Labor Day in Woodinville

It is Labor weekend and Woodinville Wine Country wineries have special offers and events all weekend long. 

AUCLAIR WINERY
Labor Day weekend white wine end of summer blowout. All white wines $10/bottle, $100/case.

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE
All ages are welcome at Chateau Ste. Michelle for one last summer celebration on Sunday September 1st from 10am-5pm. Activities include:

  • Pop-up Mimosa Bar, 10am – 2pm
  • Live music by The Machine, a popular decades’ band covering the 60s, 70s, 80s 90s & now!
  • Lawn Games, Hands-On Crafts, 10am – 4pm
  • 20 Selected Artisan Booths, 10am – 5pm
  • World-famous Bubble Man will be on-site to entertain, 1pm – 3pm
  • The Wine Shop will be open for wine tastings, wine by the glass or bottle, Private Salon Experiences, and more!

(photo credit: Chateau Ste. Michelle)

GARD VINTNERS
Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner, the September 1st class from 10:30am – 12:00pm is for ALL levels and everyone is invited! Christina Scarsorie, local yoga teacher, wino, and tasting room manager at Gard Vintners will lead everyone through the fun and gentle practice.

Non-Club: $20/person
Club Members: FREE for you +1 guest
Club Members, email Christina to RSVP at christina@gardvintners.com

GOOSE RIDGE WINE ESTATES
Jerri Roberts and Jonathan Counts will be playing acoustic covers on September 1st from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. The longtime friends cover an eclectic range of music including hits from Fleetwood Mac, Britney Spears, and Led Zeppelin.

LAUREN ASHTON CELLARS
From August 30th to September 2nd, Lauren Ashton is giving you an opportunity to make your favorite case of 12. Mix & match their whites and rosé to finish out your Summer! Limited to stock on hand. No rain checks. Not available for online orders. 

And on August 31st, their tasting room will feature percussive acoustic folk music by Gina Belliveau!

(photo credit: Lauren Ashton Cellars)

MATTHEWS WINERY
On August 31st, Matthews is featuring live acoustic guitar with Farshid Babazadeh and Silver Spork food truck from 4:30pm – 7:30pm.

Farshid‘s music is a fusion of Spanish Flamenco, Contemporary and New Age classical guitar. Most of his music is uniquely his own creation.

Silver Spork serves up global comfort food such as German sausage sliders, PNW poutine, cajun fries, southern fried buttermilk chicken sandwiches and fondue grilled cheese. Join Matthews Winery to see they will be offering!

MILBRANDT VINEYARDS & RYAN PATRICK WINES
Join Milbrandt Vineyards and Ryan Patrick Wines for an End of Summer Party August 31st and September 1st. Anyone who joins their Wine Club will get a plate of Heritage Restaurant|Bar fresh cut fries on them and get to pop a balloon to win a prize!

OBELISCO ESTATE
Enjoy music by Dave Hannon, Obelisco Estate wines, and appetizers on August 31st from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

OTIS KENYON
The Woodinville tasting room will be open on Labor Day from 12:00pm – 5:00pm for your sipping pleasure. Enjoy the summer while you can!!

SUNDAY SOUNDS AND BITES AT THE JUNCTION
Come down early to claim your spot on The Junction patios for the party on September 1st from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. The food truck will be open for business at 12:00pm and live entertainment starts at 2:00pm. Wineries, cider, and spirits include: Armstrong Family Winery, Sol Stone Winery, Beaumont Cellars, Gard Vintners, Locust Cider & Brewing Company and more.

WOODHOUSE WINE ESTATES
The Woodhouse Wine Estates will be open Labor Day Weekend (and Labor Day) from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. There will be live music with Steve Olson on Monday, September 2nd from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

 

 

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Heritage and Hushpuppies: An Interview with Chef Breanna Beike

“Chef Breanna Beike will be the first to tell you she had a good reason for naming her restaurant, “Heritage.” The vibrant chef shares her culinary inspiration with joy – the memories of cooking with her Mom, the gardens of her grandparents, the desire to celebrate the fruits and labor of the local community. 

Beike and her husband/partner, Chris Brende, opened Heritage Restaurant and Bar in early 2018, at the center of Woodinville Wine Country. A welcome addition to the community, Heritage has become a popular stop for both residents and visitors, serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.”

