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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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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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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3-Week Class: Guide to Washington Wines
Dates:
October 28, 2013 - November 18, 2013
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106
Description:
Get to 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 Mondays, October 28-November 18 (no class Nov 11), 2013, 6-9 pm. $93 per person, all fees included.
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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Dia de los Muertos Celebration at AniChe Cellars in Underwood
Dates:
October 31, 2013 - November 3, 2013
Location:
AniChe Cellars
Description:
Come join us in celebration of Day of the Dead with the release of two wines, special Mexican food wine pairings and music! Wine Releases: 7 Gables 2011 & Three Witches 2011 Noon to 6pm www.anichecellars.com (360) 624-6531
Contact:
AniChe Cellars
Phone:
(360) 624-6531
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The 32nd Annual Walla Walla Wine Auction
Date:
November 1, 2013
Location:
The Marcus Whitman Hotel
Description:
The 32nd Annual Wine Auction Walla Walla Friday November 01, 2013 join us for Walla Walla’s premier wine event, featuring exceptional wine tasting, gourmet food, and exclusive silent and live auctions. Sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Northern Idaho. For details go to: www.thewineauctionwallawalla.com
Contact:
Mark Lee, development director, Planned Parenthood, gwni.org
Phone:
866 904 7721x8016
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First Friday With Jesse Taylor at Woodinville Wine Cellars
Date:
November 1, 2013
Location:
17721 132nd Ave NE Woodinville Wa 98072
Description:
Live music will be performed by Jesse Taylor. Jesse is a true American original. An authentic rodeo cowboy, Jesse's passion for singing and songwriting has taken him to dive bars and honky tonks throughout much of the West. He counts Chris LeDoux, Johnny Cash, and Jimi Hendrix and many more. During the music you can purchase a glass of wine, wine flight, or get a bottle to share with friends. Small bites will also be available.
Contact:
Teddy Thompson
Phone:
425-481-8860
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Robison Ranch Cellars - Fall Release Event
Date:
November 1, 2013
Location:
Shop Building on the Robison Ranch, 2672 Robison Ranch Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Description:
11/1 from 6 - 8pm, a catered buffet dinner and wine tasting of new release and existing to all club members and guests. Non members may attend at $25 per person. Wine Club allotments can be picked up. Music and great company is standard fare. Come join us. Please RSVP by 10/28/13.
Contact:
Brad Riordan
Phone:
509-301-3480
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Every Friday Sip @ Sapolil - Piano Bar w/Carolyn
Date:
November 1, 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 @ Sapolil - Junkyard Jane Blues/Americana/Swampabilly
Date:
November 1, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Junkyard Jane is a Northwest "Swampabilly" blues band featuring vocalist/percussionist Leanne Trevalyan, vocalist/guitarist Billy Stoops, Bassist Barbra Blue and Dummer, Chris Leighton.  The band coined the term "Swampabilly" as their defining genre when forced to describe their sound; a gumbo of Americana, Blues, Country, Folk, Funk, Rock, and swampy New Orleans influenced music written by songwriters Trevalyan and Stoops. 9 - Midnight  Cover: $8 or 2/$15
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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TULIP LANE Winery Restaurant Month
Dates:
November 1, 2013 - November 30, 2013
Location:
Wineries along Tulip Lane, Richland, WA
Description:
TULIP LANE Restaurant Month - November, 2013 In November enjoy 3 courses for $30 per person at the following 3 Winery Restaurants all in a row along Tulip Lane – just a quick hop off the Queensgate Dr. exit South on Route 182 in Richland, Washington: Barnard Griffin Winery www.BarnardGriffin.com Bookwalter Winery www.BookwalterWines.com Tagaris Winery www.TagarisWines.com For a true taste of the Tri-Cities wine & dine experience, stroll along Richland’s Tulip Lane. The premium Vino hot spot, Tulip Lane is home to three of the area’s premium wineries: Tagaris Winery 844 Tulip Ln., Richland, WA Great food paired with the wonderful selection of local wine. Tagaris is one of the only places in the Tri-Cities that has a resident pastry chef. So please, stay for dessert. Barnard Griffin Winery 878 Tulip Ln., Richland, WA Barnard Griffin is a family-owned vineyard generating national acclaim. The winery has renovated the property so visit the all new Tasting Room, Wine Bar & Eatery, large Patio and Private Event. Barnard Griffin is also the only winery in the world that houses an artisan fused-glass Studio & Gallery. Bookwalter Winery 894 Tulip Ln., Richland, WA All of Bookwalter’s wines are given literary titles (Anecdote, Foreshadowing, Protagonist, etc.). Sip samples as you sit back and listen to live music (usually jazz or R&B). They also serve tapas-style meals and snacks. Bring a date and lounge on the comfy couches in the back room. Contact the wineries above for more information. Fine Artisan Wine, Food, and Music – all in one leisurely stroll. Life is Good!
