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:

 

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Auction of Washington Wines: The Winemaker Gala

by Shona Milne on July 28, 2015

The Winemaker GalaThe Winemaker Gala

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 AT 4:30PM

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.

AND MORE!

MENU:

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…]

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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…]

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Charles Smith: Opens Jet City in Georgetown

by Shona Milne on July 24, 2015

 

Charles Smith Wines Jet City Opens in Seattle

Historic Georgetown Neighborhood Now Home to the West Coast’s Largest Urban Winery

Winemaker Charles Smith announces the opening of Charles Smith Wines Jet City in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Encompassing more than 32,000 square feet in a space that was formerly a Dr. Pepper bottling plant, Charles Smith Wines Jet City stands as the largest urban winery on the West Coast.

Food & Wine and Wine Enthusiast magazines have named Charles Smith global winemaker of the year and Charles Smith Wines is the largest independent winemaker-owned winery in Washington state. It is in his nature to do everything big, so it’s no surprise that this self-taught winemaker and industry pioneer has built the West Coast’s largest urban winery.

“Yes, I wanted it to be big and loud and rock n’ roll,” said Charles Smith. “Is this a restaurant? No. But will we have amazing dinners here? Yes. Is this a concert venue? No. But will we have great bands play live shows here? Yes. This is a space for people that want to be a part of the winemaking experience while enjoying a glass of wine in one of the most original neighborhoods in Seattle.” [click to continue…]

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Wine Maker PicnicSee you Thursday, August 13th. Get your tickets here.

PICNIC ROAM & POUR LIST:

Ambassador Wines of Washington
Ancestry Cellars
AniChe Cellars
Armstrong Family Winery
Barrage Cellars
Bartholomew Winery
Brian Carter Cellars
Bunnell Family Cellar
Cadence Winery
Cave B Estate Winery
Chandler Reach Winery
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
CHINOOK WINES
Col Solare Winery
Columbia Crest Winery
Cooper Wine Co
Corvus Cellars
Double Canyon
Dusted Valley
EFESTE
Elevation Cellars
Guardian Cellars
Kaella Winery [click to continue…]

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Willows Lodge: Spa Garden Party

by Shona Milne on July 16, 2015

Spa Garden Party at Willows Lodge

Grab your girlfriends, don your favorite party hat and join us in the magnificent gardens at Willows Lodge for our summer spa garden party on July 30th! Get your tickets here.

This indoor/outdoor event will feature mini spa treatments from The Spa at Willows Lodge’s best beauty brands:- Mini lip and oxygen facials by Intraceuticals

– Decleor aromatherapy pressure point treatment

– Hand and foot scrub by Farmhouse Fresh

– Celebrate Carita’s 70th Anniversary and experience their eye lifting treatment and brand new Fluid 14 Mask

– Learn more about GlowFor every mini treatment you experience, you will receive a raffle ticket to enter win fabulous spa prizes, which will be drawn EVERY 15 MINUTES!

Columbia Winery will be pouring many of its outstanding wines paired with bites from Barking Frog.

Wear your favorite party hat for the chance to win a prize for Most Fabulous Hat!

Tickets are only $20. Secure yours quickly, as this event sold out in a matter of DAYS last year…

WIllows Lodge Spa Day

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Woodinville Wine Events: July 15th-31st

by Shona Milne on July 16, 2015

©2013 Richard Duval Images

©2013 Richard Duval Images

Castillo De Feliciana – July 17th –  Live Music & Food Truck Friday

Kirkland Uncorked – July 17th-19th – Wine Garden in Marina Park

Davenport Cellars – July 18th – Wine & Artisan Cider Food Pairing Challenge

Columbia Winery – July 19th – Columbia Live! Summer Concert Series

Ambassador Wines of Washington – July 23rd – Off the Vine Comedy Show

Northwest Cellars – July 23rd-26th – Three New Releases

Brian Carter Cellars – July 24th – Puppies on the Patio

Patterson Cellars – July 24th & 25th – 2012 BDX Bordeaux Blend Release

Woodinville Wine Country – July 25th – Taste & Tunes Woodinville Warehouse Winery Party

