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.

 

July 5 – 6, 2019

Bothell’s burgeoning Junction area will fill with vintage finds and Woodinville wines as Pop Keeney Way hosts the first annual Vintage & Vines Street Fair. Dozens of antique, vintage and shabby chic vendors will fill the boulevard with a variety of timeless treasures to browse and shop. Classic collectables will range from home décor, to farmhouse finds, to industrial elegance, with all pieces—regardless of age—sharing a stylish sensibility for the time-worn past. To pair with this road of rare discoveries, the fair offers another priceless vintage: Woodinville wines. Junction wine and events shop Belle & Bottle will serve as wine central, hosting tastings, giveaways, and sales on all the scrumptious wines you’ll be sampling as you browse. Five local wineries will take to the street, pouring their finest reds and whites to add some delicious luster to all those antiquities. Friday will culminate in delicious winemaker dinners at Bothell-area restaurants. The Cottage and Prime Steakhouse, will team up to host Woodinville winemakers as they pair and share their delicious creations with a variety of local cuisines.

July 11 – 13, 2019

You’re invited to the Spokane’s Third Annual Crave! this July 11-13. Crave! is a celebration of Spokane and the region’s best chefs, wineries, distillers and craft breweries during three days and four ticketed events. One all-inclusive price gets you food and drink for three hours of great tastemakers plus live music. Awesome food, great atmosphere and free parking.

July 12 – 14, 2019

Bend Summer Festival features fine food and libations, talented artists, three stages of first class blues, rock and jazz from Central Oregon and across the nation. The Bend Summer Festival is more than an event—it is a destination. From the Family Play Zone, Souk Marketplace and the Center Ring, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! The Bend Summer Festival draws more than 40 thousand locals and visitors each year for a weekend like no other.

July 12 – 14, 2019

Kirkland Uncorked is Washington’s summer wine festival. Taking place in scenic Marina Park (25 Lakeshore Plaza Dr), the festival, a weekend long celebration of world-class Washington wineries, is a benefit for the Homeward Pet Adoption. The festival is split into two parts, a 21+ Tasting Garden and an all ages Street Fair. The Tasting Garden features wine tasting, live music, a Friday Burger Brawl and a Saturday Grill-Off. The Street Fair features a Boat Show, the Uncorked Market, the CityDog Dog Modeling Contest, and a Saturday Food Truck Feast.

July 13, 2019

Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Walk Series is the second Saturday of each summer month. Dig our vintage attitude. Walk along 150-year old streets. Surround yourself with history; encounter architecture and attitudes of yesteryear while strolling from shop to shop sampling delicious regional wines. A different local winery is featured in each participating shop. Must be at least 21 years old to attend and tickets are required. Check-in at Above and Beyond, 1001 First St., Snohomish. Tickets are $25 in advance, but $30 at the door.

July 13, 2019

PROOF – Washington Distillers Festival features craft spirits, local bites, custom-crafted cocktails and more! Sip craft spirits from more than 40 Washington distilleries, including gin, whiskey, vodka, bourbon, rum, liqueurs and more. Sample delicious bites from Seattle-area restaurants and food purveyors. Try and buy new product releases and your favorite spirits from the distillery tables. Enhance your at-home bar and cocktail knowledge with educational sessions. Learn how your favorite craft spirits are made and interact one-on-one with the craftsmen and women.

July 19 – 20, 2019

The 8th annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest is a two-day event on the Bremerton waterfront, just a short walk from the Seattle – Bremerton ferry! This event features 36 Washington breweries pouring more than 100 craft beers. To celebrate the Summer, our Washington brewers will be focusing on fruit infused beers. Come to the Bremerton Summer Brewfest to learn more from our expert brewers while you enjoy live music and local food.

July 20, 2019

The CRAFTED Brew and Food Festival is a partnership between the City of Longview Parks and Recreation Department and the Rotary Club of Longview. CRAFTED is a community event bringing together the great taste of handcrafted brewing, delicious artisan foods, and a day full of fun in historic R.A. Long Park.

July 20, 2019

The 14th Annual Horse Heaven  Hills Trail Drive Scholarship Fundraiser and BBQ is set for July 20. Take a drive through the beautiful Horse Heaven Hills and be part of the celebration. Enjoy vistas of storied vineyards and taste wonderful wines from award-winning wineries, followed by the barbecue, wine and music at Crow Butte Park at days end. Check our website for further details. See you on the trail.

July 20 – 21, 2019

There will be great bands, great Northwest wine, great food and great fun in Sand Point, ID on the Schweitzer Village lawn for the Fifth Annual Northwest Winefest. Receive tasting tickets with the purchase of a souvenir wine glass — each ticket gets you 2 ounces of wine so you decide how much you want of each, a little or a lot! You can purchase additional tickets at the wine tent so you can keep sampling all weekend. Vote for your favorite white and red wines, then purchase bottles of your favorites to take home. Be sure to also check out the trampoline jumper, zip line, arts & crafts vendors, hiking, biking, chairlift rides, climbing wall, disc golf and more.

