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Bainbridge Island Wine Weekend

September 4, 2010

 

Bainbridge Island is getting prepared to host it’s second annual wine weekend October 1-3rd.   In the beginning the event featured a grand tasting in a tent that looked like it was assembled that day.  Oh, I guess that is because it was.    Having participated in Bainbridges’ inaugural wine event I can testify that the DOL’s required fencing was purchased the day before.  The next morning I joined local winemakers and volunteers to assemble what would become known as the “wine tent”….  things have come a long way for the second generation of this spectacular wine event. 

In the beginning ~ 2009 wine tent

 

This year Bainbridge Island Wine Weekend will be 3 days of wine extravagance.

 Day 1 ~ Street Party and wine weekend kick off !

A big street party with two wine pairing options:

~ Shell Fish and Muscadet tent 

All you can taste shellfish tent, featuring the Island’s Port Madison Petite oyster and Perennial Vineyards’ estate Melon de Bourgogne better known as Muscadet. Unlimited sampling of food and wine $50

~ Syrah and Sliders on the deck

Syrah and sliders on the deck featuring big red wines (syrah and otherwise!) from Island wineries and savory burgers from Doc’s Marina Grill. Unlimited sampling of food and wine. $30

 

Perennial Vintners Estate Vineyard ~ B.I.

 Day 2 ~ Roving Supper Club                                      

The event starts at Hitchcock where local owner/chef, Brendan McGill,  will magically unite local food and the locally grown and produced white wines for starters and appetizers.  The crowd will then walk, ride, bike over to neighboring Four Swallows Restaurant for dinner with local red wine pairing.  $120

 

 

 

 

Day 3 –  Grand Tasting

Grand Tasting at the  Bainbridge Performing Arts Theater, with music from Bluefish Tango. $35

Enjoy fabulous Bainbridge Island wine from:

  • Eagle Harbor Wine Company
  • Eleven
  • Fletcher Bay Winery
  • Perennial Vintners
  • Rolling Bay Winery
  • Victor Alexander
  • Bainbridge Island Vineyards
  • Bainbridge Island Wine Weekend 2010

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Come to Bainbridge Island and experience this unique wine region located in the heart of the Puget Sound’s very own AVA.    A bucolic island with a rich agricultural history just a 35 minute boat ride from downtown Seattle.  The farm and winery direct experience is like none other.   Enjoy winemaker’s pouring their own wine as they stand next to neighboring farmers sharing their fruits of labor.     Discover the true meaning of terroir, at the waters edge, a harvest moon, a little dancing, great wine and food, an event you won’t want to miss!

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