Washington Wine Events Calendar
Winery Tours & tasting
Dates:
February 1, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Location:
Forgeron Cellars Winery & Tasting Room - 33 West Birch St, Walla Walla WA 99362
Description:
Visiting Walla Walla Valley Wine Country? Curious about how the "Magic" happens in winemaking? Want to go behind the scenes & add to your knowledge of wine? EVERY SATURDAY @ 1pm, join the Cru @ Forgeron Cellars Downtown Walla Walla Winery & Tasting Room for a Winery Tour & Tasting beginning this Saturday, February 1st! Forgeron Cellars provides wine enthusiasts who are looking for more than just a “Tasting Room” experience, an opportunity to sample some of Washington’s most elegant wines. Located in an old blacksmith shop at 3rd & Birch, Forgeron Cellars is within easy walking distance from Walla Walla’s major hotels and restaurants. As guests tour through the tank and barrel rooms, they are given an intimate look into the mechanics of winemaking while being treated to award-winning red and white wines. Every tour includes insight into Marie-Eve’s winemaking philosophy and how it affects each individual wine’s character and makeup.
Contact:
Tiffany Wishart
Phone:
509.522.9463
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3rd Thurs Wine-Beer-Spirit Walks in the Warehouse District of Woodinville
Dates:
March 17, 2014 - October 16, 2014
Location:
Woodinville Warehouse Wineries
Description:
Several wineries, a distillery and a brewery open their tasting room doors and for a flat price of $20 in advance or $25 the day of event, guests taste award winning wine, spirits and beer (Oh, and remember this is a BYOG event….bring your own glass!) Just park & walk to all of the participating Tasting Rooms.....for just $20 (in advance) 2014 season: EVERY 3RD THURS MARCH - OCTOBER 4pm - 8pm March 20th "St. Patrick's Day in the Warehouse ENJOY • Mobile Food Trucks • Live Music • Local food and craft vendors • Local artists • The monthly theme HIGHLIGHTS • Barking Frog Mobile Food Truck • Artist Jim Guthrie at Red Sky Winery PARTICIPATING TASTING ROOMS • Page Cellars (Main Ticket Station) • Red Sky Winery • Davenport Cellars • J & A's Winery • Michael Florentino Cellars • Gecko Wine Co • Project V Distillery & Sausage Co. • Elevation Cellars • Piccola Cellars • Dirty Bucket Brewery • Vortex Cellars • And more to come…... DETAILS • Bring your own glass ($5 if you need a basic glass) • $25, CASH ONLY, the night of the event • Ticket sales end at 7:00pm • Check in for tickets and wristband at any ticket station (locations listed online) Tickets & Details at: http://www.thetastyvacation.com/3rd-thurs-wine-beer-spirit-walks-in-the-warehouse.html Warehouse District of Woodinville 19495 144th Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact:
Alicia Hansen
Phone:
425-208-2770
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1st Thurs Wine-Mead-Spirit Walks in the Hollywood District of Woodinville
Dates:
April 3, 2014 - October 2, 2014
Location:
Hollywood District in Woodinville
Description:
Several wineries, a distillery and a meadery open their tasting room doors and for a flat price of $20 in advance or $25 the day of event, guests taste award winning wine, mead and beer (Oh, and remember this is a BYOG event….bring your own glass!) Just park & walk to all of the participating Tasting Rooms.....for just $20 (in advance) 2014 season: EVERY 1ST THURS APRIL - OCTOBER 4pm - 8pm April 3rd "Spring into Wine" HIGHLIGHTS • Purple Cafe offers wine walk participants Free Dessert with the purchase of a dinner entree, in addition to Free Corkage on a bottle from the wine walk. PARTICIPATING TASTING ROOMS • J Bookwalter (Main Ticket Station) • Otis Kenyon (Ticket Station) • Zerba Cellars • Trust Cellars (Ticket Station) • Dusted Valley • Brian Carter • Sky River Mead (Ticket Station) • And more to come….. DETAILS • Bring your own glass ($5 if you need a basic glass) • $25, CASH ONLY, the night of the event • Ticket sales end at 7:00pm • Check in for tickets and wristband at any ticket station (locations listed online) Tickets & Details at: http://www.thetastyvacation.com/1st-thurs-wine-mead-spirit-walks-in-hollywood.html Hollywood District of Woodinville 14810 NE 145th ST Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact:
Alicia Hansen
Phone:
425-208-2770
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Cheese & Wine Pairing Plates at Steppe Cellars
Dates:
April 5, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Location:
1991 Chaffee Road - Sunnyside, WA 98944
Description:
Steppe Cellars will have three different cheese plates for you to sample along with your wine. Each plate comes with a description of the cheeses including some of the attributes that make it a good match with particular wines. Choose from our Pacific NW cheeses plate, our international cheeses plate and the O.S.U./ W.S.U cheeses plate which puts Oregon's Beaver Classic head to head with Washington's Cougar Gold. Prices range from $7 - $9.
Contact:
Susan Garrison
Phone:
509-837-8281
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Steppe Cellars - Opens for the Season
Dates:
April 5, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Location:
1991 Chaffee Road - Sunnyside, WA 98944
Description:
Steppe Cellars will be open for the season the first Saturday in April.
