Spectacular Puget Sound Wine Growers & Wineries Tasting at WINE WORLD and SPIRITS in Seattle: Saturday, 4/20 at 2 – 5pm

Spectacular Puget Sound Wine Growers & Wineries Tasting:

To be held at WINE WORLD and SPIRITS in Seattle, Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2-5pm:

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Enjoy a wine tasting tour of the different wine regions of Washington State every Saturday from 2-5 pm. This “Tour of Washington” series will feature one notable wine region and 3-4 winemakers from that region. Come learn why Washington State is one of the world’s great wine regions.

Today, try a tasting of fantastic wines from the beautiful islands which surround Seattle. To learn more about the featured winery from our Island region, click on their respective name: Lopez Island Vineyards, Whidbey Island Winery, San Juan Vineyards, Perennial Vintners, Vashon Winery, and Maury Island Winery.

Wine World and Spirits is open seven days a week.

Store Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am – 9pm
and Sunday 11am – 7pm

400 NE 45th, Seattle WA 98105 -
Just off I-5 at the 45th St Exit
http://wineworldspirits.com/

206.402.6086

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http://www.pugetsoundwine.org

 

Puget Sound Wine Growers Association

From Wikipedia:

The Puget Sound AVA is an American Viticultural Area in western Washington state. It is the only AVA in the state of Washington that is located west of the Cascade Mountains.[3]

Contents

Geography and climate

A Regent wine produced from grapes grown in the Puget Sound AVA.

The AVA encompasses the entire Puget Sound area from the Canadian border to just south of Olympia.[4]

Rainfall in the Puget Sound AVA ranges from 15 inches (38 cm) to 60 inches (152 cm) annually, which is similar to many European grape growing areas and the Willamette Valley AVA in Oregon. Most of that rainfall occurs in the winter time. Summers are mild, sunny and dry. Irrigation is a necessity in some of the drier locations. The AVA is suited to cool climate varieties such as Madeleine Angevine, Madeline Sylvaner, Muller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe with some clonal varieties of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris and Chardonnay growing well in warmer locations. Many new varieties showed promise during tests at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Agricultural Research Station. Those include Regent, St. Laurent, Zweigelt, Dornfelder and Garanoir.[5]

History

One of the earliest recorded plantings in the Puget Sound area was done in 1872 by an American Civil War veteran named Lambert Evans on Stretch Island, near modern day Allyn-Grapeview. Evan planted several varieties of Vitis labrusca there.[6]

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