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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Food & Wine Wednesdays
Date:
May 2, 2012
Location:
Fireside Cellars at Willows Lodge, 14580 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA
Description:
Join winemaker Chris Sparkman of Sparkman Cellars in a tasting of his outstanding wines. 5:30-6:30PM in Fireside Cellars. Seating is limited, so arrive early to enjoy Happier Hour.
Contact:
Rhanda Rosselot
Phone:
425-424-3900
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Wine, Women & Shoes
Date:
May 3, 2012
Location:
Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Union St., Seattle, WA 98101
Description:
Grab your sole sisters for an evening of fashion and compassion as you shop for a cause in support of Washington’s oldest children’s charity: Seattle Children’s Home. Be dazzled by charming shoe guys, enjoy fine fines, savory food, fabulous fashion and shopping the latest in shoes & accessories. Be there. Be fabulous! Purchase your tickets today: $100 or $175 for VIP. Discounted “Girlfriends Packages” also available.
Contact:
Heather Teegarden
Phone:
206-298-9651
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Spring Release Blues & BBQ
Date:
May 3, 2012
Location:
Charles Smith Wines 35 S Spokane ST Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Kick off Spring Release 2012 with the Coyote Kings and a rockin' night of blues. Music, BBQ and Wine from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Eat tasty BBQ by West of the Blues. Drink wine from our killer library wine list. Hear authentic Blues. NEVER A COVER!
Contact:
Christin Aarons
Phone:
509-526-5230
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Salsa Night @ Walla Faces
Date:
May 3, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla
Description:
7-9 PM Come in and enjoy the high energy Latin Rhythms of Eddie Manzanares!
Contact:
Emily
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Taste A Little, Learn A Lot
Date:
May 4, 2012
Location:
The Art Institute's Portfolio Restaurant. 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121
Description:
Wine Educator Dieter Schafer invites you to Taste a Little, Learn a Lot. Each session taste Five to Six wines from Washington and France while you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay from fifth-floor Portfolio Restaurant … and perhaps stay for dinner. ~ ~ ~ The restaurant serves as an educational dining lab for culinary students at The Art Institute of Seattle. Open to the public, the restaurant presents a tempting menu of fine-dining courses emphasizing fresh seasonal favorites. Portfolio offers elegance at an affordable price. ~ ~ ~ Each session, Dieter not only guides you through the tasting, he will speak about the wines' grape varieties, the local viticultural areas and French appellations, offer food & wine matches, and more. ~ ~ ~ Fridays, Five to Six pm. April 27: Champagne and Sparkling. May 4: Cabernet and Merlot. May 11: Syrah and Grenache. May 18: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. May 25: Rose'. ~ ~ ~ $15 per person, per session. Reservations required by phone.
Contact:
Dieter Schafer
Phone:
206-239-2363
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Gordon Estate's Spring Release Weekend
Dates:
May 4, 2012 - May 6, 2012
Location:
Gordon Estate, 671 Levey Road, Pasco WA 99301
Description:
Join us for wine tasting as we celebrate Spring with the release of our newest vintages. We will also be closing out vintages of some of your old favorites. Remember, we are only open at the winery twice per year. Bring a picnic if you like and enjoy the beautiful Snake River view, as well as the greening of the vineyard! As always, wine tasting is free. Wine Tasting Hours: Friday, May 4th, 2-6 pm. Saturday, May 5th, Noon-6 pm Sunday, May 6th, Noon-4 pm
Contact:
Denise Ochsner
Phone:
509-366-0137
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Gary Winston & the Real Deal @ Walla Faces
Date:
May 4, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla
Description:
7-9 PM Blues with a touch of Jazz at Walla Faces!
