Woodinville Reserve Night to pour area’s premier local wines

  • Written by Shannon Michael

How often can you be in one place in one evening and have the opportunity to taste some of the absolute best wines our local wineries produce? 

Usually, by the time the casual wine enthusiast hears about a vintage receiving an exceptional rating and awards, word has spread so quickly throughout the wine enthusiast world that the vintage is often already sold out at the winery, making it hard to experience the best local fine wines everyone is raving about.

SpringLineUp postcard TASTEWAVIP1Reserve Night, to be held at Willows Lodge on April 25, will offer attendees a special opportunity to participate in what is considered the best feast of wine in our state with award winning, 90+ rated wine vintages from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $90 per person.

Or, for $160 per person, attendees can begin the evening at 6:30 p.m. with access to the exclusive North of 95 VIP area with exclusive tastings of 95+ rated wine vintages. All wines will be tasted in Riedel glassware, which are higher end glasses that compliment the wine.

Meanwhile, Barking Frog’s executive chef Bobby Moore has created a special menu to pair perfectly with the various wines for attendees to order from.

“The difference with Reserve this year is that you will only be drinking wines that are over 90 points. Woodinville has more than 74 wineries with scores over 90 points, and we have 23 with 93 and 94+ rated wines,” Woodinville Wine Country Association executive director Sandra Lee wrote by email.

Wineries offering 95+ rated vintages will include Baer Winery, Betz Family Winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, DeLille Cellars, Gorman Winery, EFESTE, Januik Winery, J. Bookwalter Wines, Lauren Ashton Cellars, Long Shadows, and Mark Ryan Winery.

Attendees will have access to a store set up for the evening offering some of the vintages available and several of the winemakers will be present at the evening’s event.

On display for the evening will be an exhibit from the Woodinville Heritage Museum that depicts the history of wine in Woodinville, through pictures and artifacts.

Reserve Night is organized by Woodinville Wine Country Association, a membership of over 60 local wineries who’ve teamed together to help promote the wine industry and tourism in Woodinville.

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