Come join FossilEra at Davenport Cellars in Woodinville for a weekend to sip and discover! October 13-15, FossilEra will be showcasing stunning fossil and mineral specimens, many of which will be available for purchase. Discover incredible spiny trilobites, giant fossil megalodon teeth, awe inspiring dinosaur bones and deep purple amethyst clusters. There will also be a dig area for kids to search for their own fossils to keep.
In addition to the FossilEra displays, Davenport Cellars will be offering wine tastings including the Thirsty Trilobite White and the Amethyst Splash Red. Small plates, salads, sandwiches will also be available.
Admission is free and open to the public but we do recommend RSVPing at our Facebook event page!
* October 13th, Friday Noon – 7 pm
* October 14th, Saturday Noon – 6 pm
* October 15th, Sunday Noon – 5 pm
Drink Wine. Save a Canine. Raise your glass and make a toast to saving lives with Homeward Pet! Grab your furry friends and walk, wag and wine with us on Sunday, September 17th for our 5th Annual Happy Tails Wine Walk.
Taste some of Woodinville’s finest wines (and beer!), enjoy activities, raffles and shopping in the Dog Zone and celebrate summer while supporting the dogs and cats of Homeward Pet.
New this year! Want to skip the check in line? We are providing an advance check in option where you can pick up your glass, tasting tickets and swag ahead of time, which will allow you to simply park and hit the pavement on Sunday, September 17th without the hassle of checking in! Take advantage of advance check in and receive 2 additional tasting tickets! Advance check in will be available at Homeward Pet Adoption Center on Thursday, September 14th 4-7pm and Saturday, September 16th 10am-12pm.
Fabulously Fun Celebrate Woodinville Festival is Saturday, August 19
Small town charm, community spirit, live music, local libations and bites, arts, exhibitors, and activities all add up to a fabulously fun festival in Woodinville! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors and join in the merriment of this great community celebration on Saturday, August 19.
Start your day with a delicious pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:30 AM, hosted by Woodinville Fire & Rescue, then scope out your ideal spot to enjoy the 39th annual community parade along 175th Street in Downtown Woodinville from 11AM to Noon. From there, make your way to Wilmot Gateway Park for a condensed footprint from festivals past. The entire afternoon will take place in the park, kicking off at 12:30 PM with Xakary the Magician on the main stage. A variety of fun children’s activities will be hosted by the Northshore YMCA, so bring the whole family to enjoy the entire day!
Throughout the afternoon, you can listen to free music in the Woodinville Wine Country wine, beer & cider garden under the arbor, while enjoying tasty menu options from local restaurants and food trucks. A terrific collection of exhibitors will be on hand, as well as an all-new juried art show. In addition, the Woodinville Farmers Market will be located on the festival grounds. Just steps down the trail, at Woodin Creek Park, the always popular “Basset Bash” will delight the whole family, with prizes awarded for best waddle, best howl, and longest ears.
Live on Stage | 12:30 to 4:45 PM
XAKARY THE MAGICIAN | 12:30 to 1:30 PM
Seattle’s funniest and most kid-friendly magician will surprise and entertain you!
AUDREY STOKES | 1:30 to 2:30 PM
This local singer/song writer is currently recording her first CD and is launching her musical career this summer at several Woodinville venues.
ROBBIE CHRISTMAS | 3:00 to 4:45 PM
Robbie is a Seattle-based singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, and is known for his pure, soulful voice, timeless lyrics, and skilled musicianship.
Wine, Beer & Cider Garden | 12 to 5 PM
It’s THE place to be this summer! Mix and mingle with your friends and neighbors, and get to know some of our local artisans as you purchase glass pours of white, red, and rose’ wines, craft beer, and cider from Woodinville wineries, breweries, cideries, and tasting rooms. Guests must be 21 to purchase alcohol, and ID is required.
Here are the libations featured at the festival:
- 20 Corners Brewing Co.
- Aspenwood Cellars
- Armstrong Family Winery
- Covington Cellars
- Fish Brewing
- Locust Cider
- Pondera Winery
- Silverlake Winery
- The Woodhouse Wine Estates
Local Restaurants & Food Trucks | 12 to 5 PM
Pack a picnic or purchase sweet and savory fare from these local restaurants and food trucks:
- Island Blends Acai
- La Riviera Maya Mexican Grill
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Pompeii Woodfired Pizza
- Simply Kettle Corn
- The Ultimate Melt
Complimentary Shuttle Service | 12 to 5:30 PM
Park at the Woodinville Park & Ride at 17800 140th Ave NE for free shuttle service to and from Wilmot Gateway Park, courtesy of our friends at Timberlake Church.
Follow us on Facebook and visit www.celebratewoodinville.com for more information.
