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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Wine, Chocolate & Roses at Reininger Winery
Dates:
February 1, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Location:
5858 Old Hwy 12, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Description:
Love is in the air! February is the month for love! Come by Reininger Winery - we want to show you some love. All month long, we are offering dark chocolates from Bright's with our tastings. We are offering our newest release, the 2010 Reininger Merlot, at a very seductive price. For the month of February get this silky, velvety wine for a great deal so you can share it with that special someone - $34 per bottle (that's $5 off)! The week of Valentine's Day - we will be giving a free rose with purchase in our tasting room. Come on by and feel the love.
Contact:
Reininger Winery
Phone:
509-522-1994
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Red Wine & Chocolates on Whidbey Island
Dates:
February 8, 2014 - February 17, 2014
Location:
Whidbey Island
Description:
Tickets are sold on Brown Paper Tickets or at any of the participating wineries. When you purchase a ticket you get free tastings at each venue paired with wonderful chocolates. You also keep a commemorative wine glass.
Contact:
Karen Krug
Phone:
360-661-6226
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Red Wine & Chocolate at Market Vineyards
Dates:
February 13, 2014 - February 16, 2014
Location:
Market Vineyards, 1950 Keene Rd., Bldg. S, Richland WA 99352
Description:
Join us for Red Wine & Chocolate at Market Vineyards. We will be tasting our award winning wines paired with chocolates infused with our Merval Malbec: delicious truffles and tarts from tsp. Bakeshop and Chocolate Amore Sorbet from Ethos Creamery. You won't want to miss this event. The $5 tasting fee is refundable with your purchase of a bottle wine. Valentine's Day gift sets are also available for purchase. Event Hours: Thursday, Feb. 13th 4-6PM Friday, Feb. 14th Open 4pm; Live music with Frazer Wambeke 5-9pm. Saturday & Sunday, Feb 15th & 16th Open Noon-5pm
Contact:
Jeanette Remington
Phone:
509-396-4798
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RED Weekend (Red Wine & Chocolates) in North Central Washington
Dates:
February 14, 2014 - February 17, 2014
Location:
Participating wineries in Quincy, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Malaga, Cashmere, Leavenworth and Oroville
Description:
Red wine & Chocolate weekend is February 14-17 Enjoy award-winning red wines, savor decadent chocolate treats and support the American Red Cross on this special weekend in Wenatchee Wine Country! A $30 ticket will give you a souvenir glass, passport, and waived tasting fees in Wenatchee Wine Country! Purchase at the wineries, or the Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce, 1 S. Wenatchee Ave. A portion of the ticket will be donated to the Apple Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. Check with participating wineries for exact tasting room hours. Some wineries may offer discounts on the purchase of wines. This is a sweetheart of a weekend!
Contact:
Jan Lutz
Phone:
(509)669-5808
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Red Wine & Chocolate at Whidbey Island Winery
Dates:
February 14, 2014 - February 17, 2014
Location:
Whidbey Island Winery
Description:
Red Wine? Yes, it's good for you! With chocolate? Definitely, and it's also good for you! Do they go together? Absolutely! Our trained experts have been through extensive (and enjoyable) training and research to find your perfect pairing. We'll have five red wines and samples of both sweet and savory chocolate created just for us by local chocolatiers. The combinations are endless (and delicious!). Stop by all weekend to taste goodies and find your perfect match! $10
Contact:
Leah Waaramaki
Phone:
(360)221-2040
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Barnard Griffin WINEBAR & EATERY Valentine's Day Dinners
Dates:
February 14, 2014 - February 15, 2014
Location:
Barnard Griffin Winery
Description:
Special Hours Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February15th Starting at 5pm with last seating at 8pm Reservations required Prix Fixe Dinner: $45 per person Wine Not Included Special discount for our Wine Club Members http://columbiavalleywineries.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/barnard-griffin-wine-bar-and-eatery-valentines-day-dinners/ Appetizer: Whipped Goat Cheese Trio: herbed olive oil, honey with orange peel and red pepper pesto – served with crostini OR: Crab Cocktail with Louie Sauce Recommend wine pairing: 2012 Barnard Griffin Reserve Roussanne 2012 Barnard Griffin Fumé Blanc Soup or Salad: Soup du Jour OR: Satsuma Citrus Salad Recommend wine pairing: 2011 Barnard Griffin Reserve Viognier Entrée: Pasta With Roasted Vegetables – choice of red or white sauce, option to add chicken OR: Beef Roulade with Walnut & Pesto Filling – au gratin potatoes and Rocket Salad Recommend wine pairing: 2006 Barnard Griffin Zinfandel 2009 Barnard Griffin Ciel du Cheval Merlot Dessert: Brown Butter Hazelnut Flourless Brownie – with razberry drizzle Recommend wine pairing: 2011 Barnard Griffin Syrah Port Wine Bar & Eatery Closed Mondays Open Tuesdays-Thursdays: 4 – 9pm Open Fridays-Saturdays: Noon – 9pm Live music most Saturdays Open Sundays: Noon – 5pm Barnard Griffin Winery 878 Tulip Lane Richland, WA 99352 509-627-0266 Info@BarnardGriffin.com www.BarnardGriffin.com Open Daily: 10am – 5pm
Contact:
Liz
Phone:
509-627-0266
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AniChe Cellars' Valentine's Day Weekend Open House
Dates:
February 14, 2014 - February 17, 2014
Location:
AniChe Cellars
Description:
Come celebrate our love of wine & chocolate with your honey! Special Wine Fight. Wine & Chocolate Gift Boxes Zvailable. Releasing our new vintage of Be Holden 2011! Chocolate Fountain on Saturday & Sunday! Open Noon-6 71 Little Buck Creek Rd Underwood, WA 98651
Contact:
Anais Mera
Phone:
(360) 624-6531
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Red Wine and Chocolate
Dates:
February 15, 2014 - February 16, 2014
Location:
Yakima, Zillah, Prosser, Benton City, Richland
Description:
INDULGE AT YAKIMA VALLEY'S RED WINE & CHOCOLATE February 15-16 2014 Yakima Valley is inviting wine and chocolate enthusiasts to its annual Red Wine & Chocolate event weekend Feb. 15-16. As the oldest wine growing region in Washington state, wineries from Yakima, Zillah, Prosser and Red Mountain will be offering a weekend of divine decadence with the Premier Pass, the only way to experience the depth of the Yakima Valley during Red Wine & Chocolate weekend. Premier Pass holders will receive access to exclusive pairings, library tastings and tours not available to the public. The $30 Red Wine & Chocolate Premier Passes can be purchased in advance by February 5, or for $35 at select locations during the event weekend. ON-LINE PREMIER PASS SALES END February 11. If you purchase your Pass between February 5, and February 11, it will be available for Will Call no earlier than February 15, 2013. Wineglasses: Be sure to bring one from home or purchase one at the first winery you stop at. You will need your own wineglass during the event weekend! Wineries will be submitting their benefits during the month of January. Please check back to see what your favorite winery is doing for Red Wine & Chocolate.
Contact:
Barb Glover
Phone:
509-965-5201
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Wine and Chocolates on Bainbridge Island
Dates:
February 15, 2014 - February 16, 2014
Location:
Bainbridge Island
Description:
What could be better for Valentine's Day than wine and chocolate? Visit the 7 wineries of Bainbridge Island, each featuring exceptional wines and chocolates. These 7 cozy artisanal wineries are mostly 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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Yakima Valley Red Wine and Chocolate
Dates:
February 15, 2014 - February 16, 2014
Location:
40 wineries in the Yakima Valley
Description:
Yakima Valley is inviting wine and chocolate enthusiasts to its annual Red Wine & Chocolate event weekend Feb. 15-16. As the oldest wine growing region in Washington state, wineries from Yakima, Zillah, Prosser and Red Mountain will be offering a weekend of divine decadence with the Premier Pass, the only way to experience the depth of the Yakima Valley during Red Wine & Chocolate weekend. Last minute Tickets will be available at Terra Blanca, Treveri, Kana winery, Tapteil winery and Kestrel Vintners. Hours are typically 10am-5pm. Premier Pass holders will receive access to exclusive pairings, library tastings and tours not available to the public. The $30 Red Wine & Chocolate Premier Passes can be purchased in advance by February 5, or for $35 at select locations during the event weekend. Most wineries will waive tasting fees for Premier Pass holders.
