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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,” looks for submission instructions at the bottom of the event list.
The Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex in Kennewick will feature 35 Washington craft breweries pouring more than 100+ craft beers from the Home of the Hops. Come to the Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival to learn more from expert brewers while you drink beer from the source and eat local food.
At the Seattle Bacon and Beer Classic, explore Safeco Field and indulge in unlimited bacon and craft beer. Sample 100+ beers from regional breweries, eat 30+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs, play giant Jenga, battle it out on the bungee run, compete in the Hormel® bacon eating contest and more.
Is your superpower the ability to make beer disappear? Then jump in your BatMobile, invisible plane, or otherwise & transport yourself down to the Kirkland Spring Beerfest on April 29th! The creators of Kirkland Oktoberfest are launching this NEW marvelous one day tasting event featuring local beers and ciders, and will be held indoors at the ARETE building in downtown Kirkland, across from the new Kirkland Urban project on Central Way. Superhero costumes are encouraged!
For the ninth year in a row, The Seattle Beer Collective has organized Seattle Beer Week. This city-wide celebration of beer consists of dozens of different events at pubs, bars and restaurants in and around Seattle. Ten days of outstanding tasting panels, beer dinners, and other events celebrate the city’s love of beer. Visit the website to find out about particular events.
The Umpqua Valley Barrel Tour, which encompasses three regions, is May 6 in Southern Oregon. Celebrate spring renewal with a refreshing wine tour in the Umpqua Valley. Let us do the driving while you sit back with friends and tour the wineries by bus, sampling wines beautifully paired with food. Learn about the wineries and the winemaking process from our skilled winemakers and tasting room staff. Enjoy the budding vines, trees and flowers as you ride through the green rolling hills in the 100 Valleys of the Umpqua. Tickets are $50 each
All aboard the Washington Wine Express for the sip of a lifetime on the Mount Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum’s Wine Express. Enjoy a steam train ride through the forests and foothills south of Mount Rainier. This 2 1/2-hour special event is exclusively for passengers 21 and older, and it features wine tastings provided by award-winning Silvara Vineyards, Scatter Creek Winery and Mount St. Helen’s Winery.
Rosé Revival features an array of dry rosé and interesting white wines. No red wines. Attendees will meet a variety of Northwest winemakers and taste their rosé made in small lots from Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Grenache and Pinot Noir. The event will also feature delicious whites for summer, including varieties such as Sèmillon, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Albariño, Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Blanc. Northwest wineries include Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Barnard Griffin, Bontzu, Cave B Estate Winery, Cavu, Cedergreen, Chateau Escalans, Coral, DeLille, Forgeron, Gilbert, Goose Ridge, J Bell, Lodmell, Lost River, Love That Red, Market, Michael Florentino, Milbrandt, NHV-Naches Heights Vineyard, Palencia, Revelry, Rocky Pond, Terra Blanca, The Walls Vineyard, Tranche, Tsillan, Wilridge and Woodhouse Wine Estates. Proceeds from this Seattle Uncorked event go to support Save Our Wild Salmon.
For the 20th year, the wineries of the Spokane Cork District will celebrate the annual Spring Release Weekend on Mother’s Day Weekend May 12-14. This year more than 30 new wines will be released and available for tasting at our tasting rooms. Tasting rooms will also be featuring additional activities and entertainment. This event is considered the kick-off to another great wine season in Spokane and our wineries invite guests and visitors to stop by and treat Mom and themselves to a great weekend of wonderful flavors.
The Gig Harbor Beer Festival is a fund-raiser benefiting the Gig Harbor Kiwanis Foundation. Fees are $25 online until 4/22 • $30 online after & at the door. Attendees receive a 5 oz. taster cup, 8 taster tokens, and a program.
The 10th Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest is the Largest Dog-Beer Festival in the World. The event includes 30+ Microbrews, $5 Admission, and is for people 21 and over. There will also be Dog-Inspired Entertainment: DJ Tequila Leah presents Dog Olympics, Dancing & Musical Chairs, Brewer Look-a-Like Contests, A Dog Wash, Fashion Show & More.
Harvest your passion for fine Washington wine and raise a toast to Woodinville’s most distinguished winemakers at the WineCraft: Spring Wine Auction. Woodinville Wine Country invites Washington wine connoisseurs to experience the renowned craft of local vintners on a relaxed Sunday afternoon. The auction will feature top-tier specialty reserve, new blends and limited-release wines and experiences. “We are excited to showcase the best of Woodinville, and offer an exciting event for wine collectors and aficionados from throughout the Pacific Northwest,” said Sandra Lee, executive director at Woodinville Wine Country.
Bottles, Brews and Barbecues, presented by the Prosser Wine Network, is a wine-filled, music-filled and barbecue-filled day long festival celebrating the good life in Prosser wine country, in the heart of Washington wine country. Barbecue competitors come from throughout the Northwest to participate in this competition, juried by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association. Wineries, breweries, barbecue and live music will fill the day, and into the early evening, on Saturday, June 10. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Bottles, Brews and Barbecues is an outdoor event and we look forward to seeing everyone in the beautiful environs of the Vintner’s Village in Prosser.
Raise a glass with us on Father’s Day weekend as the Washington Beer Commission presents the 12th Annual Washington Brewer’s Festival at King County’s Marymoor Park! The Washington Brewer’s Festival is a unique all-ages beer festival where thousands of beer aficionados can sample more than 500 beers from 110 Washington breweries. In addition, the festival offers wine and cider tastings, great food trucks, live music and all-ages activities.