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Here’s a list of upcoming events that involve Northwest-made wine, beer, and spirits! And if you’re having an event you’d like us to add to “The Grapevine,” look for submission instructions at the bottom of the list.
Celebrate great beers & ciders, delicious food and live music at the 4th annual Bothell Beer Festival! Due to overwhelming requests the event is being held underground in the Bothell City Hall Garage again!! Bring your friends and come experience this cool unique environment!
The 2nd annual Bellingham Hoptoberfest features over 25 local breweries that will provide over 50 draft beers for guests to try. In addition to beer, there will be live music from Sunset Superman, local food trucks, yard games, silent auction items, and more! All proceeds raised will benefit two local non-profits: ReBound Families and Whatcom Sports & Recreation. The event will be hosted indoors at The Bellingham Sportsplex. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bellinghamh
The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center will stage the inaugural Lemtoberfest, a consumer tasting featuring Pacific Northwest wineries and their wines made from lesser-known German varieties. Producers from throughout the Northwest will gather from 1-4 p.m. to offer guests the opportunity to experience wines featuring cool-climate varieties such as Lemberger, Gewürztraminer, Grüner Veltliner, Madeleine Angevine, Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe. The regular price is $45, which includes unlimited tastings, a keepsake wine glass, tote bag and a bratwurst. Patrons also will be able to purchase bottles to take home.
The 4th annual South Sound Craft Beer Festival will feature 35 Washington breweries pouring over 150 craft beers. Our Washington brewers will feature Halloween themed, Harvest Seasonal and first taste of Winter Beers, during this indoor festival at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. In addition to great Washington beer, there will be food available for purchase.
Spokane Oktoberfest is an authentic German event in partnership with the German American Society of Spokane, returns to Spokane bigger and better than ever. The Spokane Valley’s CenterPlace Regional Event Center will be site of 3rd annual Spokane Oktoberfest with a community celebration of all things Bavarian. Moving the location allows Oktoberfest to take advantage of inside and outside space, more food options, free parking plus two stages for an expanded entertainment package. October 27, 28 and 29 are the dates with festivities beginning Friday from 4pm to midnight, Saturday noon to midnight and Sunday 11a to 5p with Spokesman Review ½ price family day. Adult admission is $10 or $15 for all weekend with in/out privileges. Children 12 or younger are free throughout the event. Each night at 8pm the event turns into adult only as the music and entertainment kick it up a notch.
At the Seattle Winter Ciderfest, you’ll be able to sample many fall and winter hard ciders from the Northwest’s best producers. Flavors like pumpkin spice, special winter blend and even barrel-aged ciders are just a few of the choices available to sip. In addition, you’ll get to try local beers, wines and sodas. You can also check out lifestyle exhibits — ski resorts, crossfit, yoga, pilates, movie theaters, music festivals, auto d!
The 7th annual Snohomish BrewFest is a fundraising event which directly benefit the programs of The Snohomish Senior Center. The fest feature over 25 local craft brewers from the Pacific Northwest, showcasing 75 unique and specialty brews for tasting in an outstanding setting at Thomas Family Farm.
Cups will runneth over at Seattle magazine’s 4th Annual BREW Seattle tasting event. The city’s largest local-breweries-only tasting event (with cideries too!) features breweries located within Seattle, tapping the local creativity popping up all over our Emerald City.
The 3rd Annual Yakima Craft Beverage Walk is a collaboration between the Downtown Association of Yakima and Craft Beverage Yakima that features the producers of the Yakima craft beverage industry, sampling their product in various downtown business locations. Producers include Antolin Cellars, Bale Breaker Brewing Co., Berchman’s Brewing Co., Bron Yr Aur Brewing Company, Cowiche Creek Brewing, Gilbert Cellars, Hop Nation Brewing Co., Kana Winery, NHV – Naches Heights Vineyard, Redifer Brewing Company, Swede Hill Distilling, Tieton Cider Works, Wilridge Winery, Yakima Craft Brewing Co. Tickets are $20 each and come with a commemorative sampling glass plus 5 scrip for sampling beverages. Additional scrip will be available on site for purchase. The event goes from noon to 5 PM, and starts at the 4th Street Theatre.
Sippin’ in the City. Sip your way through Idaho’s best wine. Sample sweet and savory bites above the lights of downtown Boise while enjoying the musical styles of Douglas Cameron. The event will feature a selection of Idaho wineries showcasing some of the best that the state has to offer with light appetizers and delicious breads by Zeppole Baking Co. This is a 21 and older event. Event Fee: $40.00.
Whether a serious whisky aficionado or just at the beginning of your whisky affair, you’ll no doubt find something to ignite your passion at The Whisky Extravaganza. Join fellow whisky enthusiasts in an exploration of a wide range of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch and other unique whiskies from around the world. Receive a special souvenir tasting glass to properly nose and sample from a selection of more than 100 whiskies while indulging in delicious culinary pairings.
The Holiday Wine Fest celebrates the world of wine, beer, cider, spirits and shopping at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. It features wine tasting, spirits, beer, cider, gourmet food, wine travel, cocktail accessories and a host of elegant artisan living products. The Holiday Wine Fest offers 90 premium stations, decadent and delicious samples, chocolates and plenty of tables and seating throughout the venue creating an intimate and convivial atmosphere designed to maximize exposure, heighten the senses and capture the flavor of the wine regions from around the world. Holiday Wine Fest offers consumers, connoisseurs a one-on-one tasting and engagement while providing a comfortable and enchanting setting unlike any other wine tasting in the Pacific Northwest.