Contact:
Susan Garrison
Phone:
509-837-8281
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3-Week Class: Wine Tasting Primer: Sight, Smell, Taste with Sommelier Dieter Schafer
Dates:
April 15, 2014 - April 29, 2014
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
Description:
Learn how to taste wine knowledgeably and describe what you are tasting. In this beginners' class, Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer introduces you to wine types, grapes, varietals, and wine regions of the world, as well as the basics of reading a wine label. Gain hints for smart buying, proper storing and aging. Also included are wine-and-food pairing guidelines. Tasting each session. For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . ~ ~ ~ 3 Tuesdays, April 15-29, 2014, 6-9 pm. $93 per person, all fees included. Preregistration required 206-934-5339.
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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Spring Barrel in the Yakima Valley
Dates:
April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Location:
40+ wineries in the Yakima Valley
Description:
Spring Barrel Tasting (April 25–27, 2014) is your chance to get a jump on tasting and purchasing some of the best wines in wine country. A visit to the Valley on this weekend will allow you to sample yet-unfinished wines from the barrel. Purchase a PREMIER PASS allowing access to exclusive benefits available only during this Spring Barrel Tasting weekend. PREMIER PASS holders will be able to experience a variety of specialty food pairings, library tastings, and tours not available to the public. SAVE $5 by purchasing your PREMIER PASS online for $30. (Premier Passes are also available for $35 at the door during the event weekend.) PASSES ARE NON REFUNDABLE
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Dream With Me Spring Gala
Date:
April 26, 2014
Location:
Golf Club at Newcastle
Description:
The "Dream With Me" Spring Gala is just around the corner, a perfect way to welcome the start of warm weather! Please join us at this formal auction event for wine tastings from exceptionally recognized local Washington wineries followed by a formal sit-down dinner. An impressive silent and live auction offers exciting wine themed items and getaways! Along with the auctions, we offer fun raffles throughout the event as well as an entertaining Wine Wheel that allows participants to win special bottles to take home. For ticket information, please contact Ellie at ellie.holcomb@encompassnw.org. All proceeds benefit Encompass.
Contact:
Ellie Holcomb
Phone:
425-888-2777
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Wood-Fired Pizzas and Spring Barrel Tasting
Date:
April 26, 2014
Location:
1991 Chaffee Road - Sunnyside, WA 98944
Description:
Taste some of the Merlot that will be a component of our 2013 Artemisia - right from the barrel. Wood-fired pizzas throughout the day at Steppe Cellars catered by Guerra's Gourmet.
Contact:
Susan Garrison
Phone:
509-837-8281
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Spring Dinner at Steppe Cellars
Date:
April 26, 2014
Location:
1991 Chaffee Road - Sunnyside, WA 98944
Description:
Please join us for our annual Spring Dinner in the tasting room. Saturday, April 26th - 6:00pm Cost $65/person Reservations required Wine Club members receive wine club discount Email us for your reservations. Menu -Catered by Imogene's of Yakima Passed appetizers- Smoked salmon mousse in a petite pastry shell Crostini with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil Paired with Late Harvest Riesling Salad- Butter leaf greens with french herbs and a champagne vinaigrette Paired with Dry Riesling Entree- Lamb chops with a demi-glaze, potato gratin and roasted vegetable Paired with Tempranillo Granache Mourvedre Dessert- A silky dark chocolate terrine with cream anglaise and pistachios Paired with Artemisia (Cabernet-Petit Verdot-Merlot- Malbec)
Contact:
Susan Garrison
Phone:
509-837-8281
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Spring Barrel Tasting on Bainbridge Island
Dates:
April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Location:
Bainbridge Island
Description:
Bainbridge Barrel Tasting Enter the winemakers' world and learn their secrets, sampling the new vintage directly from the barrel! It's a unique fun wine experience. Current releases will be poured as well. Our 7 cozy artisanal wineries are relatively new on the scene but are already garnering awards and attention. Avoid the crowds and explore the peaceful beauty and charm of Bainbridge Island! After your day of tasting enjoy dinner at one of our highly acclaimed local restaurants.
Contact:
Alphonse de Klerk
Phone:
206 419 3355
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Maryhill's Passport Barrel & Reserve Tasting Weekend
Dates:
April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Location:
Maryhill Winery, 9774 Hwy 14, Goldendale, WA 98620
Description:
Join us at Maryhill and taste new release wines and an EXCLUSIVE Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Tasting in the Reserve Room ($20 value). All month long Maryhill will offer a special discount of 10% off 6 bottles or 20% off 12 bottles to Passport holders (case specials and additional discounts do not apply). Passport holders will also receive a complimentary tasting in the Main Tasting Room. Passports are $25 and also include lodging and dining specials. Passports are available for purchase online or at participating wineries (Maryhill). Full event details at gorgewine.com
Contact:
Cassie Courtney
Phone:
509-773-1976
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Spring Barrel Tasting at Mercer Wine Estates
Date:
April 26, 2014
Location:
Mercer Wine Estates Tasting Room: 3100 Lee Road, Prosser, WA 99350
Description:
Spring Barrel Tasting Saturday April 26th 2014 Tour our Breath-Taking, State-of-the-Art Winery Facility Enjoy Barrel Samples of Future Mercer Estates Releases LIVE Music 1pm - 4pm Meet Our Winemaker - Jessica Munnell Learn About Our Mercer Family History, the Winemaking Process & Versatility the of a Barrel! Visit our Website at: www.mercerwine.com
Contact:
Katherine Knee
Phone:
509-786-2097
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