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Best Western Washington Wine Events in August

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Whether it’s a summer barbeque, a patio party, a wine walk, or painting and sipping, there are lots of ways to celebrate the end of summer in Woodinville wine country.

Woodinville Wine Cellars’ 8th Annual Summer Party
Saturday, August 4
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Woodinville Wine Cellars
17721 132nd Ave. NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.481.8860
http://www.woodinvillewine.com

Enjoy spectacularly prepared food, live music and, of course, outstanding wine! This is one of our favorite events of the year! Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, BBQ prepared by Chef John Price of Redmond’s Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar, live music, and beautiful grassy picnic grounds. Don’t forget to bring your picnic blanket or chairs. Tickets for Wine Club Members $50.00/person; Non-Members $60.00/person. Tickets and more information available online.

Cigar Dinner with Mark Newton and Bobby Moore
Friday, August 10
7:00pm
DiStefano Winery
12280 NE Woodinville Dr
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.487.1648
http://www.distefanowinery.com

DiStefano Winery in Woodinville is known for their outside deck Cigar Dinners, with barrel bonfires, rich wines and exquisite dinners. Barking Frog Executive Chef, Bobby Moore will prepare a five-course dinner and Mark Newton, DiStefano Winery Owner and Winemaker, will pair each course with wine and fine cigars. Reservations and more information are available online. $125/per person.

Corks and Canvas
Thursday, August 16
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Apex at Alder Ridge
14450 Woodinville Redmond Road, Suite 105
Woodinville WA 98072
425.408.1796
http://www.corksandcanvasevents.com

Uncork your creativity and your love for wine! The event fee includes paint, brushes, canvas, instruction and one glass of wine. Come out to Woodinville for this unique wine event and come create something special. Wine specials and cheese plates are always available. Register online.

Third Thursday Wine Walk: Go Red for Women
Thursday, August 16
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Page Cellars
19495 144th Ave NE, Building B
Woodinville, WA 98072
http://www.woodwarewine.com

This month’s Wine Walk is “Bite at the Warehouse”. Sample wines from more than 15 wineries for a $20 tasting fee and nosh on bites from restaurants and gourmet food trucks for $1-$5. Plus, Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives. Attendees will be encouraged to wear red to the event, and anyone who wears red will be entered in a drawing for an American Heart Association Cookbook, bottles of wine, and other prizes. Please bring your own glass for the event.

2nd Annual Salmon BBQ
Saturday, August 18
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Otis Kenyon Wine
14525 148th Ave NE, Suite 111
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.949.7865
http://www.otiskenyonwine.com

Summer is here so throw some salmon on the grill, pop a bottle of Otis Kenyon Syrah and soak up the sun! It’s the Second Annual Salmon and Syrah BBQ. Applewood Catering will be manning the grill and setting up the sides and we will be pouring the vino. Tickets include the full four course meal are $25/person and just $15/person for wine club members. Tickets available online or by phone.

3rd Annual All White Party
Friday, August 24
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Matthews Estate
16116 140th Pl NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.487.9810
http://www.matthewsestate.com

What has fast become an end-of-summer tradition here in Woodinville – the 3rd Annual All-White Party! Guests must dress in all-white. Prepare for an incredible evening of wine, fashion, music, and dancing.Tickets are $10/person in advance and $25/person at the door.

Patio Party
Saturday, August 25
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Silver Lake Winery
15029 Woodinville-Redmond Rd
Woodinville, WA, 98072
425.485.2437 x 109
http://www.silverlakewinery.com

End of summer is near, come celebrate with a Patio Party! Wine tasting from Silver Lake, Girly Girl, Glen Fiona, and Leone Wines and beer tasting from Fish Tale Ales, Reel Ales, Leavenworth Biers, and Spire Cider. Enjoy food from Fish Tale Brew Pub and live music.

Wine Blending Workshop and Four Course Wine Paired Dinner
Sunday, August 26
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Covington Cellars
18580 142nd Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.806.8636
http://www.covingtoncellars.com

Be a winemaker for a day! Join the winemakers and learn what we look for when blending wines. Guests will be given three different red varietals to create a blend truly their own. You’ll have two hours to create your cellar worthy blend, bottle it and design your own label. Following the blending workshop, winemakers in training gather for a four course wine paired family style dinner. $89/pp + tax and gratuity. Call for reservations.

Wine 101: Wine Sensory Exploration with Regina Daigneault of South Seattle Community College
Wednesday, August 29
6:00pm
Obelisco-Estate Winery
19495 144th Ave NE, Suite B-220
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.485.2472
http://www.obelisco.com

Gain a greater appreciation of the wine tasting experience in this hands-on class led by South Seattle Community College’s Regina Daigneault. Students will learn about the expression of acidity, tannin, sweetness and alcohol on the palate, their relationship to each other, and develop an understanding in how to detect aromas. Cost is $40/person. Class is limited to 18 wine enthusiasts. Call for reservations.

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