Press Release

Press Release
February 15, 2017

Media Contacts:
Kauilani Robinson, Visit Seattle/Taste Washington
206-461-5839 |

Beth Silverberg, El Gaucho Hospitality
(206) 679-5157 |

Fourth Annual Red & White Party at AQUA by El Guacho Celebrates 20 Years of Washington Wines at Taste Washington

The ultimate start to Taste Washington, the Red & White Party pops the cork on the largest single-region wine and food festival in the U.S.

 SEATTLE – Taste Washington and El Gaucho Hospitality both celebrate 20 years at the fourth annual Red & White Party on March 23 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Held at the renowned AQUA by El Gaucho on Seattle’s waterfront, this elegant affair features top winemakers pouring their most coveted bottles in homage to the past 20 years of Washington wine. Paired with an exquisite menu featuring spring produce and seafood from AQUA by El Gaucho’s Executive Chef Wesley Hood, there’s no better start to the Taste Washington experience.

25 wineries will pour 90+ point wines that honor Washington wine over the last two decades. Whether it’s their favorite vintage, or a particularly award-winning wine, or one that marked an important milestone for their winery – this year is all about celebrating the very best of the past twenty years. Wineries celebrating 20 years at Taste Washington include Chateau Ste. Michelle, Delille Cellars, L’Ecole no. 41 and Woodward Canyon.

Dress in your red and white best to enjoy bites and pours exclusively available at the Red & White Party. These coveted pours are so exclusive, they will not be available at other Taste Washington events.

Tickets are $175 and are available now at

About Taste Washington:
Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring nearly 300 Washington State wineries and more than 70 Pacific Northwest restaurants. The 20th annual event will be held on March 23-26, 2017 at various locations in Seattle. The 2017 Taste Washington welcoming sponsor is Alaska Mileage Plan and the premier sponsors are Albert Lee, AQUA by El Gaucho, Muckleshoot Casino, Seattle Met 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 is now produced by Visit Seattle. For more information, 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. 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 El Gaucho Hospitality:
For 20 years, El Gaucho has been an iconic Northwest hospitality company focused on elegant, old-school tableside service for people celebrating their lives. The company has grown to five restaurants throughout the Pacific Northwest and a boutique inn, as well as a partnership with Chef Jason Wilson and the restaurants Miller’s Guild, The Lakehouse and the speakeasy lounge, Civility & Unrest. The El Gaucho menus highlight 28-Day Dry-Aged Certified Angus Beef® brand Prime Niman Ranch steaks and cutting-edge fresh seafood selections, all prepared in wide open exhibition kitchens over flaming charcoal grills. Visit the legendary steakhouse in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, or Portland. Enjoy fresh seafood and panoramic views of Seattle’s waterfront at the steakhouse’s sister restaurant, AQUA by El Gaucho.

For overnight accommodations, visit the Inn at El Gaucho, located directly above El Gaucho Seattle in bustling Belltown. For more information, please visit


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