Monarcha Winery is located at 421 E. Columbia Dr., Kennewick, WA. 99336.
Crave! Food & Drink Celebration – Spokane Valley, WA. – Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 13
Make plans now to attend the Inland Northwest’s premier food and drink celebration called Crave! Sponsored by the City of Spokane Valley, the three-day event will be held Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13 at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley.
Crave! is a unique culinary food event that will showcase the creative talents of visionary chefs from around the Northwest, along with a distinguished group of award-winning winemakers, brew masters, coffee roasters, distillers and mixologists. Innovative social experiences will be offered, providing attendees an opportunity to interact directly with chefs and exhibitors, including wine pairings and specialty cocktails.
The three-day celebration will feature four ticketed events – Seafood Bash: Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Fire ‘n Smoke: Friday, July 12, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Grand Tasting: Saturday, July 13, Noon – 4 p.m.; Foods from Around the World: Saturday, July 13 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wineries that have committed to pouring at Saturday’s Grand Tasting event include Latah Creek Winery, Plumb Cellars, SuLei Cellars, Goose Ridge Estates, Craftsman Cellars, Maryhill Winery, Gordon Estates Winery, Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyards, Browne Family Vineyards, Precept Wines, Basalt Cellars, Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Colter’s Creek Winery, Jovinea Cellars and Two Bad Labs Vineyard.
For further details about Crave!, including ticket prices, participating chefs, vendors, exhibitors, sponsors and travel information, visit: www.cravenw.com. Or call (509) 621-0125.
Summer Jazz Series – Samson Estates Winery – July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 7.
If you like cool jazz, Samson Estates Winery in Everson, WA., is the place you’ll want to park your lawn chair this summer. The winery is holding a series of jazz concerts the second Sunday of July and August, followed by the 9th Annual Bellhaven Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7.
The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will take the stage on Sunday, July 14 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. And the Christopher Woitach Steel Trio will entertain guests on Sunday, August 11 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets for each concert are $10, but discounted tickets are available to students of Western Washington University and students 18 or under for $5 each. Members of Samson Estate’s Wine Club can attend each concert free of charge.
Then, on Saturday, Sept. 7, Samson Estates will be host to the 9th Annual Bellhaven Jazz Festival, which will run from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Festival will feature the Ed Dunsavage/Dmitri Matheny Quartet, Mark Lewis Quartet, Blues Union, and Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto. Best of all, the Festival is Free and open to the public. Seating is available in Samson Estate’s pavilion, or you can bring a blanket and chairs and stretch out on the winery grounds to enjoy a full day of jazz, blues and Latin music…and of course wine. Wine and beer will be available for purchase starting at noon.
The Summer Jazz Series and the Jazz Festival are all produced by The Jazz Project, which is a non-profit jazz support organization headquartered in Bellingham, WA., to increase performance opportunities for local, regional, national, and international jazz musicians.
For more information about the Summer Jazz Series and the Jazz Festival on Sept. 7, visit: www.jazzproject.org. Or call Samson Estates Winery at (360) 966-7787. The winery is located at 1861 Van Dyk Rd, Everson, WA 98247. www.samsonestates.com.
Horse Heaven Hills Trail Drive & BBQ – Saturday, July 20
The 14th Annual Horse Heaven Hills Trail Drive & Barbecue will be held on Saturday July 20. The Trail Drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by the Barbecue from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crow Butte Park in Paterson, WA. The Trail Drive doesn’t have anything to do with horses (except for the fact that it is taking place in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills AVA). When you buy a ticket for the event, you are given a commemorative logo glass and a map of the vineyards participating in the Trail Drive. You decide which vineyards you wish to visit, then, following the map, drive to your chosen vineyards at your own pace. You can visit all of the vineyards on the map, or just a few. You’ll meet wine grape growers and vintners of some of Washington’s most storied and highly rated wines at each stop, where you will be treated to samples of wine made from grapes grown in that vineyard.
Stops on the Trail Drive include Columbia Crest Winery, Water From Wine, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate, Destiny Ridge Vineyard – Alexandria Nicole Cellars, and Coyote Canyon Vineyard. Organizers of the event suggest that you allow four to five hours to complete your tour of the vineyards if you want to visit all of them. They also suggest that you bring an ice chest to keep wine purchases cool, that you pack your ice chest with plenty of water and that you bring lunches or snacks to enjoy along the way.
For those who prefer not to drive from vineyard to vineyard, the growers have you covered. For an extra charge, they’ll take you on a VIP bus tour of specific vineyards and wineries.
Through member dues and its annual Trail Drive, the Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers have raised more than $40,000 to fund their scholarship program since 2008. The program is managed by the Washington Wine Industry Foundation.
To learn more about the Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers, and to purchase tickets for the 2019 Trail Drive, visit: www.horseheavenhillswinegrowers.org. There are six ticket price options for the Trail Drive — Trail Drive and BBQ: $75; VIP Bus Tour: $150; BBQ only with wine tasting: $40; Trail Drive only: $35; BBQ only – kids 11 years old and up: $25 BBQ only – kids 10 years old and under: FREE. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, July 17.
