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.

 

April 5 – 6, 2019

Celebration of Syrah this annual revelry of wine, food and fun. The 74-acre Edgefield property and Edgefield Winery will host winemakers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond who will showcase their best Syrahs throughout the weekend. Syrahs are bold inky-colored reds, made from a grape originated in France’s Rhone Valley.

April 5 – 7, 2019

Lewis-Clark Valley Wine Festival toasts Cabernet Sauvignon with a 3-day celebration features winery events, Riedel glassware presentation, wine and history seminar, and the winemaker’s signature dinner event. All weekend long participating Lewis-Clark Valley Wine Alliance wineries will open their doors and welcome fellow patrons to taste their wine, listen to live music, dine on local food, and discover the flavor of our region.

April 5 – 6, 2019

Cider Rite of Spring in Portland, OR is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry— an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of Spring, featuring nearly 100 unique ciders served by 33 different cidermakers and cidery representatives in a beautifully renovated historic event space.

April 13, 2019

The Anacortes Spring Wine Festival brings 30 wineries to Fidalgo Island for an afternoon of decadent wine tasting, food pairings, and an in-house wine shop. Visitors travel from all corners of the world to behold the amazing Skagit Valley tulip fields in full bloom. Enhancing their journey to the valley, the Spring Wine Festival presents the opportunity to indulge in the appreciation of red, white and blush wines from across Washington state.The cost of either tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited wine tasting, unlimited bites from restaurants, plus chocolate and cheese samples with the option to purchase. You will also have the ability to purchase wines that you can later take home (no open containers on the festival grounds, please).

April 13, 2019

What better way to welcome spring than with eleven breweries and eleven tastes of spring brews at the Ballard Brewed Spring Beer Festival sponsored by Ballard Beer Company! Participating breweries include Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co. Hale’s Ales, Lagunitas Seattle TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary, Lucky Envelope Brewing, Maritime Pacific Brewery. NW Peaks Brewery, Obec Brewing, Peddler Brewing Company, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing. Each will bring two beers, one of which will be released for the first time at the festival. Due to the popular demand experienced at the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival, we have decided to have two sessions. Proceeds will benefit Bellwether Housing, Seattle’s largest private, nonprofit affordable housing provider. Raise a glass while raising money for affordable homes!

April 13, 2019

The 49th Annual Greatest of the Grape will be held at Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon. Enjoy the best of the Umpqua Valley at the Greatest of the Grape gala — Oregon’s longest running fine wine event. Taste through the wonderful bounty of the Valley with appetizers and wine pairings from Southern Oregon wineries and our area’s gourmet food artisans. Dance along to live music by Roseburg’s Flashbak, place a bid to win luxurious prizes during our silent auction and vote for your favorite wine and food pairing.

April 13, 2019

At 13th Annual Leavenworth Ale Fest you’ll still find a host of amazing breweries and cideries, mixing it up with music and fun, all in the magnificent alpine setting of Leavenworth, WA. The big change is that Ale Fest now serves as a benefit for local non-profit Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. With every sip you’ll be helping bring the arts to children, families and communities across North Central Washington!

April 19 – 20, 2019

Seattle Scotch and Beer Fest is the “region’s biggest spring beer festival combining craft beer, Scotch, whiskey, and wine tasting,” this two-day event showcases authentic Scotch and Irish whiskey tastings, seminars, and craft beers from West Coast brewers. Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is also a fundraising event for Seattle Humane … just by buying your ticket you are benefiting this amazing organization.

April 20, 2019

The Winemakers Loft Food Truck Rally in the heart of Washington wine country is a good time for a great cause – all ticket sales from this day of local and regional food truck fare, live music, and wine are donated to Heartlinks Hospice and Palliative Care. The Winemakers Loft Food Truck Rally is open to those ages 21+. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All Food Truck Rally guests will receive a commemorative wine glass; a Welcome Splash of wine upon entrance; and the chance to enjoy the beautiful #ProsserWine country environs at the Winemakers Loft. Wine and food are available for purchase from participating food trucks and all wineries housed in the Winemakers Loft: Coyote Canyon Winery, Martinez & Martinez Winery, McKinley Springs Winery and Ginkgo Forest Winery and Tasting Room – Prosser.

April 20, 2019

The Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries.  More than twenty-five cideries will be participating, with more than 50 ciders on tap. The daylong event also features a lineup of local music, and a kid’s activity area – guaranteeing a great time for the whole family. Spring showers aren’t a problem, as the tasting area takes place in a covered hall.

April 26 – 28, 2019

The 37th annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival is an opportunity for guests to enjoy great coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and more! The festival is hosted by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce and is located at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center.

April 26 – 28, 2019

At the Kirkland Spring Fling Wine Walk, taste many of the finest Washington State wines while exploring Downtown Kirkland’s unique galleries and boutiques. Your challenge will be to select a favorite wine to take home! This 21+ event will bring you on a wine adventure of local wineries at downtown Kirkland businesses.

May 3 – 5, 2019

During Walla Walla’s Spring Release Weekend 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.

May 4, 2019

At the Umpqua Valley Barrel Tour, 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.

May 4, 2019

It’s our 6th anniversary for the Seattle Bacon and Beer Classic at Safeco Field and we’re back and bacon-er than ever! Prepare yourself for 100+ draft beers from regional breweries, 30+ creative bacon dishes from local chefs, the Hormel® bacon eating contest, lawn games, music, and so much more! Rally your foodie friends and get ready to experience bacon and beer like never before. For more information, directions, and frequently asked questions about Bacon and Beer Classic, please visit our website: www.baconandbeerclassic.com

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.