Contact:
Emily
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Washington State Wine Commission Board Meeting (Retreat)
Date:
May 4, 2012
Location:
Chateau Ste. Michelle Manor House, 14111 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, Washington 98072
Description:
There will be a Washington State Wine Commission Board Retreat held on May 4, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Manor House on the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, WA. WSWC BOARD RETREAT AGENDA • Welcome and Review of Agenda – Kent Waliser • Approval of March 9, 2012 Meeting Minutes • Review of 5-year Strategic Marketing Plan • Wrap Up and Next Steps • Other Business • Adjourn
Contact:
Jayne Cain
Phone:
206-326-5760
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Live @ Sapolil - Shanks Pony ~ Country/Rock/Eclectic
Date:
May 4, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Shanks Pony is Walla Walla’s newest high-energy, entertainment machine. Combining current hits with yesterday's classics, Shanks Pony will keep the party on the dance floor with a wide variety of fun and engaging music. 9 – Midnight   Cover: $5 

 Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap, and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 1 a.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Wine-Apple-OOSA!
Date:
May 5, 2012
Location:
The Performing Arts Center Plaza
Description:
Following the Grand Parade of Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, join the wineries of Wenatchee Wine Country at an outdoor concert and wine garden from 1-5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center Plaza on Wenatchee Avenue. Listen to live Jazz from “Easy Money” while sampling award-winning Wenatchee wines. $20 admission for 12 tastes of wine and a souvenir glass. Cheers to Apple Blossom!
Contact:
Jan Lutz
Phone:
509-669-5808
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Three Rivers Winery Spring Release Weekend & Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Dates:
May 5, 2012 - May 6, 2012
Location:
Three Rivers Winery
Description:
All weekend from 10am-5pm we will be featuring new wine releases including the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, 2008 Malbec, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 Champoux Vineyard Merlot and 2008 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. A beautiful and tasty spread of fine salumi and cheese from Salumiere Cesario will be included with our reserve tasting. For your viewing pleasure we will be hosting a selection of artwork from students at Walla Walla Community College in our Bordeaux Room. Saturday from 11am-4pm you can order lunch from Walla Walla icon Dora’s Deli (cash only please), listen to the music of Eddie Manzanares from 2pm-4pm, watch a traditional folklore dance show at 1pm. Picture yourself enjoying a glass of wine on our sunny patio and noshing on fresh tortas, tacos and burritos while listening to Eddie on his guitar. It doesn’t get any better than this! No RSVP required. Just show up and have a great time!
Contact:
Amy Locati
Phone:
509-526-9463
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Roads Less Traveled @ Walla Faces
Date:
May 5, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
7-9 PM The three piece band "Roads Less Travelled" plays Blues, RocknRoll, Jazz, Folk, Country, Funk and anything else eclectic, entertaining and challenging.
Contact:
Emily
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Cinco de Mayo & Due Anni Release!
Dates:
May 5, 2012 - May 6, 2012
Location:
Patterson Cellars
Description:
Description Sombrero's Welcome on Cinco De Mayo Weekend for the release of the Due Anni! Freshly made chips & salsa provided by Woodinville's very own Ooba Tooba!
Contact:
Stephanie Cuffel
Phone:
425-483-8600
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Live @ Sapolil - The Mike Wagoner Band ~ Fresh Originals, Surprising Covers
Date:
May 5, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Call it organic folk rock. Think Neil Young meets acoustic Led Zep with a little Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, and the Cars thrown in for good measure. The Mike Wagoner Band is a unique blend of roadhouse blues, western swing, fresh originals and surprising covers. 9 – Midnight  Cover: $5 Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap, and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 1 a.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Columbia Gorge Wine Tasting in Seattle
Date:
May 6, 2012
Location:
Wine World Warehouse
Description:
Experience the splendor of Columbia Gorge Wines on May 6th at Wine World Warehouse. Meet our winemakers, and discover the variety of wines from the Columbia Gorge AVA and Columbia Valley AVAs. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Solstice Woodfire Cafe. Tickets are available for advance purchase at www.gorgewine.com, or at the door. Must be 21 or older to enter.
Contact:
Columbia Gorge Winegrowers
Phone:
866-413-9463
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Columbia Gorge Wine Growers Seattle Grand Tasting
Date:
May 6, 2012
Location:
Wine World, 400 NE 45th, Seattle
Description:
Columbia Gorge Wineries are coming to Seattle! Come meet with our winemakers and discover the variety of wines from the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Valley AVAs at Wine World Warehouse. Tickets are $25* and include light hors d'oeuvres by Solstice Woodfire Cafe
Contact:
Talia Hammond
Phone:
1-866-413-9463
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Emily
Date:
May 6, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
3-6 PM Jazz Sunday at Walla Faces, featuring Doug Scarborough, Peter Crawford, and Dave Glenn!