Contact:
Kim
Phone:
509-627-0266
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Davenport Cellars Cork Art Contest in Woodinville
Dates:
November 1, 2013 - December 15, 2013
Location:
Davenport Cellars, Woodinville, WA
Description:
Let your creative side free while you support Northwest Harvest in this fun annual winery sponsored event. One cork, fifty corks, or a thousand, gather them up, throw in some glue, wire, dyes or paint, and create your masterpiece. Minimum entry fee of $5 goes to Northwest Harvest. You also have the option of donating your work to be sold, with the proceeds also going to Northwest Harvest. Top entry in each category wins an award. Judging to take place on December 20th. Works to remain on display until sold, or December 31st, whichever is later. Download an entry form from the Events page of the Davenport Cellars website, fill it out, and drop it off at, or mail it to, the winery.
Contact:
Jeff Jirka
Phone:
425.457.4957
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Mt Rainier Wine & Brew Festival
Date:
November 2, 2013
Location:
27726 Hwy 706 E
Description:
The 4th annual "On the Road to Paradise" Fall Wine Festival is your chance to sip, savor and enjoy a variety of hard-to-find, artisanal wines & micro-brews from small Washington producers. We welcome you to become part of this fall's festivities.
Contact:
Pam Painter
Phone:
360 569 0910
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Winemaker Dinner at Dunham Cellars with Guest Chef Andrae Bopp
Date:
November 2, 2013
Location:
Dunham Cellars | 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Description:
Join the Winemaker for dinner at Dunham Cellars! We'll start with a tour of our winery, which is located in an old WWII airplane hangar. Then enjoy an elegant 5-course meal prepared by Guest Chef Andrae Bopp of Andrae's Kitchen and La Porte Brune paired with our award-winning wines. This is sure to be a night to remember for all who attend! $135/$125 for Wine Club, includes meal, wine, tax, and gratuity. Starts at 6:30pm.
Contact:
Cheryl West
Phone:
509-529-4685
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Taste of Red at Columbia Winery
Date:
November 2, 2013
Location:
Columbia Winery
Description:
Saturday, November 2, Columbia Winery hosts its 12th annual Taste of Red celebrating the end of harvest. Enjoy wine tasting, interactive wine education stations, music and gourmet food. The wine selection will include 15 unique red wines, as well as barrel samples, crafted by Columbia Winemaker Sean Hails.
Contact:
Lisa Desfaugeres
Phone:
425-482-7381
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'FINE WINE...' A MURDER MYSTERY AT LEGEND CELLARS
Date:
November 2, 2013
Location:
LEGEND CELLARS
Description:
‘FINE WINE, GOOD FRIENDS AND A WICKED MURDER.’ Participate in an interactive MURDER MYSTERY, while enjoying wine and dinner.
Contact:
Judi Smasne
Phone:
509-391-0706
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Every Saturday in November Sip @ Sapolil - Rick Phillips
Date:
November 2, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Enjoy music by the Walla Walla based performer, Rick Phillips. 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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Live @ Sapolil - Coyote Kings w/Mush Rock/Blues/Funk
Date:
November 2, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Walla Walla’s own Rockin’ Blues and Bluesy Rock Band, performing music from their recently released, highly acclaimed new CD, move!  Featuring Michelle ‘Mush’ Morgan on Vocals.  They are now one of the most sought after event, festival, and just plain PARTY bands in the Pacific Northwest! http://www.reverbnation.com/coyotekings 9 – Midnight  Cover: $5 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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Fall release weekend
Dates:
November 2, 2013 - November 3, 2013
Location:
Robison Ranch Cellars
Description:
We will be open this Fall Release weekend on both Saturday & Sunday. Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 11-2. Stop in and enjoy the ranch sights and great wine both red & white!
Contact:
Brad Riordan
Phone:
509-301-3480
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Post-Harvest Wine Party at Ray's Boathouse
Date:
November 6, 2013
Location:
Ray's Boathouse in Seattle,WA
Description:
Join some of WA state's premier artisan wineries for a magical evening of fine wine and stunning views from famous Ray's Boathouse. Event fee includes tastes of over 60 artisan wines, an array of plentiful appetizers from Ray's chefs, complimentary Riedel crystal wine glass, an on-site wine store for purchasing your favorite bottles to take home and a silent auction featuring wine tours, winemaker dinners, a 24-bottle instant wine cellar and other fun wine experiences.
