Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour, April 29th – April 30th 2017
From new release wines and ciders to locally-made artisan cheeses, the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour will treat your taste buds to a realm of seasonal delights! Nine wineries located between Chimacum and Port Angeles will participate in this savory event which will take place on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th from 11 am – 5 pm. Wine specials will be available throughout the weekend.
Online ticket 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. 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 ten 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.
Lavender Festival Weekend
July 21-23, 2017
Lavender Weekend at Olympic Cellars Taste our fresh, new wine releases.
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 West Coast Women’s Blues Revue.
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 the Port Angeles Food Bank.
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.
• There is a 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, 15% off 6 bottles, 20% off 12 bottles. All discounts mix and match. Festival Details
Dungeness Crab Festival
Oct 7th – 9th, 2016
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/
October 12th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Local pie phenome, Kate McDermott will release her book, ART OF THE PIE: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life.
For years, the world’s culinary superstars have traveled to Kate McDermott’s legendary workshops and Pie Camps in Port Angeles, Washington, to learn pie-baking secrets from the master herself. From a self-taught home baker who learned the magic of pie from her grandmother, McDermott became a nationally recognized expert on the subject and, since then, thousands have traveled to her famous Pie Cottage to get a taste.
Kate explains why the time had come to share her wisdom. “I want to pass on the craft of pie making to as many as I possibly can,” she says. “Since not everyone can join me at my Pie Cottage baking counter, I wrote Art of the Pie so I could ‘join’ others at theirs.”
Readers expecting a technical pastry manual will be surprised and delighted at ART OF THE PIE. McDermott is an advocate for confidence, flexibility, and fun in pie making. Her recipes encourage readers to feel the dough, taste the fruit, and develop the intuition that turns a baker from good to great. Her recipes and detailed instructions—as sensible as they are whimsical—will make home cooks feel like they have a helpful grandmother at their elbow offering advice, just as Kate did when she learned pie baking years ago.
Kate says, “I hope these words and recipes, the same ones I’ve shared with the thousands who have taken my workshops, will encourage others to pick up their rolling pins and see just how truly easy it is to make a homemade pie to share and enjoy.”
During the evening, Kate will read from Art of the Pie and sign books. Books will also be available for purchase.
Harvest Wine Tour
November 11 – 13, 2016
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries Harvest Wine Tour will take place November 11, 12 & 13th, 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 nine 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 savory treats.
Harvest Tour is one of my favorite events of the year. Wine and food pairings are the stars and the Olympic Peninsula is a food lover’s paradise with local farms producing delicious vegetables and fresh meats.
Our theme for this year’s tour is Thanksgiving. We will feature wines specially selected to pair with your holiday table.
Autumn at Olympic Cellars equals grape harvest. After a crazy busy summer spent hosting concerts and welcoming guests from literally all over the world we welcome a crazy busy fall focused on the grapes.
Our wines are made in small, batch lots and hand-crafted using some of the same winemaking equipment constructed by our original owner, Gene Neuharth.
When Winemaker Greg retrieves the stainless steel fermenters from storage for prepping, I feel a surge of pride at being able to carry on the tradition that began in the 1970s.
Greg is thrilled when harvest is upon us. As he says, “It’s my deal. This is what I love.”
New this year, we are crushing Pinot Noir. “The grapes are absolutely prefect,” according to Greg.
He loves to experiment. During his second harvest with us he asked, “Have you ever worked with Lemberger from a vineyard other than Champoux?”
We hadn’t, so he contacted Kiona vineyard and asked if they would be willing to sell us a few tons. They were. The rest, as it is said is history.
We now have 2014 Dungeness Red Kiona and 2014 Dungeness Red Champoux.
During Harvest Tour, you will have the opportunity to taste both. Lemberger is the perfect wine to partner with turkey dinner. It’s bright and flavorful, light enough that it won’t overpower the delicate flavor of turkey and the acidity works well with all the rich side dishes.
We will also feature our Neuharth’s Legacy Magnum. There are still a few cases of this very special wine left. Opening a magnum-sized bottle of wine during a party is a very special feeling.
One of our most popular fall wines is the Cranberry Jubilee. Usually it is sold out by the time November rolls around, but this year we made extra. So, there is still some available.
Another favorite is My Sweet Syrah, perfect with your dessert.
Chef Michael from Kokopelli Grill in Port Angeles will create a delicious turkey soup. I just talked to Michael and he will smoke the turkey in his newly built BBQ smoke house. Nash’s vegetable will round out the flavors. Samples of the soup will be available for tasting in our Gathering Room.
For dessert, My Sweet Syrah paired with Yvonne’s chocolate.
Red Wine & Chocolate 2017
February 11, 12, 18, 19, 20
Olympic Cellars will feature new releases of their dessert wines.
Sailing Moon Ruby is made from a blend of Portuguese/Spanish grape varietals, including Tempranillo and Souzao. It’s rich and warming and pairs beautifully with cuddling by a fire and enjoying a piece of chocolate.
Sailing Moon White is made from locally-grown Madeleine Angevine grapes and fortified with brandy distilled in Port Townsend from our Madeleine Angevine wine. It’s absolutely delicious and redolent of flavors of exotic fruits.
Our brand new Sailing Moon Rose’ is made from locally-grown Regent Grapes. This wine tastes of fresh berries with a lovely acid/sweet balance.
Join us in the cellar where nibbles of mild cheeses and decadent spreads will enhance your tasting. Also, ‘We Do Fudge’ of Sequim will be on-site pairing the perfect fudge flavors with our wines.
Winemaker Greg will be on hand to help the adventurous among our guests bottle a 750 ml bottle of Ruby Dessert Wine for $40.00. This very special activity will be limited based on crowd size and demand.
As always, Olympic Cellars will have a variety of Red and White wines open from which you may to choose to taste.
Wine Discounts for Both Weekends:
Mix and Match 4 Bottles 10% Discount
Mix and Match 6 Bottles 15% Discount
Mix and Match 12 Bottles 20% Discount
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. 11th & 12th and 18th, 19th, & 20th 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 TEN 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. Buy tickets by clicking here.
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 8, 2017
Join us for our 13th annual International Women’s Day celebration on Wednesday, March 8th 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.
This year we will be fundraising for Planned Parenthood in Port Angeles and Caravan to Class in Timbuktu, Mali. Suggested donation is $10 per person.
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.