What’s going on in the next few weeks?

8:18 am Wine

What’s going on in Washington wine country?

Friday July 13-Sunday July 15:

  •  Kirkland Uncorked: A festival of Washington wines, arts and food at Kirkland’s waterfront Marina Park. Sample five tastings from 17 Washington vineyards, souvenir tasting glasses (while supplies last) and food samples: $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
  • South Seattle Artisan Wineries wine tastings: July 14 is the second Saturday in the month, which means tastings from 1-5 p.m. at four wineries in Georgetown — including one of our favorites-Fall Line Winery. (You simply must try the cab!)
  • Lost River Winery tasting at Vino Bello in Burien on July 14.  $5 tasting fee. 636 SW 152nd Street, Burien, Washington, 206-244-VINO.
  • Winemakers Weekend at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla features Three Rivers and Walla Walla Vintners. The weekend packages start at $899. For more information, call 509-524-5110 or 866-826-9422 or e-mail wine@marcuswhitmanhotel.com
  • Covington Cellars is having a big release party. They’ll be releasing four new wines: 2006 Klipsun Vineyard Semillon, 2006 Viognier, 2004 Rough House Red and the 2005 Sangiovese.

Monday July 16:

  • Bergevin Lane’s Winemaker Dinner at Brix 25 in Gig Harbor. For more information, call 253-858-6626.

Tuesday July 17:

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.

Sunday July 22:

  • Blending seminar with Brian Carter of Brian Carter Cellars: Renowned Washington winemaker Brian Carter is holding a blending seminar at the Purple Cafe in Woodinville. Classes are from 12-2 p.m. and the $25 cost includes the seminar, a flight of wine and “a small bite” that is paired with each wine in the flight.

Saturday Aug. 11:

  • South Seattle Artisan Wineries wine tastings: Aug. 11 is the second Saturday in the month, which means tastings from 1-5 p.m. at four wineries in Georgetown — including one of our favorites-Fall Line Winery. (You simply must try the cab!)

Thursday Aug. 16-Saturday Aug. 18:

Saturday Sept. 8:

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

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.

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