February is in the house! Whoot Whoot! (I may be partial to it since it’s my birth month)!
What an amazing month this is going to be! If you haven’t heard the news, I won the Powers grant from the Washington Wine Industry Foundation and will be heading to Chile! The grant is for a sabbatical and I will be gone for 3 weeks. (This is hard for a control freak!) They actually recommended that I go for a month; however, I couldn’t swing that. I will be traveling with Jon Wells who will be video taping my interviews and time spent over there. My goal is to bring back and put together something that will benefit the Washington Wine Industry for years to come.
On top of that we did amazing at the judging competition for the San Francisco Wine Chronicle, and I will be in San Francisco to pour at the event on 2/17. Our 2016 Eternal Sunshine Viognier and 2015 Eternal Rocket Man Red both won gold! On top of that we won 5 silvers and 2 bronzes. From there I’m in Napa for a day and than Chile for 3 weeks.
More great news you ask for? If you’re a fan of Walla Walla wines you won’t want to miss out on Taste Walla Walla in Seattle! This event is Feb. 12th and proves to be a great event as this is our second year participating. We have 2 pouring events in Seattle that day and Sally Dingle, our Director of Good Vibes, will be pouring the other event. This event is at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery.
We had a great time pouring last month in Issaquah and will be working on more events with Capri Cellars. We have so many events and pouring’s coming up, it’s almost insane! The next 2 months I will be sleeping in other cities than Walla Walla at an almost 2:1 ratio! Not to mention we are working on bottling our wines for the spring release!
I now need to ask a favor from you. We are working hard to get the news out there about our amazing wines and staff but we cannot do it alone. I ask that you take a second and review us on any platform that you feel comfortable with. Google, Facebook, Yelp, Trip Advisor are a couple to name. I appreciate it, my friends!
Our downtown tasting room will continue to be open Wed-Sun, and our airport location Fridays and Saturdays.
Ivan Huera, Mari Gisele, Clarice Swanson and Robert Gomez, AKA Zemog Otrebor, are all back in the tasting room as their unique styles make them local favorites. Free live music is from 5:30-7:30pm.
UPCOMING EVENTS 2018:
2/1/18- 2/28: February is for Foodies
2/3/18: Denny Sedam performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.
2/8/18 TBD performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.
2/10/18: My Sister Linoleum performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.
2/12/18: Brad Binko pours at Taste Walla Walla in Seattle, WA.
2/14/18: Seeing Red Valentines day party
2/15/18 Caden Mayfield performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.
2/17/18: TBD performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.
2/17/18: Brad Binko pours at the San Francisco Wine Chronicle Tasting, San Francisco, CA.
2/19-3/9/18: Brad Binko will be visiting Chile and Argentina to learn more about Carmenere, Syrah and Old Vines.
2/22/18: Calico Bones performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.
2/24/18: We welcome back Mari Gisele as she performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.
3/1/18-3/31/18: Washington Wine Month
3/9 – 3/11/18: Guitarfest in Walla Walla, WA. We are honored to host free live music each day from 5:30-7:30 p.m. downtown.
3/9/18: Robert Gomez performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.
3/10/18: Caden Mayfield performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.
3/10/18: Rouge Lobster unplugged performs live in our airport winery tasting room 1:30-3:30pm.
3/11/18 Calico Bones performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.
3/17/18: Debuts and Discoveries at Hanger 30 in Seattle, WA
3/21/18: Join us at Phoencia for a winemaker’s dinner. Brad Binko will be there to explain our wines. Seattle, WA
3/22/18 – 3/25/18: Taste Washington, Seattle, WA. Brad Binko pours.
4/15- 4/16/18: Reveal Walla Walla. Bid on a special collaboration from Justin Basil of Solemn Cellars and Brad Binko!
5/4 – 5/6/17: Spring Release in Walla Walla.
5/19/18: 12pm. Rising Stars event in Prosser, WA.
6/1/18: 1-4pm. Brad Binko will be pouring for a special charity event for the Washington Make a Wish Foundation at the Red Lion in Pasco, WA
6/14- 6/16/18: Celebrate Walla Walla (Merlot).
11/3- 11/5/18: Fall Release in Walla Walla.
12/7 – 12/9/17: Holiday Barrel in Walla Walla.
*Bold locations in Walla Walla
As always, thanks for reading.
-Drink Wine Be Happy