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 27, 2018

Experience some the Northwest’s finest wines on Woodland Park Zoo’s picturesque North Meadow with the annual Woodland Park Zoo Tasting Flight. This is an after-hours, adults-only fundraiser event for Woodland Park Zoo. Must be 21 or over and have valid ID for event entry. A general admission ticket provides 10 tastings from more than 40 wineries, but additional tasting tickets available for purchase. Full bottles from participating wineries available for purchase. Concessions also are available for purchase. There will be live music, and your ticket allows for near-encounters with animals as well as access to award-winning animal exhibits. As part of Woodland Park Zoo’s commitment to sustainable practices, including waste reduction, this is a Bring Your Own Glass event (souvenir glasses for $5 may be purchased at the event while supplies last).

July 26 – 29, 2018

The Oregon Brewers Festival is considered a craft beer destination, and nearly 70,000 fans annually make the pilgrimage to Beervana to drink up what the festival has to offer. On a sun soaked July afternoon, there’s no better place to sip 80 independent craft beers with friends along the banks of the Willamette River, with the Portland skyline as a backdrop to the west and Mt. Hood towering in the east. Whether you prefer Belgians or Blondes, Pales or Pilsners, Saisons or Sours – come to the Oregon Brewers Festival and see for yourself why we’re one of the world’s best loved craft beer festivals!

July 27 – 29, 2018

In its 32nd year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration offers Pinot Noir consumers and industry members the chance to enjoy an unparalleled selection of Pinots 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 and is an easy hour drive southwest of Portland in the heart of Oregon wine country.

July 29, 2018

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 29, when patrons will sip wines from 60 of the region’s most celebrated wineries. Vintage Spokane is billed as Spokane’s largest summer wine and food event.

August 4, 2018

The Olympia Brew Fest is an annual summer beer festival that takes place at the Port Plaza in Olympia, WA. It features 30+ hand-picked, northwest breweries and over 60 different beers. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Thurston County Chamber Foundation Small Business Development (Incubator) Program. Come and celebrate Olympia’s fine brewing heritage!

August 4, 2018

The Bellingham NW Wine 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 50 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, have 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 10 – 12, 2018

Enjoy the Mile High Wine & Music Festival in Silverstar, BC.  Being a mile high above sea level awakens your senses – inhale the aromas, savour the atmosphere, watch the people, listen to the music and touch nature. Canada’s highest outdoor wine tasting showcases 30 different British Columbia wineries, catering from Brown’s Social House, unique café and wine pairings from Starbucks Canada and live music. Come enjoy a unique outdoor event full of fun, wine and music.

August 11, 2018

The Kitsap Wine Festival at Harborside Fountain Park is a celebration of food and wine on Bremerton’s scenic waterfront, benefiting the Olympic College Alumni Association in support of the OC Promise. The festival features live 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.

August 16, 2018

Gin has been making a comeback as of late, and now at the Bellevue Summer Gin Fest you can celebrate this herbaceous libation, along with the distilleries of the Puget Sound area at this after-work tasting event. Enjoy samples from a curated selection of top-quality craft spirits and pick up the inside scoop from makers who’ll be serving up their best gins and other concoctions at WeWork Lincoln Square in Bellevue.

August 16, 2018

The Washington Auction of Wines Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction is the kickoff to the weekend of events where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Washington winemakers and choose from over 100 wines to taste. Extraordinary bites are provided by Tulalip Resort Casino’s acclaimed restaurants and showcase dishes seasoned with inventive culinary twists. For the competitive wine collector, you’ll have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind wines in the Barrel Auction. It all happens on the lovely concert grounds at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery.

August 16 – 18, 2018

The Bend Brewfest is three days of tasty craft beer, cider and wine along the banks of the Deschutes River. There will be 60+ breweries and 150 + beers, ciders and wines available to attendees. A one-time purchase of a souvenir mug is required for tasting. Mugs are $20 and include 5 tasting tokens. Mugs from previous years will not be filled. Tasting tokens are required for beer purchase and cost $5 for 5 tokens. 1 token equals a four ounce taste.

August 18, 2018

The Washington Beer BBQ will take place at South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn! The smell of smoked meats will fill the air and a palate pleasing selection of Washington craft Beer will be on tap at the inaugural Washington Beer BBQ! Get your tickets to our newest event which will include delicious barbecued items from some of the best food trucks and smoked rib joints in the area all paired with a wild variety of Washington Beers from more than 30 local breweries.