View the rest of the interview on Daily Blender here: https://dailyblender.com/2019/08/heritage-and-hushpuppies-an-interview-with-chef-breanna-beike.

A unique feature video from Daily Blender can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SlpQIbtQZk

Photo cred: Daily Blender

 

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“Woodinville in a Day” with Zach Geballe

With so many options in Woodinville to taste, dine, and see it can be hard to know where to start. Zach Geballe is the wine educator for the Tom Douglas group, a freelance wine and spirits writer, and the host of the wine-focused podcast Disgorged. Check out this itinerary for what Geballe would do for a day in Woodinville Wine Country.

Questions:

Name: Zach Geballe

    • Favorite Tasting Rooms in Woodinville: Two Vintners/Covington Cellars, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Novelty Hill-Januik.
    • Favorite Non-Wine Activities in Woodinville: Picnicking at Wilmot-Gateway Park
    • If you only had one day to spend in Woodinville, what would you do?
      • Morning: Wake up at 10:00 am, then take down a triple fruit waffle at the Woodinville Cafe. 
      • Afternoon: Wine tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle and Novelty Hill-Januik, where between the two you can taste wine from almost every corner of Washington, from almost every variety grown in the state.

“Woodinville in a Day” with Zach Geballe

  • Evening: Dinner at the Herbfarm, because if you’ve only got one day, you better make the most of it.

What of Geballe’s favorites are also your favorite or on your must-try list? Let us help you plan your next visit to Woodinville by signing up for our newsletter, checking out events on our online calendar, or let us curate a tasting itinerary for you by purchasing one of the Woodinville Wine passes.

Photo cred: Willows LodgeNovelty Hill-Januik

 

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“Woodinville in a Day” with Sennen David

With so many options for sipping, eating and staying active, it can be hard to know where to start in Woodinville Wine Country. Sennen David is the VP of Marketing & Culture and Beverage Director for Ethan Stowell Restaurants, a popular restaurant group in Seattle. Although the many hats he wears at ESR keeps him busy, he took some time to share with us how he would spend a day in Woodinville Wine Country.  Check out his full-day itinerary for a round-up of some of his favorites.

Questions:

  • Name: Sennen David
  • Job Title, Company: Food & Beverage Director, Ethan Stowell Restaurants
  • Current Location: Ballard, Seattle, WA
  • Favorite Varietal: Nebbiolo (All Time), Nerello Mascalese (at the moment)
  • Cocktail of Choice: Mezcal neat and any beer from Holy Mountain
  • Favorite Events in Woodinville: Concerts at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Barking Frog ‘Iron Vintner’ head to head winemaker cooking competition, The Annual Columbia Winery Fun Run
  • Favorite Restaurant(s) in Woodinville: The best meal I have ever had in Woodinville was when I showed up to the Mark Ryan tasting room only to be greeted with a spread from Ezell’s. 
  • Favorite Tasting Rooms in Woodinville: Mark Ryan, Avennia, àMaurice, EFESTĒ, Gorman Winery, and Two Vintners.

“Woodinville in a Day” with Sennen David

 

  • Favorite Non-Wine Activities in Woodinville: I have to be honest here and say that my most frequent Woodinville activity is hitting up that Hanna Andersson Outlet with my 3-year-old daughter. It isn’t even fair. Those peddlers of cuteness completely own me and send me at least 3 emails a day.
  • If you only had one day to spend in Woodinville, what would you do?
    • Morning: Arrive via extended bike ride on the Burke Gilman Trail
    • Afternoon: Tasting Rooms all Day ending with Cadillac Margaritas at Mi Tierra
    • Evening: Wu Tang Clan at Chateau Ste. Michelle (I call the shots on my Woodinville day!)

“Woodinville in a Day” with Sennen David

What of Sennen’s favorites are also your favorite or on your must-try list? Let us help you plan your next visit to Woodinville by signing up for our newsletter, checking out events on our online calendar, or let us curate a tasting itinerary for you by purchasing one of the Woodinville Wine passes.

Photo cred: Sennen David (Ethan Stowell Restaurants), Avennia (Avennia Winery), woman with bike (Carol Hook).

 

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Hop on the Woodinville Wine Express

425 Magazine
June 7, 2019

Making your way around Woodinville’s picturesque wineries has never been easier, because as of now, two shuttles are whisking locals and tourists alike throughout the wine country. 

