25 Years of Washington Wine:
DeLille Cellars Begins a Year of Celebration

Founded in 1992, DeLille Cellars is planning a year of celebration with events and special offers to honor its 25-year legacy of acclaimed winemaking.

Woodinville, WA, January 31, 2017 – On March 22nd, DeLille Cellars will kick off its Vine to Wine Grower Dinner Series featuring some of Washington State’s premier growers who have been instrumental in establishing DeLilleCellars’ acclaimed portfolio of wines.

The inaugural Vine to Wine dinner features distinguished grower Dick Boushey, a recipient of the Wine & Spirits “Grower of the Year” award. The four-course pairing menu will be presented by El Gaucho, a recentwinner of the Washington State Wine Commission’s Restaurant Group of the Year. The event will take place at the iconic DeLille Cellars Chateau in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country. Co-Founder and Executive Winemaker Chris Upchurch, Co-Founder and President/CEO Greg Lill, Co-Founder and Executive V.P. Sales and Marketing Jay Soloff, and Winemaker Jason Gorski will be in attendance.

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and select Woodinville Wine Country wineries are ready to pair this romantic holiday with unique ways to celebrate

Winery: Woodhouse Wines

Woodhouse Wines & Valentines

Bring your Valentine to Woodhouse Wine Estates for a festive tasting flight of four Reserve Kennedy Shah wines perfectly paired with a selection of uniquely flavored, handcrafted macarons.

Saturday, February 10th & Sunday, February 11th

12-5 pm

Tasting flight (four wines): $12 (complementary with a $35+ bottle purchase)

Two perfectly paired macarons: $6

The Woodhouse Wine Estates Winery & Tasting Room

15500 Woodinville Redmond Rd

Suite 600
Woodinville, WA 98072

Winery: Covington Cellars

Valentine’s Day Blending Workshop

Be a winemaker for the afternoon! Start this unique experience by blind tasting three red wine right from the barrels, each a different varietal. Then the magic is up to you. You’ll create your own blend based on your personal preference and palate. After finding that perfect blend you will fill a bottle, cork it, label, wax the top and take it home to enjoy later with your valentine.

Sunday February 12th
2-4 pm

$99 per person + tax and service

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 425-806-8636.

Covington Cellars

18580 142nd Ave NE

Woodinville, WA 98072

Winery: Warr-King Wines

Fondue for Two

Embark on a culinary adventure for Valentine’s Day with Chef Anne Marie and Winemaker Lisa Parker’s Fondue for Two class. Receive hands-on instruction cooking this favorite dish from the Alps and taste Warr-King wine pairings along the way. Fondue and wine tastings included and additional wines by the glass will be available for purchase. Class is open to both couples and singles. Seating is limited to 16 guests so book soon!

February 14, 2017

6:30-9pm, Doors open at 6pm

$79 per person

Reservations required. Email chef@chefannemarie.com to reserve your spot.

Warr-King Wines Tasting Room

19501 144th Ave NE Ste D700
Woodinville, WA 98072


Winery: DeLille Cellars
Take advantage of these offers from DeLille Cellars and plan a cozy celebration at home with your valentine.

Now through February 6th, save 14% on two of DeLille’s favorite wines, D2 and AIX,

Discount is applicable on current vintage 750ml bottles of D2 and AIX.
Visit the tasting room or shop online and use code: LOVE

From February 10th to February 14th, purchase DeLille Cellars D2 Gift set for just $50. Set includes a bottle of current vintage D2 (750ml) and two DeLille Cellars glasses. Just add your valentine!

Available at the
Carriage House Tasting Room
14421 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE
Woodinville, WA 98072



Wine Dinners: Russell’s Restaurant & Loft

by Shona Milne on January 26, 2017

Russell’s Restaurant and Loft has released it’s list of wine and spirits dinners for 2017. Make sure to make your reservations soon.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

6:30 – 10:00 pm

Chappellet Winery

5 Course Dinner with 3oz. Wine Pairing Per Course



Thursday, February 16, 2017

6:30 – 10:00 pm

Dom vs. Dom Champagne Dinner

4 Course Dinner with Champagne Pairing Per Course



Thursday, March 16, 2017

6:30 – 9:30 pm

Patterson Cellars

4 Course Dinner with 3oz. Wine Pairing Per Course



Thursday, March 30, 2017

6:30 – 9:30 pm

Darby Winery

4 Course Dinner with 3oz. Wine Pairing Per Course



Thursday, April 13, 2017

6:30 – 10:00 pm

Forgeron Winery

5 Course Dinner with 3oz. Wine Pairing Per Course



Thursday, May 4, 2017

6:30 – 10:00 pm

L’Ecole Winery

5 Course Dinner with 3oz. Wine Pairing Per Course



Thursday, June 15, 2017

6:30 – 9:30 pm

Tero Estates Winery

4 Course Dinner with 3oz. Wine Pairing Per Course



A special and unique evening of crafted cocktails and mouthwatering tapas, Russell’s has partnered with Scratch Distillery in Edmonds for a night of distilling education and enjoyment.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

6:30 – 10:00 pm

Scratch Distillery

in Edmonds, WA

Spirits tastings, specialty cocktails and artfully paired tapas.



