Celebrate Woodinville: Saturday, August 19th

by Shona Milne on August 16, 2017

 

Fabulously Fun Celebrate Woodinville Festival is Saturday, August 19

Small town charm, community spirit, live music, local libations and bites, arts, exhibitors, and activities all add up to a fabulously fun festival in Woodinville! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors and join in the merriment of this great community celebration on Saturday, August 19.

Start your day with a delicious pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:30 AM, hosted by Woodinville Fire & Rescue, then scope out your ideal spot to enjoy the 39th annual community parade along 175th Street in Downtown Woodinville from 11AM to Noon. From there, make your way to Wilmot Gateway Park for a condensed footprint from festivals past. The entire afternoon will take place in the park, kicking off at 12:30 PM with Xakary the Magician on the main stage. A variety of fun children’s activities will be hosted by the Northshore YMCA, so bring the whole family to enjoy the entire day!

Throughout the afternoon, you can listen to free music in the Woodinville Wine Country wine, beer & cider garden under the arbor, while enjoying tasty menu options from local restaurants and food trucks. A terrific collection of exhibitors will be on hand, as well as an all-new juried art show. In addition, the Woodinville Farmers Market will be located on the festival grounds. Just steps down the trail, at Woodin Creek Park, the always popular “Basset Bash” will delight the whole family, with prizes awarded for best waddle, best howl, and longest ears.

Live on Stage | 12:30 to 4:45 PM

 

XAKARY THE MAGICIAN | 12:30 to 1:30 PM

Seattle’s funniest and most kid-friendly magician will surprise and entertain you!

 

AUDREY STOKES | 1:30 to 2:30 PM

This local singer/song writer is currently recording her first CD and is launching her musical career this summer at several Woodinville venues.

 

ROBBIE CHRISTMAS | 3:00 to 4:45 PM

Robbie is a Seattle-based singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, and is known for his pure, soulful voice, timeless lyrics, and skilled musicianship.

 

Wine, Beer & Cider Garden | 12 to 5 PM

 

It’s THE place to be this summer! Mix and mingle with your friends and neighbors, and get to know some of our local artisans as you purchase glass pours of white, red, and rose’ wines, craft beer, and cider from Woodinville wineries, breweries, cideries, and tasting rooms. Guests must be 21 to purchase alcohol, and ID is required.

 

Here are the libations featured at the festival:

 

  • 20 Corners Brewing Co.
  • Aspenwood Cellars
  • Armstrong Family Winery
  • Covington Cellars
  • Fish Brewing
  • Locust Cider
  • Pondera Winery
  • Silverlake Winery
  • The Woodhouse Wine Estates

 

Local Restaurants & Food Trucks | 12 to 5 PM

 

Pack a picnic or purchase sweet and savory fare from these local restaurants and food trucks:

 

  • Island Blends Acai
  • La Riviera Maya Mexican Grill
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Pompeii Woodfired Pizza
  • Simply Kettle Corn
  • The Ultimate Melt

 

Complimentary Shuttle Service | 12 to 5:30 PM

 

Park at the Woodinville Park & Ride at 17800 140th Ave NE for free shuttle service to and from Wilmot Gateway Park, courtesy of our friends at Timberlake Church.

 

Follow us on Facebook and visit www.celebratewoodinville.com for more information.

 

We celebrate our sponsors:

 

Platinum Sponsors: EvergreenHealth; Fairwinds-Brittany Park.

Gold Sponsors: American Family Insurance; BECU; The Everett Clinic; Timberlake Church; Windermere Real Estate Woodinville.

Silver Sponsors: 425 Magazine; Banner Bank; Conover Insurance; Elle Marie Hair Studio; Harborstone Credit Union; LuLaRoe Wyatt; The Nest; Photography by Carol Hook; The Creekside MBK Senior Living; UW Medicine; Waste Management; Westhill Inc.; Woodinville Weekly.

Friends of Celebrate Woodinville: Cascadia College Bothell; Bert Mills, Edward Jones; IRG Physical Therapy Woodinville; Marketplace Sotheby’s; McLendon Hardware; Lorraine Jessich, Prudential; University of Washington Bothell.

 

About Celebrate Woodinville

 

Celebrate Woodinville is presented by the Woodinville Chamber, in partnership with the City of Woodinville, Woodinville Wine Country, and the Northshore YMCA. The mission of Celebrate Woodinville is to bring Woodinville residents together for family-oriented events, encourage a sense of community, and promote Woodinville’s wineries, breweries, local businesses, agriculture, and unique character to visitors from throughout the Puget Sound Region. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celebratewoodinville and visit our website at www.celebratewoodinville.com for more information.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle: Number One Wine Brand

by Shona Milne on August 7, 2017

Chateau Ste. Michelle Becomes Number One Wine Brand Sold in Food Stores Nationally

by Press Release
August 03, 2017

Woodinville, Wash. — Washington’s founding winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle has come out on top as the number one premium table wine brand sold in food stores nationwide.

