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Family Wineries of Washington Post Harvest Party at Ray's Boathouse

Family Wineries of Washington State

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Join some of Washington State's premier artisan wineries for a magical evening of fine wines and stunning panoramic views from the deck at famous Ray's Boathouse on Shilshole Bay in Seattle. This event benefits the Family Wineries of Washington State whose member wineries will pour their finest wines perfectly paired with plentiful and sumptuous appetizers from the award winning chefs at Ray's. Celebrate the harvest just passed and hear about the vintage from those who lived it.
Entry fee includes:
- tastes of over 60 artisan wines from family owned Washington state wineries

- array of delicious appetizers from Ray's Boathouse award winning chefs

- complimentary Riedel crystal wine glass

- great silent auction including winemaker tours and dinners, an "instant wine cellar" featuring rare wines from participating wineries, and a variety of wine experiences. Bidder pool limited to 150 guests maximum (See below for partial list of Auction items).

-on-site wine store for purchase of your favorite wines.

-sales tax and gratuity included


Participating wineries:
Almquist Family Cellars
The Bunell Family Cellars
 Cloudlift Cellars
Davenport Cellars 
Frenchman Hills Winery
Gecko Wine Co.
Golden Ridge Cellars
Harlequin Cellars
Kitzke Cellars
Lost River Cellars
Michael Florentino Cellars
Nota Bene Cellars
SoJen Cellars
Tulip Valley Winery
Willis Hall
Wilridge Winery
Appetizer Menu:  
Assorted cheeses and vegetarian spreads served with artisan breads and flatbreads
Dungeness crab cakes with aioli
Ray’s salmon mini burger with tartare coleslaw
Tomato ratatouille tartlets
Chicken mole on soft corn pancake
Rosemary scented tenderloin of beef
Potatoes with roasted red pepper dip
Silent Auction Items
Box set of Wiridge Estate Wines                                                                    Horizontal of one bottle each of six Wilridge Estate reds in a decorative wooden case:   Estate Barbera, Nebbiolo, Melange Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah/Mourvedre, and Zweigelt. Value: $180 
Willis Hall Wine and Food Experience for Ten People                                               Willis Hall winemaker, John Bell, will showcase his award winning  wines for you at party for up to ten people in your home. Willis Hall will provide the wines.  Winner of this auction item will provide the food bites/courses.  John will help coordinate food pairings prior to the event.  Date for the event to be mutually agreed and before September 12th 2014  Successful bidder gets one bottle of Willis Hall 2004 Merlot to take home from the auction.   Value: (wine only)  $350
Methow Magic Getaway.                                                                                  
Enjoy two nights in a deluxe double room at Winthrop’s Mount Gardiner Inn.  Share a three course wine dinner for two at Winthrop’s Arrowleaf Bistro, with food by Chef Jon Brown paired with selected wines from the Lost River wine library. Enjoy a tour, and barrel tasting at Lost River’s Winthrop winery.  Take a bottle of wine of your choice to enjoy at home or in your room along with two complimentary Riedel crystal tasting glasses and a corkscrew. Subject to room availability.  Use any time before September 30th 2014.  Value $455
3 Liter (Double Magnum) bottle of Nota Bene Winery's Finest. 
Value $180
Davenport Cellars Wine Tasting for 12
 Pair with chocolate truffles or artisan cheeses at the certificate holder's option. The certificate holder also takes home a bottle of Davenport Cellars R.H.D, from the auction. Value: $330 
Mixed Case Of Nota Bene Wines 
A collection of current and library wines from the 2003-2010 vintages selected by the winemaker.  Value: $425
 Castillo De Feliciano Tasting for 12 
Enjoy a private tasting for twelve guests in Castillo De Feliciana's VIP and Club Members Only Room in Woodinville. Taste six wines paired with gourmet tapas. (available during non-business hours only). Value: $200
Taste Seattle Food Tours Pioneer Square Food and Cultural Tour for 4 
Enjoy a fun and unique Seattle experience.  Taste Seattle Food Tours will take you "off the eaten path" on a relaxed and guided walking tour including 25+ food and drink tastings at eight locations in Seattles oldest neighborhood including a new urban winery. 4 tickets total.  Value: $236
Private tasting for 12 at Florentino Cellars/Gecko Cellars
Enjoy a private tasting for twelve people with the winemaker at Michael Florentino Cellars and Gecko Cellars.  Also take how a bottle of Mistura Blanco (Sauvignon/Semillon) and Sangiovese from the auction.Value: $286
Magnum Vertical of Lost River Cabernet Sauvignon 
3 each 1.5 liter magnums  of Lost River Colummbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  Includes  2006, 2007 and 2008 vintages.  Value: $195
:Nota Bene Wine and Cheese tasting for 20
Enjoy eight current Nota Bene Cellars wines paired with fine cheeses and other appetizers at the winery. Also take home two bottles of Nota Bene wine from the auction to whet your palate.
Value: $500


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When & Where

Ray's Boathouse - Northwest Room
6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Family Wineries of Washington State

Family Wineries of Washington State is an organization representing the interests of small Washington wineries and by extension, Washington wine consumers. Our goal is to encourage conditions that lead to the success of small Washington wineries, higher quality wine in Washington, and better prices and selection for Washington wine consumers.


Part of the Ray's event is bestowing awards of Merit to a citizen and a Washington legislator who have best embodied the aspirations of small Washington Wineries.



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