St. Nick’s Holiday Food & Wine: 15th Annual Event


Annual tradition features acclaimed, award-winning top chef, elevated culinary experiences and the best pours from Woodinville’s winemakers



Woodinville, Wash. (October 31, 2017) — Woodinville Wine Country’s annual St. Nick’s holiday celebration welcomes wine lovers from around the Northwest to celebrate 15 years of holiday fun with a premier food and wine experience, kicking off on Thursday, Nov. 30, and ending with the St. Nick’s Annual Open House Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3.

St. Nick’s Holiday Weekend Events include:

·         Private Dinner w/Chef Justin Severino
Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m., $195/ticket
Betz Family Winery
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·         “Cure-ated” Food and Wine Experience
Friday, Dec. 1, 7-9:30 p.m., $95
Novelty Hill Januik Winery
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·         St. Nick’s Annual Open House Celebration 
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, 1-5 p.m. $65/weekend, $50/single day
Participating Woodinville wineries and tasting rooms
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This year, St. Nick’s welcomes nationally acclaimed and award-winning guest chef, Justin Severino. Severino is a four-time James Beard Foundation award nominee for “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic,” the 2014 and 2015 winner of Food & Wine magazine’s “The People’s Best New Chef Mid-Atlantic” and is the chef and co-owner of Cure and Morcilla, two premier restaurants in Pittsburgh, PA. Severino teams up with Chef Seth Fernald, executive chef at Novelty Hill Januik winery, for this special event where they will highlight their passion for small plates. On Thursday, Nov. 30, a private dinner featuring Chef Severino will be held at Betz Family Winery. Tickets are $195 per seat.

            “As this is our 15th year hosting St. Nicks, we wanted to provide an enhanced experience to give new and returning guests an expanded culinary experience that truly highlights the incredible caliber of wines found here in Woodinville,” said Sandra Lee, executive director of Woodinville Wine Country. “Having Chef Fernald and Chef Severino’s collaboration as a central part of this year’s St. Nick’s festivities is the perfect way to celebrate the event’s 15th anniversary.”

            This year’s St. Nick’s menu highlights Chef Severino’s extensive charcuterie experience and Italian influence while showcasing Chef Fernald’s flair for Pacific Northwest cuisine and local ingredients. Dishes include duck rillette, poached shrimp, ciccioli and oyster escabeche“It’s always exciting bringing guest chefs from around the world to Woodinville Wine Country,” said Chef Seth Fernald of Novelty Hill Januik. “We had a fun time planning the menu and bringing together our culinary points of view. The menu truly plays to both of our strengths and pairs well with the spectacular Washington wine featured at the event.”

            While sampling bites from this collaborative menu, guests will get the opportunity to mingle with the chefs and sample wines from more than 30 Washington wineries including DeLille Cellars, Matthews Winery, J. Bookwalter and Patterson Cellars.

            For more information on St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Weekend events including full menus and a list of participating wineries, please visit


About Woodinville Wine Country

Conveniently located 25 minutes northeast of downtown Seattle, Woodinville is home to nearly 100 Washington wineries and tasting rooms, featuring award-winning wines and first-in-class tasting room experiences. For more information and to plan your next tasting experience, visit or follow us on Facebook at Woodinville Wine Country.




Media Contact:

Rachael Brister

Public Relations, GreenRubino for Woodinville Wine Country

P: 206.957.4266


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

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 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

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

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 ~

Winter Release Party: Lachini Vineyards

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

Winter Release Party: Lachini Vineyards


The holidays are the perfect time to share & savor your Lachini favorite wines with family, friends & colleagues. If you live out of town or are unable to join us, these Special Offerings by contacting us directly at 425.489.9917 or To help you prepare for your own holiday celebrations, we’ve put together a few special offers for every wine lover…

2012-2014 Vertical Trio of our Estate Pinot Noir in a beautiful wood box. This collection contains three exceptional, ageworthy vintages! Need we say more. $205

Four-bottle Holiday Ensemble that you can enjoy over an entire meal comprised of our 2015 Sparkling Rose’, 2015 Chardonnay al di là, 2014 Estate Pinot Noir and 2014 La Bestia Cabernet Sauvignon. $185

Give them a one-year membership to our Grape Revolution Wine Club! Your gift will include three wine allocations for the 2017 calendar year, one free monthly tasting at one of our three tasting rooms and discounts to exciting Lachini events. Total price is $300 excluding shipping costs. [CLICK HERE] for more information & to sign up now.

Give the gift of a beautiful Large Format Lachini Pinot Noir (1.5L / 3.0L / 5.0L). We have a broad selection, including many library vintages; yet quantities of these wines are extremely limited. Our Tasting Room Team members would be happy to assist or feel free to call Judy for vintages & wine/format options. Available wines include ~ Cuvée Giselle, Estate, ‘S’ & La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noirs, La Bestia Cabernet Sauvignon & La Contrada Red Wine. Prices range from $180-$775. Club members can apply your respective discount.

