Grapevine (Event Calendar)

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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.

 

 

September 26, 2018

Science is brewing at the 8th annual OMSI After Dark: Brewfest in Portland, OR. Don’t just drink beer, learn beer! Sample beers from local breweries while learning how beer is made, the variety of hops and enjoy some fun beer tricks while you’re at it!

September 27, 2018

The 1st annual British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards is a merger of the province’s two premier judging competitions. It is a celebration of the best wines from across our Province with Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals awarded, as well as the Lieutenant Governor’s Platinum medals and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Best Wine in British Columbia.

September 28, 2018

The Renton Wine Walk is the perfect event for wine connoisseurs or those just starting to discover the world of wine. Sample from over 20 different wines as you stroll through the downtown businesses and chat with the winemakers as they pour their select choices. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the event [if not sold out]. Price of admission includes 10 one-ounce drink tokens, a map of the tasting locations, a souvenir wine glass, tasting tokens and an event wristband. These items can all be picked up when you check in on event night. You must be 21 to purchase wine tasting tickets. Everyone will be required to show identification for tickets purchased online or at the door. Take a bottle of wine home from the tastings. Wines are available for purchase during the event. Alcohol is not allowed on the street. All alcohol must be consumed in the tasting locations.

September 28 – 29, 2018

The Portland Fresh Hops Fest is a celebration of the annual hop harvest that takes place from mid-August to mid-September in Oregon. The festival features Oregon craft beers made with hops that are freshly picked off the vine and used within hours of harvesting.

September 28 – 30, 2018

Spokane Oktoberfest is the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September. Your ticket price is your admission into the Oktoberfest event at Centerplace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley where there will be live entertainment, food, beverages and games. Food and Beverages are not included in your admission price. Once you’re inside you’ll need to purchase food and beverages. You can do so with cash or credit/debit cards.

September 29, 2018

Celebrate autumn, the harvest season and excellent craft beer at Oktoberfest at the Oregon Zoo. Join us for beer sampling and family fun to kick off fall! Local vendors will be stationed around the concert lawn offering free samples of Oregon beers for the grown-ups, and family activities include live music, dancing, lawn games and fun crafts for kids. Adults can enjoy samples from Oregon beer vendors, and families can dance to live music from the European Take-Out Band (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and the Michael Fischer Trio (1:30 to 4 p.m.), check out Wildlife Live! meet and greets at noon and 3 p.m., an elephant pool party at 2 p.m., see The Unipiper wheeling past and enjoy snacks like Elephant Ears. Bring your appetite for lunch: There will be German-inspired fare along with some of Portland’s top food carts at the event. The event is between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is free with zoo admission, which means free for zoo members.

September 29, 2018

Dust off your lederhosen and join us for the 10th annual Oktoberfest at Safeco Field. There will be specialty beers available throughout the game. Ticket package includes Main or View level ticket, drink voucher and Oktoberfest stein when you purchase at Mariners.com/Oktoberfest.

September 29, 2018

At the Whidbey Island Cider Festival, taste ciders from different Pacific Northwest cideries, enjoy delicious food from local vendors, learn about cider making and if you need your apple tree identified by an expert, bring an apple or two along. Children’s activities including face painting by Painture Face. Live music.

October 4, 2018

At Brew at the Zoo at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, raise your glass to conservation and animals! We’ll be drinking beer from over 60 different breweries at the zoo on October 4th. While you’re sipping on delicious beer, you can also wander through some of our world class animal exhibits. Drink a beer, save a bear! Brew at the Zoo ticket sales, fundraising games at the event, and extra tasting tickets all raise money to benefit Woodland Park Zoo.

October 5 – 6, 2018

Fred Hutch Presents The 14th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (GPBF) on Friday October 5th & Saturday, October 6th at the Seattle Center and 100% of the proceeds will once again benefit FRED HUTCH! We invite you to join us at the Seattle Center, where 80+ pumpkin beers (plus a couple surprises) from near and far will be poured, including twenty or so from Elysian’s pumpkin-crazed brewers. Orange is the theme – interpret that as you will but the more orange, the better! …and if you want to bust out a full costume, that’s always encouraged! Each day of the festival, some of our finest will be roaming through the crowds to select the most festive bunch to compete for a prize.

