A couple of weeks ago, we attended a Media Tour in conjunction with the Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism . We had a wonderful time! And even though we’ve lived in the area for more than four years now, we found new places where we will definitely return. Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival
The highlights: The Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival; a Washington wine dinner at
at B-Town Kitchen ; a tour and flights at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham ; wine tastings at Twin Sisters Brewery and Beer Garden and Samson Estates Winery ; and a delicious lunch and whiskey cocktails at Dynasty Cellars at North Bellingham Golf Course. 9 Restaurant
In addition, other tour stops included for a tasty breakfast; Cosmos Bistro (loved the dumplings at Dumpling Girls booth, pictured right); Bellingham Farmers Market (one of the first tangible signs of the city’s waterfront redevelopment of the former Georgia-Pacific paper mill site); historic Waypoint Park Tour (formerly known as Hotel Leopold, and transitioning to a boutique 31-room new hotel and 61-unit apartment building); Hotel Leo and Good Time Girls Walking Tour (whose grapes are pictured above). Cloud Mountain Farm
Here are the highlights.
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On a recent trip to Lake Chelan, we met Brock Lindsay, winemaker and co-owner with his wife Erica of . We enjoyed talking to Brock, loved his wines and quickly Succession Wines decided that Succession Wines is one to watch.
And then we discovered that the smart guys at said the same thing … one year ago! In 2018, they also called Brock a rising star. So we are a bit late to the party but big fans now! Wine Press Northwest
We were also delighted to see Brock again, meet Erica, and taste Succession Wines at the
Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival on August 10, and at the picnic in Woodinville on Aug. 15. Auction of Washington Wines Please check our Instagram for photos from both events (and we’d love it if you would follow us too). @writeforwine Continue reading
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The hit a new milestone during its annual weekend extravaganza of charitable wine events Aug. 15-17. This year, auction events raised more than $4.5 million, exceeding last year’s record $4.1 million. Proceeds benefit Auction of Washington Wines and Seattle Children’s Hospital Viticulture & Enology Program. Washington State University’s
“The Washington wine industry and its community are the perfect pair for this annual event, which had a new, palpable energy this year that attracted a vibrant audience, including veteran attendees and newcomers alike,” said AWW Executive Director, Jamie Peha.
On Aug. 15, we attended the
at Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction All the Washington wines we tasted at the picnic were terrific, but there was a handful of standouts that really pleased our palates. Chateau Ste. Michelle.
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If you don’t have tickets yet for the at Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction , what are you waiting for? It’s just around the corner on Aug. 15! So run, don’t walk, for your tickets to one of the best summer wine events in Washington state. Chateau Ste. Michelle
The picnic and barrel auction is hosted by
Every year, we have always had a wonderful time tasting the stellar wines, talking to winemakers, and bidding on futures. Auction of Washington Wines.