** All purchases over $100 will include a gift certificate for 2 FREE TASTINGS ($30 value) **  Winter Release Party: Lachini Vineyards

Wishing you a joyous holiday season…From our vineyard to your table; your enjoyment is our passion!
Ron & Marianne Lachini / Matthieu Gille, Winemaker

Woodinville Wine Events: December 1st-15th

Woodinville Wine Events: December 1st-15th

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Alexandria Nicole Cellars – December 3rd – Girls Night Out

Woodinville Wine Country – December 4th – Holiday Wine Tasting at Molbak’s

Woodinville Wine Country – December 5th & 6th – St. Nick’s Holiday Open House

EFESTE – December 6th – Santa Photos

Alexandria Nicole Cellars – December 6th – Somm Sunday

Ambassador Wines of Washington – December 9th – Night of Laughs

Village Wines – December 9th – Bubbles Jam

Matthews Winery – December 10th – Corks and Canvas

Grape Killers – December 11th – Holiday in the Hood

Matthews Winery – December 12th – Sips with Santa & Mrs. Claus

The Woodhouse Wine Estates – December 12th – 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Bazaar & Charity Event

The Woodhouse Wine Estates – December 13th – Chocolate Truffle Cooking Class

Weekly Events:

Russell’s Restaurant – Tues-Fri – 4-6pm – Happy Hour
Purple Woodinville – Wed – Fried Chicken Night
Novelty Hill Januik – Wed –  5-8pm – Wednesday Wine’d Down
Bunnell Family Cellar – Thurs – 5-7pm – “Wine Therapy Hour”
J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio – Thurs & Fri – 3-6pm – Happy Hour
Mark Ryan Winery – Thurs & Fri – 5-7 – Happy Hour
The Woodhouse Wine Estates – Thurs – 5-8 – Happy Hour
Butler Wine Tours– Fri & Sun– 3pm – Friday Wine, Buy & Dine with Bellevue’s Purple Cafe and Wine Bar
Matthews Winery – Fri – 6:30-9pm – Friday Night Live
Covington Cellars – Fri – 4:30-9 -Friday Night Dinners
Kestrel Vintners – Fri – 6pm – Friday Night Rhythm and Vine
Village Wines – Fri – 7-10pm – Live Music
Long Shadows – Fri – 6-9pm – UnWine’d Happy Hour & Live Music
Columbia Winery – Fri – 4-7pm – 1/2 Price Flatbread Pizzas and wines by the glass
Village Wines – Sat – 7-10pm – Live Music
Covington Cellars – Sat – 5-9pm – Saturday Night Dinners
Butler Wine Tours – Sun – 3pm – Sunday Wine, Buy & Dine with Bellevue’s Purple Cafe and Wine Bar
Village Wines – Sun – 3-6pm – Live Jazz

Monthly Events:
Woodinville Wine Country – 4-8pm – First Thursday – Savor at Sunset Wine Walks – Hollywood District
Northwest Cellars – 4-8pm – Second Thursday Wine & Art Walk – Kirkland Warehouse Wineries
Woodinville Wine Country – 4-8pm – Third Thursday – Savor at Sunset Wine Walks – Warehouse District
Woodinville Wine Cellars – 6:30-9:30 – First Friday Music
Eye of The Needle – 5-8:30 – Third Friday – LIVE Kickback
Northwest Cellars – 4-8pm – Last Friday – Happy Hour with great live Music
Ambassador Wines of Washington – 4:30-7 – First Saturday – Ladies Night!

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Let the Festivities Begin: St. Nick’s Holiday Open House

Saint Nick’s Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 12- 5 p.m.

The wineries of Woodinville Wine Country are excited to once again open their doors for the annual Saint Nicholas Day Open House! Guests will have the opportunity to taste wines from exclusive boutique wineries as well as special selections from a few of Woodinville’s more well-known participants. This unique and festive holiday event lets guests discover new wineries, meet the winemakers and learn about present offerings and future releases. Tickets for Saturday are $65.00 per person and $50.00 per person on Sunday. Visit Brown Paper Tickets for this wonderful gift of the season! Purchase price includes wine tasting at 30+ participating wineries, new map, wine glass and much more. For more information, visit

*If you plan to visit many of the wineries, for your safety and the safety of others please bring a designated driver along. Designated drivers will be allowed entry to the wineries without a booklet.

St. Nick’s: Sip Wine at Molbak’s

Saint Nick’s Holiday Wine Tasting at Molbak’s Garden + Home
Friday, December 4, 7- 9:30 p.m.

Woodinville Wine Country is kicking off the holidays by opening their doors for three days of jolly festivities and wine tastings! Their annual St. Nick’s weekend begins Friday, December 4, with a special Holiday Wine Tasting at Woodinville’s famous landmark, Molbak’s Garden + Home. Woodinville will showcase more than 30 Washington wineries as they share their latest vintage. Delectable wines will be paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres served to guests throughout the night! Jump into the holiday spirit by visiting Woodinville Wine Country this December. General admission is $55.00 for persons 21 and over at Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, visit