October 5 – 6, 2018

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! We have four venues each with live entertainment, food and beer! Stay in one Venue or roam around to each! What ever you do, don’t miss our Keg Tapping Ceremony at 1:00 pm every Saturday when Leavenworth’s Mayor will honor a Bavarian Tradition of “tapping the keg”. Then plan on hanging around and checking out music from our own Musikkapelle Leavenworth who will be joined by other musical groups from the US, Canada and Germany.

October 11, 2018

Nothing goes with the onset of autumn better than hearty, earthy beer, cider and wine. The second annual Seattle Harvest Brewfest celebrates these fall favorites in grand fashion. Head to the innovative event space WithinSodo to sample seasonal releases that include fresh hops, barrel-aged and more favorites. Your ticket includes unlimited sample pours and food samples at the festival highlighting great local libations.

October 12 – 13, 2018

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! We have four venues each with live entertainment, food and beer! Stay in one Venue or roam around to each! What ever you do, don’t miss our Keg Tapping Ceremony at 1:00 pm every Saturday when Leavenworth’s Mayor will honor a Bavarian Tradition of “tapping the keg”. Then plan on hanging around and checking out music from our own Musikkapelle Leavenworth who will be joined by other musical groups from the US, Canada and Germany.

October 13, 2018

The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Autumn Sip & Stroll, from 1pm – 5pm. The popular tasting event takes patrons on a tour along Gig Harbor’s beautiful waterfront sampling Northwest Wines, Brews, Spirits and tasty small bites at businesses serving as “Stroll Stops.” The Alliance will provide complimentary transportation throughout the waterfront to make it easy to visit all of the Stroll Stops. Participants will receive a commemorative tasting glass and 15 sip tickets for alcohol. A wine store will be available to purchase your favorite wines tasted throughout the afternoon.

October 13, 2018

The Cascades gateway town of North Bend, Wash., at the base of Mount Si stages Sips, Suds and Si festival, the inaugural wine, beer and art walk on Saturday, Oct. 13. Participants include Volition Brewing, Postdoc Brewing, Convergence Zone Cellars, Sigillo Cellars, William Grassie Wine Estates and Wildflower Wine Shop, and the event is orchestrated by the North Bend Downtown Foundation and the City of North Bend.

October 19 – 20, 2018

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! We have four venues each with live entertainment, food and beer! Stay in one Venue or roam around to each! What ever you do, don’t miss our Keg Tapping Ceremony at 1:00 pm every Saturday when Leavenworth’s Mayor will honor a Bavarian Tradition of “tapping the keg”. Then plan on hanging around and checking out music from our own Musikkapelle Leavenworth who will be joined by other musical groups from the US, Canada and Germany.

October 20, 2018

Join us at the McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend, OR for an opportunity to sample over 100 handcrafted spirits from Oregon Distillers Guild members from around the state at this annual High Desert Distillers Festival! Guests can sip and sample some of the best Oregon-made spirits from Bull Run Distilling, New Basin Distilling, Crater Lake Spirits, Vivacity Fine Spirits, McMenamins’ Distilleries and many more.

October 27, 2018

Winetoberfest at the Walter Clore Center in Prosser, WA is a unique, fun tasting event that will feature wineries from across the state pouring their own wines from lesser-known grapes. Sip some wine, enjoy a bite to eat, participate in fun games, and take home your favorite bottles!

November 2 – 4, 2018

During Fall Release Weekend in Walla Walla, WA, visitors can be among the first to enjoy newly released wines, many of which can only be found by visiting the wineries and tasting rooms themselves. It’s a fantastic opportunity to talk directly with Walla Walla Valley winemakers about the new vintage, and gain insight into the creative winemaking process. In addition to sampling and purchasing newly released wines, many wineries will offer special activities such as winemaker dinners, live music, and much more.

November 8, 2018

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 a local artist. The Idaho Wine Commission will once again be hosting ‘Sippin’ in the City,‘ at the 8th & Main Building (800 W Main St, 17th Floor) in Boise. The event will feature a selection of Idaho wineries showcasing some of the best that the state has to offer with light appetizers. The consumer tasting will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Nearly 250 guests will be greeted with a commemorative wine glass as they taste and sip their way through Idaho’s finest.

