Washington Wine Industry Foundation Raises $160k w Wine Party & Auction

Washington Wine Industry Foundation 2018 Party and AuctionWashington Wine Industry Foundation Hosts Another Successful Event

A Party + Auction held as a fundraiser for the Washington Wine Industry Foundation raised over $160,000.

The event, held in early February, drew nearly 400 wine industry movers and shakers to support the Foundation’s work and the future of Washington wine. Attendees enjoyed a diamond derby, live music, a custom chef-designed dinner, wine from premier Washington wineries, and silent and live auctions. Auction items included international cruises and trips, exclusive winemaker dinners with industry legends, magnums of Washington wine and more. Continue reading “Washington Wine Industry Foundation Raises $160k w Wine Party & Auction”

Top Washington Wine Growers Honored by WWA in Kennewick

Washington Winegrowers logoWine Growers Receive Awards from Washington Winegrowers Association

The Washington Winegrowers Association (Winegrowers) recognized achievements of industry leaders last week at an Honor Luncheon during their annual Convention & Trade Show in Kennewick. The annual awards included Grower of the Year, Industry Service, Lifetime Achievement, and the Grand Vin award. About 2,000 state, national, and international participants from the grape and wine industry attended. Continue reading “Top Washington Wine Growers Honored by WWA in Kennewick”

Washington Winegrowers 2018 Convention & Trade Show Feb 6-8 in Kennewick

Washington Winegrowers logoThe Washington Winegrowers Association’s (formerly known as the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers) 2018 Convention & Trade Show on February 6-8, 2018, is being held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA.

This year’s Winegrowers Convention theme is Washington Wine: By Design, the premier educational and networking opportunity for the Northwest wine and grape industry to see, taste, and experience the industry’s innovative approach. Continue reading “Washington Winegrowers 2018 Convention & Trade Show Feb 6-8 in Kennewick”

Reveal Walla Walla Valley Wine Futures Auction Evolves for 2018

Drew Bledsoe with Reveal Auction bidders in 2017
Drew Bledsoe with Reveal Auction bidders in 2017

The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance has announced the return of Reveal Walla Walla Valley Wine futures auction on April 16, 2018. This intimate, invitation-only auction features wholly unique, small-lot wines from the Walla Walla Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) and the region’s sub AVA “The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater.” Continue reading “Reveal Walla Walla Valley Wine Futures Auction Evolves for 2018”

21st Annual Taste Washington Festival Tickets on Sale Now

Taste Washington 2018
photo: Suzi Pratt Photography

Savor Four Days of Washington’s Best Wines and Bites at Taste Washington, March 22-25, 2018

Tickets to the 21st Annual Taste Washington are now on sale! With Alaska Mileage Plan as the 2018 Taste Washington welcoming sponsor, this year’s festival will delight your taste buds. Featuring more than 225 wineries, over 65 restaurants and some of the nation’s top chefs, go to tastewashington.org to get your tickets today.

Now is the best time to purchase tickets at a $21 discount. This holiday promotion includes $21 off a Sunday Grand Tasting ticket with the promotional code 21TASTE. The early bird ticket offer is only good during the month of December.

Also available in limited quantities are both The Connoisseur pass and the newest ticket special, The Enthusiast pass. The Connoisseur pass guarantees VIP access to all of the festival’s signature events; The Enthusiast pass offers VIP access to The New Vintage and both days of the Grand Tasting. All passes and individual tickets to the festival are available for purchase on www.tastewashington.org. Continue reading “21st Annual Taste Washington Festival Tickets on Sale Now”

Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and Seguin Moreau Cooperage Team Up to Fight Hunger

Walla Walla Wine AllianceThe Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance is excited to announce a new partnership for the local Barrel Full of Money fundraising campaign. Seguin Moreau, famed French barrel manufacturer, will be joining the efforts to raise money for the Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank by donating a portion of money from barrels purchased by Walla Walla Valley winemakers.

“Seguin Moreau has been part of this community for many, many years. This is a great way to give back and to show our customers that we are involved,” said Chris Hansen, general manager for Seguin Moreau Napa Cooperage.

Walla Walla Valley winemakers buy dozens of French oak barrels from regarded Seguin Moreau as part of their winemaking program. Continue reading “Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and Seguin Moreau Cooperage Team Up to Fight Hunger”

Rapid-fire bidding at Reveal Walla Walla Valley trade auction drives lot values up by nearly 30 percent

Reveal Walla Walla ValleyReveal Walla Walla Valley, an annual wine futures auction for the wine trade, raised $88,300 on Monday, April 10, 2017. Nearly one dozen bidders snapped-up the 30 exclusive auction lots in under 45 minutes. The average price per lot increased by 28 percent compared to the inaugural event in 2016. 

The goal of the auction is in the name — the winemakers and vineyard owners allow the fruit from the Walla Walla Valley to reveal itself through incredibly rare wines that exist nowhere else, wines created specifically for this auction for discerning trade. Continue reading “Rapid-fire bidding at Reveal Walla Walla Valley trade auction drives lot values up by nearly 30 percent”

The Edgewater Hotel Partners with DeLille Cellars to Create Exclusive 55th Anniversary Wine Blend

Edgewater Hotel DeLille CellarsIconic Seattle Hotel Commemorates 55th Anniversary with Limited Release Wine
Label from Renowned Washington Wine Producer

The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel, announced a limited release wine label with renowned Washington wine producer, DeLille Cellars.  Specially bottled to honor the iconic hotel’s 55 year mark in 2017, the collaboration is an element of The Edgewater’s “55 Years on The Edge” campaign to celebrate its milestone anniversary.  The Edgewater’s limited release wine, 2014 DeLille Cellars D2, is available for purchase exclusively at The Edgewater’s award-winning restaurant, Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge, located on Puget Sound with unobstructed views of the Olympic Mountain Range. Continue reading “The Edgewater Hotel Partners with DeLille Cellars to Create Exclusive 55th Anniversary Wine Blend”

Washington State reports record wine grape harvest in 2016

Washington State WineWashington State’s wine grape harvest hit a new record in 2016, according to the Washington State Wine Commission’s Annual Grape Production Report. The report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed the 2016 harvest totaled 270,000 tons, a 22-percent increase over the previous year. Tonnage in 2015 was down a little compared to the previous record harvest of 227,000 tons in 2014, making the 2016 harvest the biggest ever in Washington State’s history.
Red varieties produced more tons than white, with 58-percent of the harvest. Production of red varieties showed a substantial increase of 39-percent Continue reading “Washington State reports record wine grape harvest in 2016”

Seattle’s Holiday Wine Fest November 12-13

Holiday Wine Fest SeattleThe 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 a world-class line-up of local, regional, national and international wines, ciders, spirits, gourmet cuisine and artisan vendors.  The Holiday Wine Fest is the perfect occasion to tempt you and yours with the flavors of fall and the delicious offerings of the Season.

A Global Celebration of Wine!
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
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