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Saturday, Oct. 6

  • Don’t miss Alexandria Nicole Cellars Puget Sound Wine Dinner in Prosser on Oct. 6. It sounds like a great event for $75 per person starting at the tasting room at 11 a.m., moving on to a vineyard tour and cellar tasting, and then back to the tasting room for dinner. 
  • It’s Happy Hour all day long at Vino Bello! And that’s not all. Enjoy a wine tasting with Yakima’s Windy Point Vineyards from noon until 9 p.m. ($5) and live blues-inspired music featuring JD Hobson. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, part of the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Thursday, Oct. 11

  • Wine of Europe Tasting at The Wine Alley in Renton from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Four wine samples, salami and cheese for $10 per person.

Saturday, Oct. 13

  • Let Vino Bello bring you some California sunshine with a wine tasting of hip California wines. Try the latest cool wines from California wine country and mellow out to live country music of Charlie Spring. ($10)

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • From Vampire 7 to Deadly Zins, Vino Bello offers a special Halloween wine tasting. ($10)

Saturday, Oct. 27

Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11

  • Taste of Red, Columbia Winery’s premier wine tasting and social event will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on both days. Taste an extensive collection of red wine, including wine pulled directly from the barrel. Samples of northwest food will also be available. Admission is $20 per person ($10 for Cellar Club members) and includes a logo tasting glass.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Thanksgiving Weekend:

  • Grand Opening of Wilridge Vineyard Tasting Room near Yakima over Thanksgiving Weekend (November 23, 24 and 25). Be the first to visit Wilridge’s organic and biodynamic vineyard oasis and Tasting Room on the Naches Heights, five minutes west of Yakima.

Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2

  • Check out St. Nick’s Open House in Woodinville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The wineries of Woodinville Wine Country open their doors for a single ticket price of $50. Some of the participating wineries are rarely open to the public, so don’t miss this opportunity! You’ll enjoy special tastings and specially prepared hors d’oeuvres to complement the wine. Check out Woodinville Wine Country’s Web site for a list of wineries and ticket information.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with additional posts about Oregon, B.C., California, ANZ, France, Italy, Spain and more. A former national journalist in Canada and the U.S., Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”