Wine festival shows off Snohomish

  • Sun Feb 26th, 2012 7:42pm
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By Alejandro Dominguez Herald Writer

SNOHOMISH — Wine tasting, live music and appetizers are the main ingredients for the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce’s first fundraiser of the year.

The chamber is selling tickets for the third annual Snohomish Wine Festival set to start at 6:30 p.m. March 10 at the Wine Cellars of Washington, 1011 Second St.

Tickets are $30 and people will get to tasted 10 wine samples. Additional tastings cost $5. People also can buy bottles of wine from the 20 wineries and crafts distilleries set to be at the event.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.snohomishwinefestival.com or at City Hall, 116 Union Ave.

The festival has grown since its creation, chamber manager Pam Osborne said.

“It has been more and more important for us,” Osborne said.

About 300 people are expected to attend.

The event previously was held at the Snohomish Senior Center. It was moved to the Wine Cellars of Washington because it’s bigger, the wineries are established there and it would showcase the city as a destination, economic development manager Debbie Emge said.

The city also hopes to attract more wineries and distilleries to set up shop.

“We continue promoting Snohomish as a location for wineries to put their tasting rooms,” Emge said.

Alejandro Dominguez: 425-339-3422; adominguez@heraldnet.com.

If you go

The third annual Snohomish Wine Festival is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., March 10, at the Wine Cellars of Washington, 1011 Second St.

Tickets are $30 per person. They can be purchased at City Hall, 116 Union Ave., or online at www.snohomishwinefestival.com.