What’s going on …


Thursday, Oct. 25

  • Book signing and live music with Paul Gregutt at The Tasting Room. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Paul will be signing his new book, “Washington Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide.” Paul writes weekly wine columns for the Seattle Times, the Yakima Herald-Republic and the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. 

  • Try some marvellous Merlots from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Portfolio Restaurant in West Seattle and enjoy the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay. Reservations required: 206-239-2363 ($12)

Friday, Oct. 26

  •  Second annual Wurst & Wine Festival at The Tasting Room from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. For $15, you can try world-famous links paired with wines. Space is limited, so call 206-770-9463 or e-mail jen@winesofwashington.com

Saturday, Oct. 27

  • Richard Corella from Chandler Reach Vineyards is back for a special wine tasting of his newest releases at Vino Bello. ($10)

  • If you’re near the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail in Zillah, don’t miss Hallowine, where chills and thrills await you from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, Nov. 8

  • Try some beautiful blends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Portfolio Restaurant in West Seattle and enjoy the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay. Reservations required: 206-239-2363 ($12) 

Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11

  • Taste of Red, Columbia Winery’s premier wine tasting and social event will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on both days. Taste an extensive collection of red wine, including wine pulled directly from the barrel. Samples of northwest food will also be available. Admission is $20 per person ($10 for Cellar Club members) and includes a logo tasting glass.

  • Learn how to make wreaths out of grapevines at Silver Lake Winery in Woodinville from noon to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18

  •  Bottle Your Own Wine returns to Silver Lake Winery in Woodinville just in time for the holidays. Handcraft wine with your personalized label — you’ll get to bottle it, cork it, foil it and label it.
  • Grand Opening of Wilridge Vineyard Tasting Room near Yakima over Thanksgiving Weekend (November 23, 24 and 25). Be the first to visit Wilridge’s organic and biodynamic vineyard oasis and Tasting Room on the Naches Heights, five minutes west of Yakima.
  • At all three Silver Lake Winery locations — Woodinville, Leavenworth and Zillah — sample complimentary newly released wines served with snacks and special holiday pricing of your favorite wines.

Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2

  • Check out St. Nick’s Open House in Woodinville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The wineries of Woodinville Wine Country open their doors for a single ticket price of $50. Some of the participating wineries are rarely open to the public, so don’t miss this opportunity! You’ll enjoy special tastings and specially prepared hors d’oeuvres to complement the wine. Check out Woodinville Wine Country’s Web site for a list of wineries and ticket information.

  •  Walla Walla Holiday Barrel Tasting is an annual event in the Walla Walla Valley. Winemakers will be on hand as more than 50 wineries open their barrel rooms. Each winery participates offers a variety of different features such as food, music, art exhibits, wine dinners, cooking demonstrations, poetry readings, and more.

Tuesday, Dec. 11