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Holiday WineFest: November 12th &13th

by Shona Milne on November 9, 2016

2016 Holiday Wine Fest ~ Nov. 12 & 13 Seattle Center Exhibition Hall Seattle’s Holiday Wine Fest A Global Celebration of Wine! Seattle Center Exhibition Hall Nov.12-13, 2016 The 2016 Holiday Wine Fest is poised to be the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most popular tasting exposition. This all-day Saturday and Sunday event features […]


Wine Rocks: 7th Year and Going Strong

by Shona Milne on May 24, 2014

MUSIC IS KING AT 7TH ANNUAL WINE ROCKS Join Washington’s Winemakers for a rockin’ good time on Seattle’s waterfront July 10 SEATTLE – May 20, 2014 – Taste the wine, hear the music and help the cause at the 7th annual Wine Rocks Seattle, Thursday, July 10 at Elliott Hall & Pier (Bell Harbor – […]


Columbia Winery: Sold to Gallo

by Shona Milne on June 2, 2012

After weeks of speculation and rumor, as of Friday afternoon, Columbia Winery and Covey Run have been sold to Gallo. Many of the employees, including myself, no long have jobs. Tweet This Post

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Hestia Cellars: They Moved….

by Shona Milne on March 4, 2011

Some of you may have noticed that Hestia Cellars moved out of the southern part of the warehouse district. The good news is that they are only moving up the road to the northern part of the warehouse district and will be located between Kestrel Vintners and Gorman Winery. They will be having their Grand […]


Blend: World’s Best Wine, Food, & Places

by Shona Milne on August 25, 2010

Have your heard about Blend? It’s an event showcasing some of the world’s best wine blends paired with fabulous foods from Columbia Hospitality’s hotels, inns, and conference centers. The event is Sunday, September 12th. Seminars are 2:30-4pm and the main event is 4-7:30pm at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.  Buy Tickets Sparkling wine and artisanal […]


Goose Ridge: Wine Tasting Soon

by Shona Milne on April 3, 2010

It seems that Goose Ridge Estate Winery will also open on Monday, April 5th. It looks like their hours are 11am-6pm. Tweet This Post


Gordon Brothers: Overlooked Winery

by Shona Milne on July 8, 2009

I spotted a profile of Gordon Brothers Winery on a Seattle PI reader blog. Are you familiar with Gordon Brothers Family Winery? Yeah, that’s what I thought…So, let’s Fix That, Right Now… Tweet This Post

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Challenger Ridge: Salmon BBQ & Grand Opening

by Shona Milne on July 4, 2009

Challenger Ridge is having their official Grand Opening on Saturday, July 11th from 11am-7pm. There will be music by Bassic Saxx and BBQ Salmon or Ribs . Only $10.00 per person for the BBQ and music. Bring your lawn chairs or you can borrow one of their lawn blankets. Wine will be sold by the […]


Challenger Ridge Tasting Room: More Than Just Wine

by Shona Milne on June 23, 2009

I stopped by Challenger Ridge on Saturday to check out the new tasting room. It’s a remodeled house with an inviting patio overlooking the valley. I did manage to talk with General Manager, Rachel Weed, about the plans they have coming up for the tasting room this summer. I guarantee that something, along with the […]


Gifford-Hirlinger: Tasting Room to Open July 1st

by Shona Milne on June 23, 2009

I received a Press Release from Simon Siegl of Co-Efficient Consulting that Gifford-Hirlinger intends to open their tasting room on July 1st. Tweet This Post