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.

 

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

At St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Tasting, Woodinville Wine Country kicks off your Yuletide festivities with a three-day weekend of tasting, toasting and celebrating. Over 30 wineries and tasting rooms throughout Woodinville will be pouring their finest offerings and spreading heaps of holiday cheer. There’s no better excuse for getting together with friends and getting into the season. Who knows, you may even discover a new favorite wine just in time for your holiday parties!

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.

December 14, 2019

The 7th Annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival in Bend, OR is presented by Bigfoot Beverages in the Century Center parking lot from 2pm-9pm. Last year’s festival had 22 breweries involved and just over 1,200 attendees. COWBF is a fundraiser for the Central Oregon Brewers Guild, COBG, which works to bring outside awareness to Central Oregon by focusing on our local craft beer culture, with a mission to drive tourism and commerce to Central Oregon, as well as surrounding Oregon communities. The COBG is composed of people working at Central Oregon breweries and was formed to give Central Oregon beer a united voice. Admission to COWBF will be $15.00 and attendees will receive a commemorative COWBF mug, as well as 5 drink tokens.

January 17 – 19, 2020

Nestled among the snow-caped hilltops and glacier fed waters of Lake Chelan, Winterfest is the perfect escape to a winter wonderland. Save the date for two back-to-back weekends (Jan. 17-19, 24-26, 2020) of wine and ale tasting, ice carving, snowga, beach bonfires, spectacular fireworks and more! The snow-inspired festivities offer fun for the entire family. Admission Pass to enjoying Winterfest Weekend gets you access to all the Kids Activities, the Ice Bar, the Horse Carriage Rides, and dozens of incredible offers at shops, restaurants and wineries all around the lake. Wine Tasting in snowy Downtown Lake Chelan is the quintessential Winterfest experience. You’ll explore over 40 different award-winning Chelan Valley wines in the Tasting Tent on Friday and Saturday, or stroll through the downtown boutiques as you chat with the winemakers and taste their select choice of higher end wines on the Saturday Grand Wine Walk.

January 24 – 26, 2020

Nestled among the snow-caped hilltops and glacier fed waters of Lake Chelan, Winterfest is the perfect escape to a winter wonderland. Save the date for two back-to-back weekends (Jan. 17-19, 24-26, 2020) of wine and ale tasting, ice carving, snowga, beach bonfires, spectacular fireworks and more! The snow-inspired festivities offer fun for the entire family. Admission Pass to enjoying Winterfest Weekend gets you access to all the Kids Activities, the Ice Bar, the Horse Carriage Rides, and dozens of incredible offers at shops, restaurants and wineries all around the lake. Wine Tasting in snowy Downtown Lake Chelan is the quintessential Winterfest experience. You’ll explore over 40 different award-winning Chelan Valley wines in the Tasting Tent on Friday and Saturday, or stroll through the downtown boutiques as you chat with the winemakers and taste their select choice of higher end wines on the Saturday Grand Wine Walk.

January 24 – 25, 2020

First Taste Oregon at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, OR is an event of epic proportion, featuring the best in Oregon wines, craft breweries, hard ciders, delectable eats and is also a one of a kind shopping experience. We offer live music both days in two locations, highlighting local music from talented artists all over the state.

January 25, 2020

Belgian Fest will take place at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion highlighting 100+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbels, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. In keeping with this unique style, all of the beers are brewed with Belgian yeast.

January 25, 2020

Nearby Lake Chelan in Manson, WA at Alefest the neighboring town plays host to over 20 craft breweries and cideries during our second weekend of Winterfest. Explore the very best of what is being produced in the Chelan Valley and the rest of the Pacific Northwest.

January 31 – February 1, 2020

The 15th annual Portland Seafood & Wine Festival is a fundraiser for the Oregon Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This event recruits 65 wineries to the Oregon Convention Center for the Portland Seafood and Wine Festival, sponsored by Country Financial.This Portland tradition falls in the middle of Dungeness crab season and is family friendly with face painters and balloon artists.

February 7 – 8, 2020

The Enumclaw Wine and Chocolate Festival features wine, chocolate and shopping – the finer things in life! More than 20 wineries return for this 12th annual event at the Enumclaw Expo & Event Center, which is home to the King County Fair – the oldest fair west of the Mississippi. Admission, which costs $30 per day, includes wine glass and 6 tasting tickets. More taste tickets available for $1 each at event. A two-day ticket is just $45. Our wine shop allows you to purchase your favorites wines to take home.

February 7 – 8, 2020

Coeur d’Alene Food & Wine Festival in Coeur d’Alene, ID is three indulgent days of wine tasting seminars, intimate luncheons with hand-selected wine pairings, unforgettable award-winning chef dinners and more. Visitors will enjoy delicious eats alongside exquisite wines from the best of Walla Walla Valley Winemakers and many other Pacific Northwest Wineries.

February 8 – 9, 2020

Explore winter on Whidbey with a glass of red wine in hand at Red Wine and Chocolate by Whidbey. Five venues around the island, including Holmes Harbor Cellars, Mutiny Bay Distillery, Blooms Winery, Comforts of Whidbey Winery, Whidbey Island Distillery and Spoiled Dog Winery, present samples of reds and seasonally inspired, hand-crafted spirits paired with chocolate creations.

February 10, 2020

As the Walla Walla Valley continues to pique curiosities around the globe, the Walla Wall Wine in Seattle event provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage directly with 50 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.

