Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour, April 28th – April 29th 2018
From newly released wines and ciders to locally-made artisan cheeses, the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ Wine, Cider & Cheese Tour will treat your taste buds to a realm of seasonal delights! Nine wineries and cideries located from Port Angeles to Sequim to Port Townsend to Chimacum to Marrowstone Island will partner with various creameries to create unique pairings that signify the flavors of the region, complemented by tasty tidbits prepared by local culinary talent.
This savory event will take place on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Wine specials will be available throughout the weekend to get the season rolling.
At Olympic Cellars
We are celebrating some big wins! Our 2015 Dungeness Red Lemberger won a Silver Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Competition. It also won Double Gold, Best of Horse Heaven Hills and Best Lemberger in Show at the Toast of the Coast Competition in Del Mar.
Lemberger is a grape originally grown in Germany and Austria. We have been making Dungeness Red since our winery was founded in 1979. Sourced from Champoux Vineyard, it is by far our most popular red. It has vibrant notes of marionberry and blueberry. This is a refreshing red wine packed with the flavors of fresh berries. It is bursting with acidity and a depth of flavor often lacking in medium-bodied wines.
Our 2014 Syrah won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Competition. It also won Gold and Best of Columbia Valley at the Toast of the Coast Competition in Del Mar.
A deep, rich purple color, this Syrah features flavors of purple plum and cocoa with a hint of black pepper and a lingering finish. Expect well balanced fruit, tannins and acidity. We have been sourcing Syrah grapes from Sagemoor Vineyard for over 10 years.
You will have the opportunity to sample both the Syrah and the Dungeness Red. At Olympic Cellars, you choose the 5 wines you sample from the 10 we will have available. The tour will be an excellent opportunity to take advantage of our 20% discount off 4 bottles, mix and match sale.
We will feature lovely, small batch, all-natural cheeses from Golden Glen Creamery. Expect their traditional flavored cheddars and yummy cheese curds.
We will be introducing a new artist to the Olympic Cellars’ gift shop. Donna Taylor Mayo will be on hand to discuss her beautiful, recycled -glass pieces.
Online tickets are available on Eventbrite until 6pm April 28th for $35 plus service fees. Remaining tickets may be purchased at participating wineries during the event for $40. The ticket and glass package entitles you to a special commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting at all nine OPW Wineries and delectable samples of cheese at each winery during the NW Wine & Cheese Weekend. This event does not take place at one location. You travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring. Tickets are not required to attend this event. A $10 wine tasting fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors.
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourage responsible wine touring and recommend that you have a designated driver in your group.
For more information on Tour Happenings visit: https://olympicpeninsulawineries.org/
Lavender Festival Weekend
July 20, 21, 22, 2018
Lavender Weekend at Olympic Cellars, taste our fresh, new wine releases. Wine tasting is available daily.
The Tasting Room is open 11-6 daily. At 6:00 the Tasting Room will close and the concert doors open.
The Saturday Night Concert
The Barn will rock and roll with the return one of our favorites, the Fat Chance Band.
Tickets are available at the winery or on-line at Brown Paper Tickets for $13 in advance. After 3 pm on the day of the show tickets are available at the door when the door opens at 6pm for $15. The band starts at 7:00. Tickets are required for children 13 and older.
Every summer, each of our concerts benefits a different non-profit. This week’s non-profit group is PEO IV.
We’re proud of what we’ve all accomplished over the past few years, raising more than $125,000 for our Olympic Peninsula Community. Let’s make this season the biggest and the best. Join us Saturday. Let’s blow it out and support a great charity!
Cheers, The Working Girls
Tips to Enjoying an Olympic Cellars Concert:
• Doors open at 6 p.m. Band starts at 7 p.m. Alcohol may not be consumed while waiting in line.
• Carpooling is much appreciated as parking is limited.
• The concerts are held outdoors, rain or shine.