Summer Concerts at Waterbrook Winery — Saturday, July 20 and Saturday, Aug.10.
Waterbrook Winery’s Summer Concert Series continues on Saturday, July 20 with the Indie/Folk sounds of the Dakota Brown Band. Proceeds from the concert, which will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., will benefit the Blue Mountain Land Trust. The final concert of the summer, which will feature Shanks Pony Band (Funk Rock) will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Proceeds from this concert will support Walla Walla Community Hospice.
Tickets are $20 (general admission) $15 for Waterbrook Wine Club Members. Ticket price for each concert includes entry and a glass of wine. Attendees may purchase additional wine by the glass or by the bottle. Waterbrook’s kitchen will be open so guests can order food off the menu. For more information, contact Sarah Magill at (509) 522-1261, ext. 112. Waterbrook is located at 10518 W. Highway 12, Walla Walla, WA. 99362.
Vintage Spokane – Davenport Grand Hotel — Sunday, July 21
Make plans now to attend Vintage Spokane, Spokane’s largest summer wine and food event. More than 50 of the most celebrated Pacific Northwest wineries will be pouring at the event, which will be held in the 10,000-square-foot ballroom at the Davenport Grand Hotel on Sunday, July 21.
Wineries that will be participating in the event include Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Ancestry Cellars, Armstrong Family Winery, Bellissimo Cellars, Caprio Cellars, Castaway Cellars, Davenport Cellars, DeLille Cellars, Colter’s Creek, Eternal Wines, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Five Star Cellars, Forgeron Cellars, Gordon Estate, Jones of Washington, Kiona Vineyards & Winery, L’Ecole No. 41 Winery, Maison Bleue/Pambrun Winery, Maryhill Winery, Mercer Estates Ican Wines, Pend d’Oreille Winery, REININGER Winery, Renegade By MonteScarlatto, Rocky Pond Winery, Sagemoor Vineyards, Sin Banderas Wines, Sky River Mead, Tero Estates, Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard, Tertulia Cellars, Thurston Wolfe, Treveri Cellars, TruthTeller Winery, Two Bad Labs Vineyard, Two Winery Bitches, Upside Down Wine, Watermill Winery, Wawawai Canyon Winery, Winescape Winery, Wit Cellars and Woodward Canyon Winery.
General admission tickets for Vintage Spokane are $60, which includes admission to the event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., a standard commemorative tasting glass and 14 tasting tokens. However, a limited number of VIP tickets are being sold for $75, which includes admission to the event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., a large commemorative tasting glass, and 18 tasting tokens. Ticket prices will increase by $10 after July 8.
For more information about the event, including a complete list of the wines each winery will be pouring, visit: www.vintagespokane.com. The Davenport Grand Hotel is located at 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA. 99201. Proceeds from the event benefit the Spokane Youth Sports Association.
Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience – Saturday, July 27
Celebrate the region’s wines, spirits, brews and food along the beautiful downtown waterfront of Gig Harbor, WA., at the Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience on Saturday, July 27. Participants will have a variety of experiences to choose from all day long, including wine and food related classes and demos in the morning, the Waterfront Block Party tasting event in the afternoon, and the exclusive Brix 25 Vintner Dinner featuring the culinary magic of Chef Thad Lyman.
Ticket prices for the day’s activities, which will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., range from $10 to $110. There are limited ticket quantities for the classes and demos and the Vintner Dinner at Brix 25, so buy your tickets early. Tickets and descriptions of all the available experiences are available on Eventbrite.com or by visiting: www.bit.ly/wineandfoodexperience2019. For more information, call the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance at (253) 514-0071. Proceeds from the event benefit programs of the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance and the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor.
Taste of the Valley – Maple Valley, WA – Saturday, July 27 – 4 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Taste of the Valley is an annual event held in July featuring an evening of music, food, and drink hosted by the Rotary Club of Maple Valley. The event had over 600 attendees in 2018. The food and wine tastings are brought to you by local businesses. Attendees are able to purchase wines, ciders, and spirits available for carry-out with no sales tax!
(Please note, this is an adult only event; must be 21 years or older to attend.)
The Rotary Club of Maple Valley supports local, regional and international projects. Proceeds from this event benefit local programs benefiting youth such as Foster Champs and the Backpack Buddies program in the Tahoma School District.
13th Annual Legends of Washington Wine Gala – Friday, Aug. 9
The 13th Annual Legends of Washington Wine Gala will be held at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center in Prosser, WA., on Friday, Aug. 9. The evening brings together industry groups, passionate consumers and enthusiastic supporters of the Washington wine industry from across the Pacific Northwest to celebrate Legends of the Washington wine industry and their contribution to the industry’s success and longevity.