To purchase your tickets, call Russell’s at 206.264.0400

*All ticket sales are final 3 calendar days prior to the event.

*Refunds may only be provided in the form of a Russell’s gift card.


Willows Lodge: New Industry Night

by Shona Milne on January 26, 2017

Beginning Monday, February 6th and each Monday going forward Fireside Lodge at Willows Lodge is having Industry Night from 4:00pm until close. You receive 30% off food and beverage.

It’s not valid during Happier Hour or combined with any other promotions and is subject to change.



Weddings In Woodinville: Sunday, January 29th

by Shona Milne on January 23, 2017

Coming up this Sunday, January 29th is Weddings in Woodinville. A great event if you are planning a wedding in the area. It’s amazing to see these venues all ready for your day. In addition to the venues you can find caterers, photographers, transportation, and everything else you might need for your wedding. Get your tickets here

List of participating venues:


Chateau Ste. Michelle: 50th Anniversary

by Shona Milne on January 18, 2017

Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington state’s founding winery, announced today it will celebrate its 50th Anniversary year with a commemorative Cabernet bottling, special events, library wine releases, a visitor center expansion, its famous Summer Concert Series and other programs throughout 2017.

Fifty years ago—in 1967—a small winery called Ste. Michelle Vintners introduced its first vintage of a European-style premium wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yakima Valley. It was this release that marked the beginning of today’s thriving Washington wine industry. Washington is now the nation’s number two producer of premium wine with more than 50,000 planted acres, nearly 1,000 wineries and 14 American Viticultural Areas or AVAs.

Over the past 50 years, Chateau Ste. Michelle has become the number two premium domestic wine brand sold in the U.S (Nielsen-Dollars), with wines available in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Further elevating the state and country’s wine industry, the winery was the first to introduce international wine partners to Washington: Piero Antinori of Tuscany (Col Solare), Ernst Loosen of Germany (Eroica) and Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie of France (Tenet).

“It is truly remarkable what Chateau Ste. Michelle and the Washington wine industry have accomplished in a relatively short period of time through a pioneering spirit, collaboration and hard work,” said Ted Baseler, President and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. “With significant new vineyard plantings, industry investment in research and the education of future grape growers and winemakers, we can honestly say, the best is yet to come.”

The following special projects throughout 2017 will celebrate the past 50 years of the brand and set a foundation for continued success for both the winery and the Washington wine industry for years to come.


Taste Washington: 20th Anniversary Tickets on Sale

by Shona Milne on December 14, 2016

Taste Washington 20th Anniversary Festival Tickets on Sale Now First Ever Taste Washington VIP All Access Ticket Available in Limited Quantities

SEATTLE, WA – Wine and food lovers are encouraged to take advantage of a one-time early bird ticket special in honor of Taste Washington’s 20th Anniversary. During the month of December only, customers can purchase tickets to Taste Washington’s Sunday Grand Tasting at a $20 discount with the promotional code 20TASTE. It’s also the time to be among the first to purchase “The Connoisseur” VIP pass, brand new this year, which guarantees VIP access to all of the festival’s signature events.

Seattle’s premier wine and food festival will take place March 23-26, 2017 at various venues throughout the city. Individual tickets to the festival went on sale today at www.tastewashington.org.

Those with “The Connoisseur” tickets in hand will be able to jump to the front of the line at all of Taste Washington’s signature events, including the Red and White Party on Thursday, The New Vintage on Friday, seminars and grand tastings on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as secure reserved seating at the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Chef’s Stage and a Connoisseur gift bag valued at $200. The Connoisseur ticket price is $570.

In addition to the flagship events, organizers have added fresh venues for Friday’s “On the Farm” lunch series, and a brand new Taste & Savor Tour at Pike Place Market on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Chef’s Stage returns with live cooking demonstrations throughout the two-day event with Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 10 winner and -moreco-host of the Travel Channel’s show “36 Hours,” Chef Kristen Kish and Top Chef Alum and Spokane native Chef Chad White. Other top local and nationally known celebrity chefs will be announced soon.

“For the past 20 years, Taste Washington has showcased our region’s impressive wines and culinary talent,” said Tom Norwalk, President & CEO of Visit Seattle. “Over that time, Taste Washington has grown in all respects, beginning as a one-day tasting to, now, a four-day festival with more wineries, more restaurants and more attendees each year. The growth of this event is a terrific reflection of the partnerships between Visit Seattle, Washington State Wine and all of the participants involved.”

“Washington State Wine has a lot to celebrate this year, with the 20th Anniversary of Taste Washington and another successful harvest,” said Steve Warner, President of Washington State Wine. “Taste Washington is an exciting time to celebrate our industry’s continued growth and the Pacific Northwest’s local purveyors. We couldn’t be happier to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of this great festival.”

