Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 14, 2018

Media Contacts:

Kauilani Robinson, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5839 | krobinson@visitseattle.org

Beth Silverberg, Fire & Vine Hospitality
(206) 679-5157 | beth@fire-vine.com

Fifth Annual Red & White Party at AQUA by El Gaucho

The official start to Taste Washington showcases exclusive vintages, winemaker connections and beautiful Puget Sound views

SEATTLE – Tickets are now available for Taste Washington 2018’s exclusive opening event.  Guests will dazzle in their best red and white wear at the fifth annual Red & White Party on March 22 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at AQUA by El Gaucho on Seattle’s waterfront.

For one night only guests will have the opportunity to be a member of 29 exclusive wine clubs, as some of Washington’s top winemakers pour wines normally reserved for wine club members only. These coveted wines all scored 91 points or above, and will not be available at any other Taste Washington events. Guests will also be treated by AQUA by El Gaucho’s Executive Chef Wesley Hood, who will serve samples showcasing spring produce and local seafood. There’s no better way to kick off the Taste Washington festival.

Tickets are on sale now for $175 at tastewashington.org/red-white-party-2018.

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 21st annual event will be held on March 22-25, 2018 at various locations in Seattle. The 2018 Taste Washington welcoming sponsor is Alaska Mileage Plan, the premier sponsors are Albert Lee Appliance, Fire & Vine Hospitality, Seattle Met, Lexus, and Total Wine & More. Taste Washington attracts more than 6,400 wine and food enthusiasts to the Seattle area. The Washington State Wine Commission launched Taste Washington in 1998 and it is now produced by Visit Seattle. For more information, visit www.tastewashington.org.

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. For more information, visit www.visitseattle.org.

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 www.washingtonwine.org.

About Fire & Vine Hospitality:

The team behind El Gaucho Hospitality, along with Chef Jason Wilson, operates as Fire & Vine Hospitality. The partnership was designed to share strengths and create new opportunities for future growth. The Fire & Vine Hospitality team is responsible for overall operational leadership, culinary expertise and product sourcing, marketing and technology support for each of the properties in the company: El Gaucho Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Portland; AQUA by El Gaucho; The Inn at El Gaucho, Miller’s Guild, The Lakehouse, Civility & Unrest and Eritage resort in Walla Walla, WA. The Revelers Club program is designed to show our gratitude for our guest’s loyalty and provide benefits for frequent guests at Fire & Vine properties. Free to join, the Reveler Club shares birthday and anniversary gifts at each level of the program. Members also receive points for every dollar spent. These gifts and reward dollars can be redeemed at any Fire & Vine property. Please visit fireandvinehospitality.com.

Each Fire & Vine Hospitality property is unique to the community it serves but all share the following attributes.

  • Service – We provide every guest with a unique, unparalleled experience. We revel in celebrating lives.
  • Quality – Our mission is to source the best in the world for our guests to enjoy.
  • Community – Building a strong community through financial giving and sharing time and resources is a core company value.

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