Just in time for some springtime indulgence, Taste Washington, the nation’s largest, single-region food and wine festival returns March 28th through 31st. The festival is the ultimate word for food and wine connoisseurs, and there are many interesting events to check out—like the Sunday Brunch, Taste Washington on the Farm, and The New Vintage.
Living in the PNW sure has its charms, and access to lovely local wines and brews is one of them. With fall on the horizon, I find myself clinging on to the final weeks of summer with lots of outdoor excursions (with the zoo being a favorite!) and refreshing drinks. August is also Washington State wine month, so there are huge wine discounts and fun events that you can check out here.
Here are some of our recommendations for soaking up the rest of the summer.
If you haven’t heard of Osoyoos, British Columbia before, you’re not the only one. We didn’t hear about Osoyoos until Devour! Canada’s only desert climate produces some dank-ass wine (yes, we said it) that gives Washington state a run for its money. Devour! Osoyoos brought us five hours northeast of the border to partake in a delectable celebration of some of British Columbia’s top chefs, wineries, and filmmakers in a spectacular weekend getaway experience.
Main Street Drivers provides transportation service that has perfected the “your car + our driver” concept and can create a package for each and every client need. Their professional driver service launched in the Western Washington region earlier this year. The focus is on the greater Seattle area and suburbs, including popular wine destinations including Seattle Urban Wineries and Woodinville Wine Country. We recently had the opportunity to try out the service firsthand.
An after-hours, adults-only wine fundraiser event this July.
The Northwest’s finest boutique wines will be featured at Woodland Park Zoo’s on the zoo’s picturesque North Meadow with this fun Tasting Flight event on Friday, July 24th. Complete with wine tasting, live music and access to animal exhibits, this is an event not to be missed! Experience the
Rattlesnakes, tales of trickster coyote, and temperatures in the 100s with desert lakes for cooling off, not exactly the scene one expects from British Columbia. Four and a half hours drive from Seattle, the south Okangan region of B.C. is rich with history and a growing wine and dining
Say sayonara to the winter blues and get your spring on while attending these area wine events.
Spring is a lovely time of year to taste wine. Wait. I stand corrected. Any time of year is a lovely time to taste wine, especially here in the Northwest. But spring tasting is an excellent opportunity to taste and experience some of the new releases on the market.