Contact:
Emily
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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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Food & Wine Wednesdays
Date:
May 9, 2012
Location:
Fireside Cellars at Willows Lodge, 14580 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA
Description:
Barking Frog Chef Bobby Moore is joined by Chris Gorman, winemaker at Gorman Winery for this lively cooking class. Chris Gorman was crowned last year's Iron Vintner in a 3 week cooking competition. We always knew he made great wine and now we know he can cook too! The event runs from 5:30-6:30PM. Seating is limited, so arrive early to enjoy Happier Hour.
Contact:
Rhanda Rosselot
Phone:
425-424-3900
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Southern Italian Winemaker's Event
Date:
May 9, 2012
Location:
Wine World, 400 NE 45th ST, Seattle, WA 98105
Description:
Please join us for this unique event that is for Explorer Club Members and Seattle Uncorked Members Only!! Come taste an array of Southern Italian Wines and meet the Winemakers who create them! Tickets are $10, please register here and show your membership card at the door! Not a Seattle Uncorked Member yet? Sign up when you get here, it's free!!! For many of these winemakers, it's their first visit to Seattle and for some, their first visit to America! Featuring : Gianni Cantele from Cantele Giovanna Migliorati from Cataldi Madonna Piero & Lidia Colosi from Colosi Santa Tresa from Stefano Gerelli Purato from Stefano Gerelli Statti from Antonio Statti Antonio & Giulia DiCosimo from Argillae/Corte dei Papi
Contact:
David LeClaire
Phone:
2064026086
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Taste A Little, Learn A Lot
Date:
May 11, 2012
Location:
The Art Institute's Portfolio Restaurant. 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121
Description:
Wine Educator Dieter Schafer invites you to Taste a Little, Learn a Lot. Each session taste Five to Six wines from Washington and France while you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay from fifth-floor Portfolio Restaurant … and perhaps stay for dinner. ~ ~ ~ The restaurant serves as an educational dining lab for culinary students at The Art Institute of Seattle. Open to the public, the restaurant presents a tempting menu of fine-dining courses emphasizing fresh seasonal favorites. Portfolio offers elegance at an affordable price. ~ ~ ~ Each session, Dieter not only guides you through the tasting, he will speak about the wines' grape varieties, the local viticultural areas and French appellations, offer food & wine matches, and more. ~ ~ ~ Fridays, Five to Six pm. April 27: Champagne and Sparkling. May 4: Cabernet and Merlot. May 11: Syrah and Grenache. May 18: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. May 25: Rose'. ~ ~ ~ $15 per person, per session. Reservations required by phone.
Contact:
Dieter Schafer
Phone:
206-239-2363
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Spring Release Weekend
Dates:
May 11, 2012 - May 13, 2012
Location:
Spokane Winery Association Wineries
Description:
Join the Spokane wineries for the Spring Release Weekend, May 11-13 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a weekend of wine, food and fun. Visit spokanewineries.net for more information and a map of the 19 winery locations.
Contact:
Madeline Parker
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MOTHER'S DAY WINE TASTING
Dates:
May 11, 2012 - May 13, 2012
Location:
Airfield Estates Winery- Prosser & Airfield Estates Tasting Room- Woodinville
Description:
Join us for a special Mother's Day Wine Tasting! We'll be featuring some of our favorite Spring wines and offering complimentary wine tasting to all mothers. Plus, moms receive a free rose with the purchase of 4 bottles or more. DATE: Friday-Sunday, May 11-13 TIME: 10am-6pm in Prosser & 11am-6pm in Woodinville LOCATION: Airfield Estates Prosser & Woodinville Tasting Rooms
Contact:
Lori Stevens
Phone:
509.786.7401
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Live @ Sapolil - Rattleshakes~ Funk/Rock/Grooves
Date:
May 11, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Mike Borowski on drums (rocking a full kit), Bob Shafer on guitar and other stringed things, Sally Shafer on bass, vocals and rhythm guitar and The Great Jennifer Henry on vocals, hand drums and percussion. So much groove and soul and funk is coming together...such great drink and dance tunes. 9 – Midnight  Cover: $3 Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap, and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 1 a.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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AniChe Cellars Rhone Blends Spring Release!