February 15 – 16, 2020

Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate features members of the Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island in Washington’s Puget Sound as award-winning producers pair their wines with local chocolates as part of Valentine’s Day celebrations. Grab your sweetheart (or friend) and join five of the seven Bainbridge Island wineries for wines paired with local chocolates. A Valentine’s Day weekend treat you won’t want to miss. Event will take place at each winery from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. Ticket purchase is good for both days (one visit at each winery) and includes a special event wine glass, wine tasting at each of the wineries – Amelia Wynn, Eagle Harbor Wine Co., Eleven Winery, Fletcher Bay Winery & Rolling Bay Winery, Chocolate to complement the wine tasting, and a Four-bottle wine tote.

February 15 – 17, 2020

Explore winter on Whidbey with a glass of red wine in hand at Red Wine and Chocolate by Whidbey. Five venues around the island, including Holmes Harbor Cellars, Mutiny Bay Distillery, Blooms Winery, Comforts of Whidbey Winery, Whidbey Island Distillery and Spoiled Dog Winery, present samples of reds and seasonally inspired, hand-crafted spirits paired with chocolate creations.

February 20 – 22, 2020

The 12th annual Seattle Wine and Food Experience offers three distinct events showcase the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We kick off with Comfort, a smorgasbord of the ultimate feel-good foods + crafty brews. Treat yourself to mac & cheese, fried chicken, burgers, sweets, beer, cider, and more. Then, dress to impress on Friday at our signature event – Pop! Bubbles + Seafood – featuring the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of seafood and the chance to sample a variety of bubbles and wines. Finally, round out the weekend on Saturday at the Grand Tasting; a deluxe showcase for wine, beverage, food and lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest. Exciting event attractions include artisan food producers, sensory experiences, education and more.

February 20 – 23, 2020

The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival showcases over 150 premier Northwest wines, culinary professionals and regional artisans, drawing nearly 25,000 visitors each year. Artists and Craftsmen showcase a variety of fine art, while the Pacific Northwest’s Wineries pour the finest of wines and culinary professionals serve cuisines of delectable delights to entice your palates.

February 22, 2020

Since 2011, The Oregon Chardonnay Celebration continues to grow in prominence and popularity, and the tasteful consumer-minded event returns this winter to The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, OR. Admission to both the 1 p.m. seminar and the Chardonnay Grand Tasting from 3-5:30 p.m. is $170. Admission to the Chardonnay Grand Tasting is $85, which allows patrons to explore more than 45 Oregon Chardonnays and enjoy light Chardonnay-friendly hors d’œuvres.

February 22 – March 1, 2020

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. The heart of the festival is the Tasting Room, where the public can choose from ~750 wines at four International Festival Tastings, and industry professionals can sample those plus an additional ~160 wines at two Trade Tastings. There are ~45 special events that orbit the tasting room (seminars, vintage tastings, winery dinners, lunches, brunches, wine minglers and more) at which ~550 other wines are served. The 2019 festival featured wines from 16 countries. There is a focus on a different region or country every year; the featured region has its own section in the tasting room and offers thematic seminars and food and wine pairings throughout the week. In 2019, the festival celebrated wines from California (with 53 participating Californian wineries). In 2020, the spotlight will be on France.

February 24, 2020

Hosted at the Leftbank Annex in Portland, OR, the Walla Wall Wine in Portland event provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage directly with 50 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. Mingle with principals and winemakers who will pour for you and answer your questions, while sharing their insights on the vintage and their current releases. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Oregon Classic Wines Auction.

February 28, 2020

The Wishing Star Foundation stages the 15th annual Taste Spokane at Northern Quest Casino and Resort. Wishing Star Foundation, with the help of communities in Spokane and the Tri-Cities, has granted more 1,300 wishes since 1983. Admission is $75 per person, which includes a souvenir wine glass. Attendees sample products from some of Spokane’s most acclaimed restaurants, regional wineries, breweries and dessert purveyors.

March 7, 2020

The Classic Wines Auction in Portland, OR is one of the longest-running charity wine auctions in the U.S., ranking in the top 10 of U.S. charity wine auctions by Wine Spectator magazine. The 36th annual black-tie gala takes place March 7 at the Oregon Convention Center’s Portland Ballroom and will benefit charities in Oregon and Washington. Since the organization’s inception in 1982, Classic Wines Auction has raised nearly $50 million for local nonprofits and benefited more than 1 million individuals in the region. Each year, wine and food lovers, business and community leaders and philanthropists attend. The 2020 event begins at 5 p.m. with a wine tasting, silent auction and cooking demonstrations. The five-course dinner and live auction begin at 7 p.m.

March 12 – 15, 2020

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 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 places.

March 13 – 15, 2020

The 27th annual McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, also known as “Sip!” gathers thousands of people from all over the Pacific Northwest on March 13-15 in celebration of Oregon wine and cuisine at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum – all for the benefit of children. The 2020 event welcomes returning favorites as well as new producers, assembling 70+ of the region’s best wineries as well as a variety of chefs, bakers, breweries, distilleries, artists, artisans, and musicians.

March 19 – 22, 2020

A food and wine lovers’ wonderland, Taste Washington offers the most wine and food from one single place, in one single place, including samples from more than 235 wineries, 65 restaurants, 60 exhibitors and some of the nation’s most-talented chefs. Each spring, attendees can drink and eat their heart out over four days brimming with specially curated events that highlight the best of Washington State.

March 21, 2020

Enjoy the best of the Umpqua Valley at the Greatest of the Grape gala, Oregon’s longest running fine wine event. In celebration of our 50th year, you can 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, place a bid to win luxurious prizes during our silent auction and vote for your favorite wine and food pairing.

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.