Chateau Ste. Michelle received the ranking of the highest-selling wine brand in the premium category by data and ratings company Nielsen, which tracked the volume of sales in the U.S. across 52 weeks ending on June 17th, 2017.

Ted Baseler, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates president and CEO, marvels at the remarkable growth of Chateau Ste. Michelle and credits the pioneering spirit of the region, and continued investment in the winery and its Washington vineyards.

“Who would have known half a century ago that a wine from Washington state would be the #1 in food stores?” remarks Baseler. “It is a testament to decades of hard work, research and constantly striving for enhanced quality in the vineyard and cellar.”

Fifty years ago—in 1967—a small winery called Ste. Michelle Vintners introduced its first vintage of a European-style premium wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yakima Valley.

It was this release that marked the beginning of today’s thriving Washington wine industry. Washington is now the nation’s number two producer of premium wine with more than 50,000 planted acres, nearly 1,000 wineries and 14 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).

Today, Chateau Ste. Michelle wines are available in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Located outside of Seattle in Woodinville, Washington, Chateau Ste. Michelle hosts more than 300,000 visitors annually.

Further elevating the state and country’s wine industry, the winery was the first to introduce international wine partners to Washington: Piero Antinori of Tuscany (Col Solare), Ernst Loosen of Germany (Eroica) and Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie of France (Tenet).

This year, Chateau Ste. Michelle is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with commemorative Cabernet and Chardonnay bottlings, special events, library wine releases, the visitor center expansion, its famous Summer Concert Series and other programs throughout 2017.

Please visit ste-michelle.com for event information and updates. Follow Chateau Ste. Michelle on Instagram: @chateaustemichelle, Facebook: Ste. Michelle, Twitter: @stemichelle and the conversation at #CSM50.

About Chateau Ste. Michelle

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington State and has been producing classic European varietal wines under the Ste. Michelle label since 1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions. The winery owns 3,900 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of Eastern Washington, including Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek, which are LIVE and Salmon Safe certified. Chateau Ste. Michelle enjoys winemaking partnerships with some of the world’s most distinguished vintners. Col Solare is an alliance with Tuscany’s Piero Antinori, Eroica Riesling is a partnership with the Mosel’s Ernst Loosen and Tenet is a collaboration with Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie of France. Chateau Ste. Michelle has received a long list of awards including 22 “Top 100 Wineries of The Year” honors (Wine & Spirits) and 18 “Top 100 Wines” designations (Wine Spectator). Chateau Ste. Michelle also has a long history of giving back to the industry and community. The net proceeds from its popular Summer Concert Series helps fund its charitable giving program, which supports some 400 non-profit organizations annually, has provided more than $3 million for scholarships for high-achieving, low-income students at Washington universities, and supports the Viticulture & Enology Program at Washington State University.

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Taste Washington: Dates for 2018 Announced

by Shona Milne on August 3, 2017

 

Dates Announced for 2018 Taste Washington Festival, Kicking Off Washington State Wine Month

Seattle’s premier wine and food festival, Taste Washington returns March 22-25, 2018

SEATTLE (August 1) – Coming off its biggest year ever, Taste Washington will be back for another four-day festival March 22-25, 2018. The announcement comes as we raise a glass to Washington State Wine Month, a month-long celebration featuring wine promotions and special offers at participating retailers, hotels, restaurants and tasting rooms across the state.

This past March, the 20th anniversary celebration drew more than 7,000 attendees – a festival record. The Grand Tasting poured over 675 wines, served bites from 65 restaurants – honoring Capital Grille as 2017 Best Bite award – and shucked 9,600 oysters! Planning for 2018 has begun and will include popular events including the Grand Tasting, educational seminars led by industry leaders, the Red and White Party, Taste Washington on the Farm, and the New Vintage. Tickets to the 21st annual Taste Washington will go on sale December 1, 2017 at www.tastewashington.org.

Taste Washington is produced by Visit Seattle in partnership with Washington State Wine. Follow us onTwitterInstagram and Facebook and visit www.tastewashington.org. for ongoing updates.

Throughout the month of August, follow the Washington State Wine Month live Tagboard site atwww.WAWineMonth.com, to track the hashtag #WAWineMonth for offers and special promotions. Help us celebrate the renowned wine of Washington State and the partners who make it such a dynamic, exciting industry.

