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Weekend getaway: Festival to feature 60+ Washington wines, live music

Don ChareunsyMay 29, 2019

Auction of Washington Wines’ Wine and Music Festival on Saturday will showcase more than 60 Washington wines from some 20 of the state’s award-winning wineries and live music from Dakota Brown Band and Jack Rothwell.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy food from Porter’s Real Barbecue and Fat Olives Restaurant & Catering. Proceeds of AWW’s Wine and Music Festival benefit Seattle Children’s and Viticulture and Enology Research at Washington State University.

AWW’s 2019 Honorary Grower Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards is hosting a Vineyard Dinner in Benton City on Friday. Guests will enjoy Kiona’s award-winning wines paired with dishes from Fat Olives.

The details:

WHEN: Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1

DETAILS: To purchase tickets and for more information, visit AWW’s website at https://auctionofwawines.org/events/

Vineyard Dinner

Friday, May 31, 6 p.m.

Kiona Vineyards, Benton City, Washington

Take in the views of Red Mountain and Yakima Valley while enjoying Fat Olives paired with Kiona wine served by the Williams family. Seating is limited. Tickets: $150 per person.

Wine and Music Festival

Saturday, June 1, 6 p.m.

Col Solare, Red Mountain, Washington

The Wine and Music Festival showcases more than 20 Washington wineries with 60+ wine selections. Attendees will enjoy Porter’s Real Barbecue and Fat Olives, plus music by Dakota Brown Band and Jack Rothwell. Tickets: $85 general admission includes food and wine tastings. Access begins at p.m. VIP tickets are sold out.

Since its premiere in 1988, AWW has raised more than $46 million benefitting Seattle Children’s and Washington State University Wine Science Research. AWW events give wine lovers the chance to support the state’s wine industry and families in the region. The annual AWW weekend is Aug. 15-17. AWW was ranked among 2018’s top three highest-earning charity wine auctions in the nation by Wine Spectator Magazine. More: www.auctionofwawines.org

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