Upcoming Event: Woodinville RESERVE April 12th

Guest Post by Juli Crompe.

I was at Taste Washington Seattle this past weekend (posts coming soon...such a great event!) and learned about a new event that I'm really excited for and had to share!

As many of you probably know, Passport to Woodinville has been around for many years, but this year, for the first time, they are adding a sort of "kickoff" event to Passport the weekend before, called Woodinville RESERVE.


Friday, April 12th, from  7:00-9:30pm, Woodinville RESERVE will take place at the historic Columbia Winery, featuring 40 Woodinville wineries, all with 90+ point rated wines and limited bottlings. This exclusive event will not only give you access to some of the best wines in Woodinville, but also to many wines which have only been bottled in limited quantities, typically reserved for those who are wine club members or who have some kind of connection to the winery.

This event truly will make you feel like a VIP!

The best part is that they are giving you two options for tickets, $75 for just the RESERVE event, or $125 to get entrance to RESERVE and Passport the following weekend, April 20th and 21st. If you were to buy these individually, it would cost you $25 more, so by bundling and joining this ultra-exclusive RESERVE event, you save on Passport weekend! Quite a deal.

Here is a sneak peak at just some of the wineries and wines you'll get to sample at this event:

Alta Cellars 2009 Merlot and Cabernet Franc, both limited bottling.
Betz Family Winery 95 pt. Pere de Famille and limited bottling La Cote Rousse.
Efeste 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and 2010 Syrah both from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.
Gard Vintners 2010 Riesling Ice Wine, 95 pt. (probably one of the best ice wines you'll ever try!!)
Kestrel Vintners 2008 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, 92 pt.
Michael Florentino Cellars 2009 Malbec, Barbera & Cabernet Sauvignon, all limited bottling.
Obelisco 2010 Malbec and 2011 Rose, both limited bottling.
Robert Ramsay Cellars 2010 Par La Mer, Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, all limited bottling.

And many, many, many more!

For the complete list of wineries and wines, click here!

What's a party without food? Also present will be some of Woodinville's top restaurants serving gourmet bites, including: le petit terroirPurple Cafe and Wine BarBarking Frog at Willows Lodge, and more. For the complete list, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Location: Columbia Winery, 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072
Price: $75 for RESERVE Ticket only, $125 for RESERVE and Two-Day Passport Weekend Pass
Tickets: Buy Here!

I'm really looking forward to this event, and so happy that I found out about it! Definitely a not-to-miss, especially for those of you interested in wines you can't taste anywhere else!

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