Elite producers prepare for Woodinville Reserve celebration

By on April 27, 2016
Novelty Hill Januik Winery will serve as the site for the 2016 Woodinville Reserve.

Novelty Hill Januik Winery will serve as the site for the 2016 Woodinville Reserve. (Photo by Benjamin Benschneider/Courtesy of Novelty Hill)

WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Wine lovers throughout the Puget Sound who can’t make the pilgrimage to the Walla Walla Valley for “Leonetti Weekend” have a delicious alternative on Friday, May 6, with Woodinville Reserve.

That evening, Woodinville Wine Country will stage its fourth annual Woodinville Reserve from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the tony Novelty Hill Januik Winery. It serves as a preview of spring releases featuring more than 30 of the Woodinville area’s top producers.

The list of wineries pouring at Woodinville Reserve include Armstrong Family Winery, Auclair Winery, Baer Winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Covington Cellars, DeLille Cellars, EFESTE, Gard Vintners, Genoa Cellars, Goose Ridge Winery, Gorman Winery, II Vintners, JM Cellars, Lauren Ashton Cellars, Matthews Winery, Novelty Hill-Januik, Obelisco Estates, Page Cellars, Patterson Cellars, Pondera Winery, Rocky Pond Winery, Three of Cups Winery, Torii Mor Winery, Warr-King Wines and The Woodhouse Wine Estates.

Cost of the evening is $60, and NHJ executive chef Seth Fernald will prepare appetizers that will be served with reds, whites and rosés.

A portion of the proceeds from the Woodinville Reserve goes to The Goodtimes Project, an organization focused on assisting children with cancer.

The night before, Woodinville Wine Country will offer the season’s first Savor at Sunset, the wine walk that is offered on the first Thursday of each month from May through October.

Fernald’s menu will feature focaccia bread, mixed greens salad, a roasted cauliflower display, a roasted carrot display, vegetable platter, seasonal vegetarian pasta, seasonal meat pasta, Beef Bavette, roasted salmon.

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.

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