Spokane is an amazing place for wine. As you sit there in your robe and bunny slippers, I think it’s time to get out there and explore at least one of the sixteen Spokane wineries. I’ve tasted all but 2 (sorry Barili and Trezzi Farms – soon, I promise), and you can find just about anything to fit your tastes. Big bold cabernet from Robert Karl, award winning Cab Franc from Barrister, specialty Huckleberry d’Latah from Latah Creek and even small production effin’ Merlot from Liberty Lake.
What’s happening in the world of wine for March 26-28? This is your one stop shop for all wine events in Spokane! If I missed your event, let me know. I can update this post!
Spokane Tasting Room Tour – Most Spokane tasting rooms are open. Check out this tasting room map for contact information, hours of operation and video reviews.
Hospice of Spokane Taste of Life: Fifth annual Taste of Life! Enjoy fine wines from local wineries including: Arbor Crest, Barrister, Caterina, Grande Ronde, Knipprath, Latah Creek, Liberty Lake, Lone Canary, Robert Karl, Townshend Cellars and Vintage Hills. Spokane Club, $75, 5:30-8:30 – 509.456.0438
Music and Merlot at Whitestone Winery: Live music with Blue Eyed Soul a band from Seattle!
wine tasting, appetizers! 6-9pm at 111 S. Cedar; no charge!
Spokane Valley Firefighters Benevolence Fund: Tickets for the annual Spokane Valley Firefighters Benevolent Association’s Cask and Keg/Auction are available. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. With each ticket you get a set number of tasting tickets, a free wine glass with the SVFFBA logo, a light buffet meal, access to the silent and live auction, as well as the entertainment of our D.J. and M.C. throughout the evening. If you would like tickets contact station 81; Steve Bailey 995.8318
Vino! A Wine Shop: Tastings from Hard Row to How (Chelan) 3:00 – 5:30; 222 S. Washington
Rocket Market: 43rd and Hatch, Cabernet Olympics, 343-2253
Left Bank Wine Bar: Live music at 8pm
Wine Styles: Wine Education: 6 Pm at WineStyles on 8801 N Indian Trail Rd. Join us Friday night for Wineaux University. Our guest speaker is Matt from Odom. We will be sampling 4 to 5 wines with a glass of your favorite. Only 25 Seats available, so please RSVP. Cost $15. Call: 468-WINE.
Taste Washington (Seattle): Join us for a weekend of wine and food tasting at one of the nation’s premier wine & food events. Seminars – Saturday, March 27 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Watch for exclusive LIVE VIDEO FEEDS from DrinkNectar.com (facebook.com/drinknectar)
Vino! A Wine Shop: Selections from Vinum Distributor, 2:00 – 4:30pm
Left Bank Wine Bar: Jazz at 8pm
A great time to get thee to a winery after church! Most local wineries are open.
Taste Washington (Seattle) Grand Tasting – Sunday, March 28 at Qwest Field Event Center
Things coming NEXT WEEK
Caterina Winery Winemaker Dinner Join winemaker Don Townshend and chef Jeremy Hansen at Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie for an extraordinary evening and an unforgettable seven course journey through local artisan-quality foods and wines. Monday, March 29 $100 per person
Lone Canary “Last Wednesday”: Our 2nd “Last Wednesday” event featuring Lone Canary Winemaker, Mike Scott, is themed “The Italian Job” (“The original Michael Caine version, though, not the overweight remake,” says Mike). Call in advance 534.9062 (space is limited)
First Friday is April 2 (various locations downtown)
For Local Wine Event information in Spokane and other cities, check out LocalWineEvents.com