The best news about the first annual Kitsap Wine Festival is that it will be back in 2010 in Bremerton. And it’s an event we recommend that you attend each year.
Located on the waterfront at the beautiful Kitsap Conference Center, Sunday’s wine festival was a celebration of 35 wineries from Washington and Oregon and some of the best food we have enjoyed at such events. (Amazing seafood appetizers from Anthony’s Homeport and smoked specialties from Crimson Cove were our favorites, but it all was delicious!)
Harborside Fountain Park was gorgeous, the weather cooperated, the music by North End JazzQuintent was much appreciated, and the spirits were high.
Terry Halverson, general manager of the conference center, told the Kitsap Sun that tickets to the event were in such demand that someone even posted a Craigslist ad requesting four of them.
We enjoyed all the wines we tasted, but a special shout-out goes to:
- Hard Row to Hoe: 2006 Cab Franc
- DiStefano: 2007 Domenica
- Novelty Hill 2006 Sauvignon Blanc
- Northwest Totem Cellars 2006 Syrah
- Chateau Carigan 2005 Prima (Distributed by Bordeaux Wine Locators in Tumwater, WA)
If you get a chance, try to taste these wines yourself in the near future.