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Wine Tasting at the Walter Clore Center
Thursday, February 13 – Culinary Class: Date Night – Sushi For 2 – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
(Rescheduled from Jan. 16). What’s more romantic than learning how to make sushi while sipping on nigrini sake? If you said “Nothing” to this question, the folks at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center invite you to join Chef Janna Noble of Taylored Catering at The Center on Thursday night, Feb. 13 for a couples’ sushi making class. This hands-on experience and all the ingredients needed to participate in the class will be provided. Chef Noble will explore the ins and outs of sushi and sashimi, how to make the perfect sushi rice, sip some sake and taste test your creations. Tickets for this class are $100 per couple. 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.
12th Annual Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival – Friday, February 7 – Saturday, February 8.
The 12th Annual Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival will be held at the Enumclaw Expo Center on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. Event hours are 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday. Ticket price of $30 per person includes event entry, a 2020 commemorative wine glass and six tasting tickets to get guests started. Additional tickets will be available for purchase once inside the event for $1 each. Designated drivers, or those who simply want to come check things out but don’t drink, can get into the event for $15. Anyone buying a $15 ticket will not receive a wine glass and will be given a non-drinking color wrist band.
Wineries participating in the event will include Abiqua Wind Vineyard, Burley Mountain Winery, Cairdeas Winery, Chateau Bianca, Convergence Zone Cellars, Davenport Cellars, Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards, Kitzke Cellars, Knipprath Cellars, LOVE THAT RED Winery, Marrowstone Vineyards, Michael Florentino Vineyards, Naches Heights Vineyard, ;Note Bene Cellars, Patterson Cellars, Pondera Winery, Stina’s Cellars, Willis Hall Wines and Wilridge Winery.
For more information about the Festival, call (360) 226-3493. The Expo Center is located at 45224 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022.
Whidbey Island Red Wine & Chocolate Tour – February 8-9 and February 15-16.
The Whidbey Island Vintners and Distillers Association stages is annual Red Wine & Chocolate tour on consecutive weekends in February – Feb. 8 & 9 Feb. 15 & 16. Five venues around the Island, including Holmes Harbor Cellars, Mutiny Bay Distillery, Blooms Winery, Comforts of Whidbey Winery, Whidbey Island Distillery and Spoiled Dog Winery, will present samples of red wine and seasonally inspired spirits paired with chocolate creations.
Tickets for the event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4421522 or at any location on the tour. Ticket price includes a souvenir tasting glass and chocolate, and wine or spirits samples at each location. Your ticket is good for both days of the weekend you choose. For more information, visit: www.whidbeyislandvintners.org/events. Or call (360) 321-0515.
Walla Walla Wine at McCaw Hall – Monday, February 10
A total of 52 wineries will bring the Walla Walla Valley wine experience to downtown Seattle on Monday, Feb. 10. During the Walla Walla Wine at McCaw Hall event, patrons can mingle with acclaimed Walla Walla winemakers while sampling a selection of their new and current releases.
“This is a rare chance for wine lovers to sample wines from so many Walla Walla wineries all under one roof,” said Robert Hansen, Executive Director of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. It’s also a real opportunity for our winemakers to connect face-to-face with their customers from the west side of the mountains.” Tickets for the event, which includes wine tasting and light appetizers, are $55 per person, plus tax and fees. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ticket price includes entry into the event, unlimited wine samplings (within legal consumption limits) and light hors d’oeuvres.
Walla Walla wineries that will be pouring at the event are: Abeja Winery, aMaurice Cellars, Amavi Cellars, Armstrong Family Winery, Barons Winery, Bledsoe Family Winery, Browne Family Vineyards, Canvasback Winery, Caprio Cellars, DAMA Wines, Doubleback Winery, Drink Washington State, Dunham Cellars, Dusted Valley, Eternal Wines, Figgins Family Wine Estates, Five Star Cellars, Forgeron Cellars, Foundry Vineyards, Gifford Herlinger Winery, Golden Ridge Cellars, Grosgrain Vineyards, Kontos Cellars, Lagana Cellars, L’Ecole No. 41, Long Shadows Vintners, Maison Bleue Winery, Northstar Winery, Otis Kenyon Wine, Pambrun Wines, Pepper Bridge Winery, Prospice Wines, Pursued by Bear Winery, REININGER Winery, Rotie Cellars, Saviah Cellars, Seven Hills Winery, Sleight of Hand Cellars, Solemn Cellars, Spring Valley Vineyard, SuLei Cellars, Tamarack Cellars, TERO Estates, Tertulia Cellars, The Walls Vineyards, Tranche Estate, Valdemar Estates, Vital Wines, Walla Walla Vintners, Watermill Winery, Woodward Canyon and Zerba Cellars.
For registration and ticket information, visit: www.wallawallawine.com. Or call (509) 526-3117.
Southwest Washington Wine & Chocolate Weekend – Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16
The Southwest Washington Winery Association invites you to savor three days of artisan wine and chocolate at its annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend – Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 16. Tour through beautiful Southwest Washington and taste locally produced wines perfectly paired with hand-crafted chocolates at 17 family-owned wineries and vineyards located in Vancouver, WA., and surrounding cities.
Pick up a free postcard at participating wineries that will help you discover the wines at each stop on your tour. Most participating wineries will be open from noon to 5 p.m. all three days of the weekend, but some wineries will be open slightly more, or fewer, hours and some will offer live music and new wine releases. Tasting fees will vary at each location.
Wineries that will be participating in the Wine & Chocolate Weekend are Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55 Tasting Room/VanArnam Vineyards, Confluence Vineyards and Winery, Emanar Cellars, English Estate Winery, Gouger Cellars, Heathen Estate, Heisen House Vineyards, Maryhill Winery Vancouver, Matranga Vineyards, Mended Oak Winery, Pepper Bridge Winery/Amavi Cellars, Pomeroy Cellars, Rezabeck Vineyards, Stavalaura Vineyards and Winery, SuLei Cellars and Windy Hills Winery.