The Woodinville Wine Express is offering transportation to and from Woodinville with pickup and drop-off stations including downtown Seattle and cruise ship piers 66 and 91. The shuttle runs from Friday through Sunday through Sept. 29.

The Cellar Hopper is the shuttle you’ll want to catch as your designated driver to experience tasting rooms and points of interest throughout the winery districts. This hop-on, hop-off service shuttle runs on a continuous loop with 20 locations and also will operate from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday through Sept. 29.

“We understand that transportation can be a big barrier for people wanting to visit Woodinville, and because of that we are so thrilled to offer these new shuttles to the public,” said Sandra Lee… Read the entire article on 425 Magazine

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Father’s Day in Woodinville Wine Country

Father’s Day is only a few weeks away and we have some ideas for how you can spend the day with your dad. Create wonderful memories with your dad with a glass of something great and some fun time together.

Adventura
Get Dad out to Adventura for Father’s Day weekend! Dads (and father figures!) climb free in any of the weekend PlayDay sessions on June 15th and 16th, with purchase of one full price PlayDay pass. Celebrate dad 60ft off the ground as you explore all their aerial ropes course has to offer, including an exciting zipline finish. Mention “Father’s Day” to reserve your spots!

Chateau Ste. Michelle
Chateau Ste. Michelle has two Father’s Day experiences you can choose from: Private Salon Experiences and  Savor the Northwest Flavor tasting. You can also gift him an engraved bottle (available for purchase) with ‘Happy Father’s Day’.

Matthew’s Winery
Matthew’s Winery is open for Father’s Day and invite you to join! They are offering complimentary 2 for 1 tastings for all dads and the full tasting menu. With sunshine envisioned, the entire patio area welcomes you while the upper lawn will feature games for the family. Anthony’s Finn food truck will also be onsite all afternoon providing food for purchase.

Sol Stone Winery
Sol Stone invites you to the Annual Dads & Dogs event on Father’s Day Weekend. Grab your pup (and the leash) and come on down for the festivities. There will be complimentary Hot Dogs for Humans, with donations benefiting Homeward Pet Adoption Center and Guide Dogs for The Blind.

No need to bark… they will have treats for you doggies too. Wet Noses, a local organic pet food company, will offer treats to sample and purchase. As always, some proceeds from Sol Stone’s Grateful Red Blend go to the Guide Dogs. See ya there. Woof!

Washington Brewer’s Festival
Although not in Woodinville Wine Country, nearby in Marymoor Park, the 14th annual Washington Brewer’s Festival is happening June 14th-16th featuring many Woodinville breweries including 20 Corners Brewing, Bosk Brew Works, Crucible Brewing, Fish Brewing, Sumerian Brewing, and Triplehorn Brewing. Crowds not your thing? Our Woodinville breweries will be open all weekend long so you can also bring Dad by for a casual pint.

Willows Lodge
In honor of dad, during the month of June, The Spa at Willows Lodge is featuring a “Hydra & Hops” package that includes:

  • 30 minute express HydraFacial for dad. The four-step process includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and soothing hydration. This gentle treatment will improve the overall tone and texture of your skin making it much easier to get a closer shave.
  • 1 glass of Sumerian Holy Water beer
  • 15% off a 60-minute service for your significant other
  • The special is available Sunday through Friday at $199

 

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“Woodinville in a Day” with Bobby Moore

With so many options for sipping, eating and staying active, it can be hard to know where to start in Woodinville Wine Country. Local connoisseur and Executive Chef Bobby Moore has been treating guests with innovative seasonal menus at The Barking Frog since 2001 and when he is not in the kitchen, he shared with us how he would spend the day in Woodinville. Check out his full-day itinerary for a round-up of some of his favorites.

“Woodinville in a Day” with Bobby Moore

If you only had one day to spend in Woodinville, what would you do?
Stay at Willows Lodge, hang out at the Fireside Lounge and enjoy a summer concert at Chateau Ste. Michelle

“Woodinville in a Day” with Bobby Moore

What of Bobby’s favorites are also your favorite or on your must-try list? Let us help you plan your next visit to Woodinville by signing up for our newsletter, checking out events on our online calendar, or let us curate a tasting itinerary for you by purchasing one of the Woodinville Wine passes.