Contact:
John Morgan
Phone:
509-996-2888 or 509-429-1834
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Live @ Sapolil - Son Jack Jr & The Delta Hothouse Delta Blues
Date:
November 8, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
2010 Washington Blues Society Best Traditional Blues Band winner, Son Jack JR.'s Delta Hothouse brings a globally well-traveled Delta and Mississippi Hill Country sound. Recent highlights include opening for Chuck Berry in St Louis in February, and in the past sharing the stage with Charlie Musselwhite, Magic Slim, Coco Montoya, Sonny Landreth, Candye Kane, 2 appearances at Portland's Waterfront Blues Festival and a couple semi-final showings at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Son Jack Jr.'s composition "Requiem" from the award winning album Walk The Talk is also featured in the indie movie Listen. http://www.reverbnation.com/sonjackjr 9 - Midnight   Cover: $8 or 2/$15
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Date:
November 9, 2013
Location:
Three Rivers Convention Center
Description:
35th Annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival November 9, 2013 Three Rivers Convention Center Kennewick, Washington GENERAL PUBLIC INVITED minimum age 21 years Event includes: Gala tasting of Northwest wines Awards presented from judged competition Regional microbrews Culinary showcase with complimentary food provided by local restaurants and caterers Silent auction with proceeds benefitting the Society’s education fund Ticket price includes all wine, food and beer NO ADDITIONAL SCRIP
Contact:
Jude Strode
Phone:
509-737-3700
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Downtown Wenatchee Holiday Wine Walk
Date:
November 9, 2013
Location:
Participating merchants in downtown Wenatchee, between Pak-it-Rite (126 N. Wenatchee Ave.) and Davis Furniture (125 S. Wenatchee Ave.)
Description:
The Wenatchee Downtown Association and Wenatchee Wine Country welcome wine enthusiasts into downtown stores to taste wine, and get ideas for holiday gifts. The fun starts at Davis Furniture (125 S. Wenatchee Ave.) and Pak-it-Rite (126 N. Wenatchee Ave.) where guests can pick up a souvenir glass and 8 tastes of wine for $15, or 15 tastes of wine for $25 and 2 glasses. 1-6 pm. Guests can visit downtown merchants for holiday shopping ideas, and purchase wines for holiday entertaining. Tickets sold at the event. For more information, call (509) 669-5808, or go to www.wendowntown.org.
Contact:
Jan Lutz
Phone:
5096695808
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Cabiri Show with Sleight of Hand Cellars at Russell's in Bothell
Date:
November 9, 2013
Location:
Russell's
Description:
The Loft at Russell's is excited to offer our first show of this kind. What better place to set up a magical theatre show than in our beautiful loft. Cabiri performers enchant their audiences using dance, aerial arts, stilts and among other things... a bit of fairy dust. Enjoy performances throughout dinner as entertainers mingle with the crowd or perform an aerial silk or hoop act. If the acrobatics weren't enough, you will also have an opportunity to visit with and learn from Winemaker Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars. A night out for the show includes a four course meal with wine pairings and some fun extras for our VIP tables. Tickets are $125 per person or reserve a VIP table in our premier front row for $1200, not including tax and gratuity.
Contact:
Laura Roughsedge
Phone:
(425)486-4072
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Harvest Wine Tour
Dates:
November 9, 2013 - November 11, 2013
Location:
Olympic Peninsula Wineries, Port Angeles, Sequim, and Port Townsend, Washington
Description:
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries will put their creative grape and apple juices to the test at this year's annual Harvest Wine Tour, with each winery displaying its own artistic interpretation of the "Wine Scarecrow" for visitors to enjoy. Limited only by their imaginations, the wineries will strive to design the most unique vineyard watchman ever to scare (or commune with) a pesky bird! Visitors can vote for their favorite scarecrow while tasting the best of the vintage. Saturday night features a limited seating winemaker dinner at Nourish Sequim. This Farm-to-Fork special culinary celebration will sell out soon. RSVP on-line today. https://wine-ciderdinner.eventbrite.com If you miss out on Saturday's dinner Nourish will be featuring a Harvest Wine & Cider special Sunday Brunch 10AM - 2:30PM. We are bringing back a guest favorite for the Harvest Tour, B.Y.O.G. (Bring your own Glass). We all have a favorite wine glass, perhaps it is just the right shape, or maybe it is brilliantly cut crystal, it could bring back fond memories of a trip to a favorite winery, or maybe is just makes everything taste a little bit better, now is the time to show it off. For those guests who don’t bring a glass we will have a selection of Olympic Peninsula Winery Tour glasses for you to pick from. The $30.00 ticket for the self-guided tour can be purchased at participating wineries during the three day event. Tickets entitle participants to complimentary wine tastings at each winery during the event weekend.
