Seattle Wine and Food Experience returns 2/24 + Giveaway!

sfwe1What’s better than a wine event in Seattle? Next to nothing. Except a wine event with great tastes from local restaurants, of course!

2/12 update – special offer from SWFE: “Still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Why not grab a pair of tickets to this year’s Seattle Wine and Food Experience – we’re offering2 tickets for $90 (value: $110). Use code “CUPID” whenpurchasing! Offer good until February 13 at midnight!”

Seattle Wine and Food Experience is back this month: February 24th at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.  The venue large to accommodate all the local Washington Wines, regional wines (Idaho, Oregon, California), as well as spirits, cideries and breweries and more.  A wide range of fabulous Seattle restaurants and food vendors will be on site to sample great tastes. Discover new restaurants and vendors you may not have tried yet! Food and Wine, the perfect combination!

Here are some of my tips when attending this event:

  • Get your tickets early (this event tends to be popular, so don’t wait until
  • Check out the lists of who will be there (wine + other beverages and food) in advance!
  • Make a list of food/drink booths you want to visit. I like to make a list of “favorites” (those I’ve tried before and LOVE) and “newbies” – always try wines you haven’t tried before, that’s a big part of what makes this event fun!
  • Bring a bag! Sometimes restaurants and wineries will hand out coupons/tasting passes etc – you’ll run out of pocket room fast! A bag is always good to carry your water bottle with you too
  • Drink lots of water! Hydration is key.
  • It’s ok to spit or dump! A lot of wineries will give you an ample pour – this is so you can see the color of the wine and smell it easier – it’s ok not to drink it all! Your senses will diminish as you get buzzed and a lot of the fun of this event is finding wines you’ll want to buy later
  • Talk to the folks pouring wine, but feel free to engage in conversation with them as you step to the side and invite them to pour for the people behind you. You can still chat them up while you let others listen in and sip for themselves
Got tips on how you like to make the most out of the Seattle Wine & Food Experience event? Share them in the comments below! This event partners with the non-profit Giving Grapes Foundation that assists local charities who provide financial assistance to industry folks who have to take time off due to injury or illness.


Here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets! First, leave a comment on this post stating a specific winery or other beverage or restaurant/food vendor you’re excited to check out at Seattle Wine and Food Experience. Then be sure to visit the rafflecopter entry form and enter to win tickets by getting credit for your blog comment, liking Seattle Pockets on Facebook and more! Contest closes at 11:59pm Pacific Time February 14th. Disclaimer: I was given a pair of tickets in exchange for this preview piece. As always, I only promote events I’m personally excited about…and I am SO excited about this event coming back. I had a great time last time! 


  1. Yeah, I’ve never eaten at Local 360 either. Actually the only restaurant on the list I’ve tried is Racha, so hoping to try more!


  2. I went last year and it was excellent. They have a great selection of Oregon Pinot Noir, but my favorite is the Washington wines. Forget dinner, the apps are wonderful and plentiful.


  3. Can you say beef short ribs with parsnip and celeriac soup by Chef Bobby Moore? Yum!! Everything looks good though! Hmm. Especially- Kaspar’s and Copperleaf too.


  4. Can you say beef short ribs with parsnip and celeriac soup by Chef Bobby Moore? Yum!
    Everything looks amazing though. Hmm. Especially Kaspar’s and Copperleaf too.


  5. I’m looking forward to trying… almost everything! If I have to pick one vendor who stands out, I’ll have to go with Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles. I’ve been a fan of theirs for a couple of years, and it’s always cool to see them at events (and get updates about their biz)!


  6. I love to try new food and wine! Big events always happens on weekends when I’m working, but this might require that I take a “sick” day!


  7. coming all the way from dirty Jersey and we could use some comp tickets to this event to come and show us why we want to come back to Seattle again and again!!!


  8. I am so excited that Treveri Cellars will be there! I have had the chance to meet the owners a couple of times and they are the sweetest! It also helps that their product is the BEST local sparkling I have ever had!


  9. I’m looking forward to trying Purple Star Wines. It is something new I haven’t tried & purple is my favorite. I am also looking forward to Frost. I am not typically a donut person, but they are the exception. It is good for my wasitline that they are so far away from home for me!


  10. It’s hard to keep up with all the great new chefs, restaurants, food trends and speciacties. It would be great to get so much exposure in one place. Thanks, K.


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