‘Tis the season to make merry and if you are looking for the best in Washington wine, few Western Washington celebrations rival Woodinville Wine Country’s St. Nick’s Holiday Weekend.
This year’s festivities get underway Friday, Dec. 6th from 7 – 9:30 pm with a new VIP Library Tasting at Columbia Winery that includes access to cellar classics and limited release wines from some of Woodinville’s favorite vintners pouring acclaimed wines like these:
2006 DeLille Cellars D2 – “Elegant on the palate, it has ample ripe, succulent fruit, excellent depth and concentration, and a pure, fruit-filled finish.” – Wine Advocate 91 pts.
2010 Gorman Winery The Evil Twin – “Boasts knockout aromatics of blackberry liqueur, cedar, toasted spice and licorice as well as a full-bodied, mouth-filling and decadently textured palate.” – Wine Advocate 94 pts.
2009 Long Shadows Chester Kidder Red – “A big, rich wine that does everything right.” – Wine Advocate 92 pts.
2008 Obelisco Estate Electrum Cabernet Sauvignon — Deep, rich and sweet aromas of blackberry and black cherry with subtly spiced toast, vanilla clove and cola. Full-bodied and slightly sweet on the palate, with ripe blackberry, Bing cherry and sweet vanilla toast. – Double Gold Seattle Wine Awards
Guests attending this special VIP tasting will have access to the general admission portion of the evening that includes savory bites and award-winning wines from more than 30 Woodinville wineries as well as three bottles of wine valued at $90 or more. VIP tickets are $150 per person; Friday night general admission tickets are $60 per person. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Bag.
The festivities continue Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sun., Dec. 8 with the traditional St. Nick’s Open House celebration. Tickets to the Friday night tasting and Open House events are sold separately.
For a complete list of St. Nick’s participating wineries, visit the St. Nick’s page on our website.