Washington’s wine tradition

Annual WAC dinner a gathering of our state’s greats

By Peter Christian, Vice President Food & Beverage

For 14 years now, the WAC has been honored to host Taste Washington Winemaker Dinners. These multicourse affairs include pairings throughout and are one of the highlights of the weekend-long Taste Washington event.

It seems that every year Washington state’s reputation as a growing region increases. As competition for grapes tightens, more acres are planted and more winemakers enter the arena. It’s wonderful to see this growth and celebration of the industry in our state.

Nowhere is this on better display than at the Taste Washington Winemaker Dinner. With so many wineries thriving in our state, narrowing the invitation list to seven—a number we have decided is just right for the reception plus five-course meal—is always a challenge. Early entries into this year’s group include Domaine Pouillon, Fidélitas, and Soos Creek Wine Cellars.

The Taste Washington Winemaker Dinner is also a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the work of guest chefs. For details, see wac.net/taste-washington and the March/April edition of WAC Magazine. The WAC culinary team also gets to strut its stuff with inventive courses designed to play up the exceptional wines being shown. Tickets to the
Taste Washington dinner usually sell out quickly. Reserve early to join this wonderful celebration of our state.

As published in the January/February 2020 issue of WAC Magazine

—Posted December 20, 2019

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