Taste Washington returned last weekend with four exciting days of tastings, experiences, eating, learning and more from March 31st – April 3rd. It is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States and attracted thousands of wine and food enthusiasts to the Seattle area. Over 225 Washington wineries, 65 restaurants, local and national chefs, were a part of Taste Washington weekend. We had the chance to attend the Grand Tasting at CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday.
Highlights from Sunday’s Grand Tasting
Getting VIP tickets with one hour early entrance is key. It’s worth the extra $70. You can easily move through many rows before general admission doors open. There was an incredible amount of quality local and fresh seafood. There are so many wineries, you’re sure to find some you really enjoy—old favorites and maybe even some new favorites. The grand tasting is always a delicious and exciting highlight of the year.
We are already looking forward to Taste Washington 2017!
Our favorite bites and sips:
- Proscuitto and other dry cured meats from Cured
- Finnriver Farm & Cidery had an amazing Black Currant Wine, “fruit for grownups”
- Columbia Basin Tri-tip Taco with crisp pico de gallo from Castle Event Catering
- Albacore Tuna Tostada with avocado mousse and tomatillo pico from Poquito’s
- Pink Pape Rosé from Tranche Cellars in Yakima Valley
- Spring Valley Vineyard’s 2012 Katherine Corkrum Cabernet Franc
- The 2013 Malbec from Col Solare (also, really cool bottle labels)
For our full album from Sunday, click here.
Photos by Michael Lee.