Photo cred: Bobby Moore (Barking Frog), Mark Ryan (Mark Ryan Winery), Ste. Michelle Concert (Chateau Ste. Michelle)

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Taste Washington Wine Month: Deals and Events in Woodinville Wine Country

March is Washington Wine Month and Woodinville Wine Country has special offers and events all month leading up to the state’s premier wine event, Taste Washington, March 28-31. Support local growers, producers, and retailers by trying and buying Washington wines.

Airfield Estates

Stop by Airfield this month to taste their newly released 2017 Chardonnay and 2017 Bombshell Red. Buy a 4-pack of any Airfield wines and get a different gift with purchase each week.

Brian Carter Cellars

March Magnum Madness sale is going on now at Brian Carter Cellar! Stop by their tasting
room or browse their website to save on your favorite BCC wines.

Cave B Estate Winery

Cave B Estate Winery is  offering special pricing on a few of their most popular wines. Swing by to taste and take advantage of savings on their 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay, 2017 Dry Rose’, 2015 Merlot.

DeLille Cellars

Celebrate Taste Washington Wine Month with DeLilleCellars and save on their featured wines

  • 2016 Chaleur Blanc – WA State’s highest rated white (non-dessert) wine: Regular $35,
    on sale for $27
    Taste Washington Wine Month: Deals and Events in Woodinville Wine Country
  • Save 10% on D2 and Four Flags, plus an additional 5% with purchase of 6 or more bottles
    (2016 D2 and 2016 Four Flags only).

You can visit DeLille Cellars online, in Woodinville at the Carriage House Tasting Room, or in Kirkland at Maison DeLille Wine Lounge.

Lauren Ashton Cellars

Join Lauren Ashton Cellars for a very special release for #WAWineMonth, and the newest member of the Lauren Ashton Cellars family — Ashton Troy Wines.

Activities include:

  • Tastings of the 2014 Malbec & 2014 Syrah (only available for purchase in tasting studio at release party)
  • Light bites from famed Seattle Restaurant – TULIO
  • Autograph signing by Ashton Troy – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Live Music Saturdays with LAC from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

March 9th  | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lobo Hills

Lobo Hills is celebrating Taste #WAWineMonth with a special offer on their 100% Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and two glasses for $50 — a $10, savings!

Otis Kenyon Wine

To celebrate Washington Wine Month, winemaker, Dave Stephenson, will be in the Woodinville tasting room all afternoon pouring barrel samples of his favorite wines from the 2017 vintage. Taste through some future releases and ask Dave all the questions you have about growing grapes and making wine!

March 24th  | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pomum Cellars

To celebrate Washington Wine Month, Pomum Cellars will only be pouring their sister label Idilico wines at Pomum’s tasting room every weekend during March. These are exclusively Washington wines made from Spanish vines. They will pour Albarino, Garnacha, Monastrell, Tempranillo and Tempranillo Reserva.

The Idilico wines are typically only available to club members for tasting once a year, but many club members have requested that they be available for tasting more often and they are happy to oblige. During Washington Wine Month Idilico Wines will be available for tasting for everyone. This is a must try experience!

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

Want to see the Purple staff’s favorite wines? Check out their staff picks chalkboard and take home the featured wines at 50% off (normally only 40% off) throughout the month of March.

Tinte Cellars

Celebrate Taste #WAWineMonth with Tinte Cellars. Tastings are only $5 on Wednesdays all March long!

[Photo cred: Cave B Winery, DeLille Cellars, Taste Washington]

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The Best of Valentine’s Day: Deals and Events in Woodinville Wine Country

Is it really Valentine’s Day without wine? Woodinville Wine Country has special offers and events all month long whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or just a special occasion with family and friends. We hope to see you in wine country soon!  

Auclair Winery
Bring your special someone and enjoy 2 for 1 tastings and 25% off bottles of our highly rated Cabernet Franc on Saturday, 2/16.

Brian Carter Cellars
Join Brian Carter Cellars for a Wine & Chocolate Pairing on February 9th 1-4pm
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, enjoy a romantic afternoon with Wellington Chocolate. This local Woodinville chocolatier will be serving up samples of their fine chocolates and toffee to enjoy with our European-inspired blended wines. To make the day extra special, winemaker Brian Carter will be on hand pouring a vertical tasting of Opulento (2013, 2014, & 2015) to round out your pairing with these exquisite chocolates. Specials that day include discounts on the Opulento three-pack vertical and discounts on Opulento & Chocolate combinations, packaged ready for Valentine’s Day.

