The 12th annual Bellingham Grape and Gourmet is less than a month away, and we are really looking forward to attending. This year, the event will be held at Silver Reef Casino on Nov. 1.
The evening of “sensational wines and exquisite food” is hosted by Bellingham Bay Rotary Club.
The event is also a fundraiser — all proceeds will be donated to local non-profits.
Almost 40 Washington and Oregon wineries will be pouring — including our friends at William Church, Forgeron Cellars, L’Ecole 41, Walla Walla Vintners, Dunham Cellars, Airfield Estates and Hightower. Wines range from Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Viognier to Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir. And there’s more, including both white and red blends.
If you find a wine that’s a real palate pleaser, you can purchase it at a 20% discount right on site. You can also sample tasty bites from local restaurants, including one of our favorites, The Steakhouse at Silver Reef Casino.
Last week, we were fortunate to be invited to a pre-tasting, hosted by BB Rotary Club event organizer Bryant Engebretson and his wife Hillary. Our two favorites were William Church Winery’s 2 Spires and Walla Walla Vintners Cuvee, but we know there will be more to add to that list on Nov. 1 at Bellingham Grape and Gourmet.
So what are you waiting for – get your tickets now!
Sunday, Nov. 1 at Silver Reef Casino, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
VIP Tickets ($100) give you early admission at 5 p.m., which means 90 minutes without the crowds!
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for regular admission ($80).
We hope to see you there!
Margot and Dave