Washington makes fantastic wines, and the wineries are filled with November happenings. From cooking classes, to painting to special holiday tastings, head to Woodinville to get your holidays started right.

Cork Art Contest
Tuesday, November 1 – Saturday, November 19
Davenport Cellars
19501 144th Ave NE, Suite B600
Woodinville, WA 98072

Here’s your chance to get creative and make an art project with those used corks you have laying around the house. Make some Cork Art and support a worthy cause all at the same time. Stop by the winery, pay an entry fee of your choice ($5 minimum), and fill out a registration form. All profits will be donated to Northwest Harvest. Donate your work of art for sale to benefit the charity. Works of art must be submitted by November 19. Cork Art Judging will be on November 20. Art will be on display through the end of December. Awards for the top three judged Cork Art.

Ladies Night
Friday, November 4
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Otis Kenyon Wine
14525 148th Ave NE, Suite 111
Woodinville, WA 98072

Get a head-start on holiday gifts along with free wine tasting for the ladies. Pick up decadent nibbles from Outrageous Offerings and join Lori Gray from Silpada Designs for the latest in jewelry. Pamper yourself! Register for free gifts!

Corks and Canvas
Thursday, November 10
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Apex at Alder Ridge
14450 Woodinville Redmond Road, Suite 105
Woodinville, WA 98072

Uncork your creativity and your love for wine! Event fee includes paint, brushes, canvas, instruction and one glass of wine. Join us for a unique wine event and come create something special. Wine specials and cheese plates available. Register online.

Harvest Seminar
Saturday, November 12
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Columbia Winery
14030 N.E. 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072

Please join us at Columbia Winery to experience the alchemy that is the celebration of harvest! The Harvest Seminar will take you on a journey from grape to glass. This 90-minute program includes a virtual tour of Columbia’s vineyards to learn what is required to ripen the fruit before harvest. Then explore the winemaker’s art of turning grapes into wine with the sampling of juices along with partially-made and finished wines, illustrating the different processes and choices made by the winemaker and how these choices affect the final flavors of wine. Space will be limited to 24 students for each class and reservations are required. Cost: $36/Cellar Club Members, $45/person for Non-Club Members. Register online.

Fetching Fungus! Wild Mushroom Festival
Saturday, November 12
DiStefano Winery
12280 NE Woodinville Dr
Woodinville, WA 98072

This is a five-course wine dinner, where each course will be paired with wines. The ticket is $85/person + tax & gratuity. To see the menu or to make a reservation, click HERE.

Wine 101 Class with Mary Kae Lindsey
Sunday, November 13
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Chateau Ste. Michelle
14111 N.E. 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072

Mary Kae Lindsey, a 25-year veteran of the Guest Services team at Chateau Ste. Michelle, instructs this class. When not evangelizing Washington’s prestigious wine industry, she’s also an accomplished Seattle-based actor, voice talent, and mother of two. Mary Kae brings a passion, knowledge and sense of humor that can only be experienced by attending this class. This class is a great start for those who are just jumping into the world of wine. You’ll learn about the journey of wine from vine to glass and gain the confidence to understand your own palate better, anticipate the wines you’ll like, and enjoy future wine shopping more. Attendees must be 21 years of age and older. Purchase tickets online.

An Italian-Inspired Holiday
Sunday, November 13
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Novelty Hill – Januik
14710 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

Led by winery chef Megan Hartz, this holiday cooking class highlights a menu that includes Swordfish Osso Buco, Creamy Polenta and Cannoli. Register online.

Corks and Canvas Paint Party
Wednesday, November 16
6:00pm – 9:00pm
J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio
14810 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072

$45/person includes paint, brushes, canvas, aprons, and step-by-step instruction by a local artist. When you arrive at the studio you’ll start with a wine tasting and during the evening you can buy wines by the glass or bottle with special prices and discounts. With easy instructions and a little wine for inspiration, everyone goes home with their very own masterpiece. No experience necessary. Register in advance at http://www.corksandcanvasevents.com.

Corks and Canvas
Thursday, November 17
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Matthews Estate
16116 140th Place NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

Each guest will receive a glass of wine with their ticket and the opportunity to purchase wine by the bottle for 20% off during the evening! $45/person includes all supplies. Come paint a scene from Tuscany!

Thanksgiving in Wine Country
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
November 25, 26 and 27
Silver Lake Winery
15029 Woodinville-Redmond Rd
Woodinville, WA 98072

A special holiday tasting list along with light hors d’oeuvres. To kick off the holiday spirit, come in and take advantage of the holiday progress sale, from 25% to 45% off cases of wine.

Thanksgiving Weekend
November 25, 26 and 27
12:00 – 5:00pm
Patterson Cellars
19501 144th Ave NE, D600
Woodinville, WA 98072

In-laws in town? If you are looking for a place to take them, stop in and taste wine!

Thanksgiving Weekend Specials
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 25, 26 and 27
William Church Winery
19495 144th Ave NE, Suite A100
Woodinville, WA 98072

Bring your relatives and receive two for one tastings all weekend. Plus gift box specials at terrific prices and 10% off six or more.

Comments (2)
  1. Eloise says:

    Thank you for your post! Me and my husband lived ther for 3 years. We will come for one of your recommended wine events. Ithink Tacoma is a good place to live on the Pugent Sound it has Point Defiance and has numerous Ferries going between Vashon island and Seattle as well as other places, Gig Harbor is another really nice place to stay.
    Thank you for sharing
    Eloise @ http://www.winetastingprofessionals.com

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