Press Release


March 14, 2018

Media Contacts:

Chantelle Lusebrink, Visit Seattle
206-461-5862 |

Averyl Dunn, Washington State Wine
206-326-5750 |

World-Class Chefs, Perfectly Paired Wines and Live Music Collide During 21st Taste Washington Festival

Seattle-based Kris Orlowski and LA’s Man Made Time set to perform so snag your tickets today

SEATTLE –The 21st annual Taste Washington festival, March 22-25, kicks off in one week and there’s more to celebrate than ever before. For the first time in its history, The New Vintage will rock with a live performance by Los Angeles’ Man Made Time at Fisher Pavilion nestled near the Space Needle Friday, March 23. Take in the synth pop sounds of this world-renowned duo while sipping newly released rosés at the trendy Rosé Lounge or nosh on gourmet bites from local and nationally celebrated chefs and sampling selections from more than 50 Washington wineries.

Double up on your dose of live music by attending the inaugural Taste Washington Sunday Brunch at Quality Athletics March 25 for a sensory brunch experience beyond compare. Hang out with Huxley Wallace Executive Chef and Founder Josh Henderson and Chef Daniel Cox as they serve up brunch pairings to Seattle-based singer/songwriter Kris Orlowski’s original work.

“Taste Washington has something for everyone,” President and CEO of Visit Seattle Tom Norwalk said. “Next week we celebrate the best food, Washington wines and craft ciders the region has to offer, so be sure to purchase tickets to individual events by going to”

Experience the entire festival by purchasing tickets to these great Taste Washington events:

  • March 22 – Red & White Party hosted by AQUA by El Gaucho: Step out in style and sip on classic vintages awarded with scores of 91 points or higher by the nation’s top wine critics and exclusive wine club selections from the region’s most prestigious winemakers and wineries. Learn more at:
  • March 23 – Taste Washington On the Farm: Take your tastes to new heights by stretching beyond downtown to experience the people – and places – that make up the fabric of our food culture. Learn more at:
    • Fly Away with Kenmore Air to the Olympic Peninsula and dine at Finnriver Farm & Cidery with Chef Daniel Ratigan of The Fireside Restaurant at the Resort of Port Ludlow.
    • Take the ferry to Bainbridge Island’s Heyday Farm and break bread with Executive Chef and Proprietor Tad Mitsui and Chef Zoi Antonitsas.
    • Join the Center for Urban Horticulture and Palace Kitchen Chef Kyle Peterson for a special lunch near the University of Washington.
  • March 24 – Taste & Savor Tour: Walk Pike Place Market, talk one-on-one to eight market vendors and sample locally sourced fare in this extra special, early-morning food tour. Learn more:
  • March 24 & 25 – Washington Wine Seminars: Pull up a seat at one of the many wine-focused seminars, like A Rhone of Our Own? Single Vineyard Syrahs of Washington or Spotlight: Celilo Vineyard, organized by wine critic and educator Sean Sullivan and Washington State Wine. Learn more at:
  • March 24 & 25 – Grand Tasting: With more than 225 wineries and 65 world-class restaurants from throughout Washington State enjoy the best of it all under one roof at this classic event which also features live chef and cooking demonstrations on two stages; the Alaska Mileage Plan Chef’s Stage and the Albert Lee Culinary Experience. Learn more at:

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

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, AQUA by El Gaucho, 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 it is now produced by Visit Seattle. For more information, visit

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. 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






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