About Taste Washington:

Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and more than 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants. The 21st annual event will be held on March 22-25, 2018 at various locations in Seattle. The 2018 Taste Washington welcoming sponsor is Alaska Mileage Plan. The Washington State Wine Commission launched Taste Washington in 1998 and the festival is now produced by Visit Seattle. For more information, visit www.tastewashington.org.

About Visit Seattle:

Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. For more information, visit www.visitseattle.org.

About Washington State Wine:

Washington State Wine represents every licensed winery and wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, WSW provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines. Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, WSW is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit www.washingtonwine.org.

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Woodinville Wine Country: Artisan Hill Wine Walk

by Shona Milne on July 19, 2017

Here’s a fun wine walk in Artisan Hill.  You get 14 tasting tickets and two (2) $5.00 purchase vouchers good for food, wine and spirits.  Ticket price is $25 for early bird purchasers or $30 day of event.  Over $100 value !

 

THIS IS A BRING YOUR OWN GLASS EVENT (BYOG).  FOOD IS AVAILABLE AT “THE PICNIC TABLE”.

 

ORDER TICKETS HERE:  https://woodinvillewinecountry.com/artisan-hill-wine-walk/

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Bow Wow Luau: Homeward Pet Fundraiser

by Shona Milne on July 13, 2017

Hula on over to Homeward Pet’s Bow Wow Luau! On Saturday, July 29th break out your Hawaiian shirts, crack open those coconuts, slide on your flip flops and slip away for a tropical, tail-waggin’ good time. Enjoy wine tasting, small bites, festive music, shopping, contests and more at NW Cellars in their dog friendly tasting room.

Event Details
Saturday, July 29th
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Northwest Cellars
11909 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

 

 

 

 

 

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Wine & Kittens: Eye of the Needle Ladies Night Out

by Shona Milne on June 26, 2017

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 A great event, Experience Woodinville, from Willows Lodge is coming up on July 9th.

July 9 is the third annual Experience Woodinville wine, craft beer, cider and spirits festival and chef competition. Kick-off the summer season by joining us for an evening of fun showcasing all things Woodinville.  From the outstanding wineries, craft breweries, cideries, distilleries and restaurants, this lively evening brings together the best of Woodinville Wine Country.

You can purchase your tickets here.

This year’s event will help benefit Ben’s Fund.  Ben’s Fund is helping children with autism reach their full potential. 

The Ben’s Fund mission is to provide grant opportunities to families across Washington state who need financial assistance with requests related specifically to their child’s autism spectrum disorder treatments.

Ben’s Fund was launched in 2012 by Seahawks Executive Vice President & General Manager, John Schneider and wife Traci in honor of their son Ben, who was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old.

This year we have an outstanding panel of celebrity judges including:

  • John & Traci Schneider (Seahawks Executive VP/ General Manager),
  • Damon & Julie Huard (former NFL/UW quarterback)
  • Thierry Rautureau (“The Chef in the Hat” and owner of Luc and Loulay restaurants).

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Lachini Vineyards: Upcoming Events & Releases

by Shona Milne on May 26, 2017

SPECIAL MEMORIAL WEEKEND EVENTS ~ this Saturday / Sunday!​

We’re pouring a bevy of awesome new releases including our top Pinots noirs (Prima, Cuvée Giselle & Estate) along with our Red Mountain, WA Cabernet Sauvignon blends, Rosé, Pinot Gris & Estate Chardonnay . Please RSVP to the event of your choice. Parties & tour groups of six or more, please call for times.

SPRING RELEASE WINES
2015 Family Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains  2125 cases produced
2015 Pinot Noir, Cuvée Giselle, Chehalem Mountains  300 cases produced
2014 Pinot Noir, Prima, Chehalem Mountains   74 cases produced 
2015 Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains 196 cases produced
2016 Pinot Gris, Oregon 819 cases produced

Club members receive complimentary tastings & up to 3 guests. Event tasting fee at both locations will be $20 per person for non-club members. You are certainly welcome to invite additional guests.

WOODINVILLE ~ Lachini Tasting Room
14455A Woodinville Redmond Rd. | Woodinville, WA
Saturday & Sunday, May 27th & 28th, 2017 12:00PM – 5:00PM
​Paella POP-UP! Traditional seafood & meat paellas, potatas bravas & spring salad for purchase while they last!

OREGON ~ Lachini Estate Vineyard & Tasting Barn
18225 NE Calkins Lane  | Newberg, OR
Saturday & Sunday, May 27th & 28th, 2017 10:30AM – 4:30PM
​Enjoy woodfired pizzas & jumbo prawn pairings and other bites.

