Matthews Winery: Farm to Table Dinner Series

by Shona Milne on August 12, 2016

Matthews Winery has sent out information on their Farm to Table Dinner Series.

Announcing the Matthews Farm-to-Table Dinner Series

Matthews Winery and Creekside Farm are excited to invite you to this season’s 2016 Farm-to-Table Dinner Series.

As many of you may have read, we’ve recently started a vegetable and flower farm on our property in Woodinville, called Creekside Farm. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve lined up three incredible chefs to cook a seasonal meal in our newly renovated tasting room and event space.

Each dinner will feature a local chef from some of the most renowned restaurants in the Puget Sound region using produce from our very own Creekside Farm. All dinners begin at 6pm, and will include a farm tour with passed appetizers, a multi-course family-style meal and several wine pairings with all the courses. Price: $95/person plus tax and each dinner is limited to only 40 people per evening.

Tickets for the dinners are now available! As a Matthews Mailing List member, you now have access to purchase tickets to any of these evenings. The remaining tickets will be made available beginning on Thursday morning to the general public members on a first-come, first-served basis.  For each dinner, you may purchase up to 4 tickets.

For chef information, dates, ticket links, see below:

August 18th – Chef JJ Proville of L’Oursin(opening Fall 2016)

To say we are excited about L’oursin’s launch this coming Fall in Seattle is an understatement. As one of the founding members of Creekside Farm, JJ is known for cooking with a delicate hand, always working with seasonal ingredients using a unique spin on classical French cooking techniques. This meal is sure to set the bar for the rest of the evenings to come.

Click here to get tickets: (Ticket link)

September 22nd – Chef Logan Cox of Sitka & Spruce

Logan only had one requirement: “I want to cook the entire meal over an open flame.”, he said. And what Logan wants, Logan gets. As head of one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle, we’re excited to see what he will do with all the fresh September produce coming from the farm. Now, we need to get back to building our fire pit for him to cook over.

Click here to get tickets: (Ticket link)

October 13th – Chefs Bobby Moore & Chris Smith of Barking Frog

Barking Frog is the closest restaurant to Creekside Farm, and Bobby Moore has been intimately involved this year, sourcing produce for use in his Woodinville restaurant. We’re excited to have him out of the restaurant and cooking for us during this intimate evening.

Click here to get tickets: (Ticket link)

We are honored to have such incredible chefs to collaborate with on these dinners. Space is limited at each one of these dinners, and all ticket sales are first come, first served. We look forward to seeing you at one of them!

Questions? Contact Hannah Hawkins, Guests & Events Manager, at Matthews Winery at 425.487.9810 or


Columbia Winery: John Howie Winemaker Dinner

by Shona Milne on August 7, 2016

Columbia Winery is hosting one of the winemaker dinners for Auction of Washington Wines this month. You can purchase your tickets here.
Accelerate the Pace is a guild for Seattle Children’s Strong Against Cancer that donates 100% to Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer.
On Friday August 19th 6:30pm at Columbia Winery we are hosting a winemakers dinner called “Cheers to a Cure” which is part of the Auction of WA Wines Winemaker Dinner Series.
We are thrilled that Chef John Howie of Seastar and John Howie Steak will be catering our event as well as cooking LIVE at one of the food and wine pairing stations.
Tickets are $110 each and includes all of your food, wine pairings as well as house white and red wines. A full cash bar will be available as well.
We will have some amazing silent auction items as well as live auction items such as a signed Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson jersey, a nights stay at Cave B Resort at The Gorge, Instant Wine Cellar stocked with Washington wines, and more! We also have a wonderful DJ lined up for the evening with some time for dancing as the evening progresses.


Celerate Woodinville: Summer Concert Series

by Shona Milne on July 16, 2016

Great Line-Up for First Concert in the Park – Wednesday, July 20th

Woodinville, WA – July 7, 2016. Celebrate Woodinville is pleased to announce the line-up for this summer’s first concert on Wednesday, July 20th at Wilmot Gateway Park. Grab your friends, neighbors, and chairs and come on down to this free community event where you can listen to music, sip local wines and beers, and enjoy tasty bites from local restaurants and food trucks.

Live Music | 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Chris Anderson

Chris hasn’t always been an “old soul” when it comes to his musical interests, but once he started looking through his grandfather’s old records, everything changed. His repertoire ranges from Jazz Standards to Motown to Traditional Pop.

Wine & Beer Garden | 5:30 to 8:00 PM

Bring your own glass, and enjoy wines poured by premiere Woodinville Wine Country wineries, and craft beers from local breweries. Guests must be 21 to purchase wine and beer, and ID is required.

