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Best Western Washington Wine Events in December

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Plan to toast the holidays with Western Washington’s excellent selection of wines! Many of the tasting rooms in Woodinville and Redmond are hosting festive events and special pricing. Here are some of our favorites.

First Thursday Wine Walk: “Christmas in Hollywood”
Thursday, December 6
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Main Ticket Station – Cougar Crest Winery
14545 148th Ave NE #211
Woodinville, WA 98072
http://www.woodwarewine.com

Several Hollywood District wineries open their tasting room doors and for a flat price of $20, guests get to taste award winning wine while enjoying the theme for the night. You will receive 15 tasting tickets to use at the various wineries. Extra tasting tickets available for purchase inside each winery. Dogs & kids welcome.

Wine Around Community Social
Saturday, December 8
2:00pm – 6:30pm
Amavi Cellars & Pepper Bridge Winery
14810 NE 145th Street, A-3
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.483.7026
http://www.amavicellars.com

Come to a happy hour that gives back to the community! Enjoy wine and help FIRST Stealth Robotics (Team 4089). FIRST is the largest pre-college organization for promotion of science and technology in youth. There will be food, happy hour wine pricing, demonstrations and interactions with robots and team members, a silent auction and raffles. Profits from the event benefit the team. $12 donation suggested.

Concert featuring Carrigaline Celtic Band and The Seattle Irish Dance Company
Saturday, December 8
5:00pm – 7:30pm
Pondera Winery LLC
19501 144th Ave NE, B400
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.486.8500
http://www.ponderawinery.com

Celtic concert and silent auction fundraiser! Come eat, drink and be merry. $10/cover.

3rd Annual Sparkling Holiday Party
Saturday, December 14
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Apex at Alder Ridge
14450 Woodinville Redmond Rd, #105
Woodinville WA 98072
425.408.1796
http://www.alderridge.com

Come sample some of the best bubbly for the holidays – Apex Sparkling Brut, Apex Sparkling Riesling and Apex Sparkling Red Wine. Live music featuring Andy Shofner, plus $5 mimosas using new beverage elixirs and wild hibiscus flowers preserved in simple syrup. Wine specials, too.

Holiday Sweater and Karaoke Party
Friday December 14
5:00pm – 8:00pm
William Church Winery
14455 Woodinville Redmond Rd, Suite B
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.482.2510
http://www.williamchurchwinery.com

Belt out your best tune or choose a classic carol that all can join in! Those sporting holiday sweaters will get the chance to win a fun prize. $10 gets you in and your first glass of wine. 21 and over only please. Purchase tickets HERE.

End of the World Weekend
Saturday and Sunday
December 15 and 16
12:00pm – 4:00pm
NW Totem Cellars
15810 NE 136th Place
Redmond, WA 98052
425.503.9906
http://www.nwtotemcellars.com

A Former Mayan Priest is quoted as saying that his bucket list includes visiting NW Totem Cellars. Open for the public this one time in December to release the 2009 Low Man Red. First 20 purchasers receive a Special Holiday Gift.

Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Saturday, December 15
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Matthews Estate
16116 140th Pl NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.487.9810
http://www.matthewsestate.com

Celebrate drinking wine and discovering fashion gems in the back of your closet. The rules are simple. 1.) Find the ugliest holiday sweater you can. 2.) Wear it. 3.) Show up and be awesome. It’s a night of wine, dancing, and holiday fashion. Wines will be available starting at $5/glass or $20/bottle. Tickets are $10/person online or at the door. If you order online, however, you get $2 off your first glass of wine.

Third Thursday Wine Walk
Thursday, December 20
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Davenport Cellars
19501 144th Ave NE, Suite B600
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.457.4957
http://www.davenportcellars.com

Celebrate Christmas with Davenport Cellars and other warehouse wineries. See the Holiday decorations, enjoy some wine, and pick up those last minute wine purchases for Christmas dinner. Holiday specials available. Intrigue Chocolates will be at the winery offering samples of their scrumptious truffles. They will also have truffles, and truffle bars for sale. This is a Bring You Own Glass (BYOG) event. $20 gets you 15 tasting tickets to use at any of the participating wineries.

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