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Betz Family Winery

Woodinville: Award Winning Wines

by Shona Milne on December 24, 2014

Woodinville Brings Home World’s Top Wine Awards Five Woodinville wineries earned a place on Wine Enthusiast magazine’s recently released 2014 Top 100 list, a prestigious award that annually recognizes the best overall wines in the world.  The magazine honored Woodinville’s Ashan Cellars, Efesté, JM Cellars, Kevin White Winery and Sparkman Cellars. Two additional Washington wines, one […]


Betz Family Winery: First Estate Vineyard

by Shona Milne on December 17, 2014

Betz Family Winery Purchases First Estate Vineyard at SeVein Vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley Betz Family Winery, producer of some of Washington State’s most sought-after wines, has purchased property at SeVein Vineyards of Distinction, the much-admired viticultural area on the southern border of the Walla Walla Valley AVA in Oregon.  It is Betz Family’s […]


Taste of Tulalip: Collaboration with Betz Family Winery

by Shona Milne on October 16, 2013

A FIRST TIME COLLABORATION FOR BETZ FAMILY WINERY AND TASTE OF TULALIP Honorary Winemaker Crafts Distinctive Signature Blend From His Best Barrels Tulalip, Washington — Sommelier Tom Thompson is pleased to announce the Taste of Tulalip’s 5th anniversary wine, a collaboration between honorary winemaker Bob Betz and the Tulalip wine team. For the first time, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Betz Winery: Sold!

by Shona Milne on April 7, 2011

I just received this email this morning that Betz Winery has been sold. Bob will remain on as winemaker. The 2011 vintage has begun as spring temperatures finally warmed; like the spring fever we get at the beginning of baseball season, we can only anticipate a fabulous vintage. Cathy and I want to share a […]


Woodinville Wine Events: March 4th-10th

by Shona Milne on March 3, 2011

Betz Winery – Fri, March 4th – 7pm – An Evening with Bob Betz Four Course Winemaker Dinner at Barking Frog Kestrel Vintners – Fri, March 4th – 7pm – Mardi Gras Dinner featuring New Orleans Creole Restaurant Chateau Ste. Michelle – Fri, March 4th – 5-7pm – First Friday Happy Hour Matthews Estate – […]


Taste Washington: Returns for 14th Year

by Shona Milne on February 28, 2011

Taste Washington will return for its 14th year on Sunday, March 27th.  It is the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. IT features over 200 Washington State wineries. You will also find many of your favorite restaurants to pair your wine with. The weekend kicks off on Saturday, March 26, with a series of […]


Taste of Tulalip: Food and Wine Festival

by Shona Milne on November 23, 2010

I attended the Taste of Tulalip for the first time the other week. What an amazing event. There were about 60 or so Washington wineries and about 20 wineries from California. It really was a case of so little time and so much wine and food. This is only the second year for the event […]


Italianissimo: Wine Wednesday with Betz Winery

by Shona Milne on September 28, 2010

If your not on the Betz Family Winery list and you would like to do a Betz tasting you are in luck this week. Italianissimo has a weekly Wine Wednesday event and this week you can do a Betz Winery tasting of its new releases paired with some delightful food for $15 from 5-7:30pm. They […]