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Iron Vintner Challenge

Woodinville Wine Events: June 16th-30th

by Shona Milne on June 14, 2014

Gard Vintners – June 16th – Funday Monday Willows Lodge – June 18th – Willows Lodge: Iron Vintner Challenge – Championship Russell’s Restaurant & Loft – June 19th – Avennia Winemaker Dinner with Chris Peterson Gard Vintners – June 19th – Thrifty Thursday Brian Carter Cellars – June 20th – Puppies on the Patio with […]


Iron Vintner Challenge: The Knives Are Coming Out

by Shona Milne on June 4, 2014

There are some tickets available for this event. This is the fifth and final year for the Iron Vintner Challenge. The competitors are the winners from the previoius past years. BATTLE OF THE WINEMAKERS: WILLOWS LODGE ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR IRON VINTNER CHALLENGE – THE FINALE Woodinville winemakers battle for “ultimate” Iron Vintner title in month-long […]


Iron Vintner: All Star Challenge

by Shona Milne on May 29, 2014

There are few seats left for the first round of the 5th Iron Vintner Challenge at Willows Lodge this year. The first round is Wednesday, June 4th. The four previous year’s winners will battle to declare a final victor. This is a fundraiser for Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. Little Bit Therapeutic Riding provides therapeutic horseback riding to […]


Iron Vintner Challenge: Review of Round 2

by Shona Milne on June 14, 2013

I had the opportunity to return to the Iron Vintner Challenge again this year as Twitterati. This event is one of my favorite of the year. It’s not your ordinary wine tasting; it’s theater with food and wine! If you have not attended there are still tickets available for the final challenge on Wednesday, June […]


Woodinville Wine Events: June 1st-15th

by Shona Milne on May 29, 2013

Convergence Zone Cellars – June 1st – 2013 Spring Barrel Tasting Castillo de Feliciana – June 1st – Grand Opening Efeste – June 1st – Library Dinner The Woodhouse Wine Estates – June 1st – 2012 Grenache Rosé Barrel Tasting Cuillin Hills Winery – June 1st & 2nd – Spring Release – Spring Release – Malbec […]


Can you believe that its time for the 4th Annual Vintner Challenge? Once again, it will be hosted by Willows Lodge. Rain or shine, you just can’t miss this event which benefits Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center here in Woodinville. They can make great wine, but can they cook too? It’s the event of the […]


2012 Iron Vintner: Winemaker Dinner Coming Up

by Shona Milne on June 19, 2012

I was invited back this year to sit at the tweet table for Round 2 of the 3rd Annual Iron Vintner Challenge at Willows Lodge. If you don’t know about this event it’s being at a live version of Iron Chef but with winemakers trying to impress the judges with their cooking prowess. The secret […]


Iron Vintner Challenge 2012: Willows Lodge

by Shona Milne on April 2, 2012

The Iron Vintner Challenge returns once more to Willows Lodge. Who do you think will win this year? Get your tickets here. On Monday, April 2nd beginning at 10:00AM, people will be able to purchase tickets to our 2012 Iron Vintner Challenge. Note: only the winemaker dinner is reserved directly at the Barking Frog. Dates:  (Tickets […]


Iron Vintner Challenge: $30,000 Raised!

by Shona Milne on July 19, 2011

Willows Lodge, a Northwest retreat in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, announces results from the second annual Iron Vintner Challenge which took place throughout the month of June 2011. The event raised $30,000 for Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center to support its mission to improve the bodies, minds and spirits of children and adults […]


Woodinville Wine Events: June 24th-30th

by Shona Milne on June 24, 2011

Tefft Cellars – Fri, June 24th – 7-10pm – Winemaker Dinner Challenger Ridge – Fri, June 24th – 5pm until The Burgers Are Gone! – Dicks Cheeseburgers Happy Hour Kestrel Vintners – Fri, June 24th – – 5pm-7pm- Wine and Cheese Matthews Estate – Fri, June 24th – 5-7pm – Friday Night Live Dusted Valley – […]