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News Release
December 8, 2015


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Kauilani Robinson
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Taste Washington Announces 2016 Dates

Tickets to the nation’s largest single region wine and food event go on sale today

SEATTLE – Visit Seattle and Washington State Wine invite wine lovers to mark their calendars; Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event, will take place March 31- April 3, 2016, at various venues throughout Seattle. Tickets to all four days of events are available at

Now through December 31, a special holiday promotion is being offered for the Grand Tasting on Sunday. Enter the promotional code 16TASTE when purchasing a ticket and receive $10 off a General Admission ticket for Sunday.

Now in its 19th year, Taste Washington promises a full weekend of activities, from the elegant Red & White Party featuring distinctive wine pours to the signature Grand Tasting, which features hundreds of Washington State wineries, food from top Pacific Northwest restaurants, chef demonstrations and more.

  • Thursday, March 31: red & white party, an upscale evening on the Seattle waterfront at the gorgeous AQUA by El Gaucho featuring exclusive pours of vintage library wine, exceptional barrel samples and reserve wines that will only be available at the red & white party.
  • Friday, April 1: Taste Washington on the Farm, offers three unique daytime excursions led by local chefs and Washington State winemakers. The intimate hands-on lunch experience brings together wine and food lovers and the people who grow and produce artisanal products for that the Pacific Northwest is known.
  • Friday, April 1: The New Vintage, an upbeat event aimed at the next generation of wine lovers is complete with a backdrop of music, dancing and tasty bites at Motif Seattle.
  • Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3: Seminars and the Grand Tasting, culminates the Taste Washington weekend, with educational seminars led by top wine writers and sommeliers at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and more than 225 wineries and 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants at the Grand Tasting at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Details on winery participation, featured chefs, seminar topics, hotel packages and tickets are now available at Taste Washington is produced by Visit Seattle in partnership with Washington State Wine.


About Visit Seattle:

Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. Visit our About Us page for more information about Visit Seattle.

About Taste Washington:

Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and more than 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants. The 19th annual event will be held on March 31- April 3 at various locations in Seattle. The 2016 Taste Washington welcoming sponsor is Alaska Airlines; the event feature is Stella Artois; the premier sponsors are Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card, Muckleshoot Casino, and Total Wine & More. Taste Washington attracts almost 5,500 wine and food enthusiasts to the Seattle area. The Washington State Wine Commission launched Taste Washington in 1998 and is now produced by Visit Seattle. For more information, visit


About Washington State Wine:

Washington State Wine represents every licensed winery and every wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, Washington State Wine provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines. Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, Washington State Wine is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. For more information, visit

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