Mark Your Calendars: The Prestigious WA Wine Weekend

Mark your calendars for July 7-9, the non-profit Washington Wines Festival weekend of amazing activities that benefits Camp Korey and Washington Wine Education.

Uniquely, more than 60 premium Washington wineries must be invited before they can pour at this prestigious event.

On July 7, as is tradition for 20 years, winemaker dinners with locally renowned chefs are held in top Seattle restaurants and private homes for $200-$350. The $850 per-person dinners in Walla Walla and Red Mountain include round-trip chartered jet from Seattle.

The fun continues on July 8, with a magnum tasting for serious wine lovers at Waterfront Seafood Grill and Vinolution 14 – wine under the stars at the SAM Olympic Sculpture Park. All activities are $350; Vinolution tickets only cost $65 ($75 with parking).

The main event, though, is an auction of extravagant wine-related packages, a sunset barbeque from Waterfront Seafood Grill, and music on the rooftop of the Bell Harbor Conference Center ($350 and up).

The Washington Wine Festival is a nonprofit, created to educate the world about the Washington state wine industry and to raise funds for charitable organizations.  Last year, more than $850,000 was raised for Camp Korey, a free-of-charge, medically supervised camp for seriously ill children.

On the festival’s website, you can find more information about tickets, wineries, restaurants and chefs.

We hope you consider this worthwhile and lavish event.


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Margot started writing about wine decades ago as a national journalist in Canada and the U.S. She and Dave created this website in 2007. Originally, the website introduced people to wines in Washington state, the second-largest wine region in the U.S. But over the years, the site expanded to feature other wine regions in the U.S., Canada, and in the world. If you like to read about standout wine and winery stories, then Write for Wine is for you.