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What’s going on in Washington wine country?

Saturday Sept. 1:

  • Wines from Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Oregon are on the tasting menu at Vino Bello’s Saturday wine tasting.  Tasting is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. $5 tasting fee. Call 206-244-VINO.
  • Take a trip to Vinoritaville to celebrate the 2007 Grape harvest. Silver Lake Winery is holding its 2007 Harvest Party from noon to 7 p.m. in the Yakima Valley. You’ll find live music, a grape stomping contest, limbo contests, a blessing of the grapes, kalua pig samples and … most importantly, you’ll find out the answer to the popular question: What exactly is a Vinorita?

Wednesday Sept. 5:

  • Join Columbia Winery’s  winemaker Robert Takahashi at a winemaker dinner at Qube restaurant. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception in the lounge. Price is $85 per person. Call 206-770-5888 for reservations.

Saturday Sept. 8:

  • Basel Cellars 3rd Annual Stomp: For details, call 1-888-259-WINE or 509-522-0200 or e-mail info@baselcellars.com
  • Happy 40th Anniversary, Chateau Ste. Michelle! From 11-4 p.m., help the winery celebrate with barrel tastings, new release tastings, winemaker bottle signings and more. Cost: $30 at the door. A complimentary tasting glass is included with admission.

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