Thursday, December 1, 2016

Taste Washington Celebrates 20th Anniversary

(Photo by Kristen Marie Photography)
Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States attracting more than 6,400 foodies and features more than 225 Washington State wineries and more than 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants. The 20th annual event will be held on March 23-26, 2017 at various locations in Seattle.

If you are one of those foodies, you will want to take advantage of the $20 discount to the Sunday Grand Tasting (by using the code "20TASTE") and/or purchase “The Connoisseur” VIP pass which guarantees VIP access to all the festivals signature events including the Red and White Party on Thursday, The New Vintage on Friday, seminars and grand tastings on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as secure reserved seating at the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Chef’s Stage and a Connoisseur gift bag valued at $200. The Connoisseur ticket price is $570.

(Photo by Kristen Marie Photography)
("For the past 20 years, Taste Washington has showcased our region’s impressive wines and culinary talent,” said Tom Norwalk, President & CEO of Visit Seattle. "Over that time, Taste Washington has grown in all respects, beginning as a one-day tasting to, now, a four-day festival with more wineries, more restaurants and more attendees each year.  The growth of this event is a terrific reflection of the partnerships between Visit Seattle, Washington State Wine and all of the participants involved.”

The Taste Washington for 2017 includes:
  • The Red & White Party (March 23) – Showcasing Washington State wineries and food from AQUQ by El Gaucho. The ticket prices is $175.
  • Taste Washington on the Farm (March 24) – Daytime excursions led by local chefs, farmers and Washington State winemakers.
  • Flagship Event (March 25 & 26)

(Photo by Kristen Marie Photography)
Ticket prices for the seminars range from $48-$89 depending on the session. Grand Tasting ticket prices are as follows: two-day VIP passes are $210 and two-day general admission passes are $145, single-day VIP passes are $165 and single-day general admission passes are $95, VIP passes include an extra hour of tasting, a VIP swag bag and access to VIP Barrel Room presented by Muckleshoot Casino.  New this year: The Taste & Savor Tours with exclusive access to Pike Place Market will take place in the morning prior to the seminars on both March 25 and 26. Tickets for the tour are $75.

For more information, check out the Taste Washington website.

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