Lachini Vineyards: Rosé Release This Weekend

by Shona Milne on April 28, 2017

Lachini Vineyards is having its Rosé release this weekend. All the information is below. Happy tasting.

Join us this weekend!
 Two events ~ in both Oregon & Washington
Offered at $25/bottle

It’s time to share our 2016 Rosé of Pinot noir! We invite you to visit one of our tasting rooms to savor a little spring/summer and discover the Willamette Valley through the lens of our 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir. This is another stunner, reminiscent of our 2015 vintage. Once again, crafted entirely from our Biodynamically-farmed Estate Vineyard in Newberg, Oregon. Stock up for summer or Mother’s Day before it’s gone.. These events are open to club members & all!

Saturday & Sunday, April 29-30 | 11:30am – 5pm
Woodinville Tasting Room  |   ​14455A Woodinville Redmond Rd. | Woodinville, WA 98072

Saturday, April 29th(only) | 1:30pm – 5pm
Lachini Estate Vineyard & Tasting Barn |  18225 NE Calkins Lane | Newberg, OR 97132
Join Matthieu, Ezequiel (our Vineyard Mgr) & Ron Lachini at this location. Oysters, pizza & charcuterie.

Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
533 CASES PRODUCED  | 13.4% alc.

“Beautiful and seamless from start to finish. Delicate aromas of ripe wild strawberries, watermelon & cantaloupe slowly rise from a chilled glass of this crisp & bright Rosé. Complex flinty notes with a hint of white truffle. Explodes with a freshness coating palate.Finishes dry, with a remarkablly long and silky mouthfeel. Drinking perfect right now!” Winemaker notes. Enjoy as an apertif, alfresco on the patio, or with a salad, chicken or our favorite, spicy asian & middle-eastern fare.

♦​ ​Receive 2 complimentary tastings (non-club members) with your purchase of 6 or more bottles.
♦ Half price shipping on orders of 12 or more bottles! $20 – WA, OR, CA, ID / $40 all other states via FedEx 2-day air. Or let us know if you want to pick up at one of our locations to save shipping entirely.
♦​ Wine Club members receive your respective discount on bottle one when placing your order!

Can’t make it? Order ONLINE below- We’ll ship to you!
If you can’t make it to our tasting rooms, don’t worry, you can get your fair share by placing your order below. Offer good through May 14, 2017.


From our vineyard to your table, your enjoyment is our passion!

18225 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, OR 97132  || 14455 Woodinville Redmond Rd. Woodinville, WA 98072
Email:  | Phone: 425.489.9917 or 888.703.0007 |


WineCraft: A Spring Wine Auction in Woodinville

by Shona Milne on April 18, 2017



 Woodinville Wine Country auction showcases top-tier wines to benefit The Northshore Schools Foundation

Woodinville, Wash. (April 13, 2017) – Just 30 minutes east of Seattle and home to over 100 wineries and tasting rooms, Woodinville Wine Country announces its annual WineCraft: Spring Wine Auction on Sunday, May 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Winery’s event space. Harvest your passion for fine Washington wine and raise a toast to Woodinville’s most distinguished winemakers. Enjoy award-winning wine, live music and hearty bites from local chefs.

The auction will feature top-tier specialty reserve, new blends and limited-release wines and experiences from distinguished brands such as Brian Carter, Gorman Winery, JM Cellars, Long Shadows, Novelty Hill Januik, Columbia Winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle and many more. “We are excited to showcase the best of Woodinville, and offer an exciting event for wine collectors and aficionados from the Pacific Northwest,” said Sandra Lee, executive director at Woodinville Wine Country.

Proceeds from the Spring Wine Auction benefit the Woodinville Wine Association, and portions of the auction directly benefits The Northshore Schools Foundation and its mission to support academic success for all students.

For more information on the WineCraft: Spring Wine Auction and where to purchase tickets, please visit


About Woodinville Wine Country

Conveniently located 25 minutes northeast of downtown Seattle, Woodinville is home to nearly 100 Washington wineries and tasting rooms, featuring award-winning wines and first-in-class tasting room experiences. For more information and to plan your next tasting experience, visit or follow us on Facebook at Woodinville Wine Country.


Celebrate Woodinville: Announcing 2017 Events

by Shona Milne on April 10, 2017

Celebrate Woodinville 2017 Summer Events Announced

Celebrate Woodinville Logo-2014

Woodinville, WA – April 4, 2017. Mark your calendars and get ready – the Celebrate Woodinville 2017 summer events are right around the corner! These are free, community events where families, friends and neighbors can gather to enjoy a variety of high-energy bands playing fun music for all ages. Each event will feature wines poured by premiere Woodinville Wine Country wineries, with craft beers and ciders on tap from local breweries and cideries. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic or purchase savory and sweet foods from local restaurants and food trucks.