Contact:
Randi Corcoran
Phone:
1-800-785-5495
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Sippin' for the Seven in Roslyn
Date:
November 9, 2013
Location:
Northwest Improvement Company Store Building, 101 East Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn, WA 98941
Description:
Local libations abound at Sippin' for the Seven! Each participating winery, brewery and cidery will be bringing two or three of their finest to pour, and you'll have a chance to purchase your favorites by the bottle and case at the end of the evening. All proceeds go to a good cause - Cle Elum, Washington's Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, home to seven chimpanzees rescued from biomedical research in 2008. Learn more about the sanctuary at the event while enjoying delicious food bites, listening to great music and viewing the art on display that is available through the online Biddin' for the Seven auction.
Contact:
Diana Goodrich
Phone:
509-470-4440
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Saturday Night Supper Club at Legend Cellars
Date:
November 9, 2013
Location:
LEGEND CELLARS
Description:
Featuring wines and simple appetizers for the holidays. Timi Starkweather from Framaggio.
Contact:
Judi Smasne
Phone:
509-391-0706
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Live @ Sapolil - Strangled Darlings Folk/Pop-Rock
Date:
November 9, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Led by multi-instrumentalists George Veech and Jessica Anderly, Strangled Darlings are a quickly becoming one of the brightest lights in the galaxy of musicians that populate their hometown of Portland, Oregon. The group's tunes are a spirituous and devilish attempt to bring the folk/country/jazz world back to its roots as a bawdy, political, and tuneful mix of low and high art. http://www.strangleddarlings.com/ 9 – Midnight   Cover: $3 or 2/$5 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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Barnard Griffin WINE BAR & EATERY Presents: BLUE MOUNTAIN SPANISH SOUND
Date:
November 9, 2013
Location:
Barnard Griffin Winery
Description:
The energized décor makes for a great room to enjoy tasty food, beer, world-class wine & top-notch Live Music! Focus is on Fresh, Light & Contemporary cuisine with a Mediterranean accent. The Wine Bar & Eatery is located within the Barnard Griffin Winery on Tulip Lane in Richland, WA; just off the Queensgate Dr. South exit on Route 182. Live Music is featured most Saturdays. Barnard Griffin’s Wine Bar & Eatery is a fun drop-in destination. Free Admission. Fun starts at 7pm.
Contact:
Kim
Phone:
509-627-0266
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Barnard Griffin WINE BAR & EATERY - Tuesdays are Trivia Nights
Dates:
November 12, 2013 - December 17, 2013
Location:
Barnard Griffin Winery
Description:
Tuesday is Trivia Night at Barnard Griffin's WINE BAR & EATERY Let’s hope you are as smart as you think you are! We’ll quiz you and your friends with trivia questions ranging from easy to brain-scorchers via Barnard Griffin’s College of Trivia Knowledge. Bring a team of up to 4 people on Tuesday and be seated by 6pm to play. - No entry fee (yay!) - 21 years old & up - Happy hour prices for trivia players (huzzah!) - A prize for the winning team (this just gets better and better!) Reservations aren't necessary... but they're never a bad idea! Focus is on Fresh, Light & Contemporary cuisine with a Mediterranean accent. The Wine Bar & Eatery is located within the Barnard Griffin Winery on Tulip Lane in Richland, WA; just off the Queensgate Dr. South exit on Route 182. Live Music is featured most Saturdays. Barnard Griffin’s Wine Bar & Eatery is a fun drop-in destination. Free Admission. WINE BAR & EATERY: Open Tues-Thurs: 4pm - 9pm Open Fri-Sat: Noon - 10pm Live Music Most Saturdays Open Sun: Noon - 5pm Barnard Griffin Winery: 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352 509-627-0266. Info@BarnardGriffin.com www.BarnardGriffin.com
Contact:
Kim
Phone:
509-627-0266
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Waters Winery Tasting & Tapas at POCO wine + spirits in Seattle
Date:
November 13, 2013
Location:
POCO wine + spirits
Description:
We wouldn't call Jerry "reclusive", but doing tastings isn't usually his thing. That said, there are always exceptions, and POCO is one of those exceptions. Woo! Stop by from 6pm-9pm to taste 4 or 5 of his incredible wines from Waters. Your $10 will net you some very generous tasting pours, and as you know we're always free-flowing with re-tastes. But wait, there's more! In celebration of our new tapas plates, we'll have an accompanying tapas tasting menu to pair up with the wines. You can do the wine + tapa pairing the whole way through your tasting, or settle on your favorite wine and grab a glass with the perfect accompanying bite.
