Beer Meets Farm: Trellis Restaurant Dinner

by Shona Milne on August 25, 2015

Trellis Restaurant Chef/Farmer Brian Scheehser & Pastry Chef Sandra Watson Team up with Lompoc Brewery to Bring Guests a Whole New Culinary Experience

brewmaster Bryan Keilty joins Trellis Executive Chef Brian Scheehser and Pastry Chef Sandra Watson for an unforgettable evening of great food and farm inspired brews on Thursday, September 10, 2015. During the “Cascade Beer Dinner,” guests will sample a 4-course paired meal with locally farmed foods from Scheehser’s 18-acre plot and brews from one of the Northwest’s top craft beer makers.

Several months back, General Manager Troy Longwith and Chef Brian Scheehser made a visit to Portland and got their hands dirty by helping Bryan Keilty make the dinner’s farm inspired brews. Together they brewed (cooked) the triple hop, and as the brewmaster was cooking the other brews, they added the hops and other secret ingredients from Scheehser’s farm. The beers were aged in stainless and bourbon barrels.

What made this collaboration all the more fun and unique is both Keilty and Scheehser attended the same culinary programs at the same CIA school (Culinary Institute of America) and upon graduation, one became a chef and the other a brewmaster. What a small world!

Lompoc Brewing has been a Portland treasure since 1996, and has created a collection of flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonal brews. Trellis chefs have worked closely with Keilty to create a scrumptious one-of-a-kind menu.

“We’re excited to continue this unique experience where we showcase the finest Northwest beers paired with our farm-to-table cuisine,” says General Manager Troy Longwith. “This is a not to miss opportunity to sit down with the dynamic brewmaster, Bryan Keilty, as he describes his beer making philosophy and the amazing beers featured at the dinner.”

The intimate evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception featuring a selection of passed appetizers. Celebrated guests will have [click to continue…]


On Friday, August 21st, it’s the first ever Puppies on the Patio with Brian Carter Cellars and DeLille Cellars! Bring your furry friends and purchase a glass of wine or a bottle to enjoy from 4-8pm. Of course, complimentary dog treats will be available.

  • ViVi Pizzeria will be on-site with pizza available for purchase by the slice. ViVi Pizzeria is the newly opened restaurant, formerly in the Station Pizzeria location. We are very excited to welcome them to our neighborhood and have you enjoy yummy, homemade pizza!
  • Homeward Pet Adoption Center will be visiting us as well. Please bring cash donations or pet food to support our animal friends.
  • Blue Dog Bakery a local Seattle dog treat company, will also be joining us with their all natural doggie treats and other fun things for your furry friends.

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Woodinville Wine Events: August 16th-31st

by Shona Milne on August 15, 2015

©2013 Richard Duval Images

©2013 Richard Duval Images

Columbia Winery – August 16th – Columbia Live! – Summer Concert Series

EFESTE – August 16th – Reserve Tasting Flight

Woodinville Wine Country – August 19th – Return of the Winemaker, Brewer and Distiller Triathlon to benefit The Goodtimes Project

Eye of the Needle – August 21st – Kick Back and Wine Down for a Good Cause – Donate a Backpack

Ambassador Wines of Washington – August 22nd – Wine Education Dinner

Sparkman Cellars – August 22nd – WA Wine Month Barrel Tastings

EFESTE   – August 23rd –  Pizza and Friends

Columbia Winery – August 23th – Columbia Live! – Summer Concert Series

Beaumont Cellars – August 27th – Wine Blending With Pete Beaumont

Sparkman Cellars – August 29th – WA Wine Month Barrel Tastings

Columbia Winery – August 30th – Columbia Live! – Summer Concert Series


Tickets On Sale: Taste of Tulalip

by Shona Milne on August 14, 2015

Taste of Tulalip Wine + Food Celebration Announces Star-studded Line-Up for 7th Annual Festival
Tickets go on Sale Today!

