St. Nick’s Holiday Food & Wine: 15th Annual Event

by Shona Milne on November 7, 2017


Annual tradition features acclaimed, award-winning top chef, elevated culinary experiences and the best pours from Woodinville’s winemakers



Woodinville, Wash. (October 31, 2017) — Woodinville Wine Country’s annual St. Nick’s holiday celebration welcomes wine lovers from around the Northwest to celebrate 15 years of holiday fun with a premier food and wine experience, kicking off on Thursday, Nov. 30, and ending with the St. Nick’s Annual Open House Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3.

St. Nick’s Holiday Weekend Events include:

·         Private Dinner w/Chef Justin Severino
Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m., $195/ticket
Betz Family Winery
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·         “Cure-ated” Food and Wine Experience
Friday, Dec. 1, 7-9:30 p.m., $95
Novelty Hill Januik Winery
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·         St. Nick’s Annual Open House Celebration 
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, 1-5 p.m. $65/weekend, $50/single day
Participating Woodinville wineries and tasting rooms
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This year, St. Nick’s welcomes nationally acclaimed and award-winning guest chef, Justin Severino. Severino is a four-time James Beard Foundation award nominee for “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic,” the 2014 and 2015 winner of Food & Wine magazine’s “The People’s Best New Chef Mid-Atlantic” and is the chef and co-owner of Cure and Morcilla, two premier restaurants in Pittsburgh, PA. Severino teams up with Chef Seth Fernald, executive chef at Novelty Hill Januik winery, for this special event where they will highlight their passion for small plates. On Thursday, Nov. 30, a private dinner featuring Chef Severino will be held at Betz Family Winery. Tickets are $195 per seat.

            “As this is our 15th year hosting St. Nicks, we wanted to provide an enhanced experience to give new and returning guests an expanded culinary experience that truly highlights the incredible caliber of wines found here in Woodinville,” said Sandra Lee, executive director of Woodinville Wine Country. “Having Chef Fernald and Chef Severino’s collaboration as a central part of this year’s St. Nick’s festivities is the perfect way to celebrate the event’s 15th anniversary.”

            This year’s St. Nick’s menu highlights Chef Severino’s extensive charcuterie experience and Italian influence while showcasing Chef Fernald’s flair for Pacific Northwest cuisine and local ingredients. Dishes include duck rillette, poached shrimp, ciccioli and oyster escabeche“It’s always exciting bringing guest chefs from around the world to Woodinville Wine Country,” said Chef Seth Fernald of Novelty Hill Januik. “We had a fun time planning the menu and bringing together our culinary points of view. The menu truly plays to both of our strengths and pairs well with the spectacular Washington wine featured at the event.”

            While sampling bites from this collaborative menu, guests will get the opportunity to mingle with the chefs and sample wines from more than 30 Washington wineries including DeLille Cellars, Matthews Winery, J. Bookwalter and Patterson Cellars.

            For more information on St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Weekend events including full menus and a list of participating wineries, 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.




Media Contact:

Rachael Brister

Public Relations, GreenRubino for Woodinville Wine Country

P: 206.957.4266


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