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Wine Tourism Conference
Dates:
November 14, 2013 - November 15, 2013
Location:
DoubleTree Hotel, Portland, Oregon
Description:
This is the annual meeting of wine and tourism professionals from throughout North America and beyond. This, the third annual conference, is the first to take place outside the Napa and Sonoma area. Approximately 250 wineries, winery associations, tourism associations, tour operators, hotels, restaurants, and others involved in wine tourism will participate.
Contact:
Allan Wright
Phone:
888-758-8687
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Live @ Sapolil - Tuck Foster & The Mossrites Chicago Style Electric Blues
Date:
November 15, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
This 4-piece Seattle based Band’s Front Man Tuck Foster has been performing the blues for over 25 years and has been awarded for: "Best Blues Performer" & "Best Blues Harmonica Player" also nominated "Best Male Blues Vocalist" by the members of the Inland Empire Blues Society. Tuck Foster / Patrick Moss / Jason Moore / Mike Gehos http://www.reverbnation.com/tuckfosterandthemossrites 9 - Midnight  Cover: $5 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 November Board Meeting
Date:
November 15, 2013
Location:
WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 University Dr., Room CIC 210, Richland, WA
Description:
Washington State Wine Commission Board Meeting Agenda November 15, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WSU Tri-Cities Room CIC 210/212, 2710 University Drive, Richland, WA 509-372-7000 (switchboard) • Welcome and General Business (5 minutes) – Chris Sparkman o Welcome to Guests o Approval of August 9, 2013 Meeting Minutes o Agenda Review • Finance Committee Update (30 minutes) – Martin Johnson & Cayenne Chonette o Key Performance Indicator Review o Assessment Project Update – Review of online tool • Marketing Committee (60 minutes) – Dan Ewer, Chris Stone & John Rubino o Local Marketing – Wine Awards / Wine Month, 20Something, & Taste Washington Seminars o National Marketing – Road Trip Washington Wine & Target Market Campaign o International Marketing – ProWine China & Governor Trade Mission o General Marketing – Recommendeur, Education Program, Trade Website, Interactive AVA Map • Research Committee (60 minutes) – Dick Boushey & Steve Warner o Wine Science Center Progress Report / Payment amendment – Kent Waliser o General Update / Harvest Update o Initiate a Strategic Discussion about the future of the Commission’s role in Research (Can be carried over to the December Extended Meeting)  Role of the Research Committee  Research Task Force White Paper  Wine Advisory Committee • All Other Business (25 minutes) – Chris Sparkman & Steve Warner o December Extended Meeting Topics Suggestions, examples include:  Review/Revisit updated 5-Year Strategic Plan  Review of updated education content  Continue strategic research discussion  Strategic discussion about advanced education – needs, “ownership”  Statute update discussion  Revisit board development minutes • Adjourn
Contact:
Jayne Cain
Phone:
206-326-5760
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Skagit Wine & Beer Festival, Mt. Vernon
Date:
November 16, 2013
Location:
2300 Market St, Mt Vernon, Washington ‎ 98273
Description:
You will be delighted with wines & microbrews from regions throughout Washington, including local Skagit County wineries as well as gourmet appetizers, divine chocolate and delectable cheese samplings made right in Skagit County. Saturday, November 16th 3:00pm to 4:00pm VIP 4:00pm to 8:00pm General Admission Best Western CottonTree Inn $40 per person – $70 per couple Includes wine tastings, glass with souvenir charm, food, chocolate and cheese samplings. VIP $60 per person – $110 per couple —MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YRS OF AGE TO ATTEND Purchase Tickets at Eventbrite: http://skagitwineandbeerfestival.eventbrite.com/#
Contact:
Lisa Swanberg
Phone:
360-428-8547
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Live @ Sapolil - Gary Winston & The Real Deal ~ Groovy Blues/R&B/Soul
Date:
November 16, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
The legendary Blues man Gary Winston leads this powerhouse group featuring vocals by Erica Ingersol and Bass by Marcel, Killer Percussion by Kyle, and Energetic Keyboard playing by Gary Hemenway. Be prepared to dance and groove. 9 – Midnight   Cover: $5 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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Barnard Griffin WINE BAR & EATERY Presents: JAMIE NASARIO & LUKE BASILE
Dates:
November 16, 2013 - November 15, 2013
Location:
Barnard Griffin Winery
Description:
The energized décor makes for a great room to enjoy tasty food, beer, world-class wine & top-notch Live Music! Focus is on Fresh, Light & Contemporary cuisine with a Mediterranean accent. The Wine Bar & Eatery is located within the Barnard Griffin Winery on Tulip Lane in Richland, WA; just off the Queensgate Dr. South exit on Route 182. Live Music is featured most Saturdays. Barnard Griffin’s Wine Bar & Eatery is a fun drop-in destination. Free Admission. Fun starts at 7pm. We invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music while you delight in a glass of Barnard Griffin wine, or a local beer, and delicious food. WINE BAR & EATERY: Open Tues-Thurs: 4pm - 9pm Open Fri-Sat: Noon - 10pm Live Music Most Saturdays Open Sun: Noon - 5pm Barnard Griffin Winery: 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352 509-627-0266. Info@BarnardGriffin.com www.BarnardGriffin.com
Contact:
Kim
Phone:
509-627-0266
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Convergence Zone Cellars 2011 Mistral and 2010 Black Cloud Release Event
Date:
November 16, 2013
Location:
Convergence Zone Cellars in Woodinville
Description:
Join us for the long-awaited release of our first limited production Malbec and our Rhone-style red blend from Red Mountain grapes. We produced only 47 cases of our 2010 Black Cloud Malbec and 62 cases of our 2011 Mistral (a blend of Grenache and Syrah). Enjoy these wines paired with small bites from Italianissimo.
Contact:
Scott Greenberg
Phone:
425-233-5638
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2-Week Class: Affordable Spectacular Holiday Wines
Dates:
November 19, 2013 - November 26, 2013
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106
Description:
The holiday season is in full swing! Join Sommelier Dieter Schafer as your guide and tour through ten wine regions and taste wine from ten grape varieties, including just released 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau. Class includes wine-and-food pairing guidelines for your holiday dinners, and correct serving techniques and temperature. Tasting each session. For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . ~ ~ ~ 2 Tuesdays, November 19-26, 2013, 6-9 pm. $74 per person, all fees included
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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Expressions of Harvest- Fall Release at N.W. Wine Academy
Dates:
November 21, 2013 - November 23, 2013
Location:
N.W. Wine Academy in West Seattle
Description:
Conversation started Wednesday 11/20, 8:28am Seth Kitzke My name is Seth Kitzke and I am promoting the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle's fall release. It is complimentary Thursday-Saturday and open to all. Here is some more info. You can also go to the Northwest Wine Academy Facebook and share the event that way as well. It would be much appreciated! Join us November 21, 22, and 23 from 2-7pm as we celebrate the release of 6 new student produced wines and our recent move to a new state of the art facility! The following wines will be released: 2012 Chardonnay 2012 White Merlot 2010 Petit Verdot 2011 Lemberger 2011 Mourvedre 2011 La Scuola (an Italian blend of Sangiovese, Barbera and Nebbiolo Friday, November 22 Also happening in the evening from 5-7pm is a special Alumni Tasting featuring our former students who will be pouring wines from their own wineries alongside of our student produced wines. The release is free and open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served. Come check out the festivities! As always our tastings are complimentary and open to the public! For more information please call (206) 934-7942 or (206) 934-6846.
Contact:
Regina Daigneault
Phone:
206 934-6846
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Live @ Sapolil - The Reubens Blues/Groove
Date:
November 22, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Phil Lynch, Kit Kuhlman, and Emilio Cabrales hit the stage.  Check out this trio! 9 - Midnight  Cover: $5 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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Spokane Holiday Wine Festival
Dates:
November 22, 2013 - November 24, 2013
Location:
Spokane area wineries
Description:
Contact:
Rebecca Gunselman
Phone:
509-363-1353
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VINCITORE RELEASE PARTY AT LEGEND CELLARS
Date:
November 23, 2013
Location:
LEGEND CELLARS
Description:
You’ve been waiting and it’s here! Sweet Vermouth/Appertif – learn about the history of vermouth, pairing of vermouth and food. “A memorable experience”.