July 21, 2019

Vintage Spokane: A Wine and Food Affair, will highlight the award-winning and up-and-coming wineries throughout the Northwest, each offering samples of their amazing wine. The Davenport Grand Hotel Ballroom will play host to Vintage Spokane from 3-6 p.m., Sunday, July 21, when patrons will sip wines more than 50 of the region’s most celebrated wineries. Vintage Spokane is billed as Spokane’s largest summer wine and food event.

July 24 – 27, 2019

The 32nd annual Oregon Brewers Festival will take place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon. For the first time in the festival‘s history, we will feature 100% Oregon craft beers and ciders, with more than 85 of these being first-release products that will debut at the event!

July 26 – 28, 2019

The International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville, Oregon offers Pinot noir consumers and industry members the chance to enjoy an unparalleled selection of Pinot noir from around the world via a full schedule of seminars, walkaround tastings, winery tours, and unforgettable meals prepared by top Northwest chefs. With the exception of a vineyard and winery tour, the IPNC is held on the beautiful and historic Linfield College campus. McMinnville is an easy hour drive southwest of Portland in the heart of Oregon wine country. The IPNC offers three ticket options for guests to choose from: The Full Weekend (Friday-Sunday), Salmon Bake (Saturday evening), and the Passport to Pinot (Sunday afternoon). See below for more information on these ticket options.

July 27 – 28, 2019

Spend a weekend on Bainbridge Island! Our summer Wine on the Rock event is two days of wine, great food and amazing music at five 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 wineries – 20 different wines total, Food to complement the wine tasting, 4-bottle wine tote, and Live music at each winery.

August 10, 2019

Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Walk Series is the second Saturday of each summer month. Dig our vintage attitude. Walk along 150-year old streets. Surround yourself with history; encounter architecture and attitudes of yesteryear while strolling from shop to shop sampling delicious regional wines. A different local winery is featured in each participating shop. Must be at least 21 years old to attend and tickets are required. Check-in at Above and Beyond, 1001 First St., Snohomish. Tickets are $25 in advance, but $30 at the door.

August 10, 2019

At Brew Five Three: Tacoma’s Beer & Music Festival, enjoy beer and cider tasting from 40 Northwest vendors and food trucks at the 7th annual summer block party. Live music features Washington Scottish Pipe Band, Mirrorgloss, and more. Regular admission tickets include six tasting tokens and tasting glass (we promise they will be bigger this year)! Designated Driver tickets may enjoy complimentary water and soda. This event is dog friendly. This is a 21+ Event; valid ID is required for entry. Full admission tickets include six tasting tokens and tasting glass!

August 10, 2019

Come celebrate food and wine at the Kitsap Wine Festival. Harborside Fountain Park on Bremerton’s gorgeous waterfront is the perfect setting for a pleasant summer afternoon of sipping great wines and savoring tasty bites. Knowing that your participation benefits pets at Kitsap Humane Society add an extra layer of special to the experience. Since it began 11 years ago, the Kitsap Wine Festival has featured music, delicious food, and of course, great wines. You’ll have the opportunity to explore and discover a wide variety of wines by sampling bottles featured by our ever-expanding slate of participating wineries. Find a new favorite and take it home. Our retail wine shop provides an expanded selection of wines and an assortment of fun wine-related treasures. You’ll want to complement all of your delightful sipping by noshing delectables offered by our amazing food vendors. Round out your day of summer fun out with games like cornhole and ladder golf on the gorgeous waterfront at the Kitsap Wine Festival!

August 10, 2019

The 4th annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival is held at the Four Points by Sheraton Grand Ballroom. The Festival will include both a public wine tasting and the announcement of all medal-winning wines entered in an earlier judged competition. This year’s event will feature up to 55 wineries from the Pacific Northwest along with eight restaurants from the Whatcom County area. Whether you’re a serious wineophile or have only limited experience with wines, the Festival is a great opportunity to meet winemakers, enjoy a nosh or two, and sample an amazing selection of Pacific Northwest wines! Net proceeds from the event go to the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation for distribution to a number of Whatcom County non-profit organizations.

August 11, 2019

This will be the 5th year for the Snohomish Hard Cider Festival and it’s set to be the best one yet. There will be new cider makers some “small plates” food options filled with goodies that pare well with ciders. So, mark your calendar for Sunday, August 11th from 1-5 pm and plan to be there at Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish for an afternoon of cider, charcuterie, music, sun and fun. You must be 21 to attend and please, no pets.

August 15, 2019

The Winemaker Picnic and Barrel Auction for the Auction of Washington Wines weekend delivers the unique opportunity to choose from over 100 wines, and in most cases, the wine is being poured by the Winemakers themselves. Hear their stories, ask about their approach to winemaking, and find out what makes the wine they are pouring for you so special. Great wines deserve food that goes beyond regular picnic fare, and the local chefs and eateries of Seattle will be on hand to help you find the perfect pairing! The Barrel Auction is your chance to taste barrel samples and be one of five winning bidders to secure a case of a future release wine, before it’s available anywhere else. In some cases, these five cases are the only ones of their kind! Take your pick from 30 wineries, and taste the wines being offered. Talk to the winemakers about their wines, the aging process, the grapes, and ask them to explain how they will change before they are bottled.