Cave B Estate Winery
Enjoy special pricing on the ‘Cave Couple’ duo. The Cavewoman White is a delicious white blend and the Caveman is our red blend. Also try the 2018 Dry Rose’ and 2016 unoaked Chardonnay. Both popular and tasting amazing right now!

Chateau Ste. Michelle
On February 9th and 10th, the Chateau is hosting ‘Speak to Me in Chocolate,’ a seated tasting in the theater where you will learn about wine and chocolate, how to pair the two, and listen as they speak to you in chocolate. Come Indulge! On Saturday February 16th they are also hosting a Valentine’s Day chef’s dinner from 7pm – 10pm featuring dishes that are sure to warm your heart and spice up your night. Throughout the month of February you will receive 15% off all Winery Experiences (excluding Enoteca, Col Solare Bottega, and Single Vineyard tasting), perfect for couples or groups. The BLEND experience is perfect for any celebration and you even have the chance to leave with a bottle of your own creation to document the special occasion.

DeLille Cellars
DeLille Cellars is offering their ‘Just D2 of Us’ and ‘Opposites Attract’ gift sets for Valentine’s Day at special prices. Just D2 of Us includes the 25th vintage of D2, two DeLille Cellars logo glasses, and D2-infused chocolates in a gift box while Opposites Attract features the Chaleur Blanc (white Bordeaux-style blend) and 25th vintage of D2 (red Bordeaux-style blend) in a gift box. They will also be bringing back a limited amount of Rosé for February.

J. Bookwalter Wines
Stop by the J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio in Woodinville on Saturday, February 9th for a Valentine’s Day Stella & Dot Pop Up! They will be offering specials and promos all day to help you find the perfect bottle of wine for your Valentine’s Day Dinner. This event is free to attend, don’t miss out on this shopping and sipping afternoon!

Milbrandt Vineyards
Beginning February 14th through the 17th, Milbrandt Vineyards will be pouring their new release of the 2018 Rosé and all wine tastings will include a complimentary sample. Wine Club Members can visit the Members Only Rosé Lounge on Sat., February 16th 1pm – 5pm for snacks and rosé-themed surprises!

Skylite Cellars
The Woodinville tasting room is proud to offer their Sweetheart Trio for $59 between Feb 13-17 (reg $76) which includes one bottle each of:
2017 Vera Akito: Semillon, Sauv Blanc, Muscat
2017 Vera Rose: 100% Grenache
2017 VRM: Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne
The VERA series is named after winemaker Greg Matiko’s daughter, who’s birthday is also in 2017. Vera, meaning faithful and true, makes this Skylite Cellars trio the ideal Valentine offering for your sweetheart! Plus, on Feb 16th RSVP to their Perfect Pairings event — Lovers of Wine & Lovers of Cheese! Between 12-7pm you will enjoy perfectly matched Skylite wines with individual gourmet cheese plates! $20; RSVPs required; Contact Sharon@skylitecellars.com.

The Best of Valentine’s Day: Deals and Events in Woodinville Wine Country

Willows Lodge
The Do Not Disturb Package is perfect for a quick romantic overnight getaway for Valentine’s Day or anytime! Rates start at $419/night.
Reserve your spot on Open Table at The Barking Frog for their special Valentine’s Day Pri Fixe Menu. Chef Bobby and team are serving up a sumptuous menu available Feb. 14-17 $80.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity/wine pairings $45 course. Limited seating available.

The Best of Valentine’s Day: Deals and Events in Woodinville Wine Country

[photo cred:] Willows Lodge, Milbrandt Vineyards, Skylite Cellars

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Dirty Bucket Brewing, Merging with Neighbor and Changing Name

Dirty Bucket Brewing is located in Woodinville, Washington right next to Locust Cider. Steve Acord, the owner of Dirty Bucket Brewing, recently announced that he is merging his company with the cidery next door. The result, the brewery formerly known as Dirty Bucket will soon be known as Locust Brewing.

Re-branding like this can be rough, especially when your current brand has been around for seven years, like Dirty Bucket Brewing. That’s a point not wasted on the folks at Dirty Bucket, but Steve says that he looks forward to the new partnership and the opportunities for creativity that it will provide.

“We are breaking down walls, literally and figuratively,” he said in a statement on Facebook.>>>Read the entire article on The Washington Beer Blog

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