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Guide to Wine Events in October

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It’s fall in Woodinville… time for the grapes to be harvested, the annual crush, dinner parties, chef demonstrations and more. Sip your way through the lovely wine country in Western Washington. Here are some of our favorite October events.

Harvest in Hollywood
Thursday, October 4
4:00pm – 8:00pm
First Thursday Wine Walk in the Hollywood District
425.208.2770
http://www.woodwarewine.com

Come join the wineries and tasting rooms of Woodinville’s Hollywood Tourist District for this celebration of the Fall Harvest in Woodinville! Taste, tour and collect your fall favorites to stock your cellars. Participating wineries include: Airfield Estates, Cougar Crest, DiStefano, Dusted Valley, J. Bookwalter, Matthews, Otis Kenyon, Patterson, and William Church. Go online more information to purchase tickets.

Freckles Wine, Music and Art Auction
Saturday, October 6
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Matthews Estate
16116 140th Pl NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.487.9810
http://www.matthewsestate.com

It’s a benefit for Homeward Pet! You are invited to join Freckles, the Matthews Estate wine dog, for an evening of Wine, Music & Art to benefit Homeward Pet Adoption Center. Tickets are $10/person which includes one glass of wine. Additional wine available for purchase.

Corks and Canvas
Saturday, October 6
10:00am – 12:00pm
Apex at Alder Ridge
14450 Woodinville Redmond Road
Woodinville, Washington 98072
425.408.1796
http://www.apexatalderridge.com

Get your creative juices flowing early as we gather for a morning of fun, laughter and painting. This two-hour painting party features art that’s perfect for hanging in your kitchen and includes all your supplies and instruction. Mimosas are available for just $4. Event price is $35/person. Register online at http://www.corksandcanvasevents.com.

Wine Blending Workshop & Four Course Family-Style Wine-Paired Dinner
Sunday, October 7
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! Experience first-hand what goes into making the perfect blend. You’ll have two hours with the winemaker to swirl and sip three red varietals to create your perfect blend. Once you’ve bottled your masterpiece you’ll cork it, wax the top and design your own label (crayons provided)! Afterwards, relax over a four course wine-paired family-style dinner. $99/person. To purchase tickets and make reservations please email wines@covingtoncellars.com.

America’s Test Kitchen with Julia Collin Davison
Saturday, October 13
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Chateau Ste. Michelle
14111 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
800.267.6793
http://www.ste-michelle.com

Julia Collin Davison from the television series America’s Test Kitchen will demonstrate recipes from her recently released cookbook! Also, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Culinary Director John Sarich, chef and farmer Brian Scheehser, and Jon Rowley from Taylor Shellfish Farms will be on hand to share their expertise. The fun will start with a demonstration of recipes and cooking techniques as well as insights into local and sustainable products from the Northwest. Light appetizers and wine pairings will follow. Tickets are $65.00/person online or by phone.

Crush! in Woodinville
Sunday, October 14
11:00am – 5:00pm
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/268656

Ten producing wineries in Woodinville will each present a Crush oriented topic from “Sorting, Destemming and Crushing” to “Malolactic Fermentation”. A great time to experience what really goes on during CRUSH! Tickets are $65/person. Purchase them online HERE.

Halloween at the Warehouse
Thursday October 18
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Third Thursday Wine Walk in the Warehouse District
http://www.woodwarewine.com

Come as you are, or as your most ghoulish alter-ego to this popular wine walk event. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Participating wineries include Alta, Barrage, Bunnell, Convergence Zone, Davenport, Des Voigne, Eye of the Needle, Gecko, Kaella, Matthews, Michael Florentino, Page, Patterson, Piccola, Pondera, Red Sky, Vortex. This is a “bring your own glass” event. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.

Harvest Food and Wine Festival
Saturday October 20
12:00pm – 5:00pm
The Warehouse
http://www.woodwarewine.com

Looking for a fun fall activity? Walk among the wineries and visit with winemakers as they go about their 2012 Harvest activities. Grapes will be brewing and a variety of mobile food vendors will be on site including Lumpia World, Urban Nomad, G&G Dogs, & Sweet Wheels so come hungry…and thirsty! Live music and special tastings at some locations. No tickets are required for this event. Normal tasting fees apply at each winery. Participating Wineries: Alta Cellars, Bunnell Winery, Elevation Cellars, Davenport Cellars, Des Voigne Cellars, Gecko Wine Co., Haystack Needle, Matthews Estates, Michael Florentino, Page Cellars, Patterson Cellars, Piccola Cellars, Pondera Cellars, Red Sky, Robert Ramsay, Tenor Wines, and William Church.

Fall Cooking Class
Wednesday, October 24
7:00pm
Tefft Cellars
16110 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Suite 5
Woodinville, WA 98072
888.549.7244
http://www.tefftcellars.com

Learn to cook & eat these fall classics of Romaine lettuce with warm bacon & blue cheese dressing, steamed clams and Butternut Squash Soup all served with rustic bread. $35/person.

Comedy Club Night
Thursday, October 25
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Columbia Winery
14030 N.E. 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
http://www.columbiawinery.com

Featuring Geoff Lott, Xung Lam and Host, Nigel Larson. Meet the Comedians Wine and Cheese Reception and stay for the Comedy Show! Tickets $40/person. Special Cellar Club Pricing $30/person. Tickets and more information available online.

Hallowine
Saturday, October 27
11:00am – 5:00pm
Silver Lake Winery
15029 Woodinville Redmond Road
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.485.2437
http://www.silverlakewinery.com

A Halloween themed food and wine pairing event! $10/public $5/people in costume, shareholders, and wine club members!

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