Wineries and breweries pouring July 20th:

 Armstrong Family Winery

 Aspenwood Cellars

 Castillo de Feliciana

 DiStefano Winery

 Fish Brewing

 Patterson Cellars

 Sol Stone  Sumerian Brewing Co.

 Triplehorn Brewing Co.

Local Restaurants & Food Trucks | 5:30 to 8:00 PM

Pack a picnic or sample an array of sweet and savory menu options from these local restaurants and food trucks:

 Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen

 Crafted

 Gobble

 La Riviera Maya Food Truck

 Moonie Icy Tunes

 Nothing Bundt Cakes

 Pompeii Woodfired Pizza

 T N T Treats & More

 The Pizza Coop & Ale House

Follow us on Facebook and visit for more information.

We sincerely thank our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors: EvergreenHealth, Woodinville Weekly

Gold Sponsors: BECU, Fairwinds-Brittany Park, Farmers Insurance Stacey Scott Agency, The Tania

McLaughlin Agency LLC of American Family Insurance, Timberlake Church, UW Medicine, Windermere Real Estate Woodinville

Silver Sponsors: Banner Bank, Conover Insurance, Harborstone Credit Union, McLendon Hardware, Photography by Carol Hook, purple | The Commons, Skymania Trampolines, Waste Management, Westhill Inc.

Friends of Celebrate Woodinville: University of Washington, Bothell

About Celebrate Woodinville

Celebrate Woodinville is presented by the Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, 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, cideries, local businesses, agriculture, and unique character to visitors from throughout the Puget Sound Region.


Matthews Winery: A Remodel and CSA Program

by Shona Milne on July 8, 2016

If you have not visited Matthews Winery recently you may be in for a surprise the next time you stop by. They have gone through a remodel and have added a CSA garden. I was lucky to stop in on the first day of the Creekside Farm pick up.

In 2015, the Matthews team planted Creekside Farm at Matthews Winery, an ecological produce garden adjacent to the winery building under the direction of Alex Meizlish, a noted Woodinville farmer. This was the first commercial garden associated with a winery property in Woodinville.  The name Creekside is inspired by a small, picturesque creek running along the edge of the farm area.

Creekside Farm also has partnered with several nearby businesses to create a community supported agriculture (CSA) subscription program that is unique to Woodinville Wine Country.

The CSA program runs through late October, subscribers receive a custom box of fresh produce and flowers from Creekside Farm; custom breads from The Commons, a nearby bakery; custom cheese and dairy products from Cherry Valley Dairy in Duvall; locally grown eggs and honey; and hand-selected wines from the current and library vintages of Matthews’ wines.

CSA members also will have first access to several unique farm-to-table dinners throughout the year at Matthews.

You can taste the fromage blanc cheese and herbed butter from Duvall’s Cherry Valley Dairy and fresh bread from The Commons and they pair very well with Matthews wines. They have plans to add more locally sourced products such as artisan meats and cheeses, enabling guests to enjoy small plates with their wine tastings.

You won’t recognize the old tasting room and wine production area when you walk in. It’s bright and light with white walls that remind you of a French farm house. There are plenty of tables and a inviting tasting bar. There is also outdoor seating with umbrellas and some propane patio heaters are a welcome addition for guests – rain or shine.


SPA Bash: Willows Lodge

by Shona Milne on July 7, 2016

I just heard that tickets have gone on sale for the SPA BASH at Willows Lodge on Thursday, July 28th from 4-7pm.  It sells out fast so get your tickets here. Details below.

Dress to impress in your crisp summer whites at this season’s WHITE PARTY. Grab your BFF’s for an evening filled with mini spa treatments, spa demos, tons of raffle prizes, a photo booth, swag bags, food & wine and more!

Meet the representatives from Intraceuticals, Decleor, Carita, Glo Minerals, Coola and our newest organic line – Eminence.  Get a mini oxygen facial by Intraceuticals. A hand and foot scrub by Eminence and a soothing chair massage.

Enjoy a glass of wine paired with food bites from the Barking Frog.

As a special bonus, you’ll receive 10% off any treatments booked through September 30, 2016 at the event as well as 10% off any products purchased during the event.

$30.00 per person

Cancellation policy – 72 hours in advance


Winemaker, Brewer, & Distiller Triathlon: July 13th

by Shona Milne on June 29, 2016

You’re invited to Woodinville’s Winemaker, Brewer and Distiller Triathlon on Wednesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. Come watch Washington’s best booze-makers suit up and make a splash at Wilmot Gateway Park—all for a good cause!