The Woodinville Festival & Fair will begin with the annual community pancake breakfast and 39th Woodinville parade, and will showcase arts and crafts, local exhibitors, children’s activities sponsored by the YMCA, the Woodinville Farmers Market, and the popular Bassett Bash.

The line-up of wineries, breweries, cideries, restaurants, and shuttle options will be announced over the next few months. Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at to find out when your favorites will be on hand.

Celebrate Woodinville 2017 Schedule of Events


July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, 2017

Wilmot Gateway Park

5:30 to 8 PM | Wine, Beer & Cider Garden | Local Restaurants & Food Trucks [click to continue…]


Lauren Ashton Cellars Set to Release 2016 Rosé with Proceeds to Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

True Washington Character

Woodinville, WA – Lauren Ashton Cellars is set to release their 2016 Rosé to the general public April 22 and April 23, 2017 after much anticipation and months of being sold out of the previous vintage. This year the winery has continued its tradition with the addition of a charitable giving component. This philanthropic element is one that Winemaker Kit Singh hopes will be a longstanding tradition.

“We have a belief in this community and a passion for giving back,” said Singh. “We are able to provide our wine and our time to recipients we believe in. With our Rosé release becoming so popular, we love doing something to get the community involved too,” he went on to say.

Along with wife and co-owner Riinu Rammal, Kit and the team at Lauren Ashton Cellars selected Susan G. Komen Puget Sound as this year’s beneficiary for the Rosé release weekend. A portion of proceeds from sales during the Rosé release weekend will be donated to the local chapter.

“In 2016, we sold 444 bottles of our Rosé during the release weekend and hope to surpass that in 2017 so we can continue to do good in this community and for Susan G. Komen Puget Sound,” said Rammal.

Singh, Rammal and the team at Lauren Ashton Cellars invite you to join them as they “Release the Rosé,” Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2017 at their tasting studio, located in Woodinville’s Hollywood District at 14545 148th Avenue NE, Suite 211, Woodinville, WA 98072. Guests can pre-order the 2016 Rose at:  

For more details, visit [click to continue…]


Adrice Wines: Soft Opening This Weekend

by Shona Milne on March 29, 2017

Adrice Wines is having their soft opening this weekend. Stop in and see the new tasting room and taste the wines on Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm. Their new location is:

18800 142nd Ave NE Suite A-1A
(in Woodinville’s Artisan Hill area)
Woodinville, WA 98072


Chateau Ste. Michelle: Concert Series 2017

by Shona Milne on March 24, 2017

Chateau Ste. Michele has announced its concert series schedule for 2017. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 25th at 10am. It’s a great line up and I’m sure more will be added.



A delicious event at Ambassador Wines of Washington if you are out wine tasting in Woodinville this Sunday, March, 19th.  Scarlata Chocolates will be pairing their chocolates. More info below:
Wine and Chocolate Pairing Event at Ambassador Wines of Washington Includes:
  • Complementary chocolate samples included with purchase of a wine tasting flight ($10).
  • Exclusively sample featured pairing –  2013 Estate Envoy, March Wine of the Month, with Scarlata’s Cherry Cinnamon Truffle. Enjoy a 20% savings on 2013 Estate Envoy at the event.
  • Scarlata Chocolate gift boxes will be available for purchase.
Chocolate and Wine Event Pairings
2013 Estate Merlot & salted caramel chocolate
2013 Estate Envoy & cherry cinnamon truffle
2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon & dark chocolate truffle
2013 Estate Diplomat & slate coffee truffle
A little bit about Scarlata Chocolate:
Scarlata Chocolate is a premier Seattle chocolatier crafting handmade confections using the highest quality organic ingredients.
Scarlata Chocolate is a local small batch chocolate company, founded by Darcy Rubel and Edward Anderton. Scarlata specializes in intensely flavorful, hand-made dark chocolate confections, using organic, gluten free ingredients and fair trade, sustainably sourced cacao. The unique flavors of their truffles have complex layers, and are made specifically to pair with wines. They offer single boxes for sale, as well as a subscription chocolate service with flavors that rotate monthly.

This month they are featuring a new Cherry Cinnamon Brandy truffle, perfect for pairing with wines that have dark fruit flavors, and bold, smoky finishes.