Taste of Tulalip 2015Tickets for the 7th annual Taste of Tulalip, held at the Tulalip Resort Casino, will go on pre-sale at 9:00 a.m. PDT on August 14, 2015. Executive Chef Perry Mascitti and Sommelier Tommy Thompson have spent the past year organizing a star-studded line-up of food, wine and traditional show-stopping entertainment for ticket holders. Run, don’t walk, when purchasing your passes because this highly anticipated event sells out every year. Seats for the Friday, November 13 celebration dinner may be purchased by calling (360) 716-6888, and the passes for the Saturday, November 14 events can be purchased via Ticketmaster at

The 2-day festival, with a focus on wine, food and tradition, begins with the Friday night wine and passed hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by the fittingly named Celebration Dinner. The multi-course repast celebrates “La Famiglia,” as the Italians say, it’s all about “the family!” The evening’s inspiration comes from the love of Italian grandmothers everywhere who have a special passion for cooking amazing food every day for their families. In tribute, Tulalip chefs will recreate many of their beloved recipes, paired with a global offering of rare, top wines. Friday night’s Celebration Dinner is priced at $225 per person, and tickets are limited.

On Saturday “All Access” pass holders ($350 per person) will enjoy early entrance to the unforgettable Grand Taste and Rock and Roll Challenge; a wine seminar — Washington State AVA Smackdown featuring some of the State’s tops wine producers, hosted by superstar wine guy, Anthony Giglio. Also featured, a VIP seminar featuring Chef Chris Cosentino’s cooking demo, table talk and Q & A session on the Albert Lee Appliance Cooking Stage; and a private Magnum Party where guests will be treated to a selection of high level wine and food pairings.

The weekend’s highlight is always the Grand Taste, spanning four hours and featuring lavish food stations, as well as over 100 wines from Washington state, Oregon, California, Oporto, Maderia, global selections of bubbles, as well as pours of late harvest and ice wines [click to continue…]


Homeward Pet: Happy Tails Wine Walk

by Shona Milne on August 9, 2015

Join Homeward Pet for the 3rd annual Happy Tails Wine Walk!

Homeward Pet’s Happy Tails Wine Walk on Saturday, September 19th features more than 18 wineries opening their doors for tasting to more than 400 participants and 300+ canines! Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Woodinville’s Hollywood Wine District with other wine- and dog-lovers and their four-legged friends!  Stop by any of the supporting wineries for a taste, and swing by the Dog Zone to enjoy animal-friendly shopping, get advice on training, nutrition and more from local animal-related businesses, and let your four-legged friend get a massage, bob for balls and other fun activities. Get your tickets here.

It’s A Dog Walk Like No Other, raising funds to help the homeless dogs and cats at Homeward Pet Adoption Center!

Happy Tails Wine Walk 2013



Woodinville Winemaker, Brewer and Distiller Triathlon


Its Arrived: Washington Wine Month

by Shona Milne on August 2, 2015

Venture out – Washington State Wine Month is Here

August marks the perfect time for wine lovers to show their excitement for Washington

August is Washington State Wine Month. Starting Aug. 1, the Washington State wine industry will launch promotions to encourage wine lovers to visit Washington wineries and tasting rooms, and save big on their favorite Washington wines.

Washington State Wine Month features a variety of ways to enjoy all that Washington wine has to offer, including free tastings at wineries, discounts at retailers, and tasting room specials.  In addition, point-of-purchase advertising and a strong social media presence allow consumers to engage with wineries and fellow consumers.

The newly designed website,, features a live Tagboard, which follows the hashtag #wawinemonth and tracks offers, highlights promotions, and honors the award-winning wine of Washington State and the partners who make it such a dynamic, exciting industry.

