Taste Washington winery list releasedMarch 22nd, 2012 by brynn grimley
Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Washington Wine Commission released the list of the 200 wineries that will be pouring at this year’s Taste Washington event. In most cases the wineries list the wines they’ll be pouring.
Like last year, the selection is overwhelming. I’ve read about many of the wineries that will be there, but haven’t tasted half of them. There’s also some favorites on the list that I’d like to visit, largely because I know I won’t be disappointed.
But when facing a daunting task of trying to decide which wine will make it into my mouth for a quick swirl before being discarded in a strategically placed spittoon, I try to remind myself my “must taste” list should be dominated by wineries I’ve never tired before, mainly so I get the chance to expand my wine experience.
While perusing the list two wineries caught my eye. That’s because they’re Kitsap County wineries. Eagle Harbor Wine Company and Eleven Winery will each have tables at the event. Last year we saw Eagle Harbor winemaker Hugh Remash at the event, but I don’t remember if he was pouring, or there as an attendee. Regardless, it’s great to see at least two of the Bainbridge Island-based wineries represented at this big event.
According to the list, Eagle Harbor will be pouring its 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla ($33); 2008 Red Blend, Walla Walla ($30); and 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla ($40).
Eleven will be pouring its 2009 La Ronde Red Blend, Washington State ($33); 2010 Viognier, Yakima Valley ($24); and 2010 Port Pinot Gris, Washington State ($15).