Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 13, 2019

Media Contacts:

Chantelle Lusebrink, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5862 | clusebrink@visitseattle.org

Averyl Dunn, Washington State Wine
(206) 326-5750 | adunn@washingtonwine.org

New Events at Taste Washington Offer a Look into the Storied Wine Cellar at Canlis and Take You to Renowned Local Farms

Share a Table and Celebrate with Farmers, Chefs and Winemakers at Taste Washington’s Succulent On the Farm Lunches and New Canlis Wine Dinner

SEATTLE –  Taste Washington brings together celebrated farms, chefs and winemakers for a full day of epicurean adventures Friday, March 29. Join Taste Washington On the Farm for Food, Farming & Cultivating Roots at Oxbow Farms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or indulge your inner wine connoisseur by joining a brand-new event this year at Canlis from 6-9 p.m.

Join Taste Washington for lunch by joining one of two, special On the Farm lunches – Food, Farming & Cultivating Roots at Oxbow Farms and The Art of Sourcing Local at Fall City Farms. Savor each bite while learning from the farmers who cultivate the ingredients, the chefs who prepare them and the winemakers who artfully craft wine to complement them all. Then go into the wine cellar of one of Seattle’s most iconic restaurants, Canlis, with its wine director Nelson Daquip at the new Canlis Wine Dinner: The Best Washington Wines You’ve Never Heard Of. Each experience will showcase the state’s distinctive ingredients and wines.

While the Fall City Farm experience is sold out, tickets are still available for the Oxbow Farms lunch experience. Tickets are $125 each and include a reception at Seattle’s rugged outfitter, Filson, where you will be greeted with sparkling wine and transportation to and from downtown. Tickets are also available to the Canlis Wine Dinner for $225 each. Guests to all events must be 21 or older to attend. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit tastewashington.org.

“I can’t wait for the Art of Sourcing Local event during Taste Washington,” said Maggie Trujillo, executive chef at Seattle’s new restaurant Aerlume and the visiting chef who will be preparing lunch at the sold-out Fall City Farms experience. “The Aerlume menu is designed to highlight local and seasonal ingredients and our partnership with Fall City Farms is a big part of that. We are looking forward to gathering at the farm to share that experience.”

“I am delighted to be participating in this festive lunch gathering, in the Valley I fondly refer to as ‘The Shire,’ as the experience celebrates PNW authenticity,” said Nina Buty Founder and President of Buty Winery. Buty will serve her wines alongside Musang Chef and Founder Melissa Miranda’s menu at Oxbow Farm. “Our guests are invited to explore the farm and then enjoy a prepared lunch, just there on the land that grew our meal, lifted with the makings for a perfectly bucolic afternoon: a summation of people who steward the land, grow the foods, shape the wines, craft the meal, offer warm hospitality, and support the cycle. I believe nourishment is the Venn of this diagram, which lights me up.”

Experience #1 – Food, Farming & Cultivating Roots

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center | Carnation, WA
  • Ticket Price: $125

Description: Gather round the table at Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center with brilliant chef and Musang Seattle founder Melissa Miranda. Delight in the flavors of a gourmet lunch made from sustainably grown food paired with wines from Buty Winery, Hightower Cellars, Novelty Hill-Januik Winery, and Three Rivers Winery. Top it all off with creamy, plant-based ice cream from Seattle-based Frankie & Jo’s. At Oxbow Farm, the land serves as a living laboratory where ecological agricultural methods help grow food and native plants in their freshest form, making this excursion a tasty and educational experience for all.

Experience #2 – The Art of Sourcing Local (Sold Out)

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Fall City Farms | Fall City, WA
  • Ticket Price: $125

Description: For an authentic small-farm experience filled with delicious local fare, join The Art of Sourcing Local. Journey through the property with Fall City Farms owners and learn about their custom farming operation with new Seattle restaurant Aerlume. Then, take a break for a food and wine pairing that celebrates Washington’s fresh, homegrown ingredients, with an exquisite meal prepared by the talented Maggie Trujillo, executive chef at Aerlume, and flavorful bottles of Washington State wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle, Damsel Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery. Finish the day with a sweet treat from Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery.

Experience #3 – Canlis Wine Dinner: The Best Washington Wines You’ve Never Heard Of

  • 6-9 p.m.
  • Canlis | Seattle, WA
  • Ticket Price: $225

Description: The world of Washington wines is ever-changing and growing. Join Canlis Wine Director Nelson Daquip and Chef Brady Williams for a deep dive as they introduce you to Washington’s best-kept secrets in a special wine dinner called “The Best Washington Wines You’ve Never Heard Of” from 6-9 p.m. at the iconic Seattle restaurant.

Taste Washington is produced by Visit Seattle in partnership with Washington State Wine. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and visit tastewashington.org for ongoing updates. Images for media use can be found on the website.

About Taste Washington:
Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring more than 235 Washington State wineries and more than 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants. 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 has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. More than 40 million annual visitors spend $7.8 billion in the city and county each year. The economic power of travel and tourism generates more than 78,000 Seattle area jobs and contributes $806 million in annual state and local tax revenue. Visit 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.

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