Taste Washington is a two day showcase of Washington wine and food. The primary focus is the diversity and quality of Washington wines.  Food and wine enhance each other, so there will be plenty to taste. Award winning chefs will be preparing tastes for you to try with your wine. In addition, chefs will  Drink, eat and learn at Taste Washington 3/23-24/13 at Century Link Field Event Center.


Amy Stottlemyer

Amy Stottlemyer pouring the Stottle Viognier

225 Washington wineries will be pouring at Taste Washington. Wineries from all over the state will be coming to Seattle for the largest single region wine event in the nation. From the oldest to the newest Washington winery, winery staff will be on hand to talk about the winery and wines as well as pouring wine tastes. This is a great opportunity to try new varietals or to taste a number of wineries stamp on a single varietal like Merlot.

Charles Finkel at Taste Washington

Charles Finkel, Pike Brewing

The focus is wine, but tasting a lot of wine can fatigue the palate. Washington beer samples will be on hand to help clear the palate. As the events progress, the lines at the beer stations get longer and longer. A number of Washington cideries will be pouring samples of their cider as well.


Chef Dean Shinagawa

Chef Dean Shinagawa

Alder smoked salmon

Alder smoked salmon

Sample some of the best of Seattle cuisine during Taste Washington weekend. From cheese and chocolates to oysters and fine beef, 60 different restaurants will be serving delicious tastes. In addition exhibitors will be offering samples of their dietary delights. Award winning chefs will be on hand preparing and serving their delicacies.


Taste Washington panel

2012 Seminar on best Washington vintages

Taste Washington Weekend is a great opportunity to learn more about Washington wine. In addition to talking to the winemakers about their wines, there are formal learning opportunities as well in the form of seminars each day before the grand tastings begin.

Seminars range in price from just $25 to $75. Seminars can sell out quickly so be sure to register early. I make a point of attending a Taste of Washington seminar every year and never regret it.

Tastes at Celebrated Vintages seminar 2012

Tastes at Celebrated Vintages seminar 2012

On Saturday March 23, you can choose from the following seminars:

  • Washington vs the World!
  • Intro to the World of Wine
  • Cure What Ales Ya
  • Riedel Glass Tasting

On Sunday March 24, you can choose from the following seminars:

  • All Mixed Up: The Art of Blending
  • Yakima Valley 30th Anniversary
  • Join the Cider Revolution

In addition to the formal educational seminars, chefs will be conducting free chef demonstrations through out the grand tasting weekend.

Taste Washington Weekend

March 23-24, 2013 Century Link Field Event Center

General Admission Tickets 2-5pm $80/one day $125/two days

VIP Tickets 1-5pm $145/one day $185/ two days VIP tickets are limited and include extra hour, VIP Swag bag and Barrel Room Access

Tickets are available online and select wine retail locations.