In its 12th year, the legendary Northwest Food and Wine Festival returns as the definitive wine festival in Portland with a targeted half-day wine and food celebration. The festival is held at the Oregon Convention Center and brings the highest quality regional wines, spirits, beers, foods and prominent chefs and restaurants. It’s designed to present a rich and rewarding experience for wine lovers, gourmet food enthusiasts and industry experts. For all involved, it offers a great opportunity for direct conversation.
Tri-Cities Wine Festival in Kennewick, WA includes a gala tasting of Northwest wines, awards presentation from judged competition, regional microbrews and a culinary showcase with complimentary food provided by local restaurants and caterers. There will also be a silent auction benefiting the Tri-Cities Wine Society’s education fund.
The Hops on the Rock is described as a weekend of drinking, dancing and NovemBEER events all across Orcas Island. Live music, local food, and beer from more than 20 breweries from across the region. Breweries involved include Airways Brewing, Aslan Brewing, Black Raven Brewing, Island Hoppin’ Brewing, Farmstrong Brewing, Chuckanut Brewery, Hellbent Brewing, and many more. The brewers will showcase their talents alongside food from local chefs and music from Babycakes, a beloved Bellingham band.
Wine On The Rock on Bainbridge Island is two days of wine and charcuterie at each of the seven Bainbridge Island wineries. Event will take place at each winery from 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday. Ticket purchase is good for both days (one visit at each winery) and includes: Special event wine glass, Wine tasting at each of the seven wineries, Charcuterie to complement the wine tasting, and 6-bottle wine tote.
Autumn on Whidbey, Celebrate Harvest with the Vintners with Local Wine & Spirits with local art all weekend. See sculptures, paintings, ceramics, glass and more while you sample fine wine & spirits from Whidbey Island. 5 venues, the Whidbey Island Vintners & Distillers Association. Tickets $20 in advance and $25 the day of.
Visitors to the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend in Wine Country will enjoy new releases as well as award-winning wines paired with regional specialties, many prepared by the winemakers themselves. Savor this Rattlesnake Hills tradition on the day after Thanksgiving and through the weekend with a beautiful scenic drive to Rattlesnake Hills wine country. Learn from the wine-makers and chefs why particular Rattlesnake Hills wines pair well with the sauces, seasonings and flavors of the traditional Thanksgiving culinary delights.
St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Weekend Kickoff Party -“Cure-ated” Wine Tasting at Novelty Hill Januik. Special guest chef Justin Severino, James Beard Award-nominee and owner of Cure Restaurant in Pittsburgh teams up with Novelty Hill Januik’s executive chef Seth Fernald to host a special evening of “Cure-ated” food and wines at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery. East Coast meets West Coast in this unique culinary collaboration that pairs food, wine and holiday cheer. Celebrate the flavors of the season by meeting the chefs, sampling bites from their distinctive menu, and tasting and taking home a luscious variety of specialty wines from over 30 Washington wineries.
Amidst the festive atmosphere of the season, at the Holiday Barrel Tasting in Walla Walla, WA winemakers and cellar staff provide samples of future releases straight from the wine barrel. In addition to sampling and purchasing wines, the wineries get into the holiday spirit in their own unique way, offering food, art, music and more. Holiday Barrel Tasting is a fantastic opportunity to talk directly with Walla Walla Valley winemakers about the new vintage, and gain insight into the creative winemaking process.
For Saint Nick’s Annual Open House Celebration, over 25 wineries and tasting rooms throughout Woodinville Wine Country will open their doors for an entire weekend of holiday touring and tasting. Enjoy the festive flavors of Washington wines while you drink in the spirit of the season. Times are 1-5 pm Saturday and Sunday– tickets are $65/Weekend, $50/Single Day.
January 26-27, 2018
First Taste Oregon in Salem, OR is an event of epic proportion, featuring the best in Oregon Wines, Craft Breweries, Hard Ciders, Delectable Eats and a one of a kind shopping experience. We offer live music both days in 2 locations throughout the First Taste event, featuring local music from talented artists all over the state of Oregon. First Taste offers a little something for everyone including luxurious art work from some of the states most renowned artists.
January 27, 2018
The 8th Annual Belgian Fest will take place at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion highlighting 100+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbels, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. In keeping with this unique style, all of the beers are brewed with Belgian yeast.
February 24- March 4, 2018
VanWineFest attracts some of the biggest industry names from around the world and is among the biggest, best and oldest wine events in the world. It features wine tastings and pairings, gourmet dinners and luncheons, educational seminars and culinary competitions. This is a rare opportunity to meet owners, winemakers and senior representatives from wineries around the globe. For either the experienced wine lover or the novice, the festival has something to please every palate and pocketbook.
March 8 – 11, 2018
With a focus on Northwest wines and regional cuisine, Savor Cannon Beach offers four days of unique wine tasting experiences including a wine walk featuring over 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops. A series of festival events focus on specific themes that showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while local businesses add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful destinations.
March 22 – 25, 2018
Bringing together over 235 wineries, 65 restaurants and top national chefs, Taste Washington is a wine- and food-lover’s dream. This year’s expanded lineup goes beyond the much-anticipated Grand Tasting, offering four days packed with diverse wine and food events including the VIP Red & White Party and Taste Washington on the Farm.