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Woodinville Wines: At Seattle World Trade Center

by Shona Milne on December 3, 2016

Taste the state with these award-winning wines from Woodinville. Including wines from: Baer Winery, DeLille Cellars, Januik Winery, Fidelitas, Sparkman Cellars, JM Cellars, Avennia and more! Light appetizers from World Trade Center Seattle chef, Hans Reisinger, will be served to pair with the wonderful wines of Woodinville.

Monday, December 5, 2016
4:30pm to 6:30pm 

WTCSE Members | Free
Sommeliers & Press | Free
Guest of Members | $15
Non-Members | $25

World Trade Center Seattle
2200 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121  map

Contact the WTCSE Concierge
at concierge@wtcseattle.com or

Over 30 wines will be featured including wines from: DeLille CellarsPepper BridgeJanuik WineryFidelitasSparkman CellarsJM CellarsAvennia and more! Light appetizers from World Trade Center Seattle chef, Hans Reisinger, will be served to pair with the wonderful wines of Woodinville.

Event Schedule
4:30pm: Wine Tasting
5:15pm to 5:45pm: Overview and Q & A
5:45pm to 6:30pm: Wine Tasting

Need a guest room?
The Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel, next door, will offer their best available rates to attendees of the Washington State AVA Wine Tasting event. Please check here for rates and availability. Groups with ten or more sleeping rooms can contact the Marriott Group Sales Office at wmpleadspacnwrocky@marriott.com.

Need a ride home?
Use our member, AsterRIDE, and get 15% off of all your rides! Use code WTC15. To download the app, go to www.AsterRIDE.com . All AsterRIDE chauffeurs and taxi drivers are vetted and insured so you can ride in confidence.

This program is brought to you by Berntson Porter, Washington State Wine, and Woodinville Wine Country.

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St. Nick’s Holiday Open House: Win With Wine Lotto!

by Shona Milne on November 30, 2016

Were you too busy on Cyber Monday to remember your tickets? Now is your chance to take advantage of our Open House Weekend…Sip & Stay!

Make it a safe and relaxing weekend with our hotel partner Explore Bothell..stay just 2 miles from where you sip...click here for details!

St. Nick’s Holiday Open House
Wine Tasting Weekend

Saturday and Sunday is our Saint Nick’s Open House, when 20+ wineries throughout Woodinville invite you into their tasting rooms to enjoy their wines and drink in the spirit of the season.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, Dec 3 & 4, 2016
Time: 1pm – 5pm (check-in begins at 12:30pm)
Where: Woodinville Wine Country – check out the website for up to date winery info!
Check-in: Woodinville Visitor Center 14700 148th AVE NE (two buildings down from The Hollywood Schoolhouse) | check-in begins at 12:30pm
Price: $50 Saturday and Sunday  |  $40 One Day only

Purchase Tickets Here!

St. Nick’s Wine Lotto

What would the holidays be without some great big stocking stuffers? This year’s St Nick’s Wine Weekend gives wine lovers the chance to win one of three wine country prize packages with every wine purchase they make.

Throughout St Nick’s Open House Weekend, you’ll receive one entry ticket for every winery transaction you make. Our four winners will be chosen at random on Monday, Dec 5th and announced on WoodinvilleWineCountry.com.

Prizes include:

First Prize – A one-night stay for two at Willows Lodge (Jan – Apr), including a $100 Willows gift card. (Value $400-500)

Second Prize – A one-night stay at the new Hampton Inn & Suites Woodinville, including a $100 Purple gift card. (Value $300)

Third Prize – (2 winners) Two passports to Woodinville Wine Country. (Value $150)

Woodinville Wine Country kicks off the holidays by opening our doors for three days of tasting and festivities.



Winter Release Party: Lachini Vineyards

by Shona Milne on November 30, 2016

Winter Release Party this Saturday!


Please join owners, Ron & Marianne Lachini along with Winemaker, Matthieu Gille and team as we pour our latest arrivals this Saturday at our Woodinville, WA tasting room. Great vintages make great wines. Come discover the first of our 2015’s along with bold 2014 Cabs from Washington’s Red Mountain AVA.

New releases include a fantastic lineup ~

2015 Sparkling Rosé, Willamette Valley
2015 Estate Chardonnay, les sols arénacés, Chehalem Mountains
2015 Pinot Noir, S, Chehalem Mountains
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, LA BESTIA, Red Mountain
2014 Red Wine, LA CONTRADA, Red Mountain
2015 Pinot Port, Willamette Valley

We will also have a few library wines available for tasting & purchase including the last of 2012 Prima Pinot Noir (93pts), 2010 Cuvée Giselle Pinot Noir (91pts).

Woodinville, WA Tasting Room
14455A Woodinville Redmond Road
Saturday, December 3rd  11:30am – 5:00pm
$20 per person. Complimentary for L’VIP, L’Connoisseur, Sono A Modo Mio & Grape Revolution Club Members.
Enjoy assorted wood-fired pizzas & savory prawn pairings by Pompeii Wood Fired Pizzas.

To RSVP  [CLICK HERE]. Parties of 6 or more, kindly RSVP to 888.703.0007 or info@lachinivineyards.com. [click to continue…]