Seattle Wine Tastings & Events
Join the Yakima Valley wineries in celebrating the harvest and the annual “Catch the Crush” event in the first and largest wine grape-growing region in Washington State. Over 40 wineries will offer their own celebratory events over the weekend of wine tasting. Activities include grape stomping, a variety of harvest and crush activities and live music. Among the participating wineries are Gilbert Cellars, Mas Chappell and 14 Hands Winery. Passes cost $31 per person online or $36 per person at the door. For more information please visit www.wineyakimavalley.org
Pike and Western in Pike Place Market offers free tastings most Fridays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. The store also offers “themed tastings” focused on rotating varietals or wines of a particular region on Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., for $5. Reservations are required for themed tastings. For more information, visit www.pikeandwestern.com. Pike and Western, 1934 Pike Pl., Seattle, WA 98101, 206-441-1307.
Thursdays & Sundays
Esquin Wine Merchants has tastings on Thursdays, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., at its Seattle Wine Shop. For more information about upcoming tastings, call 888-682-WINE or visit www.esquin.com. Esquin Wine Merchants, 2700 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134, 206-682-7374.
The Wine Bar at Chocolate Box hosts Urban Wine Tours each Saturday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Guests will enjoy a glass of sparkling wine while learning the basics of Washington wines, and then be escorted by van to nearby wineries for tastings. The tour concludes back at the wine bar with a glass of red wine and truffles from Chocolate Box, followed by a shot of espresso or a cappuccino. Tickets for the tour cost $69 each. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 206-427-2515. For more information, visit www.sschocolatebox.com/urban-wine-tour/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Chocolate Box, 106 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101, 206-443-3900.
Kirkland's bin on the lake is offering a creative twist on wine dinners with "bin on the move," a dinner party offered the third Sunday of every month at a different unusual location (not at the lakeside restaurant). Each gathering includes a five-course dinner prepared by chef R. Paul Hyman, and wine pairings from a select Washington winery. This exclusive dinner is limited to 11 guests, who will dine privately with the winemaker. The location will be disclosed 24 hours prior to the dinner. Tickets are $140 per person, plus a 2 per cent gratuity and tax (total is $184.80). bin on the lake, Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033, 425-803-5595.
On Sundays, Matts' Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge in the Redmond Town Center offers bottles of wine for half off. Matts' Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge, Redmond Town Center, 16551 NE 74th St., Redmond, WA 98052, 425-376-0909.
For additional information
on wine events, please contact:
6500 Ravenna Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
B Queen Anne Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109