Washington State: Record Wine Harvest 2016

by Shona Milne on March 1, 2017

Washington State reports record wine grape harvest in 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon is leading grape variety with 26-percent of total harvest

SEATTLE (March 1, 2017) – Washington State’s wine grape harvest hit a new record in 2016, according to the Washington State Wine Commission’s Annual Grape Production Report. The report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed the 2016 harvest totaled 270,000 tons, a 22-percent increase over the previous year. Tonnage in 2015 was down a little compared to the previous record harvest of 227,000 tons in 2014, making the 2016 harvest the biggest ever in Washington State’s history.

Red varieties produced more tons than white, with 58-percent of the harvest. Production of red varieties showed a substantial increase of 39-percent over the previous year, compared to a 3-percent increase of white varieties. The largest share of this growth was Cabernet Sauvignon, with an increase of 23,700 tons over the previous year. [click to continue…]


Debuts & Discoveries

March 18 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm

Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Join us for this 10th Annual event where enthusiasts get to discover the Newest Wineries, Newest Distilleries, Newest Cideries, & Newest Breweries! The popular “Debuts and Discoveries” is being held at the historic Sandpoint Naval Air Station “Hangar 30” in Magnuson Park. Wineries, Distilleries, Cideries, Breweries  featured need to be in their first 3-4 years of releasing products.

Purchase bottles of your favorites before you leave and save!  This is THE place to be on the cutting edge of who the rising stars are in our area! Enjoy live music! And delicious food available for purchase from the Mobile Mavens food trucks, Carolina Smoke, & Uncle Paulies Meatballs!

This special fundraising event is a collaboration between Seattle Uncorked, WBS Events, & the University Sunrise Rotary. Your participation helps University Sunrise Rotary & Teen Feed outreach backpack teams take proactive & preventative steps towards trust, nourishment, housing, health and education for homeless youth meeting their futures off the streets.

General Admission is $35 in advance at and $40 at the door if tickets still available.

New Wineries ~ New Breweries ~ New Distilleries ~ New Cideries ~ And Foodtrucks!

Confirmed 2017 Participants To Date:

2dor Wines
3 Howls Distilling
Adrice Wines
Blackfish Spirits Distillery
Bomond Vodka
Cairn Brewing
Chatter Creek Cider
Coral Wines
Elemental Hard Cider
Elephant Seven Winery
Figurehead Brewing
Floating Bridge Brewing
Four General Brewing
Keira Cellars
Locust Cider
Love That Red Winery
Lucky Envelope Brewery
Nine Yards Brewing
Old Stove Brewing
Orcas Island Distillery
Pear Up/Neigel Vintners
Sandstone Distillery
Scratch Distillery
Schilling Cider
Sea Bishop Spirits
Steelhead Cider
Temple Distilling
Truth Teller Winery
Upsidedown Wine
Wishka River Distillery
Woodinville Whiskey
Woodinville Ciderworks

See pics of the 2015 event CLICK HERE




Main Street Drivers: Chauffeur Service Comes to Seattle

by Shona Milne on February 16, 2017

Main Street Drivers Expands Wine Tour Chauffeur Service to Seattle

Affordable “Your Car + Our Driver” concept perfect for Woodinville and Walla Walla wine tours, Seattle nights out and last-minute safe driving needs

NEW YORK – Feb. 9, 2017Main Street Drivers (, which provides professional drivers to chauffeur clients in their own vehicles around to personalized destinations, announced an expansion of its services to the Western Washington region, with a focus on the greater Seattle area and suburbs, including the popular wine destinations of Seattle Urban Wineries and Woodinville Wine Country. The driving service is available to book immediately, and advance reservations are encouraged for popular timeframes like the upcoming Spring Release Weekend and the increased tourism season as the weather turns nicer.

 In addition to providing a safe driving option, Main Street Drivers is a more affordable option than renting a car or limo service, with rates staring at $35 an hour, plus a 20% service/gratuity charge. All drivers are insured, vetted and have gone through a comprehensive background check, and many are well-versed in the local wine culture, able to make recommendations on wineries to visit and help plan the most efficient and enjoyable tasting afternoon based on individual preferences.

 “I’m so proud to extend Main Street Drivers’ services into the greater Seattle area to provide unparalleled customer service and a responsible, affordable way to enjoy the amazing wineries and other tasting destinations near Seattle,” said James Hirtenstein, Owner and Founder of Main Street Drivers. “We pride ourselves on our reputation established with our East Coast services and the numerous repeat customers we serve. Knowing how popular the Walla Walla and Woodinville wine regions are, it was a natural decision to expand to the Pacific Northwest and bring our innovative services to locals and tourists alike.” [click to continue…]