I admit it. I LOVE my Washington wine. From the perfectly balanced Rieslings and crisp Sauvignon Blancs to the fruit forward Merlots and sexy Syrahs; and let’s not forget all the fabulous blends, Washington makes a wine for everyone. With more than 700 wineries and thousands of individual wines, admitting you love Washington wines is an easy thing to do.
At last month’s Auction of Washington Wines Gala, composer/singer/entertainer Richard Gray performed an original song that told everyone “I Admit it, I Love My Washington Wine.” If you haven’t heard the song (or seen the video from the event) it’s a must. After hearing it one time you will be hooked:
Right now is the perfect time to explore and visit wine country and catch up with your favorite wineries or discover some new ones. Admit your love for Washington Wine at one of these regional events around the state.
Here’s where we are drinking wine this Fall:
Lake Chelan Crush
October 8 & 9
Get first-hand experience of what Washington wine harvest and crush is like at Lake Chelan Crush. Try everything from exploring vineyards and visiting with growers and winemakers to sipping award winning wines and even stomping grapes!
Fall Release Weekend
As harvest and crush come to an end seek out the new releases in the Walla Walla Valley at Fall Release Weekend. Head to the eastern most part of Washington wine country for winemaker dinners, live music, art festivals and more!
Olympic Peninsula Harvest Wine Tour
Head west to drink in the bounty of this year’s harvest during the Olympic Peninsula’s annual Harvest Wine Tour. Purchase a “passport” ($30) and enjoy complimentary wine tasting and appetizers at participating wineries.
Thanksgiving in Wine Country
November 25 & 26
An annual event in the Yakima Valley, Thanksgiving in Wine Country showcases the valley’s 100+ wineries with special events, including food and wine pairings and tastings of newly released wines, at each participating location.
St. Nicholas Day Open House
December 3 & 4
Can’t make a trip east? Celebrate wine country on the west side of the mountains in Woodinville during St. Nicholas weekend. Purchase a two-day pass good for taste from tasting rooms representing wineries from all of the state. It’s also a great time to stock up on wine for the holidays.