Our event was hosted at the W Hotel in Seattle, a beautiful location with very helpful staff.  Setting up is always a pain: opening boxes, rifling through supplies, organizing all the products.

We had about 30 press and trade and we are hopeful for some great write-ups! Although 30 people didn’t fill up the room all the way, about an hour later we had almost 200 people floating about the room with their Sonoma County wines!

 

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The thing most people were so enthused about, besides the amazing wine, was how interesting and engaging the winemakers are.  They all have a unique story that creates more of an experience with the wine tasting rather than just taking blatant tasting notes.

 

 

The food was delectable: poached salmon, beef sliders, scallops, roasted pork, and a whole cheese plate. Yummm. With the food as ahit and the wines as a homerun, we saw some pretty impressed people strolling around the room.  Jazz was playing, the silent auction was running, and people were buzzing all throughout the night.  $12,000 later (which was donated to Northwest Harvest Food Bank), we had a successful event! But then we had to clean up.

 

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Cleaning, packing, and taking our heels off – we headed to the downstairs bar for a beer!

Did you read our first Seattle blog? Wine Road on the Road: http://www.alongthewineroad.com/adventure-blog/wine-road-on-the-road-in-seattle/

Posted by Anne Loupy

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