Taste Tri-Cities

Visit Tri-Cities and the Tri-Cities Wine Tourism Council present Taste Tri-Cities, a celebration of regional wine and food! Local wineries have partnered with restaurants to create an enhanced food and wine experience in the Heart of Washington Wine Country. Enjoy a winemaker’s dinner, a special food pairing or an authentic farm to fork experience. Participating wineries and restaurants include:

Frichette Winery & 
Fat Olives 

Fat Olives, Richland
August 1-16

Experience Frichette Wine at Fat Olives in Richland. For Taste Tri-Cities, enjoy “no corkage fee” when you take in Frichette Wine to enjoy with dinner at this family owned and operated restaurant. 

Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyards & Twigs Bistro
Terra Blanca Vineyard Grill, Benton City
August 4-6, August 11-13
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Special Taste Tri-Cities tapas menu! 
Pear and Pancetta Crostini
Sweet pears with crispy pancetta and creamy goat cheese on toasted French bread finished with olive oil and chives

Hummus Trio
Basil hummus, red pepper hummus and garlic hummus with toasted pita bread finished with olive oil and parsley
Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Mini sweet peppers filled with Italian sausage, boursin cheese, parmesan cheese and herbed bread crumbs finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze

Tucannon Cellars & Baum's House of Chocolates

Tucannon Cellars, Benton City
August 1 - 16 
Tucannon Cellars and Baum’s House of Chocolates have partnered up for a divine pairing of hand made chocolates and craft Washington Wine! Enjoy wine barrel shaped chocolate truffles made with our 2012 Merlot! Purchase a bottle of our 2012 to receive a complimentary box of four truffles. The chocolates will also be available for purchase separately. Stop on by Tucannon Cellars for a taste of Tri-Cities!

The Kitchen @ Barnard Griffin 
The Kitchen @ Barnard Griffin, Richland
August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Tuscan family-style winemaker dinner, four courses with wine pairings, both current wines and libraried favorites. Limited to 20 people per seating. 

Chandler Reach Vineyards & Water2 Wine Cruises  
Water2Wine Cruises Columbia Point Marina, Richland
August 3
6:00 p.m.
Join us for a true Taste of Tri-Cities! On board the Chrysalis, you’ll enjoy a variety of cheese and fruit while tasting award-winning Chandler Reach wine. Enjoy a lovely dinner and full-bar selection available with an additional cost. Head to the upper deck for great music and dancing all while cruising down the Columbia River.  

Purple Star & Fat Olives
Purple Star, Benton City
August 5

6:00 p.m.
$75/$65 for Wine Club Members
A Winemaker Dinner times two! Join us at Muret-Gaston Winery for an amazing dinner catered by Fat Olives and paired with wines from Schooler Nolan and Muret-Gaston. JD Nolan and Kyle Johnson will be showcasing how each wine can bring out different flavors of each delicious course.

Badger Mountain Vineyard & CG Public House
Badger Mountain Vineyard, Kennewick
August 6

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$30 general/$25 club member
Rosé All Day Brunch Bash

Kitzke Cellars & Country Mercantile
Hike, Picnic and Sip
Tasting Room Hours:
Monday & Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday:12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit Country Mercantile for the perfect picnic lunch to go, then enjoy a leisurely hike up the newest local trail, Candy Mountain Trail. Relax at our beautiful tasting room at the foot of Candy Mountain upon your return to enjoy your picnic lunch with our delicious wine as you take in the view
*Groups of 6 or more please call ahead.

Purple Star Wines & Fat Olives
Fat Olives, Richland
August 9
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us August 9 at Fat Olives in Richland for Winemaker Happy hour. There will be special food pairings and glass pours of Purple Star Wines to enjoy while chatting with owners and Winemaker, Amy and Kyle Johnson.

Goose Ridge Estate Winery & 

CG Public House 
Goose Ridge Estate Winery, Richland

August 11
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Flights and Bites at Goose Ridge. Join us for a special flight edition of our Friday Night Social Club.Your boarding pass will get you a flight of four Goose Ridge Estate Wines, each paired with a delicious seasonal bite from CG Public House.

Giving Garden Progressive Soirèe
Benton City
August 11 
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Join the wineries of Benton City for a progressive dinner party on a beautiful Tri-Cities August evening. Twelve wineries and vineyards have created gardens to grow vegetables to support the Benton City Food Bank. This unique wine and dinner experience will showcase four of the gardens. You’ll enjoy wine and appetizers at three gardens and then meet at the fourth garden for a summer inspired dinner created by Fat Olives Catering. Cost is $85.00 per person and tickets are limited so reserve your spot on the Giving Garden Progressive Soiree today. Proceeds will benefit the Benton City Food Bank.

Event Progression:
5:30 p.m. Purple Star - Two appetizers and two wines
6:15 p.m. Col Solare - Two appetizers and two wines
7:00 p.m. Hedges - Two appetizers and two wines
7:45 p.m. Hightower Cellars - Main course and dessert

Fiction @ J. Bookwalter 

August 11-12
Locally sourced menu, paired with J. Bookwalter wines. View the menu here

Frichette Winery & 
Ethos Bakery & Café 
Frichette Winery, Benton City

August 12
6:30 p.m.
Join us at Farm to Fork at Frichette Winery for this food and wine 
experience in the Heart of Washington Wine Country on Saturday, August 12. Ethos Bakery and Cafe will create from scratch a four course dinner using ingredients from local farms, including Frichette’s family farms. Greg and Shae will match a wine for each course. This limited seating dinner is one of the 
highlights of the year at Frichette Winery.

Hightower Cellars & Kindra Wok 'N Roll
Hightower Cellars, Benton City

August 12
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Opera On The Vine™ returns to HIGHTOWER CELLARS on Red Mountain in Washington wine country for another evening of opera arias and duets! Hightower's award-winning wines will be available to purchase by the glass and bottle, while you enjoy a beautiful night of music and a sunset view of Red Mountain! Gourmet Asian Fusion "small plates" will also be available from Kindra Wok 'n Roll food truck beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

Longship Cellars & Gourmet Grub Bus 
Longship Cellars, Richland 
August 12-13
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

We are teaming up with a local food truck, Gourmet Grub Bus, on August 12-13 for a special food and wine tasting event. A special menu will be prepared to compliment Longship Cellars wines. August 13 will be a brunch menu. 
Sleeping Dog Wines & Ethos Bakery & Café 
Ethos Bakery & Café, Richland 
August 13
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Sleeping Dog Wines is partnering with Ethos Bakery & Café to host a “meet and greet” with Pet Over Population Prevention (POPP). Meet some of the staff and volunteers from POPP to learn about their mission, as well as pets that are available for adoption. While contemplating the role of responsible pet care, and your own needs for an animal companion, enjoy some delectable Ethos pizza accompanied by tastes of Sleeping Dog Wines. Pizza, Pups and Petite Sirah - what a way to enjoy an afternoon!

Badger Mountain Vineyard & Gourmet Grub Bus
Badger Mountain Vineyard, Kennewick
August 17

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening under the stars in the estate vineyard. Award-winning wines and food from the Tri-Cities hottest new food truck, Gourmet Grub Bus.