What’s going on …

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.

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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.”