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Red Wine & Chocolate: G & G at Mercer Wine in Prosser
Date:
February 15, 2014
Location:
3100 Lee Road, Prosser, WA
Description:
Come enjoy a seated pairing of G & G! (Grenache & Ganache) Featuring our newly released Small Lot 2010 Mercer Estates Grenache, teamed up with a decadently creamy chocolate Ganache by BON VINO’S BISTRO & BAKERY, in celebration of the infamous pairing of red wine and chocolate! $5 Entry Fee/Mercer Estates Carma Club Members Free
Contact:
Katherine Knee
Phone:
509-786-2097 ext 106
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Wineries Express Tours Yakima Valley Red Wine & Chocolate
Dates:
February 15, 2014 - February 16, 2014
Location:
Yakima Valley (start from Yakima Visitors Center)
Description:
Annual Valentine's weekend event. Valley wineries pair their red wines with (often unique) chocolate dessert items.
Contact:
Eric G. Miller
Phone:
509 654-9505
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Balboa Winery Wine & Fran's Chocolates Pairing Classes in Walla Walla
Date:
February 15, 2014
Location:
Balboa Winery - 4169 Peppers Bridge Road Walla Walla, WA 99362
Description:
BALBOA WINERY TO HOST VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND WINE AND CHOCOLATE PAIRING CLASS Saturday, February 15thth Balboa Winery invites the public to join them for a wine and chocolate pairing class featuring Fran’s Chocolates WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON --- Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, and to help lovebirds celebrate Balboa Winery is hosting a wine and chocolate pairing class. This educational (and delicious!) course will pair five Balboa wines with five chocolates from the world-renowned Fran’s Chocolates on Saturday, February 15th from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 4169 Peppers Bridge Road in Walla Walla on the south side of the valley. For $15 per person guests will be lead through current release and library wines including the 2010 Mith and the 2010 Constrictor alongside chocolates including Goldbites, Dark Chocolate & Grey Sea Salt Caramels and Roasted Nibs Crunch Bars by Assistant Winemaker Tyler Grennan. Guests will also have the opportunity to taste through the full Balboa Winery lineup in the tasting room following their tasting experience. The wines being experienced as well as Fran’s Chocolates will be available for purchase in the tasting room. Balboa Winery recently became the region’s exclusive dealer of Fran’s Chocolates. Founder Fran Bigelow is credited with sparking the artisan chocolate renaissance in the United States over 25 years ago and is considered to be one of the top chocolatiers in the United States. Guests may drop in at will throughout the four hours of the tasting, but Balboa does encourage people to RSVP by emailing info@balboawinery.com or by calling the winery at (509) 529-0461. For additional information contact Michael Mettler of Achieva Marketing Group at (509) 629-1549. ###
Contact:
Amy Glase
Phone:
(509) 529-0461
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Live @ Sapolil - Robin Barrett Project Blues/Groove at Sapolil Cellars
Date:
February 15, 2014
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Robin Barrett and Special Guests perform. 9 - Midnight Cover: $5 For more info: 509-520-1273 Enjoy a Full Bar, open until 2 a.m. 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 10 p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
509-520-1273
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Valentines Weekend with Stottle Winery
Dates:
February 15, 2014 - February 16, 2014
Location:
Lacey, WA
Description:
Join us for wine tasting and delicious chocolate confections - $9 (including tax), fee waived with wine purchase.
Contact:
Josh Stottlemyer
Phone:
360-515-0356
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