What’s going on this weekend?

What’s going on this weekend in Washington wine country?

Friday, June 29:

  • William Church Winery, one of the newest newest wineries to join a group of wineries at the northern end of Woodinville, is releasing the next vintage of its Viognier this weekend. To kick off the release, the winery will be holding a summer barbeque from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. 

 Saturday, June 30:

  • Saviah Cellars, an artisan winery in Walla Walla, has a tasting at Vino Bello in Burien.  Enjoy live music featuring the fabulous blues of J.D. Hobson. $5 tasting fee. 636 SW 152nd Street, Burien, Washington, 206-244-VINO.
  • Silver Lake Winery in Zillah -Rattlesnake Hills is having a “Red, White and Blues Fest” with  BBQ from the folks at Smokin’ Bonez BBQ, along with music by Dented Trucks blues band, from noon-4 p.m.

And you won’t want to miss these events coming soon to Washington wine Country:

Tuesday July 10:

  • Januik Winery and Novelty Hill in Woodinville host author Julia Flynn Siler as she discusses her sweeping saga of America’s first family of wine, “The House of Mondavi” at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes a wine and cheese tasting. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call Sarah Klapstein at 425-481-5502 or e-mail sarah@noveltyhilljanuik.com. 

Friday July 13-Saturday July 14:

Thursday July 19:

  • Taste of the Nation in Seattle. This anniversary event will bring together Seattle’s best chefs, restaurateurs and wineries for one evening. General admission ticket holders will enjoy access to the event from 6 -9 p.m., free parking, musical entertainment and a commemorative 20th anniversary wine glass. Fisher Pavilion – Seattle Center. For tickets call 877.26.TASTE.

 If you have any events to include in the weeks ahead, please contact info@writeforwine.com.

Update: Special thanks to The Cork Board team for giving me the idea to write about upcoming events — they do a fabulous weekly post called Cork Bits on Thursdays about weekend events in Napa Valley.