Dates:
May 12, 2012 - May 13, 2012
Location:
AniChe Cellars 71 Little Buck Creek Rd, Underwood, WA. 98651
Description:
Join us for our Spring Release Weekend of our Premium Rhone Blends! Our 2010 Atticus and 2010 Moth Love blends will debut this Saturday May 12th and 13th paired with cheese plates and amuse bouche. Mom's taste for free on Sunday!
Contact:
Rachael Horn
Phone:
360-624-6531
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DENNIS CLAUSS PERFORMING LIVE AT AIRFIELD ESTATES WINERY
Date:
May 12, 2012
Location:
Airfiel Estates Winery: 560 Merlot Drive, Prosser, WA 99350
Description:
Drop by our Prosser Tasting Room and enjoy a glass of wine on the patio while listening to the tunes of Dennis Clauss. Dennis is a talented local musician specializing in Wine Country Jazz. Date: Saturday, May 12th Time: 2-5pm
Contact:
Lori Stevens
Phone:
509.786.7401
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Live @ Sapolil - Robert Meade ~ Indie/Rock n Roll/Americana
Date:
May 12, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
From whatever genre his songs are approached, Robert Meade leaves open a spot to settle in that will keep you listening. Eugene, OR based. 9 – Midnight  Cover: $3 Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap, and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 1 a.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Sweet Louise Garden Party - Wine Release
Date:
May 13, 2012
Location:
Coyote Canyon Winery Courtyard 357 Port Avenue, Prosser, WA
Description:
2011 Sweet Louise Late Harvest Viognier Riesling Release Party Meet and Greet Bottle Signing with Louise Andrews @ 2pm
Contact:
Carolyn Knee
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Food & Wine Wednesdays
Date:
May 16, 2012
Location:
Fireside Cellars at Willows Lodge, 14580 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA
Description:
Join John Bigelow, winemaker for JM Cellars, at this evening's wine tasting in Fireside Cellars. 5:30-6:30PM. Seating is limited, so arrive early to enjoy Happier Hour.
Contact:
Rhanda Rosselot
Phone:
425-424-3900
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Otis Kenyon Winemaker Dinner at Russell's
Date:
May 16, 2012
Location:
Russell's
Description:
On Wednesday May 16th at 7 pm, Winemaker Dave Stephenson will join Chef Russell Lowell for a carefully crafted five course meal paired with five wines. The meal will be expertly prepared to showcase the time-honored wines produced with Walla Walla's finest. This spring we are celebrating the season with fun, and the menu for this event will delight and amuse you. The dinner is $80 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Call (425) 486-4072 for reservations.
Contact:
Laura Roughsedge
Phone:
(425)486-4072
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Whitman Graduation Blues & BBQ
Date:
May 17, 2012
Location:
Charles Smith Wines 35 S Spokane ST Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Kick off the 2012 Whitman Graduation Weekend with the Backyard Blues Boys. Music, BBQ and Wine from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Eat tasty BBQ by West of the Blues. Drink wine from our killer library wine list. Hear authentic Blues. NEVER A COVER! 21 PLUS PLEASE!
Contact:
Christin Aarons
Phone:
509-526-5230
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6th Annual Wine Marketing Symposium
Date:
May 17, 2012
Location:
Hollywood Schoolhouse
Description:
Wine marketing professionals face challenges every day in a market with thousands of brands to compete against. 2012 presents additional pressures with the implementation of Initiative 1183. Winery owners, retail shop owners and salespeople, wine distributors, tasting room and tourism professionals, sales and marketing professionals attend this annual symposium to get up-to-date on the marketing and media trends, regulations and consumer attitudes and for the networking opportunity it provides. Special guest, Steve Warner, the new Executive Director of the Washington Wine Commission!