Over 300 participants—including John Bigelow of JM Cellars, Darren Devoigne of DeVoigne Cellars and John Patterson of Patterson Cellars and more—will run (3.24 miles), bike (6.72 miles) and the kayak (.5 miles) to raise money for The Goodtimes Project, an organization dedicated to creating lifelong memories for children with cancer.

Sample some of Washington’s finest wine, beer and spirits, while these makers go head to head. Enjoy eats from the Barking Frog food truck and tunes by Kalimba: The Spirit of Earth, Wind and Fire.


Willows Lodge: 2nd Annual Experience Woodinville

by Shona Milne on June 14, 2016


In nod to Iron Vintner Challenge, portion of proceeds to benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

WHAT: Second annual Experience Woodinville, a relaxed, early evening showcase of all that Woodinville Wine Country has to offer with stations hosted by its wineries, distilleries, breweries and food and craft artisans.

WHO: Select Woodinville’s wineries, breweries, distillers, and restaurants.



Baer Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle

DeLille Cellars


Lauren Ashten Cellars

Longshadows Vintners

Matthews Winery/TENOR

Novelty Hill/Januik

Obelisco Estate

Patterson Cellars

Sparkman Cellars

Restaurants / Chefs

Barking Frog

Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen


Hollywood Tavern

Novelty Hill/Januik

Purple Cafe

Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen


Sumerian Brewing Co.

Woodinville Whiskey Co.

Visit Woodinville

WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 2016

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Willows Lodge

14580 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072

TICKETS:    $75, includes 8 tastes and one food item per station, one commemorative wine glass and an evening of live music.

Tickets may be purchased via the event page here:

Or directly via Eventbrite here:

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Enjoy Open-Air Dining & Handcrafted Cocktails at Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel

Kirkland, WA — In honor of the warm weather seasonal opening of Trellis Restaurant’s Front Porch (Kirkland’s largest Front Porch), the restaurant is encouraging guests to celebrate sun, family, and friends on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m. This extended celebration will feature live music from guitarist/composer Enrique Henao, farm inspired craft cocktails by well-known bartender Viktor Kustov and fresh seasonal bites from Chef Brian Scheehser’s 18-acre Woodinville farm.

Chef Brian Scheehser will debut his current farm collection at the upcoming Trellis Front Porch party. The 2016 assemblage includes assorted lettuces and greens, edible flowers, beets, carrots, brassicas, endives, beans, favas, celery root, anise hyssop, lovage, and kohlrabi. As the current growing season progresses, Chef Brian Scheehser will bring varieties of sweet corn, squash, and an unparalleled assortment of heirloom tomatoes. [click to continue…]


Rose’ Revival: Thursday at Ray’s Boathouse

by Shona Milne on May 23, 2016

14th Annual Rose’ Revival & Other Cool Whites

Thurs. May 26th, 2016
Ray’s Boathouse
6049 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA
6 – 9 pm ~ $35
*Special VIP early entry at 5 pm for $50

CLICK HERE for tickets!

What could be more summer than sipping an array of tasty rose’ and white wines on the beautiful deck of at Ray’s Boathouse watching the sun set over the Olympic Mountains across Puget Sound?  Be part of this Seattle summer tradition by joining us at the 14th Annual Rose’ Revival and Other Cool Whites Wine Event on Thurs. May 26th!

This event features a wide array of dry Rose’ 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.

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Woodinville Wine Cellars: Sean Boyd Leaving

by Shona Milne on May 19, 2016

From an email received from Woodinville Wine Cellars.

We wanted to reach out to you to let you know about an exciting new development at Woodinville Wine Cellars: our Winemaker, Sean Boyd, has decided to start on his own path, with his own wine brand! We are extremely excited to see Sean and his wife Kristin realize a dream in owning their own winery! Sean says, “In 2003 I joined Woodinville Wine cellars and have enjoyed making wonderful wines from some of the great vineyards of Washington state. My experience has been fulfilling, but now, wanting to pursue a dream of owning my own winery, I say farewell to Woodinville Cellars and start my own project with my wife, Kristin Jostad.”

Throughout the years, Sean has produced many beautiful wines and created quite a following here at Woodinville Wine Cellars and we wish him all the best in his new adventure! Sadly, Sean’s last day will be June 30th and we are looking forward to celebrating with him here at the tasting room on Saturday, June 18th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. We hope you can join us, if you are in the area. Please RSVP to Cara ( if you plan to attend the Picnic.

Although Sean and Kristin will be sorely missed, we look forward to the future and the many lovely wines we have to share with you!

Please reach out if you have any questions at all.  And, if you want to hear more about what Sean is doing, please be sure to reach out to him directly.  (

Best regards,
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