August 18, 2018

The Washington Auction of Wines Columbia Winery Charity Walk & Run is an annual fundraiser that is put on by The Run for Children’s Guild. The Run for Children ‘s Guild is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping children in the Northwest by raising money for uncompensated care at Children’s Hospital. The need for uncompensated care grows each year and is expected to exceed more than $120 million this year.Of the 100,000 patients treated at Children’s each year, 65% need financial assistance. Last year’s event was a huge success, raising over $100,000.

August 18, 2018

The Washington Auction of Wines Gala is the Grand Finale and not-to-be-missed wine event each year! Vintner table hosts will guide guests through the evening with wines alongside a multi-course dinner served by renowned Seattle area chefs. The evening is filled with one-of-a-kind auction lots focusing on wine, food, travel and unique experiences you can’t find anywhere else.

August 23 – 26, 2018

The Oregon Wine Experience® is a week-long event featuring extraordinary Oregon wines, amazing culinary creations, and one of a kind experiences! Over the course of seven days, guests have the opportunity to explore, learn, and indulge in all the beauty and bounty that Southern Oregon offers. Held at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, as well as at winery and restaurant venues around the region, this year’s festival is destined to be the biggest and best yet. Whether you choose to attend just one day or stay for the whole week, Oregon Wine Experience® is an essential wine event like none other in the state

August 24-27, 2018

The Bounty of Yamhill County blends some of the Willamette Valley’s top winemakers and chefs for a variety of events during this three-day fundraiser for the Yamhill Enrichment Society. The marquee event is Sunday’s Big Night, an outdoor evening featuring Yamhill County chefs, farmers and wines from 25 Yamhill County vintners. Bounty of Yamhill County assists with projects in arts and education, food and agriculture as well as history and community. This weekend serves as the primary fundraiser for other important projects.

August 25, 2018

The 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. This event benefits the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

August 31 – September 1, 2018

At Trucktoberfest, get truck’d this Labor Day weekend! Seattle’s favorite food trucks paired with over 30 local craft breweries at Magnuson Park Hanger 30 to kick off Oktoberfest season.

September 7 – 8, 2018

The Upper Left Beerfest is coming back to Everett, WA in 2018! With the support of the City of Everett as well as the Downtown Everett Association, Upper Left Beerfest is a two-day festival taking place Friday & Saturday, September 7 & 8 featuring live music throughout both. days, some of the best food trucks from the area, and of course, craft beer. In fact, lots of craft beer! 2018 will feature over 30 of the best breweries and cideries from around the Northwest.

September 13 – 16, 2018

In the heart of Oregon, Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest brings 350,000 people to the Bavarian village every September. The Northwest’s oldest and best loved Folk Festival – celebrates the fruits of the harvest, and the goodness of Creation! There is something for everyone at the Mount Angel Oktoberfest.

September 14, 2018

The Auburn Art Walk fills downtown  businesses with music, local artists, art, and fine wines.  Auburn, Washington’s Historic Downtown will come alive with artists displaying and selling their original handmade, quality paintings, mosaics, and wearable art work in temporary galleries through the Main Street businesses. 

September 15, 2018

Be part of the first Seattle Rum Festival. The event will be held at Washington Hall. Before the American Revolution, rum was the most consumed spirit, and now an awakening is occurring. The event is divided into a few sessions and experiences. Your three-hour program includes a 3-oz souvenir cup to taste taste premium rums, plus you can attend brand seminars.

September 21, 2018

The Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival will welcome 40 craft breweries pouring more than 150 types of beer. To commemorate America’s other favorite pastime, the event will be held at Avista Stadium and features live music, great food and baseball-themed fun.

September 21, 2018

Taste of the Harvest is a street fair featuring live music, food, wine and beer gardens, arts and crafts booths, and the farmers’ markets. The River Run Half-Marathon, 10K, and 5K ends here.

September 23, 2018

From the Pearl to Clinton-Richmond, we’ve scoured PDX for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys. We proudly present the SUNDAY FUNDAY BRUNCH PARTY of the year…The Bloody Mary Festival – Portland. Your ticket includes over 2 hours enjoying Portland’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, created by the finest restaurants and bars around. Includes yummy food and drink tastes from local companies, live music, and more!

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 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 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.

 

 

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

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