Wine Sips

Snohomish, Island counties

Port Gardner Rotary Annual Fundraiser Wine Tasting and Auction, April 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Everett Station Weyerhaeuser Room (3201 Smith St.): Twelve Washington wineries sampling their best. Hors d’oeuvres prepared by executive chef Ritch Sorgen of The Savory Table Catering Co. Silent auction items including rare collectable wines. Door prizes and free souvenir wineglass with admission, plus a chance to rub elbows with some of the most talented winemakers in the state, $50. Proceeds benefit Center for Battered Women, Washington Special Olympics and other local Rotary charities.

Anatole, 25 95th Drive NE, Lake Stevens; 425-334-7900, Tastings 5 to 7:30 p.m. second Thursdays through March, $5.

Arista Wine Cellars, 320 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-771-7009. Tastings 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday.

City Deli &Wine Shop, 102 Ave. D, Snohomish; 360-568-0369. Wines by the glass daily, informal tastings 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, wine dinners every other month.

Country Cottage Wine Merchants, 23806 Bothell-Everett Highway, in Bothell’s Country Village; 425-481-5444, Complimentary tastings, 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

DeVine Wines, 15224 Main St. Suite 107, Mill Creek , 425-357-6200. Tastings 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Great Blue Heron Wine Cellars, inside Brindle’s Market, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island; 360-722-7482. Tastings 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Harbour Pointe Wines, 9999 Harbour Place, Mukilteo; 425-493-0242. Call about special beer tasting session Tuesdays and wine tasting sessions Thursdays. Tastings noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

6601 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace; 206-932-1938. Sample Columbia Winery reds and whites, gourmet snacks, a silent auction, door prizes and live music, 1 to 4 p.m. April 10, $12.50.

Pacific Wine &Kitchen, 6915 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-353-6468. Tastings 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Star Bistro Cafe &Bar, 201 1/2 First St., Langley; 360-221-2627. First Tuesday wine bar events held featuring domestic and imported wines, 5 to 8:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month.

Vino Amore Wine Shop, 1614 E. Main St., Freeland; 360-331-7661, Tastings noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

Wicked Cellars, 2616 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-3117. Tastings 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Tastings to evaluate new wines, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Seattle and beyond

Wine and Tulips Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 1 through 16 at Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Road, Mount Vernon, 866-9294637, Features barrel tasting, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and the release of three new wines. Daily specials in the gift shop.

The Art Institute of Seattle, Portfolio dining room, 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle; 206-239-2226, A 10-week wine course with Dieter Schafer, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, April 5 through June 7, $1,200, registration required.

Assaggio, 2010 Fourth Ave., Seattle; 206-441-1399. Winemaker dinner with Mark Newton of DiStefano Winery, 6:30 p.m. April 21, $65.

Austin Robaire Vintners, 19501 144th Ave. NE, Suite D800, Woodinville; 206-406-0360, Tastings 1 to 4 p.m. first and third Saturdays.

Chateau Ste. Michelle, wine/chef dinners, 14111 NE 145th St., Woodinville; 800-267-6793, Space limited; reservations required for all dinners.

Crush, 15602 Main St., Duvall; 425-788-9292, Tastings 2 to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

DiStefano Winery, 12280 Woodinville Drive NE, Woodinville; 425-487-1648, Tastings noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Earth and Ocean, 1112 Fourth Ave., Seattle; 206-264-6060. Monthly wine pairing multi-course, prix-fixe dinners featuring wines from various vineyards and seasonal dishes. Owners or winemakers from vineyards attend each dinner. Reservations required, price varies.

Esquin Wine Merchants, 2700 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; 206-682-7374, Tastings 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

FareStart’s Guest Chef Night wine dinners: Gourmet meals with featured wines, 6 or 6:15 p.m. various dates and locations, reservations required by calling 206-267-6210 or e-mail to, indicate number in party, time preference, full name, contact phone/e-mail address.

Hellams Vineyard Wine Shop, 109 N. First St., Suite 101, LaConner; 360-466-1758. Wine tastings, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The Herbfarm, 14590 NE 145th, Woodinville; 425-485-5300. “An Evening with the Wine Masters” series features a nine course dinner paired with six wines, $195, reservations required. Eric Dunham of Dunham Winery, 7 p.m. April 22.

Il Fornaio Caffe, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St., Seattle; 206-264-0993, Monthly wine tastings.

Libation Station and Triage Wines, Old Grainery Building, 100 E. Montgomery, Suite 210, Mount Vernon; 360-336-5266. Monthly wine tastings.

Moon Beach Restaurant: The Skagit, Bow; 877-275-2448. Winemaker dinner with Hogue Cellars, 6 p.m. April 17, $85.

Passport to Woodinville Weekend: The fourth annual event invites visitors into 17 Woodinville wineries for sampling, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 and 3, $40 per passport. For passports or information, visit

Purple Cafe &Wine Bar, 14459 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Woodinville, 425-483-7129 and 323 Park Place, Kirkland, 425-828-3772, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. SW, Seattle; 206-764-5339, “Sight, Smell, Taste,” wine primer with Dieter Schafer, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, April 7 through 21, $41, registration required. Beginner guide to Washington wines with Dieter Schafer, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays April 28 through May 12, $82, registration required.

The Tasting Room, 1924 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle; 206-770-9463, Cooperative wine tasting cellar in the historic Market Building in Pike Place Market. Sample vintages from an array of regional wineries. Open from noon to 8 p.m. daily. Series of educational tastings with wine educator Dieter Schafer, 3 to 7 p.m., $12, reservations for parties of four of more, Seven sensational Syrahs, March 21; Klipsun Vineyard superstar, March 28; Solesce by Brian Carter, April 4; Seven Cabernet with Class, April 11; Seven marvelous Merlots, April 18; Seven Red Mountain stars, April 25.

Willows Lodge, 14580 NE 145th St., Woodinville; 425-424-3900, Tastings held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fireside on Tuesday through Saturdays and in the Barking Frog Sundays and Mondays.

Woodinville Wine Company, 17721 132nd Ave. NE, Woodinville; 425-481-8860, Tastings noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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