What’s going on …

What’s going on in Washington wine country?

Saturday Aug. 11-Sunday Aug. 12:

  • Vino Bello’s Saturday tasting this week is from L’Ecole No. 41, which has been making fine wine in the Walla Walla valley since 1983! Tasting is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. $10 tasting fee. Call 206-244-VINO.
  • 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 100% cab!) We also recently tasted some fine wines from the other three wineries: O-S Winery (formerly Owen-Sullivan), Cadence Winery and Nota Bene Cellars.

  • Columbia Winery is having its annual case sale. Stock your cellar from the more than 750 cases selected of cellar-aged older vintages. These wines are discounted for one day only. Case Sale opens to the public at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday.
  • 3rd Annual FETCH! Wine Tasting Walkabout Fundraiser: A fun-filled Saturday afternoon (1-4 p.m.) with wine, food and, of course, dogs at Buchanan Vineyard in Langley on Whidbey Island. Five different wines will be showcased, along with gourmet cheeses, breads, nuts, chocolate and fruit. And there will be dog treats and water bowls for the pups. $20 per person in advance; $25 per person at the door. FETCH! is a not-for-profit organization “that is devoted to promoting safe responsible off-leash play time for dogs and their owners.”
  • Woodinville Wine Cellars hosts its Annual Summer Celebration and Gourmet BBQ on Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the winery. Enjoy wine, great food and the live music of “Little Sense.” Wine club members: $60; others $70.
  • Silver Lake Winery in Zillah-Summer Music Series: From noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays in August in Zillah, enjoy live music on the lawn while sipping a glass of wine. Or you can try the salmon dinner for $10.

Wednesday Aug. 15:

  • Join Columbia Winery‘s new Director of Winemaking, Kerry Norton at 6:30 p.m. at Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana for a winemaker dinner. Price: $45.00 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity) 600 Pine Street in Seattle. 206-264-0994

Thursday Aug. 16-Saturday Aug. 18:

Friday Aug. 24:

  • Rose and Ribs at Novelty Hill and Januik Winery. Try the new release Spring Run Rose and feast on Mike Januik’s barbeque ribs and some surprises from Chef Charles Walpole at 7 p.m. $85 per person.

Saturday Sept. 8:

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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with occasional posts about other northwest wine regions (Oregon and B.C.), California, ANZ and Bordeaux. A former national journalist in Canada, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”