Woodinville Wine Country adds Reserve event for high-scoring wines, small lots

By on February 27, 2013

The Airfield Estates tasting room is among the 90 wineries represented in Woodinville, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Woodinville Wine Country).

The Airfield Estates tasting room is among the 90 wineries represented in Woodinville, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Woodinville Wine Country).

WOODINVILLE, Wash. — Woodinville Wine Country has developed a new event featuring high-scoring wines and small lots called Woodinville RESERVE, which will be held April 12 at Columbia Winery.

Woodinville ReserveThe event runs 7-9:30 p.m., and the cost to attend is $75. However, for a fee of $125, a RESERVE guest also will receive a two-day ticket to the popular Passport to Woodinville weekend April 20-21.

More than 40 wineries plan to participate in Woodinville RESERVE, which will feature wines having received 90-point ratings and small-lot productions that have not been sent for review.

Chefs from Woodinville’s Barking Frog, Italianissimo, Pasta Nova, Le Petit Terroir, Purple Café and Wine Bar and The Station Pizzeria will serve up appetizers.

Tickets also on sale for the 11th annual Passport to Woodinville, which will feature more than 35 wineries. Ticket holders will receive a glass and passport allowing one-time entry to participating wineries pouring new releases and other select wines. Price is $65 for a two-day pass; $55 Sunday-only pass. Prices go up after March 18 to $75 two-day pass; $65 Sunday-only pass.

Tickets are available for both the traditional Passport to Woodinville open house weekend and the Woodinville RESERVE package at woodinvillewinecountry.com.

Woodinville is 30 miles northeast of downtown Seattle and features 98 Washington wineries and tasting rooms. For more information, visit woodinvillewinecountry.com,facebook.com/WoodinvilleWineCountry or @winewoodinville, #WReserve, #WPassport.

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the president and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for 15 years. He is a frequent wine judge along the West Coast and contributor to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the region's longest-running golf publication.

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