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Wine Festivals In Washington

Rebecca Hanlon
Last Updated: July 31st, 2023

Whether you live in Washington or are new to the state, visit one of the many Washington wine festivals. Enjoy these colorful events where they have live music and cultural celebrations. They pour wines with a backdrop of beautiful landscapes and gorgeous waterways—something everyone can enjoy.

Some offer activities for kids with bounce houses, petting zoos, and face painting. That way, families can attend and bring their picnic, lawn chairs, and blankets. Each year, wine festivals in Washington allow you, your family and your friends to experience its unique, precious wine heritage.

If you are new to the region, you’ll discover that wine festivals in Washington offer up a unique experience backed by some of the best wineries.

Top Wine Festivals in Washington

  1. Kitsap Wine Festival
  2. Kirkland Uncorked
  3. Kirklandia Washington Wine Festival
  4. Wine On the Rock
  5. Anacortes Spring Wine Festival
  6. Vancouver Craft Beer & Wine Fest

1. Kitsap Wine Festival

kitsap wine festival

  • Harbor Fountain Park
  • August
  • 251 1st Street
  • Bremerton, WA 98337
  • Tickets: TBA

Over thirteen years ago, the Kitsap Wine Festival became an annual event featuring superb wines, music, and delicious food. The event allows you to explore and learn about Washington wines.

You can sample regional wines by trying your favorites or discover a new favorite one and take it home.

A retail wine shop provides an expanded selection of wines and an assortment of fun wine-related treasures. Featured wineries have included Michael Florentino Cellars, Kiona Vineyards, Hoodsport Winery, and Foley Estates Vineyard.

You and your friends can complement your delightful sipping by eating delectables offered by the fantastic food vendors.

Add to summer’s festivities by playing games like cornhole and ladder golf on the beautiful waterfront at the Kitsap Wine Festival.

2. Kirkland Uncorked

kirkland uncorked
Image: Michelle Grimord Eggers
  • Marina Park
  • July
  • 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive
  • Kirkland, WA 98033
  • Tickets: TBA. Look for discount purchases at Fred Meyers

Kirkland Uncorked is the state’s summer wine festival that takes place in July. The wine fest is a weekend-long celebration of high-quality Washington wineries.

The festival splits into two parts, a Tasting Garden and an all-age Street Fair. And the Tasting Garden invites you to sip wines, listen to live music, and feast at the Food Truck Feast. The Street Fair hosts the City Dog Modeling Contest and Uncorked Market.

Tasting Garden hours are Friday from 5 to 10 PM, Saturday from 12 to 10 PM, then Sunday from 11 to 5 PM. Street Fair hours are Friday from 2 to 8 PM, Saturday from 11 to 8 PM, then Sunday from 11 to 5 PM.

3. Kirklandia Washington Wine Festival

kirklandia washington wine festival

  • Lake Washington
  • June
  • Kirkland, WA
  • Tickets: $39.00 to $79.00

Every summer, sample some of the best selection of Washington craft wines at Kirklandia. A colossal event takes place on the shores of Lake Washington with endless wines to choose from for samplings.

You and your friends will also enjoy healthy and tasty treats, including street tacos, some of the best food trucks, and a bounty of local restaurants. Order yummy treats like charcuterie boards, fresh-baked pretzels, Washington-made cheeses, and ice creams.

The festival lasts the entire weekend in June, so pick your day to attend or stay the entire weekend.

4. Wine On the Rock

wine on the rock

  • Bainbridge Island
  • November
  • Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Tickets: TBA

Locals and visitors refer to Bainbridge Island as “The Rock.” You can come to the island in November and enjoy wine tasting on the rock at six island wineries. Each winery will pair a wine flight with harvest-type foods.

It’s a quaint festival but fun meeting the growers and winemakers from the region.

5. Anacortes Spring Wine Festival

anacortes spring wine festival

  • Fidalgo Island
  • April or May
  • Port Warehouse Event Center
  • 100 Commercial Avenue
  • Anacortes, WA 98221
  • Tickets: General Admission: $75.00, VIP: $125.00

Join the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival, which brings 32 wineries to Fidalgo Island for wine tasting, food pairings, art, live music, shopping, and blooming tulip fields.

Indulge in the fondness of red, white, and blush wines from Washington’s major wine regions. Overlook the beautiful Guemes Channel. Festival goers will take advantage of a 10% discount on each wine purchase on the day of the festival.

Also, you and your friends will savor tasty food from local restaurants. Some restaurants in the past were 5th Street Bistro, Gere-a-Deli, H2O, Le Crema Cakes, and Vivi’s Kitchen.

Join the Friday night winemaker dinner, featuring wines from the festival in a relaxed setting with the winemaker.

General admission of $75 includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited wine tasting, unlimited bites, and chocolate and cheese samples.

VIP $125 includes a unique gift bag, an enclosed VIP area, and general admission benefits.

6. Vancouver Craft Beer & Wine Fest

vancouver craft beer & wine fest

  • Esther Short Park
  • June
  • 605 Esther Street
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Tickets: $30.00 to $199.00

Come and taste craft beer and wine at the Vancouver Beer & Wine Fest, boasting many fun activities.

You and your friends will appreciate over 100 wines and 60 kinds of craft cider and beer. Head over to the “wine country” to sample some of the best wines in the region, from Matranga Vineyards, Mermosa Winery, Burley Mountain Winery and many others. Visit the “beer village” for cider and beer.

Don’t forget to savor the food from local vendors, including food snacks, samples, and complete meals.

Visit the dedicated music area, listen to and dance to local bands to accompany your gastronomic adventure.

Ticket prices depend on the number of days you attend the festival.

About The Author

Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca has been a blogger for over 5 years, before that enjoying a number of jobs to fund her passion for travel. She's taught English as a foreign language, a part-time Barista, a waitress, and a tour guide.

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