Taste Washington Announces 2021 Programs

Washington is proud of its culinary environment, and Taste Washington is a large part of this community. Today, Taste Washington is proud to unveil its 2021 programming, a month-long celebration of Washington wine and food.

“While we look forward to a big in-person reunion in 2022, this year has given us the opportunity to make Taste Washington more inclusive and expansive for audiences across the nation,” Senior Vice President & CMO of Visit Seattle Ali Daniels said. “Lowering the barrier to entry has also created a platform to allow wineries and restaurants of any size or geographic location within the state to take part– from small pop-ups and brand-new wineries to longstanding wine and dining institutions, there is a place for all of them.”

Taste Washington 2021 is excited to introduce the brand new Taste Washington To Go, and Taste Washington At Home, along with unique winery and restaurant activations, hotel packages and more. 

For Taste Washington To Go, each week, famed chefs will create a special takeout pairing uniquely crafted for a specific theme. Wineries across the state will offer promotions highlighting the week’s featured variety, and local restaurants will offer their own spin on the theme. Subscribe to the Taste Washington weekly e-newsletter to get the scoop on the participating restaurants and the menus— limited quantities will be available from each restaurant, and meals are expected to sell out quickly!

Taste Washington At Home invites everyone into the kitchen to take part in Taste Washington. Each week, Whole Foods Market will share a different recipe and Washington wine pairing that follows the theme. This program was inspired by Taste Washington fans that are unable to travel this year or feel more comfortable preparing their own meals at home. 

“In a year that has been hard for so many, we hope this year’s Taste Washington will allow people to enjoy the best of Washington’s food and wine while supporting an industry that has been hurt the hardest,” Daniels said. “Throughout the month of March, treat yourself by booking a night at a hotel, ordering delicious take out and trying a new bottle of Washington wine.”

All programming details and weekly announcements can be found on the Taste Washington website.

‘Taste Washington Wine Month’

Raise a glass in celebration, because Taste Washington Wine Month is back with even more ways to enjoy and discover Washington State wine. Throughout the month of March, restaurants, retailers, hotels and wineries will offer special promotions to raise excitement about Washington’s dynamic wine industry.

The Taste Washington Wine Month website features a calendar of promotions, including winemaker dinner opportunities, discounts at local wineries and restaurants, special tasting events and more. On the website also lives a Tagboard, which automatically aggregates social media posts to pull even more specials, promotions and other social activity in one place.

“Washington State Wine is committed to supporting our local wine industry through promotions like Taste Washington Wine Month,” said Steve Warner, President of Washington State Wine. “It’s a great way for folks to discover new Washington wines and support local businesses.”

Washington State Wine will run a large advertising campaign throughout the month of March to generate roughly 1.8 million impressions. Organizers hope that combined efforts will support local restaurants and retailers, and also bring in additional opportunities through direct-to-consumer channels.

Excitement will build all month leading up to Taste Washington the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event, March 22-25 in Seattle. Taste Washington is celebrating its 21st birthday with an exciting expanded lineup of events, including more wineries, restaurants and premier chefs throughout the weekend.