We celebrate our sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors: EvergreenHealth; Fairwinds-Brittany Park.
Gold Sponsors: American Family Insurance; BECU; The Everett Clinic; Timberlake Church; Windermere Real Estate Woodinville.
Silver Sponsors: 425 Magazine; Banner Bank; Conover Insurance; Elle Marie Hair Studio; Harborstone Credit Union; LuLaRoe Wyatt; The Nest; Photography by Carol Hook; The Creekside MBK Senior Living; UW Medicine; Waste Management; Westhill Inc.; Woodinville Weekly.
Friends of Celebrate Woodinville: Cascadia College Bothell; Bert Mills, Edward Jones; IRG Physical Therapy Woodinville; Marketplace Sotheby’s; McLendon Hardware; Lorraine Jessich, Prudential; University of Washington Bothell.
About Celebrate Woodinville
Celebrate Woodinville is presented by the Woodinville Chamber, in partnership with the City of Woodinville, Woodinville Wine Country, and the Northshore YMCA. The mission of Celebrate Woodinville is to bring Woodinville residents together for family-oriented events, encourage a sense of community, and promote Woodinville’s wineries, breweries, local businesses, agriculture, and unique character to visitors from throughout the Puget Sound Region. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celebratewoodinville and visit our website at www.celebratewoodinville.com for more information.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Becomes Number One Wine Brand Sold in Food Stores Nationally
August 03, 2017
Woodinville, Wash. — Washington’s founding winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle has come out on top as the number one premium table wine brand sold in food stores nationwide.
Chateau Ste. Michelle received the ranking of the highest-selling wine brand in the premium category by data and ratings company Nielsen, which tracked the volume of sales in the U.S. across 52 weeks ending on June 17th, 2017.
Ted Baseler, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates president and CEO, marvels at the remarkable growth of Chateau Ste. Michelle and credits the pioneering spirit of the region, and continued investment in the winery and its Washington vineyards.
“Who would have known half a century ago that a wine from Washington state would be the #1 in food stores?” remarks Baseler. “It is a testament to decades of hard work, research and constantly striving for enhanced quality in the vineyard and cellar.”
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 (AVAs).
Today, Chateau Ste. Michelle wines are available in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Located outside of Seattle in Woodinville, Washington, Chateau Ste. Michelle hosts more than 300,000 visitors annually.
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).
This year, Chateau Ste. Michelle is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with commemorative Cabernet and Chardonnay bottlings, special events, library wine releases, the visitor center expansion, its famous Summer Concert Series and other programs throughout 2017.
Please visit ste-michelle.com for event information and updates. Follow Chateau Ste. Michelle on Instagram: @chateaustemichelle, Facebook: Ste. Michelle, Twitter: @stemichelle and the conversation at #CSM50.
About Chateau Ste. Michelle
Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington State and has been producing classic European varietal wines under the Ste. Michelle label since 1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions. The winery owns 3,900 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of Eastern Washington, including Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek, which are LIVE and Salmon Safe certified. Chateau Ste. Michelle enjoys winemaking partnerships with some of the world’s most distinguished vintners. Col Solare is an alliance with Tuscany’s Piero Antinori, Eroica Riesling is a partnership with the Mosel’s Ernst Loosen and Tenet is a collaboration with Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie of France. Chateau Ste. Michelle has received a long list of awards including 22 “Top 100 Wineries of The Year” honors (Wine & Spirits) and 18 “Top 100 Wines” designations (Wine Spectator). Chateau Ste. Michelle also has a long history of giving back to the industry and community. The net proceeds from its popular Summer Concert Series helps fund its charitable giving program, which supports some 400 non-profit organizations annually, has provided more than $3 million for scholarships for high-achieving, low-income students at Washington universities, and supports the Viticulture & Enology Program at Washington State University.
Dates Announced for 2018 Taste Washington Festival, Kicking Off Washington State Wine Month
Seattle’s premier wine and food festival, Taste Washington returns March 22-25, 2018
SEATTLE (August 1) – Coming off its biggest year ever, Taste Washington will be back for another four-day festival March 22-25, 2018. The announcement comes as we raise a glass to Washington State Wine Month, a month-long celebration featuring wine promotions and special offers at participating retailers, hotels, restaurants and tasting rooms across the state.
This past March, the 20th anniversary celebration drew more than 7,000 attendees – a festival record. The Grand Tasting poured over 675 wines, served bites from 65 restaurants – honoring Capital Grille as 2017 Best Bite award – and shucked 9,600 oysters! Planning for 2018 has begun and will include popular events including the Grand Tasting, educational seminars led by industry leaders, the Red and White Party, Taste Washington on the Farm, and the New Vintage. Tickets to the 21st annual Taste Washington will go on sale December 1, 2017 at www.tastewashington.org.
