Washington Wine Events Calendar
Washington Wine Wednesdays
Dates:
January 1, 2012 - December 30, 2012
Location:
Icon Grill 1933 5th Avenue, Seattle WA 98101
Description:
Washington Wine Wednesdays! 1/2 Price all bottles of Wine from Washington State. Every Wednesday. All Day and Night!
Contact:
April Johnson
Phone:
206.441.6330
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Wines under $15 for the Top Shelf Taste with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at SSCC.
Dates:
May 8, 2012 - May 22, 2012
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
Description:
You hate to be disappointed with your bargain purchases. You hate to spend big bucks for everyday wines. In class taste quality wines under $15 from 12 leading world regions -- from Medoc, Mendoza and Marlborough, from the Rhone, Loire and Columbia Valleys. Learn how to decipher a label and how to use the information, recognize grape varieties and their growing areas. Learn how to find and where to buy these gems. Class includes wine-food matching basics. For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . ~ ~ ~ 3 Tuesdays, May 8-22, 2012, 6-9 pm. $93 per person.
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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Training for Restaurant Employees: Wine Appreciation.
Dates:
May 8, 2012 - May 22, 2012
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
Description:
Taste white and red, rose' and sparkling, aperitif and dessert wine. Learn to describe to your customers a wine's nose, taste, and finish. Master the art of pairing a menu item with the perfect wine. Become skilled making recommendations to your guests. Receive "Certificate of Completion." Students are encouraged to bring their restaurant's wine list for discussion. For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com. ~ ~ ~ 3 Tuesdays, May 8-22, 2012, 1-4 pm. $93 per person.
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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Wine, Ride and Dine
Dates:
May 9, 2012 - May 24, 2012
Location:
Spokane's Riverfront Park Skyride
Description:
Enjoy a unique evening with splendid wines, a spectacular sky ride and incredible food! This is a one-of-a-kind package that only happens once a year! Taste regional wines and take in the spectacular views of the roaring Spokane River Falls- just a short walk away from a delicious three course dinner from Anthony's or Clinkerdagger. This event was sold out last year!
Contact:
Mike Aho
Phone:
(509) 625-6546
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Spring Barrel Tasting & Open House Weekend
Dates:
May 18, 2012 - May 20, 2012
Location:
Participating wineries in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Quincy, Malaga, Cashmere & Leavenworth
Description:
Talk with winemakers and sample tastes of wines from the barrel before they are bottled; this is like a “preview of coming attractions”. Some tasting rooms will offer their new releases. Enjoy food, wine and make new friends at this fun weekend. Nominal fees may be charged at some tasting rooms, refunded with the purchase of wine. For specific winery tasting room hours, go to www.wenatcheewines.com.
Contact:
Jan Lutz
Phone:
509-669-5808
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Vineyard City Arts Festival
Dates:
May 18, 2012 - May 20, 2012
Location:
Benton City, WA
Description:
This 3-day festival will celebrate art in all forms including fine arts, fine craft, music, dance, literature, and drama. Performances, displays, demonstrations, and workshops will showcase a variety of artists, artisans, and authors and will help to make the arts more accessible. Friday evening will feature a silent auction and artists reception, to be held at Kiona Winery in the Red Mountain AVA. Saturday will be a full day activities including multiple performance venues. There will be a wine and craft beer garden area in City Park, location of the main stage. Sunday's activities will be a continuation of Saturday's workshops and performances.
Contact:
Heather Duncan
Phone:
509.948.3733
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Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest
Dates:
May 19, 2012 - May 20, 2012
Location:
WAAAM, 
Hood River, Oregon
Description:
Raise your glass and join us for this annual event held in the heart of the Columbia Gorge’s Wine and Pear Country, and join the celebration of local area products.

 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans
Contact:
Neil Price
Phone:
541-399-2146
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Savor Spring Wine Tour on Whidbey
Dates:
May 19, 2012 - May 20, 2012
Location:
Multiple winery tasting rooms on Whidbey Island
Description:
The annual Savor Spring Wine & Food Tour on Whidbey Island will take place May 19th & 20th from 11 am - 5 pm at five winery tasting rooms on Whidbey Island. Each winery features a local food grower / producer at their venue who will be offering samples of locally grown or prepared foods to try with the wines offered. Many wineries will be offering samples of new releases. Live music and other food are available at some tasting rooms as well.
Contact:
Virginia Bloom
Phone:
360-321-0515
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Spring Barrel Tasting by The Artisan Producing Wineries of Woodinville
Date:
May 20, 2012
Location:
Woodinville
Description:
Enjoy an educational “in the cellar” experience at some of the top producing wineries in Woodinville. Taste from the barrel to learn about the nuances of different stages of winemaking. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to submerge yourself in the wines of Woodinville, enjoy a sneak preview of future vintages and to learn and discover from some very talented winemakers. You will receive a Riedl glass and each winery will offer tasty appetizers that will be paired with the wines. A limited number of tickets will be sold to make for a relaxing enjoyable experience for all.
Contact:
Cynthia Daste'
Phone:
425.698.9920
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