November 8, 2018

At the second annual 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 dealers, resorts, spas and more — during this festive evening at Seattle’s WithinSodo event space.

November 8 – 18, 2018

Cornucopia in Whistler, BC is the True North of food & drink festivals – a place of culinary reckonings, where the wild meets the refined and the epic and the epicurious come together. For 11-days this November, Cornucopia returns to Whistler to celebrate food + drink in style. Embracing the palate, the plate, and the Pacific North West, Cornucopia is a promise of warmth and welcome to all-comers amongst a convivium of global taste-makers. Cultivate passion. Open wide. Let your tastebuds run wild.

November 9, 2018

Whether a whisky aficionado or at the beginning of your whisky affair, you’ll no doubt find something to ignite your passion at this year’s Whiskey Extravaganza at the Rainier Club in Seattle. Join us as we sample 100+ of the world’s best whiskies, sip on craft cocktails, indulge in whisky inspired bites + learn from industry experts through curated masterclasses

November 10, 2018

Wine on the Rock: Wine & Charcuterie in Bainbridge, WA is two days of island wines paired with local charcuterie. At this harvest wine event, you’ll get a chance to meet our winemakers and see winemaking in action at many of the wineries. Ticket includes wines, food pairings, special event wine glass & six bottle wine tote!

November 10, 2018

South Sound Craft Beer Festival at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall in Tacoma, WA offers an opportunity to taste winter beers made in the Pacific Northwest. Admission to the festival  includes a tasting cup and six beer tastes. Designated Driver admission is just $5 at the gate and includes complimentary water and soda. A variety of food options will be available for purchase.

November 10, 2018

The Northwest Food and Wine Festival returns as the definitive wine festival in Portland with a targeted half-day wine and food celebration. The festival 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.

November 10, 2018

The Hops on the Rock festival is literally shutting down the streets of Eastsound to host a weekend of drinking, dancing and NovemBEER events all across Orcas Island. Live music, local food, and 20+ local breweries from around the region will be in attendance for a destination beer festival like no other. Breweries attending will include Aslan, Georgetown & Black Raven Brewing – among others – who will be showcasing their talents alongside local chefs and the sounds of Bellingham’s hometown heroes, Babycakes.

November 10, 2018

Tri-Cities Wine Festival events include 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 benefitting the Tri-Cities Wine Society’s education fund.

November 10, 2018

Bend Ale Fest features more than 40 beers from 20 breweries. Join us in Bend’s Northwest Crossing Neighborhood to sample some of the region’s best beers. The Ale Festival is also the finish line for the Bend Ale Run.

November 17, 2018

At the Applegate Valley Fall Uncorked Tour Event, eighteen wineries in the Applegate Valley of Oregon will participate in this fun, self-guided tour. Each winery will offer both an appetizer and a wine for tasting. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore new wineries that you’ve never been to before! Designated drivers don’t need to purchase a ticket and may sample the food. The event will conclude at 4pm, however many tasting rooms will remain open until 5pm.

November 17, 2018

The Holiday Wine Fest celebrates the world of wine, beer, cider, spirits and shopping at Bellevue Community College. Holiday Wine Fest invites food, wine, spirits and cider enthusiasts, collectors and novices alike to sip, sample and purchase the best in Pacific Northwest wine and cider.

November 23 – 25, 2018

At Thanksgiving in Wine Country in the Rattlesnake Hills (Zillah, WA), visitors on this traditional holiday weekend 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. Our $10 Passport gives you benefits, but is not required to buy wine.

November 28 – December 2, 2018

The 23rd Annual Holiday Ale Festival in Portland, OR – Imagine 50+ big, bold craft beers at one winter event. ‘Tis the holiday season and beer lovers rejoice. We offer this humble gift… the gift of great beer… to the beer lovers of Portland and beyond. Come start your own holiday tradition.

If you have a wine, beer, or spirits-related event you’d like listed on The Grapevine, send the information to:  info@NorthwestWineNight.com

and put “Grapevine” in the subject line.