Taste Washington 2021 won’t be an in-person event because of the pandemic. But don’t worry – there’s plenty to celebrate in March. Instead of a festival, there is a month-long appreciation of Washington wine and food.
Firstly, Washington wineries will offer promotions, including shipping specials, waived tasting fees, wine discounts, virtual tastings and more. Secondly, restaurants will offer weekly specials and recipes. Likewise, there are two ways to enjoy delicious wine and food: Taste Washington to Go and Taste Washington at Home.
Taste Washington To Go
Overall, this month-long event highlights weekly food-and-wine pairings from restaurants, with specific themes.
- Cabernet Sauvignon & Casserole (March 1-7)
- Chardonnay & Catch of the Day (March 8-14)
- Syrah & Barbecue (March 15-21)
- Red Blends & Family Recipes (March 22-28)
- Riesling & Noodles & Dumplings (March 29-April 4)
Participating restaurants include The Whale Wins, Salare, Canlis, Tom Douglas Restaurants, Brothers & Co, Tyger Tyger and more. Each week, view the full menus, and place your order by the Friday deadline for pickup the following Wednesday. Limited quantities will be available from each restaurant and are expected to sell out quickly, so check the website often or sign up for the newsletter. Details, including about Week 1: Cabernet & Casserole, are available at Taste Washington to Go.
Moreover, restaurants featured in Week 1 are located in Seattle, Woodinville and Walla Walla. For those who don’t live nearby, dozens of hotels are offering wine packages with amenities such as a bottle of wine upon check-in, complimentary parking and more.
In addition, many wineries, restaurants, hotels and other local businesses across the state have created special offers around each week’s theme. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the list.
Taste Washington At Home
Taste Washington at Home means you’re the chef. Each week, Whole Foods Market will share a different recipe and Washington wine pairing. This program focuses on those of you who are uncomfortable traveling right now and prefer to prepare your own meals at home. Check back each week to snag a recipe, plan your shopping list, put on your mask and go grocery shopping for ingredients.
As mentioned, Washington wineries will offer promotions, including shipping specials, waived tasting fees, wine discounts, virtual tastings and more. “Washington wineries banded together throughout 2020, so we are primed to continue collaborating in new and engaging ways,” said Steve Warner, President of the Washington State Wine Commission. “Taste Washington 2021 will offer many local opportunities to support wineries and restaurants all across the state, giving people a chance to ‘Taste Washington’ all month long.”
In conclusion, Senior Vice President & CMO of Visit Seattle Ali Daniels said, “While we look forward to a big in-person reunion in 2022, this year has given us the opportunity to make Taste Washington more inclusive and expansive for audiences across the nation. Lowering the barrier to entry has also created a platform to allow wineries and restaurants of any size or geographic location within the state to take part – from small pop-ups and brand-new wineries to longstanding wine and dining institutions, there is a place for all of them.”
We hope you join in the fun and support our local wineries and restaurants.
Previous stories about Taste Washington
- Taste Washington 2020 Cancelled
- Another Successful, Fun and Educational Taste Washington (2019)
- Another Success for Taste Washington (2018)
- Don’t Miss the Super Bowl of Wine Events – Taste Washington
Margot and Dave