On March 25th, wine lovers across the nation are taking back Merlot and celebrating Washington Wine Month with a MASSIVE Merlot tasting. Between 5-7pm PST, people will be drinking Washington state Merlot in wine bars, restaurants, tasting rooms and their own living rooms and sharing their opinions via Twitter using the Twitter hashtag #WAMerlot. To start connecting with participating wineries and tasters, register with Event-Brite.

Here is  a partial list of wineries and wine industries offering specials for this event. This list will be updated daily so check back often but don’t delay on ordering/picking up wine if you want to drink from home! UPDATED: March 24

Deals and Discounts

Chatter Creek Winery @chattercreek

Come by the tastingroom this week end and mention the #WAMerlot tasting for 10% off of our Merlot based Blend 105!

Fremont Wine Warehouse

15% Discount on all Washington Merlots in stock all week…just mention the event.

Hard Row to Hoe @hardrow

Need Merlot to participate in the March 25 Tweetup (#WAMerlot) on Washington Merlot? We are offering our 2007 Merlot 3-pack at a 25% discount to support Washington Merlot. Great for tasting parties!

Hestia Cellars @hestiacellars

Save 20% on all Hestia Cellars Merlot on 3/20/10. Just say you heard about the #WAMerlot event to receive the discount.

Latah Creek Wine Cellars @latahcreekwine

20% off their Merlot from now through 3/25.

Lone Canary Winery @ClooneyCanary

Just in time for #WAMerlot on Mar 25th: join the BirdWatchers wine club, save 20% on 2 bottles of 2006 Merlot!

Northwest Cellars @nwcellars

10% bottles of Merlot this weekend in the tasting room and during special tasting room hours 3/25 5-7pm

Olsen Estates @olsenestates

30% off Merlot between now and 3/25. Just mention the #WAMerlot twitter event for your discount!

Soos Creek Winery @sooscreek

20% off 2007 Merlot Palisade now through 3/25/10

Wild Walla Walla Woman @Walla2WineWoman

Tweet your favorite Washington Merlots with this Walla Walla Merlot 3-Pak!  Includes: Basel Cellars Estate Merlot ’06 – Mannina Cellars Merlot ’06 – Skylite Cellars Estate Merlot ’05

Wine Library @garyvee

We picked out 3 different Washington Merlots at different price points: under $15, under $25, and under $50. We think the Charles Smith Velvet Devil, the Bergevin Lane, and the Long Pedestals are great examples in these price points. Ships to 36 states.


AZ Wine Company

$5 glass pours of Washington State Merlots: BASEL CELLARS 2005, CANOE RIDGE 2004, SEVEN HILLS 2007, REININGER 2003, MERCER 2007 at the AZ Wine Company, 2515 North Scottsdale Rd in downtown Phoenix @wklywinejournal is your host

Brian Carter Cellars @briancarterwines

Will be pouring their 06 Le Coursier, their Merlot heavy blend in their tasting room 3/25 5-7pm. In addition to the special hours that evening there will be 15% discount to participants.

Columbia Winery @columbiawinery

Tweet with us tomorrow 5-7pm “Twitter Bar” for the nationwide tasting event #WAMerlot

Desert Wind Winery @desertwindwine

Join us for a free Washington Merlot Tweet-Up. We’ll provide our own Merlot for tasting (and tweeting about), snacks, and a comfortable place to gather and mingle with other wine-loving tweeters. Guests are welcome to bring a bottle of Washington Merlot to share, or just sip and tweet about ours. The only rule is, you must be willing to tweet about what’s in your glass!

Please RSVP via Facebook or by email so we have enough snacks for everyone!

Fremont Wine Warehouse

Hosting a #WAMerlot tweet up on the 25th with a free tasting between 5-7pm, featuring Gavin Merlot at the discounted price of $8.47 per bottle.    If anyone wants to buy a different bottle of Washington Merlot and keep the tweet going, you are welcome to do that as well.

Full Pull Wines @fullpull

Great wineries who will be in attendance pouring their wine, some local wine/food writers, and lots of local reps dropping off bottles for us to enjoy. You’re all invited, but sadly you won’t all fit. This is a time-sensitive RSVP, as it’s first come first served.

Harbor Square Wine Shop

Will be hosting a wine tasting tweet up for #WAMerlot at 56 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island from 5-7pm

Hard Row to Hoe @hardrow

Join us in the tasting room 5-7pm to participate and share in #WAMerlot

J Bookwalter Wines @JBookwalterWine

Will be hosting a live tweetup from their Richland tasting room.

Latah Creek Wine Cellars @latahcreekwine

Free Merlot tasting 5-7pm, light snacks will be served

Liberty Lake Winery

Stop by for a sample taste and tweet about us or stay awhile and enjoy a glass of our Merlot while enjoying our beautiful view of Liberty Lake. Bottles of  our Merlot will be 10% off that night.

Lone Canary Winery @ClooneyCanary

Join us in the tasting room as we offer free samples of our 2006 Merlot and 2005 DuBrul Vineyard Reserve (66% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon) for discussion via Twitter.
Bring your cell phone or laptop and follow the live Twitter feed in our tasting room or tweet from home while sipping your favorite Merlot! Just tweet using the hash code #WAMerlot anywhere in a sentence so others can track your Tweets!

Merry Cellars @MerryCellars

Merry Cellars will be featuring our 2007 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot on the 25th (at a nice, discounted price) We will have wi-fi and computers available for you to post your thoughts and comments on Twitter!  Come join us in our tasting room!

Northwest Cellars @nwcellars

Tasting room will be open  from 5-7pm for free tastings of 2004 and 2005 Merlot  in celebration of Washington Merlot.

Poco Wine Room @PocoWineRoom

Kristie from Lodmell Cellars will be pouring  their Merlot at the Poco Wine Room from 5-7pm.  At the end there is a business card drawing.  The lucky recipeint, who must be 21 or older, receives a tour of Lodmell Vineyards, Lodmell Cellars winery and a private tasting at the tasting room.  (Small print: No Wine event weekends or Holidays; Accomodations and travel not included)

Primo Grill

Nicole @nicoleevents will be hosting #WAMerlot tweetup In Tacoma at the Primo Grill on 6th Ave, featuring five Merlot: Tamarack Cellars, Maryhill, McGavick, Januik, L’Ecole #41. Half price glass pours.

Spokane Tweetup @SpoTweetup

At White Stone Winery (@Pieces_of_red)  and Left Bank Wine Bar (@LeftBankWineBar )

The Local Vine @TheLocalVine

Join the celebration at TLV where the event will feature the wines of Dusted Valley, recently named Washington Wine maker of the year,  and several other top WA Merlot producers with glass and flight specials available all night. We will have a live Twitter stream running to keep you up to date on the favorite Washington Merlots nationwide.

The Tasting Room Seattle @ttrSeattle

Why drink alone? #WAMerlot tweet together! Join us at 1924 Post Alley for a Merlove flight.

Two Mountain Winery tasting at Smash @TwoMountain

Matt Rawn @TwoMountainMatt will be at Smash in Wallingford from 5-7 with 2006 Merlot in hand. Matt is buying the Merlot!

Washington Wine Report: March Virtual Tasting @wawinereport

The virtual tasting this month will be Washington Merlot!

Wine Cellar of Wisconsin @winecellarofwi

Join us as we participate, along with the Twitter community, in this global salute to Washington State Merlot.  We’ll pour four of our favorites FREE for all!  Bring your mobile device, and tweet your tasting notes to the world!