Contact:
Nina Milligan
Phone:
206-388-3114
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Spring Barrel Tasting at Swiftwater Cellars
Dates:
May 18, 2012 - May 19, 2012
Location:
301 Rope Rider Drive, Cle Elum Wa, 98922
Description:
Join Swiftwater Cellars for a weekend of wine, food and fun! Enjoy tasting through our upcoming vintages paired with light appetizers. From 1pm to 4pm $25 includes free tasting glass and light appetizers with each purchased ticket
Contact:
Leena Haija
Phone:
509-674-6555
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SipFest
Date:
May 18, 2012
Location:
Pickering Barn
Description:
Discover some of the best wineries and breweries of the Pacific Northwest at SipFest on Friday, Mayl 18th, 2012 from 6:30-9:30pm at the historic Pickering Barn in Issaquah! With 20 wineries, 10 breweries and 10 local restaurants, this wine, beer and food tasting event is one you won’t want to miss. Last year was a sell-out event with over 400 people in attendance so buy your tickets now! Tickets are $40 ($45 at the door) and include all tastings and a souvenir glass. You can also visit the wine store to take home your favorite wines. To purchase tickets and view participating vendors visit: www.encompassnw.org.
Contact:
Emily Ridout
Phone:
425-888-2777
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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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Taste A Little, Learn A Lot
Date:
May 18, 2012
Location:
The Art Institute's Portfolio Restaurant. 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121
Description:
Wine Educator Dieter Schafer invites you to Taste a Little, Learn a Lot. Each session taste Five to Six wines from Washington and France while you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay from fifth-floor Portfolio Restaurant … and perhaps stay for dinner. ~ ~ ~ The restaurant serves as an educational dining lab for culinary students at The Art Institute of Seattle. Open to the public, the restaurant presents a tempting menu of fine-dining courses emphasizing fresh seasonal favorites. Portfolio offers elegance at an affordable price. ~ ~ ~ Each session, Dieter not only guides you through the tasting, he will speak about the wines' grape varieties, the local viticultural areas and French appellations, offer food & wine matches, and more. ~ ~ ~ Fridays, Five to Six pm. April 27: Champagne and Sparkling. May 4: Cabernet and Merlot. May 11: Syrah and Grenache. May 18: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. May 25: Rose'. ~ ~ ~ $15 per person, per session. Reservations required by phone.
Contact:
Dieter Schafer
Phone:
206-239-2363
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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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Spring Barrel Tasting
Dates:
May 18, 2012 - May 19, 2012
Location:
Swiftwater Cellars
Description:
Taste a sampling of the 2011 vintage from barrels, hosted by the winemaker. Enjoy light app's prepared by in-house chef.
Contact:
Leena Haija
Phone:
509-852-7312
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Summer Concert Series at Tagaris
Dates:
May 18, 2012 - May 19, 2012
Location:
Tagris Winery
Description:
Snug Harbor from bellingham! Funk, fusion, and soul!
Phone:
509-628-0020
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Summer Concert Series at Tagaris
Dates:
May 18, 2012 - May 19, 2012
Location:
Tagaris Winery
Description:
Snug Harbor Band at Tagaris! Funk, fusion and soul music!
Phone:
509-628-0020
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Live @ Sapolil - Plateau ~ Alternative Rock
Date:
May 18, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Plateau is an alternative rock band that was formed in Enumclaw, Washington in 2007. The band released their first E.P on Broderham Records in 2009. This was shortly followed by a full-length self-titled album and a five song E.P, "Along The Line," in 2010. The band currently is based in Walla Walla at Whitman College. Adrian Tuohy (Guitar/Lead Vocals) Patrick Miller (Bass/Backing Vocals) Alex Folkerth (Drums/Backing Vocals). 9 - Midnight   Cover: $3 Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap, and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 1 a.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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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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Northwest Corks & Crush
Date:
May 19, 2012
Location:
Puyallup, WA
Description:
Join us for a wine tasting and fundraising auction like no other! Northwest Corks & Crush is a unique event that blends fine wines, coveted auction lots and live music to benefit our community's health. With participation from nearly twenty Northwest wineries, the event kicks off with a tasting before a lively dinner auction. The after party is an occasion itself with dance music that keeps the place rockin’!