At the 2019 Legends Gala, Gary and Nancy Figgins of Leonetti Cellar will be inducted into The Clore Center’s Hall of Fame. All proceeds from the Gala, which is The Clore Center’s marquee fund raising event of the year, support The Clore Center’s ongoing efforts to promote the industry’s growth and development. The Gala will feature a heavy appetizer-style reception paired with wines that pay tribute to the Leonetti legacy. Live and silent auctions will highlight Washington’s most sought after wine labels, vineyard tours and wine experiences. The evening will conclude with an opportunity for guests to show their support for Washington wine and The Clore Center with a paddle raise.
Tickets for the Gala, which will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., are $125 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to inquire about sponsorship and auction donation opportunities, visit: www.theclorecenter.org. Or contact Abbey Cameron, Executive Director of The Clore Center at (509) 786-1000 x 201.
4th Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival – Saturday, August 10
More than 50 Pacific Northwest wineries will be pouring 150-plus different wines at the 4th Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10. Produced by the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation, this year’s Festival returns to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Ballroom in Bellingham, WA. In addition to the 50-plus wineries, the event will feature two distilleries and one brewery. For foodies, the Festival will feature passed appetizers from Four Points Executive Chef Bryce Lamb, as well as small plates prepared by eight Whatcom County Restaurants.
The Festival is unique in that it is the only judged wine competition between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Medals for gold and double gold wines, along with the Best in Show Trophy for the top-rated wine will be presented as part of the evening’s festivities. All of the medal-winning wines will be available for tasting during the Festival, and attendees can also order wines to purchase and pick-up or have delivered after the event.
“Each year, we try to give festivalgoers more and better options,” said Foundation President Dan Radil. “So far, the support we’ve received from both regional wineries and wine enthusiasts has been amazing. It’s really evolved into an event for wine drinkers on every level.”
Tickets are available at two price levels: $50 general admission allows ticket holders three hours of tasting in the Grand Ballroom from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with access to all wineries, passed appetizers and small plates and a souvenir wine glass. $75 VIP tickets allow for an extra hour of tasting in the Ballroom beginning at 6 p.m., as well as exclusive access to a VIP lounge from 6:45p.m. to 10 p.m. that features appetizers and hourly wine pours not available in the Ballroom.
Net proceeds from the Festival will be distributed to the Whatcom Beer & Wine Foundation’s designated beneficiary organizations for 2019, including the Alzheimer’s Association and the Make.Shift Project. For a complete list of wines and participating wineries, as well as ticket purchase information visit: www.BellinghamNorthwestWineFestival.com
Auction of Washington Wines Weekend — Chateau Ste. Michelle – August 15-17
The Auction of Washington Wines will once again celebrate Washington wines during its 32nd annual weekend of events August 15-17. Proceeds from the weekend benefit Seattle Children’s and Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Research.
A can’t miss event for lovers of Washington wines, the weekend includes the Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction held on the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle, exclusive and intimate Winemaker Dinners held at private estates around the Puget Sound, and the Gala, also held at Chateau Ste. Michelle.
Private Barrel Auction: Thursday, Aug. 15 at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery, Woodinville. Now in its fifth year, the Private Barrel Auction is open by invitation only to national and local members of the wine trade. The auction will kick off the weekend at 10 a.m. on Thursday with 47 auction lots, including 43 exclusive five-case wine lots from the state’s top winemakers.
Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction: Thursday, Aug. 15 at Chateau Ste. Michelle. The Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction, which begins at 4 p.m. on the grounds of the legendary Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, offers attendees the opportunity to taste more than 100 wines, oftentimes poured by the winemakers themselves. The Barrel Auction gives winning bidders the chance to secure a case of a future release before it becomes available to anyone else. A Silent Auction offers a number of unique wine packages and experiences. Cost: $150 per person (early bird pricing of $125 available before July 1).
Winemaker Dinners: Friday, Aug. 16 at various private estates across the Puget Sound. Wine enthusiasts who attend these Winemaker Dinners will enjoy a one-of-a-kind evening in a breathtaking private home. Dinners are conceived, prepared and served by award-winning local chefs and paired with some of the finest Washington wines. Wineries that will be participating in the Dinners are Avennia, L’Ecole No. 41, Pepper Bridge, Woodward Canyon, Sagemoor Vineyards, Sparkman Cellars, DeLille Cellars, Quilceda Creek, Betz Family Winery, Long Shadows, Ambassador Wines of Washington, Damsel Cellars and The Walls Winery. For detailed information about the Dinners, visit: www.auctionofwawines.org/winemaker–dinner-series. All Winemaker Dinners start at 6:30 p.m. and are priced at $500 per person.
The Grand Gala: Saturday, Aug. 17 at Chateau Ste. Michelle. The grand finale of the weekend, the Gala was named among 2018’s top three charitable wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator Magazine. The event begins at 4 p.m. with an arrival party and social hour on the lawn at Ste. Michelle. Following the arrival party, guests head into a tent and enjoy a multi-course gourmet dinner served by some of Seattle’s top chefs.
About the Auction of Washington Wines
Since its inception in 1988, the Auction of Washington Wines has raised more than $46 million benefitting Seattle Children’s and Washington State University’s Wine Science Center in Richland, WA.
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.