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Spokane Weekend Wine Events October 22-24

As the trees shed the last of their leaves we must warmly embrace the cool evenings of Fall. Winemakers across the area are welcoming the fruit that will become the wonderful nectar that we all enjoy. The gods, Dionysus and Bacchus would be proud. A visit to many of the Spokane wineries will give you a glimpse of the romantic process in action.  

Magazine update: I’m extremely happy to report that the first issue of the magazine is an advertising sell out. We kept rates low for the first issue and selling out means barely breaking even but we believe in Spokane wine and know that this publication will be an added piece to continue to help put Spokane on the map. The magazine is slated to go to print on 10/28 and should be on the shelves, so to speak, by 11/8.

All Weekend   

Take a tour of the local wineries. Most are open. Visit this link for hours, reviews, wine recommendations, videos and more.  

Enjoy great local wine at The Davenport, Left Bank Wine Bar, and Niko’s Wine Bar

Friday, October 22

Whitestone Winery – SCARED TO PIECES is finally here! Just in time for Halloween and only available for TWO more weeks. Don’t be spooked, hurry down to the tasting room at 111 S Cedar for your bottle or three! Stop by for a taste and enjoy music from singer/songwriter Colleen Rice; 6:00-8:30pm

Riverpark Square Arbor Crest – Join Spokane favorite, Nicole Lewis. Stop in and listen to this incredible local musician from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

Wine Styles – TGIF Wine tasting, Stop by for the tasting! 8801 N Indian Trail Rd

Rocket Market Italian Piedmont – So many of great wines come from Northern Italian region of Piedmont. Barolo, Barbaresco, Amarone, Ripassa and more. Taste and learn what makes centuries of winemaking so special.7pm. 343.2253; 726 E 43rd Ave. $18

Vino Wine Shop: Idaho is more than spuds. Enjoy the wines of Sawtooth Estate Winery from 3:00-5:30pm; 222 S. Washington

Davenport Hotel: Live music from 8pm – midnight

Left Bank Wine Bar: Live music with Mike Dwyer starting at 8pm, no cover –60 wines by the glass and a wonderfully eclectic atmosphere – 108 N Washington.

Saturday, October 23

Nodland Cellars Crush PartyJoin Tim and Tracy as they bring in the last of the 2010 harvest. This is a fun opportunity to get in on the action and maybe even leave with some purple feet. 11am -4pm 11616 E Montgomery Ste 70

Huckleberry’s Wine/Beer Tasting –In the Bistro with Richard Hepworth of Cavatappi Distributing. Northwest wines from Balboa, Ross Andrew, Domaine Pouillon and Cavatappi. $5 per flight of 5 wines; 2-4pm 926 S. Monroe

Rocket Market: Saturday drop in tasting from 4-7pm: Enjoy the wines from Red Mountain’s Masquerade cellars. You’ll enjoy visiting with winemaker Bill Kimmerly as you sip his sparkling wine, viognier and big reds. 726 E. 43rd Ave

Left Bank Wine Bar – Live music. While you’re there ask Jen or Lauren to make you a special wine flight. They’ll surprise your taste buds. 108 N. Washington

Vino Wine Shop – S.O.S. Stuff off the Shelf Saturday, October 23, taste six value wines from France and Italy, right off the shelf.  Drop in between 2:00 and 4:30pm, we close at 5:00pm. Taste them all for $5.  Includes cheese and crackers – Visit anytime between 2-4:30; 222 S. Washington

Sunday, October 24

Townshend Cellar at Sante Restaurant – Nine courses guaranteed to push the envelope on food as you know it. RSVP to Anthony at Santé – Make your reservation by 10/10 and receive $30 off the dinner! 315.4613; $120; 5:30pm

Get out to a winery! – Always a handful of Spokane wineries open. Enjoy! Trezzi, Townshend, Lone Canary, Mountain Dome, Latah Creek, Arbor Crest, Knipprath and Caterina are open.

Wine Radar

  • International Champagne Day(October 28) Put a little sparkle in your life with some French Champagne. Enjoy with friends at a party or from the comfort of your home. Learn more…
  • Painting with Spirits at LLWC – (October 30) Liberty Lake Wine Cellars welcomes artist Polly Power from 1-4pm. Enjoy great wine and learn to paint. All skill levels welcome. Learn more and register here
  • Nectar Tasting Room Sneak Sip at Sante Restaurant (November 5) – Owner / Chef Jeremy Hansen has prepared a wonderful five course dinner paired with five wines featured in the new Nectar Tasting Room; $55
  • Partners for Progress Kopanga Project  (November 5) – Enjoy an event that will change the lives of thousands of people. Into Africa dinner wine and auction to benefit the Partners for Progress Into Africa Kopanga Project. 6PM, at the Lincoln Center
  • Epicurean Delight (November 12) – One of the signature events of the year. More than 1000 people enjoyed last year’s event to benefit the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Enjoy fine dining, wine and microbrews at the Spokane Convention Center
  • Get a Bad Attitude at Nodland Cellars (November 12) – BAD ATTITUDE RELEASE PARTY! The newest wine from the Rock and Roll series, BAD ATTITUDE red wine $20 retail, will be released at an event to be held from 6-9pm. Special release party, wine, food and song. 
  • Cork & Keg (November 13) – Mirabeau Park Hotel; $45
  • Spokane Winery Association Annual Holiday Wine Festival (November 19-21) – Spokane wineries open their doors for fantastic holiday celebration with seasonal decorations, specials, and many new releases!
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