Contact:
Judi Smasne
Phone:
509-391-0706
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Live @ Sapolil - Sore Thumb Band; Pop, Rock, R&B
Date:
November 23, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Sore Thumb engages each audience and keeps them entertained from the first note to the last. The band is comprised of veteran session players who have shared the stage with Grammy winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members. And when the show requires extra firepower, a first class horn section is available. With one foot rooted in the classic hits instantly recognized by young and old, and the other foot firmly planted in the dynamic music of today, Sore Thumb features a massive song list that is both wide ranging and accessible. Pop, Rock, R&B, Funk, Motown, Blues, Jazz, Country and more... this band does it all with style and skill. 9 - Midnight  Cover: $5 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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Sips and Soups for AngelKids in Issaquah
Date:
November 24, 2013
Location:
Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027
Description:
Fun Event to begin your 2013 Holiday Season! Please join us for a fun evening of music, wine, beer, spirits, food and more while supporting a great cause. You can even get started on your holiday shopping or filling your Thanksgiving table with cards, gifts and wine or spirits tasted at the event. Location: Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027 Food and Drinks: 10 tastings of Wine/Beer/Spirits accompanied by 4 filling soup choices, bread and sweet treats Included: Commemorative glass for the drinks AND a Commemorative mug for the soup with a carry bag Tickets: $40 per person until November 23 $45 per person on November 24 and at the door Ticket link: http://shindigg.com/Event/Ktj6T1hX
Contact:
Althea Saldanha
Phone:
425-677-7263
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AniChe Cellars Holiday Case Sale
Dates:
November 27, 2013 - November 29, 2013
Location:
AniChe Cellars
Description:
Come join us in our Black Friday Holiday Case Sale! Wednesday, Nov 27th and Friday, Nov 29th CLOSED Thanksgiving 10:00AM to 7:00PM Stock up on your favorite AniChe Wines in 1/2 case increments! ALL wines 50% off Cases for Club Members, and 30% off Cases for Public. Special unearthing of library wines, incredible discounts on select wines (up to 60% off!) and a guaranteed fun time. Additional food will be provided to warm your bellies. Special viewings of Bowen's newly found smile are available upon request!
Contact:
Maren
Phone:
360-624-6531
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Thanksgiving in Yakima Valley Wine Country
Dates:
November 29, 2013 - December 1, 2013
Location:
40+ wineries in the Yakima Valley
Description:
With so much to be thankful for, Yakima Valley wineries open their doors following Thanksgiving to celebrate the season. Come sample our finest wines and carefully selected culinary pairings! Participating wineries are offering food and wine pairings in addition to new experiences during Thanksgiving in Wine Country. Purchase your Taste to Fight Hunger ticket and help feed the less advantaged. All profits from Thanksgiving in Wine Country's Taste To Fight Hunger tickets will be donated to Northwest Harvest. http://www.northwestharvest.org/ Tickets can be purchased on line or on site. Tickets are $30 on line and at the door.
Phone:
509-965-5201
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Thanksgiving in Yakima Valley Wine Country
Dates:
November 29, 2013 - December 1, 2013
Location:
Yakima, Zillah, Prosser, Benton City, Richland
Description:
With so much to be thankful for, Yakima Valley wineries open their doors following Thanksgiving to celebrate the season. Come sample our finest wines and carefully selected culinary pairings! Participating wineries are offering food and wine pairings in addition to new experiences during Thanksgiving in Wine Country. Purchase your Taste to Fight Hunger ticket and help feed the less advantaged. All profits from Thanksgiving in Wine Country's Taste To Fight Hunger tickets will be donated to Northwest Harvest. http://www.northwestharvest.org/ Tickets can be purchased on line or on site. Tickets are $30 on line and at the door. (Tickets will go on line by October 16, 2013.) Check back regularly and learn what each participating winery is offering during this festive weekend. Wineries are submitting activities regularly. Below are the activities that we have received so far.
Phone:
509-965-5201
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Thanksgiving at Steppe Cellars
Dates:
November 29, 2013 - November 30, 2013
Location:
Steppe Cellars - 1991 Chaffee Road
Description:
The Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, Steppe Cellars will be open as part of Thanksgiving in Wine Country. We will have samples of Beecher's World's best Mac & Cheese to pair with your samples of Steppe Cellars' wines. -- Along with your wine tasting we will continue our traditional Thanksgiving grapevine wreath making activities. This is an activity that is open for all members of your holiday group - young and old. Depending on the weather, we usually have a fire going outside, and wine tasting inside. We will provide the grapevines and some instructions on how to assemble the wreath, as well as some ideas for decorating it if you wish.
