Raise a glass because March is Taste Washington Wine Month! More than 500 wineries, restaurants, hotels and retailers are offering special events and promotions all month long.
“From exclusive winemaker dinners, to special glass pours and discounts at local wineries and restaurants – there’s so much happening during Taste Washington Wine Month,” said Steve Warner, President of Washington State Wine. “It’s the perfect excuse to revisit your favorite Washington wines, and find some new favorites as well.”
“We hope our friends in the hospitality industry will use wine month as another opportunity to celebrate our state’s world-class winemakers and farmers,” Warner explained.
There’s a lot to be excited about, as Washington state is one of the fastest-growing wine regions in the world.
“With more than 970 wineries, 55,000 acres of wine grapes, and a whole lot of growth potential – we are really just getting started,” Warner said. “Washington can stand toe-to-toe with any other wine region in the world in terms of growing conditions, terroir – and most importantly, wine quality.”
Washington State Wine: At a Glance
The best way to feel the collective #WAwine energy is to attend Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food festival, March 28-31 in Seattle.
“Whether you’re a seasoned Washington wine drinker or a newbie, Taste Washington is a can’t-miss event,” Warner said. “You just can’t beat the exposure to so many fantastic wineries and restaurants.”
The 22nd annual Taste Washington features more than 235 wineries, 65 restaurants, and some of the nation’s most-talented chefs at a series of events throughout the weekend:
Red & White Party – March 28, 2019
Get ‘into the cellar’ with premier Washington winemakers who will showcase library favorites and 90+ point wines at the Red & White Party on Seattle’s picturesque waterfront hosted by AQUA by El Gaucho with Executive Chef Kevin Benner.
On the Farm – March 29, 2019
Share a table at On the Farm and explore fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients alongside winemakers, chefs and the farmers of Oxbow Farm who will host Food, Farming & Cultivating Roots and Fall City Farms who will host The Art of Sourcing Local.
The New Vintage presented by Lexus – March 29, 2019
Go backstage at The Sanctuary for The New Vintage presented by Lexus to meet and mingle with the chefs and winemakers driving Washington’s impressive food and drink scene, including Chef Rachel Yang of Joule, Chef Zoi Antonitsas of Little Fish, Chef Ethan Stowell of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Chef Brian Clevenger of Vendemmia, Chef Gavin Stephenson of The Sanctuary in Seattle, as well Chef Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant + Lounge in Portland. In addition, dual 2018 James Beard winner of Best New Restaurant in the nation and Best Chef: Northwest, Edouardo Jordan – of JuneBaby and Salare and the soon-to-be-opened Lucinda Grain Bar – will be featured at The New Vintage. Jordan will also host a special Lexus Late Night after party at Salare.
Sunday Brunch – March 31, 2019
Save room to re-energize at Sunday Brunch hosted this year at Palace Ballroom. Chef Tom Douglas and his friend and special guest chef will throw down in an East Coast-West Coast showdown of the best brunch delights in celebration of Major League Baseball’s opening weekend as the Seattle Mariners host the 2018 World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox.
Taste Washington Seminars presented by Wine Spectator – March 30 & 31, 2019
Get smart with the industry players that make Washington State the new epicenter of wine. The Taste Washington Seminars presented by Wine Spectator includes six educational seminars hosted by some of the nation’s leading experts including top winemakers, Master Sommeliers, wine writers and academics. On both Saturday and Sunday, let them lead you on a tasting exploration to see what makes the terroir of Washington’s vineyards stand apart.
Grand Tasting – March 30 & 31, 2019
This epic festival culminates with two full days of the Grand Tasting, Saturday and
This March, sip and discover why Washington is The New Epicenter of Wine.