SIP. SHOP. WINE. DINE. STROLL is the motto for the popular wine tasting event called Sunsets in Snohomish, which runs every 2nd Saturday starting June 14, 2014 at 5:00PM in Historic Downtown Snohomish on First Street. Not only is this event a chance to try local wines from the producers, but it’s an important event for our community. Proceeds from this event serve to enhance the revitalization and beautification of downtown. The hanging baskets lining the streets in the summer are evidence of this effort.
This month we also celebrate local wine, craft beer and distilled spirits producers at the Snohomish Sips event. Everything kicks off with the Snohomish Wedding Tour on June 1. Read on to get all the details. View the gallery for shop information and a sneak peek at what they have in store this summer.
SUNSETS IN SNOHOMISH – JUNE 14 at 5PM – $12 and includes 8 tastings. $15 at the door! Check in at John L. Scott. Click here for a full list of wineries and to purchase tickets.
We got a chance to talk with some of the wineries about this event to give you a little more information on these amazing wineries.
CEDAR RIVER CELLARS
Winemaker Micah was a gracious host and answered our questions enthusiastically. Currently out of Renton on a 50-acre parcel of land, Cedar River Cellars offers a tasting experience that encompasses a sense of place, as represented by their wine label.
“It’s the kind of place guests can lay a blanket down on the grass and enjoy the pleasure of wine and company,” said Micah.
Armed with a food science degree, Micah has been producing wine for many years, but has recently shifted the wine making process using whole grapes.
Their tasting room will be open this weekend. Stop by and discover new wines, and ask about their beautiful label. Don’t forget to bring a blanket. They will be participating in Sunsets in Snohomish on September 13th.
With production facilities in Prosser, Wa and a tasting room in Woodinville, WA, Airfield Estates is a family-owned winery growing grapes since 1968. They produce 30,000 cases each year and are able to keep prices low due to the fact that they own every aspect of the wine making process. Their tasting room is open daily noon-5PM and until 6PM on the weekend. Airfield Estates will be participating in Sunsets in Snohomish on August 9th.
TULIP VALLEY WINERY
Located in beautiful Skagit Valley, Tulip Valley Winery has a tasting facility in Mount Vernon, WA and has just expanded tasting hours ahead of Summer. Visit them Fridays from 1-6PM and on the weekend noon – 5PM. Tulip Valley Winery will be at Sunsets in Snohomish June, July and August this year, and they’ll be bringing their Gewurztraminer.
The wineries will be nestled inside many of our popular shops in the Historic District of Snohomish. Find wine decor and gifts while you sip. Many of our restaurants have expanded hours and outdoor seating for what will be a gorgeous Summer of sipping and shopping! For a list of participating businesses and wineries, and to purchase tickets visit the Sunsets in Snohomish page.
Van Camp Cellars will be bringing 2011 Cabernet Franc, 2010 Merlot and 2010 “Perfection” Syrah to Sunsets. Our winery hours are Saturday’s from noon to 5pm. They’ll be releasing their 2011 Cabernet ~ Merlot, 2011 Syrah and our 2011 Merlot on the 7th of June. All tastings are free and they have recently started a “Wine Club” and are accepting new club memberships.
SNOHOMISH SIPS BY LOCAL LIQUID ARTS- June 27th 6:30-9:00 – $15 – Snohomish Senior Center
This will be the second tasting for Snohomish Sips, a tasting event bursting with flavors from members of Local Liquid Arts. These artists create some of the best wines, craft beers and distilled spirits and this event showcases them all! More details here.
SNOHOMISH WEDDING TOUR – $5 -June 1, 2014 11AM-4PM
Did you know there are approximately 5000 weddings in Snohomish each year? Our unique combination of rustic elegance has made Snohomish one of the premier wedding destinations in the PNW. This event showcases all Snohomish has to offer in venues, photography, caterers and every detail of planning a wedding. Butplan your day strategically, because it will be impossible to visit all 19 venues and over 100 wedding professionals on this tour! Read more about this event at mysnohomishwedding.com
WEDDING UPDATE- SARAH AND JOE
Speaking of weddings! Do you remember Sarah and Joe, our engaged couple we’ve been following? We got another update from Sarah about how wedding plans are coming along. They’ve been busy sourcing many Snohomish businesses to create a unique wedding experience. Here are a few hints Sarah shared with us!
Catering – The Hungry Pelican
Bar Service – Skip Rock
Props – Roots of Gratitude
Wedding Planner – Blush Celebrations
There you have it! June in Snohomish is fast approaching, get your tickets, invite your friends and participate in what our lovely community has to offer! *If you want to share this article just click here to TWEET.