• Throw some chairs in your truck. Seating is festival-style.
• We have tables and chairs but do not reserve them. They’re the first to go.
• Great bands equate to lots of dancing. We reserved the spaced under the patio in front of the band for dancing. That’s why there is no seating there.
• Bring some warm clothes. It gets cold once the sun goes down.
• You can bring in food and non-alcoholic beverages only. It is against the law for you to bring in your own alcohol. No smoking, vaping or marijuana are allowed.
• Please, no dogs.
• Nourish restaurant will be the food vendor on-site.
• We are a family venue. But, concerts are usually 98% adults.
• All of these concerts are staffed by volunteers from the non-profit of the week.
Wine specials: 10% off 4 bottles, 20% off 6 bottles, 30% off 12 bottles. All discounts mix and match. Festival Details
Dungeness Crab Festival
Oct 6th – 8th, 2017
Come out and experience World Class Wines and Spectacular Seafood!
Join us at the Crab Festival where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a glass or two of Olympic Cellars wine selected to pair with our local seafood.
For a full selection of our wines, stop by the winery – open 11-6 daily.
The 15th Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is the annual celebration of the North Olympic Peninsula’s diverse bounty.
Celebrate our featured crustacean, the world-famous Dungeness crab, with thousands of visitors from around the world.
Join the fun at CrabFest, one of the most acclaimed food festivals in the country! The festival celebrates not only the aquaculture, agriculture and maritime traditions of the breathtaking Olympic Peninsula, but brings food, art, music, Native American activities, and children’s events into one spectacular 3-day event for everyone! Located on the gorgeous Port Angeles waterfront next to Olympic National Park and a short ferry ride from sparkling Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the event celebrates the world-famous Dungeness Crab, named after the nearby village of Dungeness, and the bounty of the sea. Featuring 14 restaurants,cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, Chowder Cook-Off, the Grab-a-Crab Derby, local wine and beer, craft and merchant vendors, live music, and many more events. Rain or shine, this is the “party” of the season and, admission, as always, is FREE!
Visit the official web site here: http://www.crabfestival.org/
Harvest Wine Tour
November 11 – 12, 2017
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries Harvest Wine Tour will take place November 11th & 12th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Olympic Cellars has a lot of fun in store, including of course tasting of a wide selection of our wines. Buy tickets here: http://www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org/
Sip, savor and enjoy artisan wine, cider and food pairings along with the stunning colors of fall during the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ Harvest Wine Tour. Visit ten wineries/cideries located on the Olympic Peninsula.
This time of year, the sun slants lower on the horizon, misty afternoons pull the world into soft focus and crispness in the air calls for red wine and delicious sweet and savory treats.
This Harvest Tour we celebrate our heritage. The cellar will be open, exhibiting our 100+ year old barn. Formerly Wayside Farm, the Olympic Cellars barn is the longest standing in Clallam County.
Two of our featured wines: Dungeness Red Lemberger and Dungeness White Riesling have been in production since the founding of the winery in 1979. Both are perfect wines for the holidays. A wide variety of other wines will be available to choose from, including Cranberry Jubilee wine and warm, spiced Dungeness Red which creates a wonderful holiday mood.
Also, Lazy Soul Hot Sauce will be on hand sampling their products along with other Northwest favorites. Plus, We Do Fudge will give guests the opportunity to delight in special fudge and wine pairings.
Throughout the tour sweet and savory seasonal bites, including turkey pumpkin chili, butternut squash soup and cider cinnamon donuts will be paired with featured wine and ciders including Cranberry Jubilee, Cranberry Rosehip Seasonal Cider and more to put tour-goers in the holiday spirit! Art, gifts, special pricing and spectacular autumn color enhance this Olympic tradition.
Online tour tickets are $35.00 (plus a service fee) or $40.00 at the door of each winery. A commemorative wine glass, wine tasting and food pairings are included in the ticket price. Visitors without tour tickets will be charged a $10.00 tasting fee at each winery. Children are permitted in the tasting rooms, however visitors must be 21 years old to purchase a ticket and participate in wine tasting.
