This has become our annual post about a weekend extravaganza we like to attend each year. Taste of Tulalip is one of the best wine-and-food events offered in the northwest.
Run, don’t walk, to get tickets because two of the four passes for the Nov. 8-9 weekend are already sold out. The remaining tickets for this fifth annual festival will go quickly, and this is one experience you do not want to miss.
The kick-off tasting reception and celebratory dinner on Friday, Nov. 8 is already sold out, as is the all-access pass for Saturday, which includes special reserve tastings, a beer summit, cooking demonstrations and a magnum party.
But there are still individual tickets left for the magnum party, our personal favorite, which features some of the most highly sought-after wines from around the world, in addition to the “Rock-n-Roll Cooking Challenge.”
Also still available, the weekend’s highlight, the Grand Taste, spanning four hours on Saturday, Nov. 9, and featuring pours from more than 120 wineries from Washington state, California and Oregon, along with multiple lavish food stations by Tulalip Resort‘s award-winning chefs.
This year’s honorary winemaker is the talented Bob Betz from Betz Family Winery. He worked closely with the Tulalip wine team to create a one-of-a-kind fifth anniversary blend from Bordeaux varieties (75%) and Syrah (25%) sourced from Washington’s top vineyards in Red Mountain (25%), Yakima Valley (33%) and Horse Heaven Hills (15%).
In Betz’s words: “We are very pleased with this new blend featuring penetrating Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics — yet a supple mouthfeel from Syrah.”
We expect this wine, to be released at the Nov. 8 dinner, to showcase not only Bob Betz’s exemplary winemaking style but also the best of Washington grapes.
We heart Taste of Tulalip, and we hope to see you there!