The QFC Advantage Lounge
Enjoy the luxury of the QFC Advantage Lounge. There you will enjoy sips of reserve caliber wines including Brown Family Vineyards, Col Solare, Erath, Mercer Estates, Northstar, Spring Valley Vineyards, Waterbrook Winery, The Woodhouse Wine Estate and more (additional selections coming soon!). Just show your QFC membership card for unlimited access to the area. Not a member? Sign up for a complimentary membership on the spot and take Advantage of the lounge!
Featured Wine Region: Woodinville Wine Country
Nestled in the picturesque Sammamish River Valley just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle, Woodinville Wine Country offers visitors easy access to Washington’s critically-acclaimed wines and winemakers. Local enthusiasts visit frequently, returning to walk the grounds of their favorites winery, catch up with a winemaker they met on their last visit or pursue their next discovery. Visitor amenities include award winning restaurants and luxury accommodations making Woodinville Washington State’s most accessible wine country getaway. Woodinville Wine Country brings more than 30 wineries to Seattle Wine and Food Experience representing every AVA in the state!
Stella Artois Bistro & Chef Stage
Get a taste of Stella Artois and enjoy light bites in the Bistro & Chef Stage area at Seattle Wine and Food Experience. On stage chef demonstrations with Diane LaVonne of Diane’s Market Kitchen will teach you about cooking and pairing beer with any food. And don’t forget to pick up one of the coveted Stella Artois Chalice and taste through their other world class brands including Cidre, Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Brun and Leffe Blond. Demo schedule for the event is below – don’t forget to stop by for a bite!
1 & 3 pm – Diane’s Carrot Cake featuring Stella Artois Cidre2 & 4 pm – Braised Shortribs featuring Stella Artois Leffe Brune
Tim’s Cascade Snacks Beer and Cider Exhibit
Tim’s has been creating their famous chips in the shadow of the Cascade Mountain range since 1986 using an old family recipe. Tim’s starts with premium potatoes direct from family owned farms and only the finest blends of real seasonings. Did you know that the Northwest is the largest producer of hops in the country? And that Washington State University’s Mount Vernon research station is home to the largest variety of hard-cider apples in the country? Sip some cider, imbibe a brew and find out what’s happening in the world of these craft beverages at the Tim’s Cascade Snacks exhibit.
SIP Northwest Distillery Walk
SIP Northwest magazine keeps you informed about all the latest happenings in Northwest beverages. In Distillery Walk, SIP has gathered many of the region’s hottest craft spirits makers, so you can sip your way through their latest creations and learn how grains and botanicals become whiskey, vodka and gin.
Top Pot Doughnut and Coffee Bar
When you’re ready to grab a sweet treat and revive your palate, visit the Top Pot Doughnut and Coffee Bar for a hand-forged doughnut and cup of joe. Since 2002, Top Pot has paired a vintage aesthetic with a gourmet spin on the traditional coffee and doughnuts pairing.
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Tasting Bar
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a collection of distinctive wine estates, each allowed to explore to the fullest extent the unique growing conditions and individual winemaking practices that give the wines from these estates their extraordinary character. At the Tasting Bar take the Riesling Challenge and determine which wine pleases your palate – Dry, Off Dry or Sweet and experience the wonderful selection of wines from Washington’s largest winery!
Les Dames d’Escoffier Alley
Get a taste of the beverages, food and specialty products from talented members of Les Dames d’Escoffier Seattle. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Les Dames d’Escoffier Seattle focuses on raising funds for scholarships for women in the culinary, beverage and hospitality industries, and also supports community-outreach programs and sustainable-agriculture projects based in Washington state. Particpating Les Dames include: Anthony’s Pier 66, Biscuit Box, Cicchetti, Gelatiamo, Gnocci Bar, Hot Stove Society, Kaspar’s Special Events & Catering, McCrea Cellars, Pike Brewing Company, Serafina Osteria & Enoteca and World Spice Merchants
Wente Vineyard Aroma Experience
Have you discovered a perfect glass of wine, but don’t know how to identify the aromas? Wente Vineyards offers a unique Aroma Experience where you will learn how to pick out specific aromas in wine, and be able to describe them with ease. This experience is fun, interactive and you will be amazed at how much you learn!
Wines from Around the World
Try sips from more than 100 wineries from the Northwest and beyond. Compare varietals and winemaking styles from region to region as you embark on a world tour of wine.
Chef Prepared Gourmet Bites
Check out the incredible creations from more 25 of Seattle’s most accomplished chefs representing a global range of cuisines.
Yakima Valley Tourism
Yakima Valley is the heart of Washington state’s agricultural belt. Get a taste of the craft food and beverages from the area including cider, beer, wine and much more!
Heritage Meats Butchery Demo
Learn butchery from the master Tracy Smaciarz, owner of Heritage Meats. Live butchery demos will be coupled with meat bites from restaurants Bell + Whete featuring Gleason Ranch Beef and Delicatus featuring Jerry Baker Pork.