Taste Washington, Seattle, Washington
The nation's largest single-region wine and food event
March 26-29, 2015
You owe it to yourself not to miss Taste Washington Seattle this year. This is one of my favorite Washington wine events. Don't come only for the wine, some of the best Washington restaurants will be serving delicacies to accompany all of those amazing wines.
Over 200 Washington Wineries and over 70 Restaurants in attendance, this is your opportunity to truly experience a Washington Culinary Adventure.
**Update: 21 March 2015 - Here is the complete 2015 Program for Taste Washington!
*Update: 12 March 2015 - Here's a complete printable list of all the participating wineries and the wines they will be pouring. Wow! I advise looking it over carefully and then select the most important wines you wish to sample. Impressive.
Thursday - Sunday Taste Washington Experiences
The Grand Tasting is a two day event on Saturday and Sunday. But there is so much more to enjoy. Start your gourmet experience at Thursday’s VIP Red & White party, meet the producers at a new “Taste Washington on the Farm” excursion and celebrate with The New Vintage on Friday. Then, discover something new at the Saturday and Sunday Educational Seminars and top it all off with the Grand Tasting. Book your hotel today.
With 200+ wineries pouring hundreds of lovely wines, how do you choose? An event this size can be overwhelming. Look over the list of wineries featured at the Grand Tasting then pick the ones you want to taste. Prioritize. Use that list to navigate around the floor. I like to visit with the wineries I don't know, so I put them at the top of my list.
*note: The more popular wineries will pour out early. As in no wine to taste. Prioritize.
*note: You can download last years 2014 Taste Washington event guide.
*note: Book your hotel early. Downtown Seattle hotels fill up fast.
|Mark Ryan Winery.|
Tip 2. Eat and Pair.
With 70+ restaurants serving some of the best Pacific Northwest cuisine, there is no excuse to go hungry. Be adventurous and try something different. I like to be creative at wine and food pairings. Take time to pair the wine you are tasting with food served from the restaurants.
|Washington Hard Cider and Beer too!|
Tip 3. Attend a Seminar.
On Saturday and Sunday there are featured educational wine seminars at the Four Seasons Hotel. Topics showcase aspects of Washington wine. Register early as they sell out fast.
Tip 4. Take Notes.
If you discover a wine/winery you enjoy, make of a note. No matter how good your memory, you will forget if you don't write it down. This is your opportunity to find some gems you can purchase later and share with family and friends.
Tip 5. Make Plans for After.
I've made the mistake of forgetting to make plans for after Taste Washington. Don't make the same mistake. Put together an itinerary for afterwards. There are restaurants, pubs, theaters and live music venues in Pioneer Square, downtown, Belltown and around the Seattle Center. Plan ahead.
Related Post: What to do in Seattle after Taste Washington.
|Photo from Taste Washington 2012.|
The result of a continued partnership between Visit Seattle and the Washington State Wine Commission, Taste Washington will celebrate its 18th year March 26-29, 2015. Mark your calendar for this year’s expanded lineup.
Tickets on Sale: Purchase your tickets today!