Contact:
Beth Brooks
Phone:
253.403.3038
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Lake Chelan Wine Valley Spring Barrel Tasting
Date:
May 19, 2012
Location:
Lake Chelan Wine Valley
Description:
Lake Chelan Wine Valley Spring Barrel Tasting May 19-20, 2012 Come to the Lake Chelan Wine Valley during the weekend of May 19-20, 2012 as we roll open our cellar doors and take you behind the scene to our world of winemaking. Spring Barrel Tasting is your chance to get into our production rooms, taste wines straight from the barrel, and get a look into the head of our winemakers. It is a special experience and one not to miss. A comprehensive list of tasting room hours and special event activities planned at each winery can be found on the Lake Chelan Wine Valley website at www.lakechelanwinevalley.com. Free wine tour maps are available at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and many area businesses.
Contact:
Erin McCardle
Phone:
5092648828
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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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Live @ Sapolil - Orange Fight ~ Indie Alternative Rock
Date:
May 19, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Indie alternative rock will surely entertain. They are self described as Walla Walla's #1 citrus-themed rock band!  The lineup includes Neal Christopherson: Guitar and Vocals, Keith Farrington: Bass, Norrie Gregoire: Drums, Michelle Janning: Piano and Vocals, Matthew Prull: Guitar 9 - Midnight  Cover: $3 Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 1 a.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Gård Vintners' Spring Release & Wine Club Release Party
Date:
May 19, 2012
Location:
19495 144th Ave, NE, Ste. B240, Woodinville, WA 98072
Description:
Join us for food, fun and lots of great wine! It's our biggest spring release ever, featuring these new wines: 2009 Reserve Syrah, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon & four new 2010 Gård white wines (Altruism Pinot Gris, Altruism Riesling, Freyja & Pinot Gris). It's also a wine club release weekend, so there's lots to celebrate!
Contact:
Alison
Phone:
509-346-2585
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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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Food & Wine Wednesdays
Date:
May 23, 2012
Location:
Fireside Cellars at Willows Lodge, 14580 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA
Description:
Barking Frog Chef Bobby Moore is joined by Chris Upchurch, winemaker at DeLille Cellars for the "Cooking with IVC (Iron Vintner Challenge) Friends" series. This lively, complimentary cooking class will be held from 5:30-6:30PM with recipe cards to take home. Sample the food and enjoy the banter. Seating is limited, so arrive early to enjoy Happier Hour.
Contact:
Rhanda Rosselot
Phone:
425-424-3900
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Unlocking Generational CODES – How to Market to Different Age Groups
Date:
May 24, 2012
Location:
Pan Pacific Hotel, 2125 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
Description:
Learn to bridge the generational gap with award-winning speaker, consultant and author Anna Liotta in John Howie’s latest Food for Thought luncheon at Pan Pacific Hotel, Unlocking Generational CODES – How to Market to Different Age Groups. Enjoy a delicious lunch while learning practical strategies for attracting, growing and retaining top talent and loyal clients from every generation. As Anna Liotta says, it’s not personal—it’s generational!
Contact:
Torie McIntyre
Phone:
206.452.8167
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Salsa Night @ Walla Faces
Date:
May 24, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla
Description:
7-9 PM Come in and enjoy the high energy Latin Rhythms of Eddie Manzanares, with salsa dancing lessons for those adventurous enough to try their hand!
Contact:
Emily
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Taste A Little, Learn A Lot
Date:
May 25, 2012
Location:
The Art Institute's Portfolio Restaurant. 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121
Description:
Wine Educator Dieter Schafer invites you to Taste a Little, Learn a Lot. Each session taste Five to Six wines from Washington and France while you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay from fifth-floor Portfolio Restaurant … and perhaps stay for dinner. ~ ~ ~ The restaurant serves as an educational dining lab for culinary students at The Art Institute of Seattle. Open to the public, the restaurant presents a tempting menu of fine-dining courses emphasizing fresh seasonal favorites. Portfolio offers elegance at an affordable price. ~ ~ ~ Each session, Dieter not only guides you through the tasting, he will speak about the wines' grape varieties, the local viticultural areas and French appellations, offer food & wine matches, and more. ~ ~ ~ Fridays, Five to Six pm. April 27: Champagne and Sparkling. May 4: Cabernet and Merlot. May 11: Syrah and Grenache. May 18: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. May 25: Rose'. ~ ~ ~ $15 per person, per session. Reservations required by phone.
