Washington Wine Events Calendar
Wine, Buy & Dine with Butler Wine Tours
Dates:
April 5, 2013 - December 22, 2013
Location:
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar Bellevue & Woodinville Wine Country
Description:
Join Butler Wine Tours and Bellevue’s Purple Café and Wine Bar for an unforgettable Wine, Buy & Dine Experience. Relax on our elegant and comfortable Mercedes Benz Sprinter as Stuart Butler aka “The Wine Stuart” -- or one of his hand-picked guides -- escorts you to at least three of Woodinville Wine Country’s finest wineries and tasting rooms. Our insider relationships with the winemakers and owners will give you unique access that goes beyond all other wine tours. After experiencing your two and a half hour tasting tour, you’ll be returned to Purple Café where a table will be ready for you to enjoy dinner. The corkage fee is waived on the first bottle of wine purchased during the tour and served at dinner. We’ll have you smiling and laughing all night long! Wine does that, you know. Tour Details - $50 per person + Washington State sales tax for tour of three premium wineries; tasting fees are included. - Gratuity is not included; suggested gratuity is 15% of $125 per person tour value. - Must purchase tickets online at least 48 hours prior to tour start time; within 48 hours, call for availably at 206.233.9233. - After you purchase tour tickets, Purple Cafe will contact you to make a VIP reservation for dinner; dinner is required in order to attend the tour, and is not included in the $50 tour price. - No corkage fee on the first bottle of wine purchased during the tour and served at dinner. The tour departs at 3pm and returns by 6pm from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar 430 106th Avenue North East Bellevue, Washington 98004 For reservations visit https://my.getinsellout.com/providers/butler-seattle
Contact:
Stuart Butler
Phone:
206.233.9233
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Bocce Night at Goose Ridge Winery
Dates:
June 13, 2013 - September 27, 2013
Location:
Goose Ridge Winery
Description:
Every Thursday night our hours will be extended for Bocce Night at Goose Ridge Winery. Wine will be sold by the bottle and glass from 6:00-8:00PM, so bring your family and friends (even a picnic dinner) and get competitive over a game of Bocce! Contact our tasting room with any questions: 509-628-3880.
Contact:
Richland Tasting Room
Phone:
509-628-3880
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Barnard Griffin WINE BAR & EATERY’s Thursday Night Burger Bar is BIG!
Dates:
July 18, 2013 - September 5, 2013
Location:
Barnard Griffin Winery
Description:
Barnard Griffin WINE BAR & EATERY’s Thursday Night Burger Bar is BIG! Savory & piled high with extra Deliciousness! Burger options are beef, turkey or Portobello. Burgers are just $10 and include a trip to our immense toppings bar. Barnard Griffin Winery’s WINE BAR & EATERY focuses on Fresh, Light and Contemporary cuisine, often with a Mediterranean accent. Great for a quick gourmet lunch, upscale flatbread sandwiches, light appetizers, beer and wine after work, or an early dinner. Build your own burger at the Burger Bar every Thursday night, 4 - 9pm. Barnard Griffin Winery’s WINE BAR & EATERY focuses on Fresh, Light and Contemporary cuisine, often with a Mediterranean accent. The interior décor is awash with colorful fused-glass mobiles created by the winery’s resident glass artisan and winery Co-Owner, Deborah Barnard. Whether it’s for a quick gourmet lunch, upscale flatbread sandwiches, light appetizers/beer/wine after work, or an early dinner, Barnard Griffin’s WINE BAR & EATERY is a fun and energized drop-in dining destination. LIVE MUSIC is featured most Fridays & Saturdays starting at 7pm. The WINE BAR & EATERY is located within the Barnard Griffin Winery located on Tulip Lane in Richland, WA, just off the Queensgate Dr. exit South on Interstate Route 182. What a great way to check out Barnard Griffin’s remodeled and expanded Winery including: ‘db’ GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO PRIVATE EVENT SPACE TASTING ROOM WINE BAR & EATERY BG PATIO HOURS: TASTING ROOM: Open Daily: 10a-5p WINE BAR & EATERY: Open: Tues-Thurs: 4p-9p, Fri. & Sat: Noon-9p, Live Music Most Fridays & Saturdays Sun: Noon-5p Tasting Room Manager Kim Gravenslund and her staff welcome you to the Barnard Griffin tasting room. Sample from a unique selection of over 15 wines from the cellar with authoritative commentary by their wine specialists. When you visit the Tasting Room, you can savor award winning Barnard Griffin Tulip Label wines and enjoy special pricing on certain selections. They also offer tastings of their limited production Reserve Wines. The Reserve Wines have limited distribution outside of the winery, so try these exceptional Reserves when you visit. Tasting fees (refundable towards wine purchase) are $5 to taste their popular award winning Tulip Label wines and $10 for their exclusive Reserve wines. Tasting fees are of course waived for members of Barnard Griffin’s BLOOM, RESERVE and CONNOISSEUR wine clubs. Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington, one of the most award-wining wineries in the state and an essential stop on any tour of Washington’s best. Recent acclaim for Barnard Griffin wines: • Their ‘11 Chardonnay won BEST OF CLASS at the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE’S 2013 Wine Competition, which is the largest American wine competition in the world. • In the same competition, Barnard Griffin’s ’08 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon won GOLD • Their Rosé of Sangiovese was rated BEST OF THE BEST ROSÉS by the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE’S 2012 Wine Competition, and therefore has won Gold or Better in this competition for an unprecedented seven years in a row! • Barnard Griffin’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 94 points by WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine. • And, their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon won BEST CABERNET and GOLD at the 2012 Washington Wine Competition. • SUNSET Magazine’s 2013 Wine Competition awarded BEST OF CLASS and GOLD to their 2012 Rosé of Sangiovese, plus BEST OF CLASS and GOLD to their 2010 Merlot. Check out their website for directions and to study up on their extraordinary collection of fine Washington State artisan wine: www.BarnardGriffin.com, Call Barnard Griffin Winery, (509) 627 0266, or email: info@BarnardGriffin.com for more details. Barnard Griffin Winery: 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352 509-627-0266. Info@BarnardGriffin.com www.BarnardGriffin.com Please Drink Responsibly. Get a Designated Driver!
Contact:
Nate
Phone:
509-627-0266
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Live Music at Cafe Orsa
Dates:
July 26, 2013 - December 1, 2013
Location:
Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard
Description:
Spend an evening with Terra Blanca for live music and dining at Cafe Orsa at 5pm to 10pm July 19th-Chelsea Spence July 26th-Blue Mountain Spanish Sound August 2nd-Geno August 9th-Blue Mountain Spanish Sound August 16th- Carl Holt August 23rd-Chelsea Spence August 30th-Mike Edmundson www.terrablanca.com
Contact:
Sheila Crouch
Phone:
509-588-6082
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Guide to Washington Wines with Sommelier Dieter Schafer and Winemaker John Bell
Dates:
July 31, 2013 - August 14, 2013
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106
Description:
Know the wines of Washington State! Learn from Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer and by tasting wines from many Washington viticultural areas and from world renowned vineyards. Acquire tips on wine buying, cellaring, serving and enjoying. ~ ~ ~ Guest speaker Willis Hall Winery winemaker/owner John Bell will cover specifics of growing regions (AVAs) and winemaking. Recommended book: "Washington Wines and Wineries" by Paul Gregutt. Tasting each session. For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . ~ ~ ~ 3 Wednesdays, July 31-August 14, 2013, 6-9 pm. $93 per person. Preregistration required 206-934-5339. Info Wine.Dieter@aol.com .
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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Every Friday Sip @ Sapolil - Piano Bar w/Carolyn
Dates:
August 2, 2013 - August 30, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Carolyn Mildenberger tickles the ivories, playing favorites and taking requests.  5 - 7, Fridays! No Cover. For more info: 509-520-1273  Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations. Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until late.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Live Music at Terra Blanca
Dates:
August 2, 2013 - November 29, 2013
Location:
Terra Blanca Winery
Description:
Join Terra Blanca every Friday night from 5pm to 10pm for Live Music and dinner service by Cafe Orsa
Contact:
Sheila Crouch
Phone:
509-588-6082
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Every Saturday in August Sip @ Sapolil - Gary Hemenway
Dates:
August 3, 2013 - August 31, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Enjoy music by the Walla Walla based performer, Gary Hemenway. Enjoy this entertainment and grab a lively libation or a glass of wine, and a bite of dinner. 6 - 8, Saturdays!  No Cover. For more info: 509-520-1273  Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations. Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until late.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Every Sunday Salsa Dancing @ Sapolil - Sunday
Dates:
August 4, 2013 - August 25, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
DJ H Boss Spins extreme Dance Tunes Featuring Salsa, Merengue, Bachata Dance Music. 8 - 11, Sundays! No Cover. For more info: 509-520-1273  Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations. Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until late.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Sapolil Cellars - Every Tuesday in August Cinema at the Cellars
Dates:
August 6, 2013 - August 27, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
7:30 p.m. No Cover. Free Popcorn. August 06 - Clue (1985) August 13 - Barbarella (1968) August 20 - Death Race 2000 (1975) August 27 - Raising Arizona (1987) For more info: 509-520-1273  Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations. Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until late.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Obelisco Estate 3rd. Anniversary
Dates:
August 8, 2013 - August 10, 2013
Location:
19495 144th. Ave. N.E. Suite B-220, Woodinville,WA. 98072
Description:
Wine, Music & Food!
