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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.
October 3, 2019
The 2nd annual British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards is a merger of the province’s two premier judging competitions and is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. 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. Tickets are $59 and the event is from 7pm – 9:30pm at the Laurel Heritage Packinghouse in Kelowna, BC.
October 3, 2019
At Brew at the Zoo hosted by Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA sample imports, domestics, microbrews and ciders from 60+ different breweries. Tickets are $36 and include admission to Brew at the Zoo, 7 tasting tickets, and animal encounters. Additional tasting tickets and tasty treats are available for purchase. Brew at the Zoo will take place in both indoor and outdoor spaces, rain or shine.
October 4 – 5, 2019
October 4 – 5, 2019
October 5, 2019
Trucktoberfest is Seattle’s only food truck themed Oktoberfest festival celebrating returns curbside in South Lake Union. This festival is split into two parts with free to the public food truck challenge that’s family friendly and a 21+ beer garden that’s ticketed and includes drink tokens good for over 40 breweries, wines, ciders and more on the lawn. Beer festival tickets go on sale July 1st.
October 5 – 6, 2019
October 11 – 12, 2019
October 12, 2019
Edgefield hosts the seventh annual Oregon Distillers Festival, featuring more than 100 handcrafted spirits from distillers such as Bull Run Distillery, Vivacity Fine Spirits and Aria Portland Dry Gin. Also enjoy select fall cocktails, appetizers from our Black Rabbit Chef Chris Rattaro and a silent auction. Purchase your tickets before September 15 and receive a free appetizer in the Black Rabbit Restaurant after the event.
October 12, 2019
The Seattle Fresh Hop Beer Festival brings you the freshest fest this side of the hop farm. Come hang out and enjoy pallet-punching brews with 1700+ eager hop heads. While you are busy having your tongue melted off, enter into raffles for your chance to win prizes from your favorite breweries in the city and donate to a number of Seattle area non-profit partners who make our city a better place. Seattle Fresh Hop is located in the wonderfully weird and wacky Georgetown Stables. 20+ local breweries will be gathering to show off the best of our hop harvest season. Admission is $35 if purchased ahead of festival. Two sessions October 12, 2019: 12-4PM, 5:30-9:30PM.
October 12, 2019
The 10th Annual Umpqua Brew Fest in Roseburg, OR celebrates the water that makes up great craft beer. Our music will feature Fortune’s Folly, Rovers and Dragons, and Ken Carloni. We will have an Iron Chef competition, games, vendors and craft beer from all over the state.
October 12 – 13, 2019
October 18 – 19, 2019
October 19, 2019
Say “I do” in the birthplace of Washington wine on Saturday, Oct. 19 from noon to 5 p.m., at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Wash. The Wine Country Bridal Showcase at the Clore Center is the first wedding event to highlight the beauty and amenities of Prosser, Grandview and Sunnyside in Washington’s Yakima Valley. Join the Clore Center and the best wedding vendors in the region for a casually elegant afternoon of wedding planning. Wine and food will be available to purchase, so bring your crew and sip while you shop! Tickets on sale now!
October 26, 2019
At the 7th Annual Craft Beer & Cookie Fest in Spokane, WA, come and enjoy Local Craft Beers and iconic Girl Scout cookies. Local breweries will compete for the Best Craft Beer and Cookie pairing, and you will help decide on the winning combination! All proceeds from this event supports local Girl Scouts in the area. You will also be able to enjoy live music, games and local food trucks. Tickets include a tasting glass, six 5 oz. pours and cookies.
October 28, 2019
At Lady Made: Washington’s Wonder Women of Wine, meet these phenomenal female winemakers at World Trade Center Seattle and taste their outstanding wines during this event that is back by popular demand. This event is presented in conjunction with the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center. The mission of the Clore Center in Prosser is to serve as a central gathering place for industry and consumers to discover Washington wine.
November 1 – 3, 2019
During Walla Walla’s Fall 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.
