Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 15, 2019

Media Contacts:

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

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

The New Vintage and Lexus Late Night Serve Up an Insider’s Look at the Hottest Chefs and Winemakers at Taste Washington

SEATTLE –  Join elite chefs from Seattle and across the nation, along with an impressive lineup of acclaimed Washington winemakers at this year’s The New Vintage and all-new Lexus Late Night on Friday, March 29. Start the night downtown by attending Taste Washington’s The New Vintage at The Sanctuary from 7-10 p.m., then keep the good vibes going with James Beard Award-winning chef Edouardo Jordan at his restaurant Salare, for an exclusive after-party from 9-11:30 p.m.

“We are incredibly excited to bring a taste of JuneBaby to The New Vintage this year and to be hosting the first-ever Lexus Late Night event at Salare,” Jordan said. “Both events showcase the best Washington has to offer – incredible ingredients, beautifully crafted wines and the talented minds who create them. It’s definitely a night you won’t want to miss.”

Tickets to these two events can be purchased together for $225 or to The New Vintage only for $125, at tastewashington.org.

Embark on a culinary journey at this year’s The New Vintage, at The Sanctuary – one of downtown Seattle’s most remarkable venues and a former church for the city’s earliest settlers. DJ BlueEyedSoul will be spinning while you wind your way around every corner, finding tantalizing morsels presented by Seattle’s most incredible chefs and national culinary luminaries. While surrounded by stained glass and below a beautiful 66-foot high domed ceiling, discover delightful sips from some of Washington’s most inspired winemakers and imbibe in delicious wine cocktails at Halo Bar.

Featured Seattle chefs at The New Vintage this year include Jordan of JuneBaby, Ethan Stowell of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Zoi Antonitsas of Little Fish, Shota Nakajima of Adana, Elizabeth Kennyon of Manolin, Kyle Peterson of Palace Kitchen, Gavin Stephenson of The Sanctuary at the Mark, Brian Clevenger of Vendemmia and Rachel Yang of Joule. Visiting chefs include Vivian Howard of the Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, N.C., Elias Cairo of Olympia Provisions in Portland, Ore. and Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant + Lounge in Portland, Ore. Plus, Washington’s Hama Hama Oysters will be serving up freshly shucked oysters all night long.

Washington wines will be poured by Amelia Wynn Winery, Borne of Fire, Brian Carter Cellars, Browne Family Vineyards, Damsel Cellars, DeLille Cellars, Desert Wind Winery, Dusted Valley, Eagle Creek Winery, Gilbert Cellars, Hightower Cellars, Intrinsic Wine Co., JB Neufeld, Kiona Vineyards and Winery, L’Ecole No. 41, Lagana Cellars, Long Cellars, Love that Red Winery, LUKE Columbia Valley Wines, Maison Bleue Winery, Naches Heights Vineyard, Nine Hats Wines, Prayers of Sinners and Saints, Revelry Vintners, Silvara Cellars, Tenet Wines, Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard, The Cosmic Egg Wine Co., Three of Cups Winery, Treveri Cellars, Wines of Sagemoor, Woodhouse Wine Estates and Woodward Canyon.

For the first time ever, Friday night’s festivities do not end with The New Vintage. Join Taste Washington for the Lexus Late Night event from 9-11:30 p.m. Dig in with Jordan and the team at Salare as they take you on an inspired culinary journey. Mix with the industry’s elite as you sip premier Washington wines and hand-crafted cocktails served up by Salare’s masterful bartenders. Ticket-holders to the Lexus Late Night will also arrive in style to the event with complimentary shuttle service from The Sanctuary to Salare provided by Lexus.

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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. Nearly 40 million annual visitors spend $7 billion in the city and county each year. The economic power of travel and tourism generates 74,000 Seattle area jobs and contributes $718 million in annual state and local tax revenue. For more information, go to 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.

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