Contact:
Susan Garrison
Phone:
509-837-8281
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Live @ Sapolil - Roads Less Travelled Blues/Eclectic
Date:
November 29, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Ted Willey on guitar, Mike Borowski on djembe and drums and Dave Barber belting out the blues on the harp accompanied by gritty vocals. This three piece band provides great blues vocals, tight guitar work and exceptional percussion, all in all rounding out a fun, energetic, solid band. 9 - Midnight  Cover: $3 or 2/$5 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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Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Thanksgiving Winery Open House Weekend
Dates:
November 29, 2013 - December 1, 2013
Location:
Columbia Gorge Wineries
Description:
Enjoy a memorable Thanksgiving Open House weekend Nov 29-Dec 1 in the wild beauty of the Columbia Gorge with more than 30 Gorge Wineries hosting special open house events featuring exciting new releases, great discounts and delicious pairings. GorgeWine.com for a list of participating wineries, maps, and hours. The Columbia Gorge Winegrowing Region (AVA) is located just one hour east of the Portland/Vancouver area through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Pacific Northwest. Straddling the mighty Columbia River, our growing region supports conditions for a wide variety of grapes from Albariño to Zinfandel. Traffic-free roads meander through vineyards and double mountain views, leading to tasting rooms where one will often find the winemaker behind the counter.
Contact:
Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association
Phone:
1-866-413-9463
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Barnard Griffin WINE BAR & EATERY Presents: ADRIENNE BOUSQUET
Date:
November 29, 2013
Location:
Barnard Griffin Winery
Description:
The energized décor makes for a great room to enjoy tasty food, beer, world-class wine & top-notch Live Music! Focus is on Fresh, Light & Contemporary cuisine with a Mediterranean accent. The Wine Bar & Eatery is located within the Barnard Griffin Winery on Tulip Lane in Richland, WA; just off the Queensgate Dr. South exit on Route 182. Live Music is featured most Saturdays. Barnard Griffin’s Wine Bar & Eatery is a fun drop-in destination. Free Admission. Fun starts at 7pm. We invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music while you delight in a glass of Barnard Griffin wine, or a local beer, and delicious food. WINE BAR & EATERY: Open Tues-Thurs: 4pm - 9pm Open Fri-Sat: Noon - 10pm Live Music Most Saturdays Open Sun: Noon - 5pm Barnard Griffin Winery: 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352 509-627-0266. Info@BarnardGriffin.com www.BarnardGriffin.com
Contact:
Kim
Phone:
509-627-0266
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Bainbridge Thanksgiving Wine Tour
Dates:
November 29, 2013 - December 1, 2013
Location:
At the wineries on Bainbridge Island
Description:
What better way to spend the weekend after Thanksgiving than wine touring? Get the family out of the house and explore the wineries of Bainbridge Island. 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.
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Live @ Sapolil - Robin Barrett Experiment Groovy Blues/R&B/Soul
Date:
November 30, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Robin Barrett and special guests perform. 9 – Midnight   Cover: $5 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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Barnard Griffin WINE BAR & EATERY Presents: BAHA DUNES
Date:
November 30, 2013
Location:
Barnard Griffin Winery
Description:
The energized décor makes for a great room to enjoy tasty food, beer, world-class wine & top-notch Live Music! Focus is on Fresh, Light & Contemporary cuisine with a Mediterranean accent. The Wine Bar & Eatery is located within the Barnard Griffin Winery on Tulip Lane in Richland, WA; just off the Queensgate Dr. South exit on Route 182. Live Music is featured most Saturdays. Barnard Griffin’s Wine Bar & Eatery is a fun drop-in destination. Free Admission. Fun starts at 7pm. We invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music while you delight in a glass of Barnard Griffin wine, or a local beer, and delicious food. WINE BAR & EATERY: Open Tues-Thurs: 4pm - 9pm Open Fri-Sat: Noon - 10pm Live Music Most Saturdays Open Sun: Noon - 5pm Barnard Griffin Winery: 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352 509-627-0266. Info@BarnardGriffin.com www.BarnardGriffin.com
Contact:
Kim
Phone:
509-627-0266
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Armstrong Family Winery Grand Opening in Woodinville
Date:
November 30, 2013
Location:
19151 144th Ave. NE Woodinville, WA
Description:
Our winery and tasting room doors are open and our first harvest in our new space is complete! It’s time to celebrate! Join us for our GRAND OPENING and First Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Festival. Saturday, November 30, 1-6 p.m. Armstrong Family Winery Woodinville Warehouse Winery District - 19151 144th Ave NE Woodinville, WA Enjoy live music, light bites and complimentary wine tastings. Grand opening entertainment lineup: 1-4 pm Mike McGee (jazz guitar) 4-6 pm Lauren Jansesen (acoustic guitar and vocals) We look forward to celebrating with you!
Contact:
Jennifer Armstrong
Phone:
425-951-9188
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