As the largest single region food and wine festival in America, Taste Washington has grown immensely in popularity since its induction, with over 200 wineries, vineyards, cideries and restaurants serving over the course of the two day event. If you weren’t able to attend the event this past weekend, here are my main takeaways to get you excited for next year, (or to plan a trip out to Woodinville or Walla Walla for a personal winecation of your own!).

Sparkman Cellars wine and sunshine at the soiree of the summer.

Looking for some hot fun in the summer time? I’ve got the party for you. Slide your hide into the leather seats of your convertible (or minivan, or jalopy, just get yourself there, kids) and head on up to Tulalip Casino on July 7th for a night on the patio spent tasting some of the biggest red wines Washington has to offer alongside award-winning cuisine.