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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.
March 30 – 31, 2018
Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is the premier beer, Scotch, whiskey, and wine tasting experience benefiting Seattle Humane. On March 30 and 31, indoors at Fremont Studios, Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest hosts the ultimate pop-up bar complete with tailor made tasting experiences certain to delight every guests’ palate.
April 5, 2018
Check out Part 2 of the Woodinville Wine Diva’s New Spring Series where certified sommelier and wine educator Shelly Fitzgerald will explain how to recognize varietal characteristics by taste and smell. The event is hosted at Village Wines Private Room in Woodinville, WA from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and cost is $30. Enjoy light bites and fine wine.
April 6 – 7, 2018
The 17th Annual Celebration of Syrah is a two-day revelry of wine, food and fun. The 74-acre Edgefield McMenamins property in Troutdale, OR 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 7, 2018
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. While at the festival attendees get to sample some of the best wines in our region, indulge in gourmet bites from local restaurants, plus have the opportunity to explore sweets and savories. Attendees can explore finishing flavors of vanilla, spice, tobacco, floral, butter and berry on the historic Anacortes pier while overlooking the beautiful Guemes Channel.
April 7 – 8, 2018
Taste Leavenworth is a ‘culinary crawl’ through town where you buy your passport to tasty town! Your passport is packed with juicy coupons redeemable for locally made, locally sources, or pear-inspired delights throughout Leavenworth. There’s even a Taste Leavenworth coupon book for kiddos too with delicious treats! To ensure you enjoy your delicious stroll through town, we’ll have live music in the Front Street Park. Come enjoy a variety of sweets, savories and refreshments such as pear cider, pear sausage, pear salads, pulled pork & pear chutney, pear chocolates, pear sorbetto, pear cocktails and wines pear-ed with local pears!
April 12, 2018
At the Columbia Gorge Wineries’ Portland Grand Tasting, sample award-winning wines from 20+ wineries, all pouring under the same roof for one night only. We invite you to discover Columbia Gorge wine and experience the expression of 40 miles of intense geography and transitioning climates. General Admission includes complimentary tastings from all attending wineries, light hors-d’ouevres, and a commemorative wine glass to keep. For those wanting a more intimate and elevated experience, we recommend a VIP ticket to gain early admission and access to private VIP balcony.
April 20, 2018
The Kirkland Spring Wine Walk is a wine adventure of local wineries at downtown Kirkland businesses. Meet the winemakers from 13 wineries and 2 breweries and sip, shop, stroll, and sip some more thru scenic Downtown Kirkland, a vibrant waterfront destination located on the shores of Lake Washington just east of Seattle. This event is a fundraiser for The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce & Kirkland Downtown Association and is collaboration with Seattle Uncorked. GA ticket holders’ wine adventure commences at 6 PM at the Heathman Hotel. Online purchase of tickets are available at $25. Early Bird ticket holders beat the crowd and may purchase their tickets online for $35. Early Bird Wine Walk begins at 5:00PM. You will receive a complimentary tasting Govino glass sponsored by Fairway Mortgage and 12 tasting tickets.
April 21 – 22 AND 28 – 29, 2018
At the Lake Chelan Wine Valley’s Spring Release, experience the newly released white and red wines from the region. The vines wake up in April and the brilliant whites and delightful pinks we bottled a few months ago are now ready to taste. This is the weekend for white wine and Rosé lovers. We take great joy in seeing you relish your first taste of what will be your favorite summer sippers.
April 22, 2018
Woodinville Wine Country invites you to their 3rd annual Winecraft Auction featuring top-tier specialty reserve wines and unique experiences. Enjoy live music and hearty bites from local Chefs at the Columbia Room in Woodinvilles Hollywood District. Proceeds from the Spring Wine Auction benefit Woodinville Wine Association and the Northshore Schools Foundation.
April 22, 2018
Neighborhood Nosh at Metropolist in SoDo showcases local restaurants, chocolatiers and regional wineries, who gather to serve samples and raise money for the South Park Senior Center.