Throughout the month of August, follow the Washington State Wine Month live Tagboard site atwww.WAWineMonth.com, to track the hashtag #WAWineMonth for offers and special promotions. Help us celebrate the renowned wine of Washington State and the partners who make it such a dynamic, exciting industry.
About Taste Washington:
Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and more than 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants. The 21st annual event will be held on March 22-25, 2018 at various locations in Seattle. The 2018 Taste Washington welcoming sponsor is Alaska Mileage Plan. The Washington State Wine Commission launched Taste Washington in 1998 and the festival is now produced by Visit Seattle. For more information, visit www.tastewashington.org.
About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. For more information, visit www.visitseattle.org.
About Washington State Wine:
Washington State Wine represents every licensed winery and wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, WSW provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines. Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, WSW is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit www.washingtonwine.org.
Here’s a fun wine walk in Artisan Hill. You get 14 tasting tickets and two (2) $5.00 purchase vouchers good for food, wine and spirits. Ticket price is $25 for early bird purchasers or $30 day of event. Over $100 value !
THIS IS A BRING YOUR OWN GLASS EVENT (BYOG). FOOD IS AVAILABLE AT “THE PICNIC TABLE”.
ORDER TICKETS HERE: https://woodinvillewinecountry.com/artisan-hill-wine-walk/
Saturday, July 29th
1:00pm – 5:00pm
11909 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
July 9 is the third annual Experience Woodinville wine, craft beer, cider and spirits festival and chef competition. Kick-off the summer season by joining us for an evening of fun showcasing all things Woodinville. From the outstanding wineries, craft breweries, cideries, distilleries and restaurants, this lively evening brings together the best of Woodinville Wine Country.
You can purchase your tickets here.
This year’s event will help benefit Ben’s Fund. Ben’s Fund is helping children with autism reach their full potential.
The Ben’s Fund mission is to provide grant opportunities to families across Washington state who need financial assistance with requests related specifically to their child’s autism spectrum disorder treatments.
Ben’s Fund was launched in 2012 by Seahawks Executive Vice President & General Manager, John Schneider and wife Traci in honor of their son Ben, who was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old.
This year we have an outstanding panel of celebrity judges including:
- John & Traci Schneider (Seahawks Executive VP/ General Manager),
- Damon & Julie Huard (former NFL/UW quarterback)
- Thierry Rautureau (“The Chef in the Hat” and owner of Luc and Loulay restaurants).
SEATTLE, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Winery has announced its designation as an Official Partner of the Seattle Mariners for the 2017 and 2018 Major League Baseball seasons. The two-year sponsorship brings together Washington’s first premium winery with Washington’s favorite Major League Baseball team. Both organizations have deep roots in the local Seattle community and this collaboration will attract wine and baseball fans alike.
“Part of what sets Columbia Winery apart is how it embraces the vibrant culture and spirit of Washington,” said Sean Hails, winemaker for Columbia. “Given that, we couldn’t ask for a better team to partner with than the Seattle Mariners, who are similarly woven into the cultural fabric of our state.”
Columbia Winery has recently undergone a significant packaging update, complemented by ongoing enhancements to its wine. The nationally available wines featuring the new labels are now in markets across the country while the re-labeled tasting room exclusive wines will be revealed throughout the course of 2017.
“We have launched brand new packaging that captures the spirit of the Pacific Northwest,” Hails described. “We also refreshed the wine style to further highlight the signature characteristics of the major winegrowing regions around Washington, from where our grapes are sourced.”
“The Seattle Mariners are pleased to welcome Columbia Winery to our club’s family of valued corporate partners,” said Bob Aylward, Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President, Business Operations. “As Seattle’s hometown baseball team we are thrilled to work with Seattle’s hometown winery and celebrate what we all love about the remarkable region we call home.”
The Sponsorship is already in effect for the 2017 baseball season and will come to life in a myriad of ways throughout the season, both inside and outside of Safeco Field. The Seattle Mariners are currently in 4th place in the American League West and will face the Oakland A’s and the Chicago White Sox in their upcoming homestand.
About Columbia Winery
Washington’s original premium winery, the trailblazing Columbia Winery has been discovering and celebrating Washington wine for 55 years. Winemaker Sean Hails blends classic traditions with innovative winemaking techniques to craft a distinct collection of Washington wines. Established in 1962, Columbia Winery was among the first to prove the incredible winemaking quality of Washington’s Columbia Valley. Located just outside of Seattle in nearby Woodinville, the iconic Columbia Winery tasting room is open daily for tastings, events, wine education and unique Northwest-inspired offerings from local ingredients.
SOURCE Columbia Winery
CONTACT: Colleen Dourney, (707) 529-6387, Colleen@ColumbiaWinery.com