Seattle’s Premier Wine and Food Event TASTE WASHINGTON returns March 31-April 3

Taste Washington returns with four exciting days of tastings, experiences, eating, learning and more from March 31st – April 3rd. Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States that attracts thousands of wine and food enthusiasts to the Seattle area. Join over 225 Washington wineries, 65 restaurants, local and national chefs, and more for the culmination of Taste Washington! There will be an array of events starting with the elegant Red and White Party Thursday, The New Vintage Friday, and the Grand Tasting at CenturyLink Field Event Center Saturday and Sunday.



This is an elegant party hosted on the Seattle waterfront at AQUA. Wear your red and white best while enjoying exclusive pours of vintage library wines, one-of-a-kind barrel samples, and reserve wines. This sophisticated event will provide tastes of wines from the past, sneak peeks of wines to come as well as coveted pours so exclusive, during the Taste Washington weekend, they will only be available during the Red & White Party.

  • When: Thursday, March 31 / 7:00 pm
  • Where: AQUA by El Gaucho / 2801 Alaskan Way, Seattle
  • Tickets: $175 (includes complimentary valet parking)

Buy your tickets here.



Now in its second year, The New Vintage is moving to the very center of it all in downtown’s distinctive Motif Seattle. There will be Washington wines to discover and delicious bites crafted by some of the city’s most celebrated chefs. Sneak into the Rosé Lounge and indulge in this of-the-moment varietal, then groove to the beats of renowned DJ Tina T. It will be a stylish and modern celebration of Washington wines that you won’t want to miss.

  • When: Friday, April 1 / 7:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Where: Motif Seattle / 1415 5th Ave, Seattle
  • Tickets: $75

Buy your tickets here.



Featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants, the Grand Tasting is the grand finale of Taste Washington weekend. In addition to the tasting, the Alaska Airlines Chef’s Stage will feature celebrity chefs performing live demonstrations showcasing their best culinary skills and tips.

This year’s demonstrations will be led by Chef Ryan Burnett of Muckleshoot Casino, Chef Jason Stratton of Mamnoon, Chef Aarti Sequeira Host of Food Network’s Aarti Party and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef in 2012 Chef Jenn Louis of Lincoln Restaurant + Sunshine Tavern.

  • When: Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center
  • Tickets: $90 1-day General Admission / $160 1-day VIP*
    • $140 2-day General Admission / $205 2-day VIP*

Buy your tickets here.

*PRO TIP: VIP passes are worth it; they include an extra hour of tasting before the event is open for general admission, a swag bag, and access to the VIP lounge.

About Taste Washington:

Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and more than 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants. The 19th annual event will be held on March 31- April 3 at various locations in Seattle. The 2016 Taste Washington welcoming sponsor is Alaska Airlines; the event feature is Stella Artois; the premier sponsors are Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card, Albert Lee Appliance, AQUA by El Gaucho, Muckleshoot Casino, Seattle Met and Total Wine & More; the magnum sponsor is Fonté Coffee Roaster; and the patron sponsors are Visit Walla Walla and Voya Financial Advisors. Taste Washington attracts almost 5,500 wine and food enthusiasts to the Seattle area. The Washington State Wine Commission launched Taste Washington in 1998 and is now produced by Visit Seattle. For more information, visit

Taste Washington             |          Various venues around Seattle          |         March 31 – April 3, 2016