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.

 [I WANNA COME!]


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.”

 (PRNewsfoto/Columbia Winery)

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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Woodinville Wine Cellars: Wines Online Only

by Shona Milne on May 4, 2017

I just received this news from Woodinville Wine Cellars. The good news is that you can still get their wines online.

Dear Friends,

We are reaching out today to share some bitter-sweet news with you: our mailing list and Cellar Door club members. As many of you are aware, we have been winding down the winery over the past year in order to shift our focus to our non-profit, Give Back Hope. As a company dedicated to giving back to communities in need all over the world, we have decided to focus our energies and resources to helping those who are less fortunate. As such, the winery will no longer be open to the public, and there will not be any more wine club releases.

That being said, we are still here, and there is wine in the cellar waiting to be enjoyed! We will continue to sell wine online and in the winery during normal business hours, and are happy to ship to your home or office. In addition, we do plan to open our doors this fall for one final celebration. 

We greatly appreciate your support and dedication to Woodinville Wine Cellars over the years. If you have any questions at all, or would like to make arrangements for shipping or pick up of your wine, please don’t hesitate to send us an email.

For more information on Give Back Hope, please visit our website. Our team is heading to our orphanage in Nepal in June to bring supplies and visit the children who live there. If you would like to donate to the cause, please click the button below.

Wishing you all the best,
The Woodinville Wine Cellars Team

Donate to Give Back Hope

 

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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.

ROSÉ RELEASE begins TODAY!
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.

[I WANT SOME]

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


LACHINI VINEYARDS
18225 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, OR 97132  || 14455 Woodinville Redmond Rd. Woodinville, WA 98072
Email: info@lachinivineyards.com  | Phone: 425.489.9917 or 888.703.0007 | www.lachinivineyards.com

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WineCraft: A Spring Wine Auction in Woodinville

by Shona Milne on April 18, 2017

WOODINVILLE WINE COUNTRY HOSTS

WINECRAFT: SPRING WINE AUCTION ON MAY 21

 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 https://woodinvillewinecountry.com/spring-wine-auction/.

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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 woodinvillewinecountry.com or follow us on Facebook at Woodinville Wine Country.

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