“Washington State Wine Month is the time to raise a toast to Washington’s more than 850 wineries,” said Steve Warner, president of Washington State Wine, a state agency representing all of Washington’s licensed wineries and grape growers. “We’re proud of our collaborative, down-to-earth wine community and our critically acclaimed wines.” [click to continue…]


Woodinville Wine Events: August 1st-15th

by Shona Milne on July 30, 2015

©2013 Richard Duval Images

©2013 Richard Duval Images

Celebrate Woodinville – August 5th – Concert and Festival

Eye of the Needle – August 8th – 12th Blend KickOff Tailgate Bash

The Woodhouse Wine Estates – August 8th – Vinyasa & Vino with Lululemon

Chateau Ste. Michelle – August 11th – Chateau 2nd Tuesdays

The Woodhouse Wine Estate – August 12th – Corks & Canvas Wine + Painting Party

Auction of Washington Wines – August 13th – Picnic and Barrel Auction

Auction of Washington Wines – August 14th – Winemaker Dinner Series

Auction of Washington Wines – August 15th – Wine Maker Gala

Celebrate Woodinville – August 15th – Pancake Breakfast, Bassett Bash, Parade, and Wine and Beer Garden

Columbia Winery – August 15th – Charity Run, Walk & Kids’ Dash

Weekly Events:

Russell’s Restaurant – Tues-Fri – 4-6pm – Happy Hour

Purple Woodinville – Wed – Fried Chicken Night

Novelty Hill Januik – Wed –  5-8pm – Wednesday Wine’d Down

Bunnell Family Cellar – Thurs – 5-7pm – “Wine Therapy Hour”

Sky River Mead – Thurs – Mead specials and Special Meads – thru Labor Day

Bookwalter Tasting Studio – Thurs & Fri – 3-6pm – Happy Hour

Mark Ryan Winery – Thurs & Fri – 5-7 – Happy Hour

The Woodhouse Wine Estates – Thurs – 5-8 – Happy Hour

Butler Wine Tours– Fri & Sun– 3pm – Friday Wine, Buy & Dine with Bellevue’s Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

Matthews Winery – Fri – 6:30-9pm – Friday Night Live

Covington Cellars – Fri – 4:30-9 -Friday Night Dinners

Kestrel Vintners – Fri – 6pm – Friday Night Rhythm and Vine

Village Wines – Fri – 7-10pm – Live Music

Long Shadows – Fri – 6-9pm – UnWine’d Happy Hour & Live Music

Columbia Winery – Fri – 4-7pm – 1/2 Price Flatbread Pizzas and wines by the glass

William Church Winery – Fri – 5-8 – Flip Flop Friday’s (starting June 18th)

Sky River Mead – Fri – 6-8 – Live Music through Labor Day

Village Wines – Sat – 7-10pm – Live Music

Covington Cellars – Sat – 5-9pm – Saturday Night Dinners

Butler Wine Tours – Sun – 3pm – Sunday Wine, Buy & Dine with Bellevue’s Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

Village Wines – Sun – 3-6pm – Live Jazz

Monthly Events:

Woodinville Wine Country – 4-8pm – First Thursday – Savor at Sunset Wine Walks – Hollywood District

Northwest Cellars – 4-8pm – Second Thursday Wine & Art Walk – Kirkland Warehouse Wineries

Woodinville Wine Country – 4-8pm – Third Thursday – Savor at Sunset Wine Walks – Warehouse District

Woodinville Wine Cellars – 6:30-9:30 – First Friday Music

Eye of The Needle – 5-8:30 – Third Friday – LIVE Kickback

Northwest Cellars – 4-8pm – Last Friday – Happy Hour with great live Music

Ambassador Wines of Washington – 4:30-7 – First Saturday – Ladies Night!

Industry Events:



Auction of Washington Wines: The Winemaker Gala

by Shona Milne on July 28, 2015

The Winemaker GalaThe Winemaker Gala


Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville

The Grand Finale and not-to-be-missed wine event of the year! This is where it all Swirls together. Your vintner table host will guide you through the evening with wines as delicious as the auction lots. Come capture your own extraordinary Washington wine experience and make a difference in the lives of children throughout our region while there! $500 per guest, limited Seating  Tickets here.

Auction Highlights:

Add some legendary bottles to your cellar or walk away with one of our amazing and unique experiences- there will be something for everyone in our Auction!