Please specify which event in the SUBJECT LINE you are requesting. We will call you to confirm your seat for the luncheon and for credit card deposit once pricing has been finalized.

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MAGNUM BOTTLING LUNCHEON with Winemaker Matthieu Gille & Owner, Ron Lachini
Saturday, June 3rd 10:00AM – 1:30PM
        
 ​WOODINVILLE TASTING ROOM | 14455 Woodinville Redmond Road | Woodinville, WA 98072

Limited to 40pp. Fee is $540 per two guests and includes six 1.5L magnums of the spectacular 2015 vintage plus lunch. Your $270
deposit confirms your space and is non-refundable. There are no further discounts for club members. Regular retail value of our Estate Pinot noir magnums is $140/per magnum

We’re excited to bring back the wildly popular magnum bottling luncheon ~ especially for those of you who missed last year’s fun. Here’s your chance to play winemaker! You will become a master blender and create a 2015 Pinot noir from six barrels that will be bottled into one case equivalent in magnums (6). The event luncheon for 1 or 2 persons and includes one case of 1.5L magnums
that you can take home that day! The cost is $540 – equating to $80/magnum (excluding cost of lunch). You can personalize your magnums with a simple etched single line quote, tribute, etc. for an additional nominal cost of $50. Should you wish to purchase an additional 6 or more bottles of our wines that day, we will comp your lunch by applying a $60 credit toward those additional wines.

The event kicks off with a blind tasting of barrel samples; after which you will begin crafting your blend followed by bottling, waxing and labeling. Then, sit down and relax with your fellow honorary winemakers where you will be treated to a wonderful, old-world lunch. Chef/Owner Don Curtiss of VOLTERRA is back to freshly prepare at a feast at our Woodinville Tasting Room. We will be pouring our newly bottled 2016 Rosé and Pinot Gris along with a few special library wine selections. Lunch includes charcuterie & cheese platters, fresh-tossed caesar salad, special pastas, grilled jumbo prawns, and assorted dolci (Volterra – tiramisu & an
old-world selection of D’Ambrosio gelato). Lastly, as an added bonus, our winemaking team will taste all blends and determine a winner of the top blend who will receive a set of six Riedel Pinot noir stems.

You may also RSVP to 425.489.9917 or info@lachinivineyards.com no later than Monday, May 29th.

   From our vineyard to your table, your enjoyment is our passion!
Saluté!  Ron & Marianne Lachini

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SEATTLE, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Winery has announced its designation as an Official Partner of the Seattle Mariners for the 2017 and 2018 Major League Baseball seasons. The two-year sponsorship brings together Washington’s first premium winery with Washington’s favorite Major League Baseball team. Both organizations have deep roots in the local Seattle community and this collaboration will attract wine and baseball fans alike.

“Part of what sets Columbia Winery apart is how it embraces the vibrant culture and spirit of Washington,” said Sean Hails, winemaker for Columbia. “Given that, we couldn’t ask for a better team to partner with than the Seattle Mariners, who are similarly woven into the cultural fabric of our state.”

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Columbia Winery has recently undergone a significant packaging update, complemented by ongoing enhancements to its wine. The nationally available wines featuring the new labels are now in markets across the country while the re-labeled tasting room exclusive wines will be revealed throughout the course of 2017. [click to continue…]

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Lachini Vineyards is having it’s spring release over the next few weekends and also a lunch in their estate vineyards in Oregon. Please RSVP below if you are interested.

Greetings!

Our SPRING RELEASE events are nearly here! We’ve been waiting for these events since we first laid eyes on these beautiful wines back in 2015 harvest. We are excited about our 2015 Pinot noirs as they boast big flavors that provide immediate drinking pleasure, yet possess enough stuffing to age! To round out this release, you’ll find our 2014 Prima Pinot Noir (only the 3rd vintage of this marvelous wine), 2015 Chardonnay al di là (meaning…’beyond the beyond’) plus 2016 Pinot Gris – just in time for summer! We still have plenty of our 2016 Rosé and will pour this as well for those of you who missed the awesome events last weekend.

We have several events around our PICK-UP parties including a luncheon in the vineyard on Saturday, May 20th beginning at 10:30am. This is a separate event that is open to wine club members and non-members. These events will be the first opportunity to taste and purchase quantities of these wines, after which we will upload to our website under SPRING 2017 RELEASE for all to purchase for a limited time.

SPRING RELEASE WINES
2015 Family Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains  2125 cases produced
2015 Pinot Noir, Cuvée Giselle, Chehalem Mountains  300 cases produced
2014 Pinot Noir, Prima, Chehalem Mountains   74 cases produced 
2015 Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains 196 cases produced
2016 Pinot Gris, Oregon 819 cases produced

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