Tickets have just gone on sale for one of our favorite wine events of the year, St. Nicholas Day Open House in Woodinville — known fondly by regulars as St. Nick’s weekend. It’s a two-day blast and we highly recommend that you attend. We went last year and loved it. (At the end of this blog post, I’ve linked my descriptions of the wineries we visited last year.) We will definitely be there this year too.
Woodinville Wine Country hosts the event, which is becoming as popular as their long-running Passport to Woodinville weekend. Wineries that aren’t frequently open to the public participate in this event, along with your old favorites and all those other wineries that you’ve been meaning to try.
Participating wineries to date include: Adams Bench, Anton Ville, Arlington Road Cellars, Brian Carter Cellars, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Covington Cellars, Cuillin Hills Winery, Des Voignes Cellars, Di Stefano Winery, Edmonds Winery, Efeste Wine Cellars, Hollywood Hill Vineyards, Januik Winery, J. Bookwalter Winery, Matthews Estate, Northwest Totem Cellars, Novelty Hill Winery, Page Cellars, Red Sky Winery, Ross Andrew Winery, Silver Lake Winery, Sparkman Cellars, Stevens Winery, William Church Winery, Woodhouse Family Cellars and Woodinville Wine Cellars.
But note: tickets are in limited quantity and they sell quickly. A limit of 2,500 two-day tickets ($50) and 800 Sunday-only tickets ($35) will be sold only on Woodinville Wine Country’s website.
So think about getting your tickets soon — before they sell out and before your December gets too busy with holiday events. And by the way, this is a great event to not only taste fine Washington wine but also to purchase wines for holiday entertainment and/or gift-giving.
Here’s what I wrote after last year’s St. Nick’s Weekend:
- St. Nick’s in the Snow
- Di Stefano Still Delicious
- Woodinville Wine Country
- Mark Ryan Winery
- DeLille Cellars
- Arlington Road, Baer, Cuillin Hills and Edmonds Winery
We hope to see you there!