  • Personalized and very exclusive wine trips to Italy, South Africa and Spain.
  • Highly collectible wine lots from Cayuse, DeLille Cellars, Doubleback, Leonetti Cellar and Quilceda Creek Vintners among others.
  • A one-of-a-kind lot featuring nine 6-Liter bottles etched with artwork by the late Eric Dunham.
  • Be one of only 40 people to take home a commemorative magnum etched with artwork by Dale Chihuly!
  • Run elbows with Seahawks and L’Ecole N° 41 in our Seahawks Spectacular lot.



Social Hour

Wine Country Bites 
sliced salumi, housemade onion marmalade, thinly sliced crostini
tomato tapenade and olive tapenade
Chef Brian Scheehser, Trellis Restaurant

Fried Chicken Skins and Watermelon Gazpacho
pickled watermelon rind
Chef Elijah DiStefano and Chef Brett Teegardin, Purple Cafe 

Potato Gnocchi
mushroom cream and white truffle oil
Chef Lisa Nakamura, Gnocchi Bar Seattle

Chilled Ratatouille Tapenade and Pickled Salmon in Verrine
Dungeness Crab Saffron Slaw and Anchoïade Aioli on Ciabatta Tartine
Chef Eric Truglas, Semiahmoo Resort [click to continue…]


The Winemaker DinnersWinemaker Dinner Series

Private Estates around the Puget Sound

The 2015 Winemaker Dinner series features some of our best partnerships in wine and food yet. 

Tickets available here. Our Winemaker Dinner series has been a longtime favorite event for many of our guests. These dinners are held in private homes and wineries around the Puget Sound area where vintners pour library wines and their cellar favorites. Local award-winning Chefs create custom menus while philanthropists and wine lovers gather around the table to share stories. This is truly an intimate evening showcasing the best of Washington in the hope of raising funds for children across the region in need of medical care. This year’s dinners will each feature an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many. We look forward to sharing such an occasion with our guests.

 Chairman’s Dinner – (Sold Out)
with L’ecole N°41 Winery

Community and Industry Leaders and Auction Co-Chairs Marty and Megan Clubb and Frank and Charlene Blethen invite you to join them as they continue the tradition of our exclusive Chairmans’ Dinner. This celebration will be held at the home of Rick and Kandy Holley perched on a hillside above Bellevue with views stretching from Tacoma to Mt. Baker. Guests will be treated to an exceptional dining experience provided by Chef Russell Dean Lowell of Russell’s. Special guests at this dinner will be our Honorary Vintner, DeLille Cellars, and Honorary Grower, Dick and Wendy Shaw, as well as our 2015 Honorary Chair, Andy Perdue.

This dinner is limited to 40 guests and is available only to guests who are also attending the Winemaker Gala or purchasing a weekend package.

Bainbridge Island Farm to Table
with Brian Carter Cellars and Reininger Winery

Graced with stunning gardens and elegant grounds, Doug and Cassie Picha’s Bainbridge Island home is the magical setting for an evening of Washington wine and Northwest fare. Kelly Tucker of Reininger Winery and Mike Stevens of Brian Carter Cellars will be on hand to share their wines while beloved food writer and owner/chef Greg Atkinson, Restaurant Marche, creates an exquisite meal for your enjoyment.

Featured guests include: Seattle Children’s CEO Dr. Jeff Sperring and Dr. Michael Jensen, Director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute who is leading the charge on finding treatments focused on using a child’s immune system to fight cancer.

This dinner is limited to 30 guests by invitation only and will be held on Friday, July 31st. All funds will support Cancer Immunotherapy Research.

Big Night on Bramble Bump
with Chinook Wines and JM Cellars

In the heart of Woodinville Wine Country lives a secluded hillside where great things happen. For one evening, Kay Simon and Clay Mackey, Chinook Cellars, will climb atop this hillside and join Peggy and John Bigelow, JM Cellars, for a tour of [click to continue…]