April 26, 2018
Come to the 17th Annual Sexy Syrah and sip Syrah from 30+ Washington wineries producing some of the state’s best Syrahs at one of the world’s hottest view restaurants — Salty’s on Alki Beach! Produced by Sommelier David LeClaire and Salty’s Sommelier Tim O’Brien, this very popular 17th annual event always sells out. A portion of your ticket will benefit Children’s Hospital working with John L. Scott Foundation. Salty’s Executive Chef Jeremy McLachlan presents an ambitious menu of appetizers designed to showcase Syrah’s outstanding affinity for food! This year we’ve added Syrah based blends and rose’ made with Syrah!
April 27 – May 6, 2018
BC Cider Week celebrates the art of craft cider and welcomes spring with events spanning the province. Throughout the 10 day event, many festivals, tap take overs, craft cider pairing meals, and much more will take place from Kelowna to Vancouver Island and points in between.
April 28, 2018
The 2nd Annual Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex in Kennewick will feature 36 Washington craft breweries pouring more than 100+ craft beers from the Home of the Hops. Come to the Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival to learn more from their expert brewers while you drink beer from the source and eat local food.
April 28, 2018
It’s our 5th anniversary Seattle Bacon and Beer Classic at Safeco Field and we’re going all out! Prepare yourself for 100+ beers from regional breweries, 30+ bacon dishes from local chefs, a blind beer taste test, the Hormel® bacon eating contest, lawn games, music, and some all-new anniversary surprises throughout the concourse.
April 28, 2018
At the Cascade Foothills Wineries Annual Spring Tasting, 15 wineries kick off Oregon Wine Month and offer attendees a chance to taste 50 wines, learn about wine-making, and celebrate the wines of the Cascade Foothills. Get your Cascade Foothills summer passports too.
May 3, 2018
Check out the final part of the Woodinville Wine Diva’s New Spring Series where certified sommelier and wine educator Shelly Fitzgerald will talk with Chef Bre about Food and Wine Pairing. The event is hosted at the “NEW” The Heritage Restaurant and Bar in Woodinville, WA from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and cost is $30. Enjoy light bites and fine wine.
May 3, 2018
The 16th Annual Rosé Revival features a wide array of dry Rosé and interesting white wines…NO reds! Attendees will meet a variety of Northwest winemakers and taste their Rosé made in very small lots from Sangiovese, Syrah, Cab Franc, Tempranillo, Grenache, Pinot Noir! The event will also feature a wide array of delicious whites for summer, including varietals such as Semillon, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Albarino, Gruner, & Pinot Blanc, as well as wines from Italy, France, Argentina, Australia, and more.
May 5, 2018
Kirkland Spring Beerfest is a one-day tasting event featuring local beers and ciders that benefits the Kirkland Downtown Association and takes place from noon to 6 PM at Areté, 450 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033.
May 10 – 20, 2018
The Seattle Beer Collective is proud to organize Seattle Beer Week. This city-wide celebration of beer consists of dozens of different events at pubs, bars and restaurants in and around Seattle and spans ten days of outstanding tasting panels, beer dinners, and other events celebrate the city’s love of beer.
May 18, 2018
The West Seattle Wine Walk celebrates wine with this vibrant and fun event. Located in the heart of the West Seattle Junction, the Wine Walk provides you with the opportunity to meet the boutique wineries around the Pacific Northwest. Housed in some of West Seattle’s favorite merchants, you’ll enjoy 10 tastings from amongst 15 different wineries, each showcasing a unique variety of wines. Bottles of wine and additional individual wine tasting tickets will available to ticket holders. Admission includes a West Seattle Junction Wine Walk glass.
May 19, 2018
The Gig Harbor Beer Festival is a fund-raiser benefiting the Gig Harbor Kiwanis Foundation. The event is from 12PM – 5PM and is held at the Uptown Gig Harbor Pavilion in Gig Harbor, WA. Tickets are $25 online until 4/30 and $30 online after & at the door. Attendees receive a 5 oz. taster cup, 8 taster tokens, and a program.
