Northwest Wine Encounter in June, New Location

The third annual Northwest Wine Encounter will be held June 1-3 in a new location, the newly renovated Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham.

A winemaker reception, seminars, tastings and a gala dinner will be held to celebrate these acclaimed wine makers and their wines from Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Here is the list of participating winemakers.

Throughout the weekend, the following seminars will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies Andy Perdue, wine columnist for the Seattle Times, and editor/publisher of Great Northwest Wine:

  • Multiple Expressions from Walla Walla’s Pepper Bridge Winery: Taste the subtle differences in one of Walla Walla Valley’s iconic vineyards
  • The Ascendance of Syrah, Washington State’s rising gem
  • A Taste of Spring Valley Vineyard, Wine Spectator Top 100 Choice
  • Wine Speed Dating: Talk with each of the event’s panelists one-on-one
  • A Family Affair: Discover the advantages and challenges of including parents and children in the winemaking world

We had the pleasure of attending the first two Northwest Wine Encounters, so we can personally attest to the experiences awaiting you this year.

The entire weekend package — including a two-night stay with breakfast — starts at $399 per person. Prices for local residents (who don’t need a hotel room) will be announced at a later date.

For more information, please contact or (650) 270-8791.

Margot and Dave