November 2, 2019
The Aberdeen Lions Club presents its 16th annual Toast the Harbor Wine & Food Festival at the Quinault Beach Resort on Saturday, November 2nd, from 1:00 – 8:00 PM. Patrons will be able to taste wines from a dozen different wineries, beer from two breweries and spirits from a local distiller, plus shop at many different food and retail vendors. We will have bottles of your favorite wines available for purchase, tax free! You will be able to browse and participate in the silent auction items throughout the open hours. We will have an abundance of wonderful items from our local businesses: fine jewelry, vacation stays, fishing charters, many unique gift baskets, fine art, home decor, gift certificates and so much more to choose from. Bring your generous hearts and your fun loving competitive spirit.
November 7, 2019
Prepare yourself for a different style of wine tasting. 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 Linen Building 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 – 9, 2019
At the McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival in Springfield, OR enjoy a huge selection of of the finest cider and craft brews from Oregon, Washington and California from over 150 brewers, along with live entertainment from your favorite local artists. Meet the brewers, taste multiple varieties of cider and beer, participate in workshops and grab a bite to eat from local food vendors while browsing the selections. Saturday will be family friendly from noon – 6 p.m. with puppets, balloon animals and face painting. Watch the Roller Derby on Saturday evening from 5 – 7 p.m. This event is put on by the Springfield Rotary Club, with proceeds supporting charities for youth.
November 8 – 9, 2019
Snohomish Brewfest event will showcase products like a souvenir tasting glass, ten tasting tokens, purchase of the famous original Snohomish BrewFest Brat dinners. Individual tasting sessions and more about music at the event with links to videos and audio from our performers and much more.
November 9, 2019
The legendary Northwest Food and Wine Festival is the definitive wine festival in Portland. Held at the Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E in Portland, OR, 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 9, 2019
At the Bend Ale Festival, join us in Bend, Oregon’s Northwest Crossing Neighborhood to sample the region’s best beers. The Bend Ale Festival is also the finish line for the Bend Ale Run. Entry into the festival is free, Pint glass + 10 tasting tokens is $20, but can be purchased early for special rate of $15.
November 9, 2019
The South Sound Winter Beer Festival is at a new venue at the Mattress Firm Show Plex at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup! We’re bringing the first taste of winter beers to the South Sound from 30 Washington breweries. Sample seasonal favorites such as dark imperial stouts, roasty porters, strong beers, Scottish ales, barrel-aged surprises, spiced ales, piney IPAs and many more creative brews for the season!
November 10, 2019
Beer Fest 2019 will be hosted at FOB Forward Operating Base Brewing Company in Dupont, WA. Seven Veteran brewed beers on tap will be battling for the Beer of Honor Medal.
November 22, 2019
Join us at the Oregon Zoo in Portland for our third annual BrewLights, a ZooLights brew festival experience just for the 21-and-over crowd with dozens of local beer and wine vendors to sample from.BrewLights tickets include a souvenir cup and 10 beverage tastings throughout the zoo. Guests can sample beer, wine and cider from more than 40 Northwest vendors while strolling through colorfully-lit trees and dazzling 3-D light sculptures. For grown-ups interested in the lights without the beer sampling, a special Light Enthusiast ticket will be available as well.
November 23, 2019
At the Skagit Wine & Beer Festival in Mt. Vernon, WA, you will be delighted with wines, microbrews & spirits from regions throughout Washington, including local Skagit County wineries as well as gourmet appetizers, divine chocolate samplings made right in Skagit County.
November 29 – December 1, 2019
At Thanksgiving in Rattlesnake Hills Wine Country, visitors 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.
December 4 – 8, 2019
Each year the Portland Holiday Ale Festival teams up with dozens of breweries to procure exclusive beers for a joyous five-day celebration. Held in the heart of downtown Portland, the Holiday Ale Festival keeps attendees warm and dry under a large clear top tent that covers Pioneer Courthouse Square while allowing for views of the city lights. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the region’s largest decorated Christmas trees. More than 50 breweries are featured at this year’s event, all of which are bringing beers created to bring joy to all the beer fans. These aren’t beers you’ll find in the supermarket – the brewers have put together special recipes, collaborations and blends just for their fans and will be releasing them at the Holiday Ale Festival. From Belgians and barrel aged creations or Ciders, IPA’s and Hazy’s or Stouts and Sours, these beers are often the result of long term planning and showcase the creative prowess of the brewers, which means you are assured to get something new and exciting to try!
December 6 – 8, 2019
Amidst the festive atmosphere of the season, the Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend in Walla Walla, WA gives winemakers and cellar staff the chance to 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.