May 19, 2018
At the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Run, travel the beautiful rattlesnake hills while tasting wine along the course. You will have an option of running a 5k, 10k or a half marathon. There will be water stops and porta-potties along the course. There will be restrooms at some of the participating wineries. First aid will be present along the course. The wineries you can taste at are Cultura, Paradiso, Bonair, Portteus, Two Mountain and Silver Lake. All wineries involved along the course are offering a modified tasting of one of their wines for free. Silver Lake Winery will be offering tasting samples at $1/sample. Please make sure that you have your ID on you during the run as each winery will be responsible for checking it prior to tastings.
June 2 – 3, 2018
The 9th Annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival returns to the PNE Fairgrounds June 2nd and 3rd 2018 in Vancouver, BC. The fest features 100+ Craft Breweries and Cideries pouring 300+ beers and ciders, Bands, Buskers, and DJs, a Games areas, MORE Food Trucks, and MORE WASHROOMS!!!
June 3, 2018
Meet Your Makers – Wine, Brews, & Cider makers – in the Garden at the 2nd Annual Summer Sip in the Garden at the beautiful Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens! Enjoy delicious tastes from your local craft producers while strolling in the garden with a cold drink in your hand! This event is a collaboration between Seattle Uncorked & Rotary Club of Duwamish Southside and benefits community projects including Tukwila Pantry, SeaTac & Tukwila Elementary Libraries, SeaTac Back to School Fair, and Tyee DECA Program.
June 8, 2018
A Brush of Pink at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery in Woodinville, WA is an evening of nothing but award-winning vintages. The best of the best in wine! What better way to welcome in spring than by opening our new releases and a few library surprises? A Brush of Pink offers up what is arguably the richest feast of wine in the state.
June 10, 2018
The Idaho Wine Commission is celebrating Savor Idaho’s 10th Anniversary at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise, Idaho. Savor Idaho gives consumers a unique opportunity to savor the best Idaho has to offer in wine and food while enjoying great, local tunes by Douglas Cameron. The general tasting will begin promptly at 2pm and run till 5pm. Guests will be greeted with a commemorative wine glass as they taste and sip their way through Idaho’s best. With your ticket purchase, you will have access to food and beverage samples with additional food and wine available for purchase on site.
June 15 – 17, 2018
Raise a glass on Father’s Day weekend as the Washington Beer Commission presents the 13th Annual Washington Brewer’s Festival at King County’s Marymoor Park! The Washington Brewer’s Festival is a unique all-ages beer festival where thousands of beer aficionados can sample more than 500 beers from 130 Washington breweries. In addition, the festival offers wine and cider tastings, great food trucks, live music and all-ages activities.
June 22, 2018
The 3rd Annual SipFest Snoqualmie is a wine, beer, and food tasting event held in the Downtown Historic District of Snoqualmie, WA. Festivities will be from 6:00PM – 9:00PM, and tickets include a souvenir glass, unlimited restaurant tastings, six beverage tasting tokens, and live music entertainment. General Admission will be $40 prior to June 16th and $45 after June 16th and one hundred percent of donations goes back to the community.
June 22 – 23, 2018
The Gorge Blues and Brews Festival dishes up beer, music and food on the banks of the Columbia River. What’s more, this event offers an uncommon opportunity to camp on-site at a beer festival. It is not the back country, but the Skamania County Fairgrounds offers a place to pitch your tent as well as offering the other necessary facilities. Enjoy a long day of beer and blues then stroll or stumble home to your bivouac. Campsites are limited and reservations are required. The lineup of breweries and musicians is always impressive at this grownups-only event.
June 29 – 30, 2018
The Sherwood’s 3rd Annual Wine Festival & Artisans Fair will help you experience the Willamette Valley region’s finest flavors and is hosted by 503 Uncorked and the Sherwood Wine Foundation. The Sherwood Wine Foundation’s mission is to benefit education and entrepreneurship in the community by celebrating, supporting and bringing exposure to Willamette Valley wineries and vintners.