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Guide to Western WA Wine Events in April

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From a wine walk to tastings, pairings, cooking classes and more – Western Washington’s wineries are brimming with activities just for you! If you’re interested in Passport to Woodinville activities April 21 and 22, click HERE.

Mimosa Mornings: Corks and Canvas
Saturday, April 7
10:00am – 12:00pm
Apex at Alder Ridge
14450 Woodinville Redmond Rd
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.408.1796
http://www.corksandcanvasevents.com

Calling all early birds! Get your creative juices flowing early as we gather for a morning of fun, laughter and painting. This two-hour paint party features art that’s perfect for hanging in your kitchen and includes all your supplies and instruction. Your first glass is complimentary; and more Mimosas are available for just $4 (lending more creative “juice” to flow!). Event price is $35/person. Register online.

Green Lake at Night: Corks and Canvas
April 11t
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Urban Enoteca
4130 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
206.467.9463
http://www.corksandcanvasevents.com

Painting begins around 6:45pm. Order up delectable small plates to pair with world-class wines while you paint. You may never want to leave! Located in SODO just minutes from downtown Seattle. $45/person. Order online or pay at the door.

Meet Walla Walla Artist Caprice Scott
Thursday, April 12
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Isenhower Cellars
15007 Woodinville-Redmond Road
Woodinville, WA 98072
http://www.isenhowercellars.com

A Thursday evening of art, wine and hors d’oeuvre with special guest artist, Caprice Scott from Walla Walla. Caprice Scott is a multi-dimensional artist living and working in Southeastern Washington. She works in a variety of mediums including graphite, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, photography, and collage although her current focus is in printmaking utilizing mostly monotype techniques as well as hand-built pottery that incorporates a variety of motifs including the natural world and Native American rock art imagery.

Meet the Author Sechin Tower
Saturday, April 14
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Davenport Cellars
19501 144th Ave NE – Suite B600,
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.457.4957
http://www.davenportcellars.com

Sechin is a writer, game designer, and teacher, and has recently published a novel: Mad Science Institute. He will have books available for sale and will autograph them at this special book signing event.

April Tasting
Saturday and Sunday
April 14 and 15
12:00pm – 4:00pm
15810 NE 136th Pl
Redmond, WA 98052
425.503.9906
http://www.nwtotemcellars.com

Come taste as NW Totem Cellars raids their library! Taste through a Vertical of 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 Qone, their popular Cab Franc Blend.

Spring Cooking Class with Bobby Moore
Thursday, April 19
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Matthews Estate
16116 140th Pl NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.487.9810
http://www.matthewsestate.com

Join Matthews Estate and Chef Bobby Moore of Barking Frog for an evening of hands on instruction, delicious food and of course tastings of Matthews wines paired with the items. Space is limited so make your reservation today! Tickets are $69/person.

Third Thursday Wine Walk: Spring Barrel Tasting
Thursday, April 19
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Red Sky Winery
19495 144th Ave NE, Building B
Woodinville, WA 98072
woodwarewine.com

Over 10 wineries, all in one warehouse complex, open their tasting room doors and for a flat price of $20/person. Bring your own glass or purchase one for $5. Get to taste award winning wine while enjoying the theme for the night. Just park your car and walk to everything! There are food vendors, but you are encouraged to eat before you arrive. You receive 15 tasting tickets to use at the various wineries. Extra tasting tickets available for purchase. Wristband required for tasting.

Wine 101 Class with Mary Kae Lindsey
Sunday, April 22
1:00p – 3:00pm
Chateau Ste. Michelle
14111 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
http://www.ste-michelle.com

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. Must be 21+. Tickets available online.

Tough Guy Release
Saturday, April 28
5:00pm – 8:00pm
EFESTE Winery
19730 144th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.398.7200
http://www.efeste.com

It’s a Tough Guy release party. The Tough Guy, Bordeaux blend is made from some of the very best fruit, and is made in an extremely small quantity each year by Efeste. All proceeds from the sale of this wine are donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This evening will come with robust Italian food that can stand up to the wine, and live entertainment. Tickets/$35 person. Call or go online for tickets and more information.

Spring Barrel Tasting
Sunday, April 29
11:00am – 4:00pm
DeLille Cellars
14208 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E.
Redmond, WA 98052
425.489.0544
http://www.delillecellars.com.

In celebration of the new season, please join in DeLille Cellars’ Spring Barrel Tasting. You will have an opportunity to taste barrel samples of two of the most popular wines from this family-run winery. Along with barrel tastes and highlights from our current portfolio, enjoy the Neapolitan tradition from the mobile wood-fired pizza oven by Via Tribunali, appetizers created by A Platinum Event Catering and entertainment from the diverse musical style of Four. $25/person, includes a complimentary logo tasting glass. Purchase your tickets online.

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