Press Release

News Release
January 27, 2015

Kauilani Robinson
(206) 461-5839,

Michaela Baltasar, Washington State Wine
(206) 326-5752,


The New Vintage Tickets on Sale

The Refreshed Taste Washington Event Tailored to Millennials Moves to New Date and Location

SEATTLE – Visit Seattle and Washington State Wine expand Taste Washington weekend to include The New Vintage on Friday, March 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Created for the next generation of wine lovers, the upbeat event is complete with a backdrop of celebrity chef tasting stations, DJ Tina T, and other local libations. While more than 500 guests will attend the event, tickets are expected to sell out so advance ticket purchases are recommended. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at

As part of The New Vintage, special Taste Washington hotel packages have been created by the following hotels: Executive Hotel Pacific; Hilton Seattle; Hotel Vintage; Inn at the WAC; Mayflower Park Hotel; Mediterranean Inn; Motif Seattle; Renaissance Seattle Hotel; Springhill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union; Sorrento Hotel; and Warwick Hotel. Visitors can enjoy a wine and food getaway by booking hotel packages from or by calling the hotel directly.

In its 18th year, Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event is now a four day celebration from March 26-29, 2015. Taste Washington kicks off with the Red and White Party on Thursday, March 26 at AQUA by El Gaucho on the waterfront. The elegant, upscale evening will feature Washington State’s celebrated wineries pouring special selections. The weekend culminates March 28 and 29, with two days of educational seminars led by top wine writers and sommeliers and the Grand Tasting at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

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

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 18th annual event will be held on March 26-29 at various locations in Seattle. The 2015 Taste Washington welcoming sponsor is Alaska Airlines; the event feature is Stella Artois; the premier sponsors are Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card, AQUA by El Gaucho, Muckleshoot Casino, Seattle Met and Total Wine & More; the magnum sponsors are Fonte Coffee, Jaguar of Seattle and e2 promotions; and the patron sponsors are So Delicious Dairy Free, Share Walla Walla, Voya Financial Advisors and Peninsula Truck Lines. 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 wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, WSW 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, WSW is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit

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.

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