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.

 

February 21 – 24, 2019

Since 1978, it wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival. Showcasing over 150 premier Northwest wines, culinary professionals and regional artisans. Over 120 exhibitors featuring Northwest wines and seafood specialties along with merchants selling arts and crafts are on hand. Wine competitions for both professionals and amateurs take place as well.

February 21 – 24, 2019

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience is a 3-Event Adventure. The epicurean weekend kicks off on Thursday night with Comfort, Seattle’s best feel-good foods and crafty brews from mac and cheese to fried chicken, beer, cider, hot toddies and more. On Friday, Pop! features the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of seafood paired with sparkling wines, Champagne, craft beer, cider and seafood-friendly white wines. The weekend continues on Saturday with the Grand Tasting; a deluxe showcase for wine, beverage, food and lifestyle in the Northwest.

February 23 – March 3, 2019

“One of the Very Best Wine Festivals in the World” The Vancouver International Wine Festival, Canada’s premier food & wine event, has three mandates: to provide an informative, educational and entertaining wine experience for public and trade; to be a premier marketing opportunity for the wine industry and festival partners; and to raise funds for the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society.

February 25, 2019

Walla Walla Wine @ McCaw Hall (Seattle, WA) provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage directly with over 40 Walla Walla Valley wineries and winemakers and sample, side-by-side, the wine crafted from the unique growing sites of the Walla Walla Valley AVA and surrounding areas. An AVA acclaimed for its red wines, Walla Walla Valley winemakers are also crafting elegant, subtle whites and rosés and utilize this event to showcase new releases. 

March 2, 2019

The 10th Annual Snohomish Wine Festival showcases Washington wineries including a section dedicated to Snohomish wineries. Guests are invited to come shop, dine, and experience fine wines from the wineries there and just minutes away. All proceeds from the Snohomish Wine Festival go to support the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce.

March 2, 2019

At the Washington Beer Open House, Washington Breweries throughout the state are throwing open their doors and letting the public stream in! Stop by our brewery, where you can chat with the brewers and try a sample of their handcrafted brew. You can also get a tour of the brewery and a few stamps for your McMenamins Passport.

March 2, 2019

The 9th Annual Cabernet Classic Grand Tasting event  is located at the new Porsche Bellevue! Dress Up for this swanky affair and enjoy free Butler Valet service too! The event helps raise funds for one of the NW’s favorite local charities, Talk It Up’s “KIND TV” changing the world thru positive messaging and acts of kindness for those in need. Enjoy Noshes from The Central & Pearl Bellevue, with DJ EPop spinning tunes and a dazzling array of over 50 of the best Cabs from 30 of Washington’s premier wineries!

March 7 – 10, 2019

With a focus on Northwest wines and regional cuisine, Savor Cannon Beach offers four days of unique wine tasting experiences including a wine walk featuring over 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops. A series of festival events focus on specific themes that showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while local businesses add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful destinations.

March 15 – 17, 2019

Thousands of locals and visitors will rejoice in their Irish heritage at the 28th annual Kells Irish Festival, the state’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. This year’s festivities will take place at Kells’ two Portland locations: the original Kells Irish Pub at 112 SW 2nd Ave. and Kells Brewery at 210 NW 21st Ave. The three-day event offers live music, traditional Irish dancing, bagpipers, Irish food, and libations.

March 16, 2019

The 12th Annual Debuts & Discoveries is where enthusiasts get to discover and taste all things NEW: Discover new releases from your local favorites as well as Debuts from the newest NW Wineries, Distilleries, Cideries, & Breweries! The popular “Debuts and Discoveries” is being held at the historic Sandpoint Naval Air Station “Hangar 30” in Magnuson Park! This is THE place to be on the cutting edge of who the rising stars are in our area! Enjoy live music! And delicious food available for purchase from the Mobile Mavens food trucks & Dante’s! This special fundraising event is a collaboration between Seattle Uncorked and the University Sunrise Rotary.

March 24, 2019

Northwest Women Stars of Food and Wine is a reception-style event at the gorgeous new Sanctuary event space and raises funds for VITAL, a non-profit winery that donates ALL profits to the SOS Clinic, a free, urgent care clinic in Walla Walla serving the uninsured migrant workers, the backbone of the wine industry! We have WOMEN CHEFS & CULINARY PROFESSIONALS serving up delicious noshes,  WOMEN WINEMAKERS treating you to tastes of their hand-crafted wines, and WOMEN SOMMELIERS  pouring mystery tastes of wines from their restaurants! Dress to impress& join us at The Sanctuary for the ultimate epicurean extravaganza, featuring the rich texture of signature Chef’s gourmet bites, paired with delicious sips from premiere wineries.

March 28 – 31, 2019

Taste Washington is returning March 28-31, 2019, and you’re invited to the celebration! From wine tastings and seminars to farm excursions and music-food mash ups, enjoy four days chock-full of specially curated events featuring over 230 wineries, more than 65 restaurants and some of the nation’s most-talented chefs. Tickets go on sale December 5.

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 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

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 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 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.

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.

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.