Northwest NEWS

September 14, 1998

Local News

A successful Woodinville Wine Festival & Art Walk



Photos by Andrew Walgamott

Johnathan Pasley of Seattle watches as a sample of Latah Creek Chardonnay is poured at the Woodinville Wine Festival.

   Thousands of people enjoyed tastes of Northwest wines while listening to the music of six different musical acts last Saturday at the 18th annual Woodinville Wine Festival and Art Walk. The weather was perfect, sunny and warm.
   White tents, tables decorated with fresh flowers, artists' displays and the smell of Lowell-Hunt's cooking transformed Chateau Ste. Michelle's amphitheater into an inviting place for an afternoon visit.
   Wineries participating included: Amity Vineyards, Bert Grant's Real Ales, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia, Covey Run, E.B. Foote, Hoodsport, Latah Creek Wine Cellars, Paul Thomas, Red Hook Ale Brewery, Staton Hills, Ste. Chapelle, Washington Hills Cellars and Wildridge.
   The festival is produced by the Woodinville Community Roundtable and sponsored by Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Windermere Real Estate, Lowell-Hunt Catering, Seattle Magazineand The Woodinville Weekly.
   "We would like to thank our sponsors, the Eneological Society, community businesses and local government and all of the volunteers who donated their dollars, time and labor to make this year's festival so successful," Don Julien, president of the Woodinville Community Roundtable. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Woodinville Repertory Theater and Woodinville High school's drama department 1999 performance in Scotland.