Wine Rocks. For real. Especially WA State wine. What’s better than a delicious wine tasting event in Seattle? One that features live bands, featuring winery folks who share a love of vino and music, boasts a gorgeous view of the Puget Sound, and supports a great cause. Giveaway details at the end of post.
July 9th, Wine Rocks returns for its 8th year. I’ve had a blast attending this for many years in a row and can’t wait to walk to this event after attending the free Summer at SAM kickoff party at Olympic Sculpture Park.
Beyond the wine and music new elements will be in store for guests at this year’s Wine Rocks Seattle. These new event features include:
- Rhone Zone Wine Bar – taste Rhone-inspired red, white and rose wines (Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and more)
- Restaurant Zoe American Lamb Spit
- Rockin’ Cocktail Samples from Mama Stortini’s
- Yakima Valley Palate Pleasers – Sips and bites from Washington’s craft beverage and food hub
In their own words:
“Wine Rocks is a sensory feast reveling in its sixth run. Featuring a slew of winemakers, distilleries, and brew masters who also happen to know a thing or two about music, the night is an unabashed celebration of our local abundance. Don’t miss your chance to sip your way to bliss, graze from the lip-smackin’ delicious herd of food trucks, dance to kickin’ live music, and gawk at the Olympics – all while supporting a great cause!
This year Wine Rocks Seattle benefits University District Food Bank. For 32 years, the University District Food Bank has helped prevent hunger in Northeast Seattle neighborhoods. Each week, from their walk-in food bank, more than 1,100 different families receive the groceries they need to prepare nutritionally balanced meals at home. Last year, they had 54,000 customer visits and distributed 2.3 million pounds of food from a cozy 800 square foot facility. Approximately 15% of their customers are infants and children, 60% are adults and 25% are senior citizens. University District Food Bank’s home delivery program reaches another 84 homebound seniors every week and their backpack program, at six nearby schools, provides 450 kids with healthy meals and snacks for the weekend when school meals aren’t available. They are consistently one of the busiest food banks in the City of Seattle.”