Contact:
Dieter Schafer
Phone:
206-239-2363
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Summer Concert Series at Tagaris
Dates:
May 25, 2012 - May 26, 2012
Location:
Tagris Winery
Description:
Perry Acker Band from Gig Harbor! Tam band, pop, and rock!
Phone:
509-628-0020
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Summer Concert Series at Tagaris
Dates:
May 25, 2012 - May 26, 2012
Location:
Tagaris Winery
Description:
Perry Acker Band at Tagaris!! Jam band, pop and rock!
Phone:
509-628-0020
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Live @ Sapolil - Aces Up ~ Country/Southern Rock
Date:
May 25, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
It’s been said that country music belongs in the South, but Aces Up is changing that with their unique blend of blue collar country and the sounds of the famous Seattle rock scene. The result is hard hitting, boot stomping, feel good country music that is selling out the Northwest’s premier music venues. In addition to receiving national radio airplay, Aces Up has shared the stage with country music artists such as Little Big Town, Lee Brice, Gretchen Wilson, Jake Owen, The Band Perry, Uncle Kracker, Jack Ingram, Steve Holy, Emerson Drive, and many, many more. The Enumclaw, WA based band of Jason Adams, Tyler Adams, Robert Perez, Joe Henning, Amy Daves, Samuel Villela has become a favorite of even the most discerning country music fans, and a surprising addition to the playlists of committed rockers. True stories, real emotions and honest music are what Aces Up brings to the table.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Wayman Chapman @ Walla Faces
Date:
May 25, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla
Description:
7-9 PM Jazz Musician Wayman Chapman performs Smooth Jazz, R & B and Blues. A charismatic performer who with his magnetism and musical talents can make wherever you are, the perfect place to be.
Contact:
Emily
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Stottle Winery 2009 Malbec Release Weekend
Dates:
May 25, 2012 - May 28, 2012
Location:
Stottle Winery, 2641 Willamette Dr. NE Suite C, Lacey, WA 98516
Description:
Join us this holiday weekend (Friday - Monday) for the release of our 2009 Malbec! Enjoy a complimentary taste of this bold and luscious wine. From the vines of Elerding 6 Prong Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, this single vineyard Malbec is hearty and delicious. Rising from the deep purple color of this wine are aromas of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, blackberry and spices. Drink in the spicy goodness as the flavors of blackberry, bittersweet chocolate and ripe plum linger on your palate.
Contact:
Josh Stottlemyer
Phone:
360-515-0356
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7 Winery Tasting Tour - Bainbridge Island
Dates:
May 26, 2012 - May 28, 2012
Location:
Wineries of Bainbridge Island
Description:
Only on select weekends throughout the year do the 7 artisan wineries of Bainbridge Island open their doors and reveal their secrets. Learn from the winemakers themselves. Taste classic wines from eastern Washington grapes as well as new favorites from island vines. Visit Washington's newest wine destination, Bainbridge Island. Participating wineries include Amelia Wynn Winery, Eagle Harbor Wine Company, Eleven, Fletcher Bay Winery, Perennial Vintners, Rolling Bay Winery and Victor Alexander Winery. In addition to great wineries, Bainbridge has many wonderful restaurants, shops, galleries and other attractions. We look forward to meeting you!
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Revelry
Date:
May 26, 2012
Location:
Col Solare Winery, Red Mountain
Description:
20 Washington winemakers are gathering for an unforgettable evening at one of Red Mountain’s most beautiful settings, Col Solare Winery. Enjoy a spectacular sunset and panoramic views, gourmet food by Chef Jonathan Gilbertson of Bin 20 and amazing wines while rubbing elbows with some of our state’s best winemakers and growers.