The following wineries and cideries are participating on the self-guided tour.
Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Chimacum
Port Townsend Vineyards, Port Townsend
FairWinds Winery, Port Townsend
Alpenfire Cider, Port Townsend
Wind Rose Cellars, Sequim
Camaraderie Cellars, Port Angeles
Harbinger Winery, Port Angeles
For more information, visit www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org.
Red Wine & Chocolate 2018
February 10, 11, 17, 18, 19
This year’s Red Wine & Chocolate event will be more luscious than ever. We will feature two new red wines, 2014 Carmenere and 2015 Cabernet Franc.
Our brand new 2014 Carmenere – The color of this wine is especially striking. It’s the deepest, richest, bluish-purple color you have ever seen. This wine feels opulent on the pallet. Aromas of plum green peppercorn and raspberry give way to spice, plum, and cocoa with a long lingering finish. It’s delicious, exotic and wholly unlike anything else we’ve produced. Kiona Vineyard. 100 cases produced.
2015 Cabernet Franc – This is our first vintage of Cabernet Franc since 2009. You will love the violet, blackberry, aromatic herbs, and sandalwood aromas combining with soft acidity and ripe tannins. This wine tastes of sun-drenched blackberry, plum and red currant with a wonderfully distinct earthiness. It is exceptionally well-balanced and offers volume, complexity and a long, luxurious finish. Lonesome Spring Vineyard. 100 Cases produced.
Join us in the cellar where nibbles of fruit and decadent chocolate tahini and hazelnut spreads will enhance your tasting. Also, ‘We Do Fudge’ of Sequim will be on-site pairing the perfect fudge flavors with our wines.
A scrumptious red wine perfectly paired with just the right chocolate can bring out the romantic in anyone. The Olympic Peninsula Wineries will take that perfect pairing to another level this year, bringing together new release varietals and blends created with premium Washington grapes and decadent chocolate delights that will make you a better wine lover! Don’t miss the Red Wine & Chocolate Tour, which will take place over two delicious weekends, Feb. 10th & 11th and 17th, 18th, & 19th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy a leisurely drive through the scenic Peninsula towns of Chimacum, Nordland (Marrowstone Island), Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles where NINE artisan wineries will delight your senses!
Ticket and glass package entitles you to a special commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting and chocolate samples at all nine OPW Wineries. Online tickets are $40, and remaining tickets will be sold for $45 at participating wineries, on a first come basis, during the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour.
This event does not take place at one location. You travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring. Tickets are not required to attend this event. A $10 wine tasting fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors. You must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine tasting. All ticket sales are non-refundable. Visit www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org for further information.
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourage responsible wine touring and recommend that you have a designated driver in your group.
International Women’s Day
Wednesday March 7, 2018
Join us for our 14th annual International Women’s Day celebration on Wednesday, March 7th at 6:00pm.
International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women, past, present and future. Show your support by joining Womanfest for dinner. A smorgasbord of delicious homemade soups, fresh bread and cookies will be provided. No-host wine will also be available, and good cheer and conversation is always on the menu. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Womanfest is a Port Angeles-based charitable organization that sponsors programs, workshops, lectures, concerts and other community events. It has provided women of the North Olympic Peninsula with empowering experiences and friendships for more than 30 years.
Womanfest also provides financial support for women-centered projects, including annual donations to woman-focused causes and scholarships. The Womanfest scholarship committee is particularly interested in receiving scholarship applications from mature women who require financial assistance to realize mid-life or transitional educational goals.
For more information about International Women’s Day, visit the official IWD website: www.internationalwomensday.com.
For more information, contact Molly Rivard at Olympic Cellars, 360-452-0160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about Womanfest or September’s Womanfest retreat, visit www.womanfest.org.