Contact:
Manny Loya
Phone:
206 819-9039
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Sapolil Cellars ~ Every Thursday Walla Walla Jam Night
Dates:
August 8, 2013 - August 29, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Robin Barrett hosts the Jam, Coyote Kings' percussionist, Emilio "Bev" Cabrales, will be there with his drums & each week there will be a SPECIAL GUEST CO-HOST! Acoustic and/or electric, Rock, Blues, Funk, Country, Soul, R&B, Americana... all styles are welcome. If you're an good player, duo, trio, or full band, or just somebody who wants to listen to some great jams, come on down! We'll have guitar and bass amps, PA, and a drum kit there, so no need to lug gear. Just bring your instruments & come and make (and/or listen to) some awesome noise with us! 8 - 11, Thursdays! No Cover. For more info: 509-520-1273  Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations. Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until late.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Live Concert At Woodinville Wine Cellars
Date:
August 9, 2013
Location:
17721 132nd AVE NE
Description:
Tommy Simmons will perform an intimate concert LIVE at Woodinville Wine Cellars. Don’t miss Seattle’s hottest musical talent. The concert starts at 6:00pm and is limited to 150 guests. Award winning wines will be available by the glass or bottle. Athena’s a local Mediterranean food truck will be on site with food available. Bring your own blankets and chairs to stake your place in our backyard along the shores of Little Bear Creek. Guests must be 21+ and have a photo I.D. Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com
Contact:
Teddy Thompson
Phone:
425-481-8860
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Tagaris Summer Concert Series Featuring Ben Union
Dates:
August 9, 2013 - August 10, 2013
Location:
Tagaris Winery in Richland
Description:
Enjoy some Pop, Rock and Alternative Music!
Phone:
509-628-0020
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Legends of Washington Wine
Date:
August 9, 2013
Location:
Prosser, Washington
Description:
Join the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center for an evening of great food and celebration as we honor Mike Hogue, this year’s inductee into the Washington Wine Hall of Fame. Barrister Winery is providing this year's custom Legends blend for the event. For more information or to register for Legends, visit our website at www.theclorecenter.org or contact the Clore Center at 509-786-1000.
Contact:
Kathy Corliss
Phone:
509-786-1000
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Friday, August 09th Live @ Sapolil - Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes Energetic Rockin’ Blues
Date:
August 9, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
The Tornadoes’ mix of traditional and contemporary blues is known as one of the tightest and most energetic blues outfits around.  Although Kevin is best known for his guitar work, his other skills have started to garner attention.  Blues Matters (UK) says of Selfe on the CD, “Playing fine harmonica as well, it is his superb deep voice that resonates throughout”. On drums is the Great Jimi Bott.  Widely considered one of the best blues drummers in the world, Jimi is a 12-time and current Blues Music Award nominee for Best Instrumentalist – Drums, and spent nearly three decades touring the world with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza, and Mark Hummel. On Bass is Allen Markel.  Allen moved to Portland in 2007, was immediately noticed for his talent and nominated for the Cascade Blues Association’s Muddy Waters award for Bass in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for his work with Kevin Selfe. 9 – Midnight  Cover: $5 http://www.reverbnation.com/kevinselfeandthetornadoes For more info: 509-520-1273  Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations. Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until late.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Washington State Wine Commission August Board Meeting
Date:
August 9, 2013
Location:
WSWC Offices, 1201 Western Avenue, Ste. 450, Seattle, WA
Description:
Washington State Wine Commission Board Meeting Agenda August 9, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WSWC Offices, 1201 Western Avenue, Suite 450, Seattle, WA 98101 • Welcome and General Business (15 minutes) – Chris Sparkman o Welcome to Guests o Approval of July 12, 2013 Meeting Minutes o Agenda Review • Finance Committee Update (30 minutes) – Martin Johnson & Cayenne Chonette o Key Performance Indicator Review o Assessment Project Update • Marketing Committee Update (60 minutes) – Dan Ewer, Chris Stone & John Rubino o Road Trip Washington Wine o Recommendeur o Education Ambassador o Wine Awards / Wine Month • Public Relations Update (30 minutes) – Michaela Baltasar o General update o SF Chefs o Auction of Washington Wines • Research Committee Update (15 minutes) – Dick Boushey o General Update • All Other Business (15 minutes) – Chris Sparkman o Feedback/Discussion from Board Meeting in Wenatchee – Outreach o Commissioner Business Cards • Adjourn
Contact:
Jayne Cain
Phone:
206-326-5760
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