Contact:
Melissa Pederson
Phone:
206.326.5770
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Bookwalter Bocce Ball Tournament
Dates:
May 26, 2012 - May 27, 2012
Location:
J Bookwalter Winery & JBistro
Description:
Come one, come all, come have a ball! Join us at Bookwalter Wienry for our first ever Bocce Ball Tournament We are hosting a Bocce Ball Tournament Memorial Day weekend, May 26 & 27, 2012. The proceeds of this event will benefit the PDQ Foundation. It is a 2 day bracket elimination tournament with teams consisting of 8 - 4 person teams. Registration is online at www.bookwalterwines.com. Register as a team or single player & we will find you a team. Buffet Brunch served on Sunday during awards ceremony, included in contestant registration fee. The registration fee is $50pp. PDQ Foundation VISION EmPowering people to develop quality lives. MISSION PDQ foundation, a volunteer driven organization, raises funds and disperses grants to initiatives that support people facing challenges and obstacles hindering their educational, personal, or professional development.
Contact:
Marcella Henson
Phone:
509-627-5000
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Live @ Sapolil - Gary Winston & The Real Deal ~ Groovy Blues/R&B/Soul
Date:
May 26, 2012
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. Throw in the killer percussion by Kyle, and Enthused keyboard antics by Gary Hemenway and now we’ve got a party started! Be prepared to dance and groove. 9 – Midnight   Cover: $5 Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap, and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 1 a.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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The Rogues @ Walla Faces
Date:
May 26, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla
Description:
7-9 PM Walla Faces welcomes The Rogues, a Celtic Pub Band playing traditional and original music!
Contact:
Emily
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Memorial Weekend Wine Fest
Dates:
May 26, 2012 - May 28, 2012
Location:
Rusty Grape Vineyard
Description:
Join Us! Memorial Weekend Wine Fest Saturday May 19, 2012 Thru Monday May 21, 2012 Tasting Room 12p.m. - 6p.m. Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (Vineyard is Open Later) Tasting Fee is $12: Tasting fee includes a Rusty Grape Vineyard Commemorative Glass & Ten 1oz. Tastes Live music Saturday & Sunday at 7pm Proud To Announce That We Are Now Serving Local Beers! Hungry? Our Kitchen will be serving Wood Fired Pizza's and Pasta all day and night! Featured Wines From: Rusty Grape Vineyard Benke Cellars Domaine Pouillon Tour of Italy (select imported wines) New Releases for Rusty Grape Vineyard to Include Woodshed Red 09 Syrah Recession Red our Famous Table Wine Dolce Rosso Sweet Red Wine 2011 Pinot Noir RELAX after Tasting! Live Music begins at 7:00 p.m.
Contact:
Liz
Phone:
360-931-5245
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Sparkling Wine Dinner with Treveri Cellars
Date:
May 26, 2012
Location:
Friday Harbor House, Friday Harbor, WA
Description:
Winemaker Juergen Grieb, Chef Kyle Nicholson & Sous Chef Aaron Rock
Contact:
Kyle Nicholson
Phone:
360.378.8455
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Roger Quesnell Duo @ Walla Faces
Date:
May 27, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla
Description:
3-6 PM Sunday Jazz featuring the Roger Quesnell Duo, the intersection of fusion, funk, r&b, soul, blues, and jazz!
Contact:
Emily
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Metropolitan Grill EFESTE Winery Dinner
Date:
May 31, 2012
Location:
Metropolitan Grill
Description:
The Metropolitan Grill is very excited to welcome Winemaker Brennon Leighton and EFESTE Winery for their third wine dinner in The Met’s 2012 Wine Dinner series. “Brennon Leighton is a truly gifted winemaker, and his last few vintages are raising the bar for what Washington wine is capable of on the world stage.” said head sommelier Thomas Price. “His balanced and powerful wines always receive deservedly high scores from Robert Parker and The Wine Spectator, as well as gracing finer wine lists all over the country.” Executive Chef Eric Hellner has crafted a specially prepared menu to showcase these excellent wines. Tickets are on sale now. For reservations, please contact Allison Carter at acarter@conrests.com or 206 957 3216 as places fill up quickly. The cost is $150 per person. Dinner is at 6:30 pm.
Contact:
Allison Carter
Phone:
206 957 3216
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