Michael Florentino Cellars – July 25th & 26th – 6th Anniversary Party  [click to continue…]

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Washington State Wine: Telly Awards

by Shona Milne on July 11, 2015

Washington State Wine’s Educational Marketing Video Receives Telly Award
The entry was recognized from a field of nearly 12,000

Washington State Wine is pleased to announce its educational marketing video “Our Story” received the highest honor in this year’s Telly Awards, the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. “Our Story” was recognized from a field of nearly 12,000 entries from across the globe. It was awarded the Silver Telly – an honor that less than 10 percent of entries receive – in the Non-Broadcast Productions Travel/Tourism category.

“It is an honor to see these efforts recognized,” said Steve Warner, president of Washington State Wine, which represents every licensed winery and grape grower in the state. “We created this video to visually tell the tale of our diverse wine industry. ‘Our Story’ captures the history, people and terroir that make us so proud of Washington State.”

Washington State Wine produced the video in collaboration with Holmes & Johnson Productions, Director Dane Henry and Wit House Productions to share a closer look at Washington State’s wine community through sweeping visuals of landscapes and personal portraits of winemakers and grape growers at work.

“We hope people will see this video and want to come to Washington State wine country,” Warner said. “We want them to fall in love with it the way we have.”

A panel of more than 650 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and member of The Silver Telly [click to continue…]

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Local Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Announces 10th Annual Run and Walk to Support Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Columbia Winery Charity Run & Walk to Take Place on August 15th in Woodinville

Local charity group Run for Children’s Guild announced today that it is once again teaming up with Columbia Winery to raise funds to help families pay for care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.    The 2015 Columbia Winery Charity Run & Walk, which includes a 5K run /walk, a 10K run and a Kids’ Dash, will take place at Columbia Winery in Woodinville on Saturday, August 15th at 8:30 AM.

This year marks the group’s 10th annual event in partnership with Columbia Winery.  Last year, the Columbia Winery Charity Run & Walk raised more than $90,000, all of which benefitted the uncompensated care fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital. This year the group hopes to raise more than $100,000.

The guild’s goal is to ensure that all children can receive the lifesaving treatments they need, regardless of a parent’s ability to pay.  Its [click to continue…]

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Woodinville Wine Events: July 1st-15th

by Shona Milne on July 1, 2015

©2013 Richard Duval Images

©2013 Richard Duval Images

Convergence Zone – July 4th – 4th Annual Red, White and Blues

Chateau Ste. Michelle – July 4th – 4th of July at the Chateau – Celebrate the 4th at Chateau Ste. Michelle. Enjoy amazing wines, live music and our Artisan Showcase of over 25 artists on our property. Admission is complimentary. All ages welcome.

Columbia Winery – July 4th – Art & Science Defined: The Aromas of Wine

The Woodhouse Wine Estates – July 8th – Corks & Canvas Wine + Painting Party

Wine Rocks Seattle – July 9th – Wine, Food, Beer, Food Trucks, and Music – Elliott Hall at Bell Harbor – Pier 66

Alexandria Nicole Cellars – July 9th – Boys Night Out

The Woodhouse Wine Estates – July 11th –Vinyasa & Vino with Lululemon

Chateau Ste. Michelle – July 14th – Chateau 2nd Tuesdays – Grab your friends and a picnic blanket and enjoy live music from local artists on our front lawn. Our Wine Shop and Club Room will have extended hours until 8:00pm on these lively summer evenings. Admission is complimentary.

Celebrate Woodinville – July 15th – Concert and Festival

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 – 3-6pm – Mead specials and Special Meads! – thru Labor Day

J. 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

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

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

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

Industry Events:

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