August 17, 2019

The Gala of the Auction of Washington Wines weekend is the grand finale. Join us for the celebrated event that puts the auction in the Top 5 wine charity events in the U.S. Kick off the evening outdoors on the lawn of the Chateau Ste Michelle winery. Enjoy a glass of wine from the various tasting bars and food from local chefs. This is also your chance to reserve your spot at one of the fantastic buy-in lots, as well as bid on our silent and super silent auction lots. After Social Hour, make your way into the tent, find your table, and settle in to a multi-course meal, served by Seattle’s favorite chefs, paired by your table’s winery host. Sit back, visit with friends, and be prepared to raise your paddle high to support our beneficiaries.

August 22 – 25, 2019

The Oregon Wine Experience® is a multi-day event featuring extraordinary Oregon wines, amazing culinary creations, and unique happenings! Guests have the opportunity to explore, learn and indulge in all everything Oregon. Held at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, as well as at winery and restaurant venues around the region, the event continues to dazzle and out do itself year after year. Whether you choose to attend just one day or stay for all, Oregon Wine Experience® is an essential destination wine and culinary event like none other in the state.

August 23 – 25, 2019

The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is a celebration of the cultural arts of the Pacific Northwest. The festival features internationally acclaimed award-winning jazz, blues, gospel and pop musicians, along with fine artisans from Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho; wines from both large and small boutique vineyards; and food by local vendors.

August 24, 2019

The Snoqualmie Valley Wine Train Excursion series features Snoqualmie Valley wineries, food, music and gorgeous scenery. This unique way to experience the upper Snoqualmie Valley is made possible by the Northwest Railway Museum. Our wine trains feature a scenic train ride through the Snoqualmie Valley along the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railway, built in 1889. Passengers ride in historic coaches, gain unique access to museum collections and exhibits, and learn how the railroad changed life in Washington state. Wine trains include multiple tasting stops with local food and music. Take home your favorite bottle(s) of wine. Each wine is available for purchase in the Snoqualmie Depot Bookstore after your excursion. Visitors (21 and older only please) receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass with each ticket. Event check in begins 2:30 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Depot. Your train returns to the Snoqualmie Depot at 6 p.m. We encourage you to visit any of the Historic Downtown Snoqualmie businesses for food, shopping and more after your excursion.

August 24, 2019

Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival is a judged wine competition in which the winners of the competition are recognized during the evening of the festival. The competition typically draws more than 200 entries from North Central Washington wineries.Taste wines and enjoy food from a wide variety of local restaurants and caterers as well as cider, craft brews and spirits. Take home your own commemorative wine glass. Purchase your favorite local wines and help support the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

August 30 – 31, 2019

At the Bigfoot Beverages Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival, celebrate the craft of Northwest barrel-aged beer and cider, along with small-batch American spirits, during the two-day festival on the lawn of the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. Each year, The Little Woody curates the very best selection of barrel-aged beers, ciders and whiskeys. It’s something that makes The Little Woody unlike other festivals in the region. In addition to limited-edition beer tastes, tasty food truck bites and lawn games, guests can kick back and relax with live music from The Jess Ryan Band, Friends From Home, Long Tall Eddy and the Allan Byer Project.

September 7, 2019

For our 4th Annual Bacon & Beer Festival in Boise, ID, we’re extremely stoked to be bringing Idaho’s biggest Bacon & Beer themed festival to Expo Idaho! With the move to this spot, Boise Bacon & Beer Fest will be bigger and better than ever (oh, and parking will be much improved!) Along with the change of location, we’re teaming up with Cornhole Idaho to host a HUGE two-man team cornhole tournament! The event will feature prize money for the winners along with other awesome giveaway items! Registration for the cornhole tournament includes entry into both the tournament AND the beer and bacon festivities! This year features 25 local / regional craft breweries and cideries, Several Local Restaurants competing for the title of “best bacon dish!”,  MASSIVE cornhole tournament hosted by Cornhole Idaho with incredible prizes including BEER FOR A YEAR!,  Live DJ, and Tons of awesome yard games.

September 14, 2019

The Snoqualmie Valley Wine Train Excursion series features Snoqualmie Valley wineries, food, music and gorgeous scenery. This unique way to experience the upper Snoqualmie Valley is made possible by the Northwest Railway Museum. Our wine trains feature a scenic train ride through the Snoqualmie Valley along the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railway, built in 1889. Passengers ride in historic coaches, gain unique access to museum collections and exhibits, and learn how the railroad changed life in Washington state. Wine trains include multiple tasting stops with local food and music. Take home your favorite bottle(s) of wine. Each wine is available for purchase in the Snoqualmie Depot Bookstore after your excursion. Visitors (21 and older only please) receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass with each ticket. Event check in begins 2:30 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Depot. Your train returns to the Snoqualmie Depot at 6 p.m. We encourage you to visit any of the Historic Downtown Snoqualmie businesses for food, shopping and more after your excursion.

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.