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Date:December 08, 2015

Taste Washington Announces 2016 Dates

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SEATTLE – Visit Seattle and Washington State Wine invite wine lovers to mark their calendars; Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event, will take place March 31- April 3, 2016, at various venues throughout Seattle. Tickets to all four days of events are available at www.tastewashington.org. A special holiday promotion is also being offered for the Grand Tasting, $10 off Sunday only General Admission through December 31. Promo Code: 16TASTE.

Now in its 19th year, Taste Washington promises a full weekend of activities, from the elegant Red & White Party featuring distinctive wine pours to the signature Grand Tasting, which features hundreds of Washington State wineries, food from top Pacific Northwest restaurants, chef demonstrations and more.

  • Thursday, March 31 Red & White Party,an upscale evening on the Seattle waterfront at the gorgeous AQUA by El Gaucho featuring exclusive pours of vintage library wine, exceptional barrel samples and reserve wines that will only be available at the Red & White Party.
  • Friday, April 1Taste Washington on the Farm, three unique daytime excursions led by local chefs and Washington State winemakers. The intimate hands-on lunch experience brings together wine and food lovers and the people who grow and produce artisanal products for that the Pacific Northwest is known.
  • Friday, April 1The New Vintage, an upbeat event aimed at the next generation of wine lovers is complete with a backdrop of music, dancing and tasty bites at Motif Seattle.
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, the weekend culminates with two days of educational seminars led by top wine writers and sommeliers at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and the Grand Tasting at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

 

Details on winery participation, featured chefs, seminar topics, hotel packages and tickets are now available at www.tastewashington.org. Taste Washington is produced by Visit Seattle in partnership with Washington State Wine.

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, Muckleshoot Casino, and Total Wine & More. 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 www.tastewashington.org.

About Visit Seattle:

Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. For more information, visit www.visitseattle.org.

About Washington State Wine:

Washington State Wine represents every licensed winery and every wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, Washington State Wine provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines. Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, Washington State Wine is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. For more information, visit www.washingtonwine.org.

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