Woodinville Wine Festival & Art Walk this Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wine tasting at its best
An Albert Van Troba painting
Northwest wine and microbrewery tastings, the works of Northwest artists and craftspeople, live musical performances and specialty food booths will be featured at the annual Woodinville Wine Festival and Art Walk this Saturday, September 12, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Chateau Ste. Michelle's amphitheater.
Admission is free. Northwest wineries and micro-breweries will offer tastings of their products for a script purchase. Bottle purchases will also be available.
Live musical entertainment includes performances by the following: 11 a.m. - 12 noon: Annie and the Stick Shift; Noon to 1 p.m.: Local Buddha; 1 - 2 p.m.: Woodinville Community Band; 2 - 3:15 p.m.: Mojo; 3:20 - 5 p.m.: Per Isberg Swing Band; 5 - 6:30 p.m.: David Templeton.
Tim Hickey, well-known actor, talent and tap dancer, will be master of ceremonies for on-stage events.
Additional music can be heard at Per Isberg's Koyote's at Woodinville Town Center at 140th NE on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. This musical venue will be the beginning of what his hoped to become an annual folk music festival. The schedule is Friday, 8:30 p.m. to closing: Rhythm Roadhouse and the Per Isberg Swing Band; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. to closing: Local Buddha and other groups from the Wine Festival; Sunday, 8:30 p.m. to closing: open band performances.
The Wine Festival & Art Walk features juried fine arts and crafts, showcasing Northwest artisans including painters, sculptors, and designers of unique products. Many fine artists participate in the wine festival including oil and watercolor painters, photographers, silver and glass jewelers, basket weavers, potters and musicians.
Those artists include: Kay Barnes, original watercolors; Christine Coffman with handcarved original wooden figures; Antonio Graca Ribeiro with Brazilian prints and pastels; Jill Haney-Neal with her featured line of "Wild and Tasteful Women;" Albert Van Troba who uses oil, watercolor and other mediums to depict outdoor scenes, and the special memories of childhood; Leslee Ann Burtt who mixes deer, elk, moose and caribou antlers, and various barks to create her own genre of attractive woven baskets; Patty Mulligan, a pioneer photographer in the field of Polaroid manipulation; and many more. Musicians with booths include David Templeton and Christina Shehi.
Gourmet food will be provided by Lowell & Hunt catering. Mocha Joe's will offer espresso and other drinks.
Net proceeds will benefit the Woodinville Repertory Theater and Woodinville High School Drama Department's performance in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 1999.
Parking is available on the winery grounds. Chateau Ste. Michelle is located at 14111 145th St. NE in Woodinville.
The festival is produced by the Woodinville Community Roundtable. Staffing is provided by community volunteers. Sponsors of the festival are Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Windermere Real Estate, Lowell-Hunt Catering, Seattle Magazine and The Woodinville Weekly.