Since most of the wineries in Clark County produce fewer than 1,000 cases of wine 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 scale.
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, etc., visit the Southwest Washington Winery Association’s website at: www.swwawine.com.
Spokane Valenwine Weekend – Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16
Have you thought about how to impress your Valentine on Feb. 14? It’s a no-brainer. Take her to one of the 21 wineries/tasting rooms located in Spokane’s Cork District that will be celebrating the District’s annual Valenwine Weekend Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16. All 21 tasting rooms in the Cork District will be participating in the event. Many will be pouring their reserve wines paired with the best chocolate treats they can find in Spokane, while others will liven up the weekend with art and entertainment.
Wineries/tasting rooms that will be participating on Valenwine Weekend will be Robert Karl Cellars, Overbluff Cellars, Arbor Crest Winery Cliff House Estate, Arbor Crest Tasting Room at The Davenport Hotel, Liberty Lake Cellars, Latah Creek Wine Cellars, Barili Cellars, Barrister Winery, Bridge Press Cellars, Nodland Cellars, Helix Wines, Maryhill Winery, Winescape Wines, Townsend Cellars, Va Piano at The Davenport Hotel, V du V Wines, Tempus Cellars, Cougar Crest Winery, Terra Blanca Winery, Craftsman Cellars and Renegade by Monte Scarlatto Winery.
All tasting rooms will be open on Valenwine Weekend during their regular business hours, but many will be open longer. So, make sure to call each winery you plan to visit to find out the exact hours they will be open.
For more information about the event and a printable map of tasting room locations, visit: www.corkdistrict.com. The printable map is a handy resource that includes the names, addresses and phone numbers of all wineries in the Cork District.
Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend – Yakima Valley – Saturday, February 15 – Monday, February 17
The natural affinity between dark chocolate and red wine is no secret. The Red Wine and Chocolate event weekend — February 15th – 17th in the Yakima Valley — provides a distinctive and elegant offering of fine chocolate and fine wine. Visit the more than 40 wineries in Yakima Valley Wine Country during this Presidents’ Day weekend. Each winery pairs sumptuous chocolate desserts with their very own remarkable red wines. 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. Yakima Valley wineries roll out the red carpet as winemakers pair delectable confections with their premium red wine, setting the stage for romance in the beautiful Yakima Valley countryside.
The best 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 are $35 and can be purchased on-line at www.wineyakimavalley.org, Premier Passes will also be available at the door at select wineries during the event weekend.
Wineries that will be participating in the weekend’s activity include:
Yakima Area Wineries: Antolin Cellars, Gilbert Cellars, Kana Winery, Owen Roe Winery, Wilridge Winery & Vineyard.
Zillah Area Wineries: Bonair Winery, Bosma Estate Winery, Cultura Wine, Covet Cellars, Dineen Family Vineyards, Freehand Cellars, Horizon’s Edge Winery, Hyatt Vineyards, J. Bell Cellars, Knight Hill Winery, Maison de Padgett Winberyt, Mas Chappel Winery, Masset Winery, Paradisos del Sol Winery, Porteus Winery, Severino Cellars, Sheridan Vineyards, Tanjuli Winery, Two Mountain Winery, VanArnam Vineyards, Velen Winery.
Sunnyside/Grandview/Prosser Area Wineries:
14 Hands, Airfield Estates, Barrel Springs Winery, Co Dinn Cellars, Cote Bonneville, Coyote Canyon Winery, DavenLore Cellars, Domanico Cellars, Wautoma Springs Winery, Fortuity Cellars, Milbrandt Vineyards, Thurston Wolfe Winery, WIT Cellars.
Red Mountain/Benton City Area Wineries:
Chandler Reach Vineyards, Cooper Wine Company, Frichette Winery, Hightower Cellars, Hamilton Cellars, Kitzke Cellars, Purple Star Winery, Sleeping Dog Wines, Tapteil Vineyard Winery, Terra Blanca Winery, Tucannon Cellars.
Wineries participating in the event ask that you bring your own glass because they are unable to provide glasses during large event weekends.
Most participating wineries will be open from 11 to 5 p.m. during the weekend, but some may be open longer, or shorter hours. Many wineries will also be open on Friday, Feb. 14 to celebrate Valentines Day. To find out the exact hours each winery will be open and to find out what discounts and special treats each winery will be serving during the weekend, visit Wine Yakima Valley’s website: www.wineyakimavalley.org/valley-wide-events. Or, you may call Wine Yakima Valley at (509) 965-5201.
Red Wine & Romance Weekend – Purple Star Winery — Saturday, February 15 – Monday, February 17
As part of Yakima Valley’s Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend, Purple Star Winery in Benton City, WA. (Red Mountain) will be holding its own Red Wine and Romance Weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the three-day Presidents Day weekend. Local author Dee-Anna Galbraith will be reading excerpts from her latest romance novel titled “Chasing Glory” and will be selling signed copies of the book. Sandi Morris, owner and artist at Sangria Silver Designs will also be on hand to showcase her beautiful hand-crafted jewelry. And, of course, what would a Wine and Romance weekend be without wine and a little something to go with it. You’ll be able to sample Purple Star’s wine for a tasting fee of $15, which is refunded with bottle purchase. Cheese plates will also be available for purchase for $15. Holders of Wine Yakima Valley PREMIER PASSES will receive a 10% discount on all wine purchases. Purple Star Winery is located at 56504 N. East Roza Rd, Benton City, WA 99320. For more information, call Amy Johnson at (509) 628-7799.