Last summer Seattle saw the arrival of wineries normally associated with a 5+ hour drive to Walla Walla. We’re talking Rôtie Cellars, Waters Winery, and Sleight of Hand Cellars. They moved into SODO Urban Works which was already home to one of our favorite email wine purveyors, Full Pull, as well as Kerloo Cellars and Structure Cellars. Just 10 minutes south of downtown Seattle, all these fantastic tasting rooms reside in one destination with – drumroll please – free parking!

Oh, and let’s not forget the beer. Schooner Exact Brewing Co. is part of the mix. Not only do they have 6 full-time taps and 6 rotating seasonals as well as cider, they’ve got some pretty tasty food.

Delectable Food at Schooner Exact

Then, they all got together and had a big party. What could be better? Perhaps the second SODO Block Party at SODO Urban Works coming August 26.

Yvonne Davis of Kerloo Cellars explains,

“Our SoDo Block Party is the original and first of its kind with our unique group of premium Washington wineries located in the heart of SoDo.”

New This Year

This summer, Den Hoed Wine Estates and Nine Hats Wines are opening tasting rooms at SODO Urban Works. They’re both slated to participate in the Block Party.

Also, Jamie Brown of Waters Winery revealed,

“We’ll have a VIP option that folks can pay for above the complex wide pass that gets you two tastes at all locations. VIP wines will include library and 21 Grams.” That’s right, he said 21 Grams. I get weak in the knees just thinking about it.

Jamie Brown, Winemaker for Waters Winery

The other two elements that differentiate from last year’s block party are the food trucks and music. All ten venues will feature live music. Waters has Thaddeus Turner (formerly of Mak Tub) band Thadillac performing at 6:30 pm.

Pouring at SODO Block Party

Participating venues include:
– Den Hoed Wine Estates
– Full Pull Wines
– Kerloo Cellars
– Nine Hats Wines
– Rotie Cellars
– Sleight of Hand Cellars
– Structure Cellars Winery
– Waters Winery, Sodo
– Plus, Schooner Exact Brewing Co.!

SODO Block Party

Saturday, August 26 at 12 PM – 8 PM

SODO Urbanworks

3901 1st Ave. S, Seattle, Washington 98134

One location, ten venues, $10 savings on $30-plus bottle purchases at each business (that’s $100 potential savings overall), 2 tastes at each, and live music. Of course, you’ll need something to complement those adult beverages, so be sure to enjoy the food options available from Nine Hats Pizzeria, Schooner Exact Restaurant, and the food trucks.

Purchase Tickets SODO Block Party Tickets are:

  • $35 before August 1
  • $45 August 1 through August 25th
  • Day of event tickets, if available, will be $55.

The $10 off for a $30 bottle purchase or more at each venue is good until 9/3/17. It’s up to each winery what wines those will be, but serious wine lovers could more than recoup the ticket price.

For more information, check out the SODO Block Party Facebook Event page