I had the awesome opportunity yesterday evening to accompany the lovely Taryn Miller of Sips & the City to Wine Rocks Seattle on Pier 66, and essentially get the experience of a wine festival instead of the beer fests I usually gravitate to. I’m sold! This event had everything you could want on a Seattle summer evening: a waterfront location with a view, fantastic wines (I stuck mostly to white and rose because of the heat), food samples (Beechers Cheese and Bill the Butcher were on hand, among others) and food trucks (like the amazing Grilled Cheese Experience), and live music.
The music was provided by the wine makers themselves, who formed a few bands and played a good variety for lounging and dancing. In particular, an all-track-suit-wearing band from Des Voigne Cellars in Woodinville provided covers from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Weezer and Dixie Chicks that I just loved.
As far as the wine goes, I won’t pick favorites. I’m not nearly enough of a connoisseur to advise on good wines. I’ll just say there was a great representation there from all over the state and enough varieties to suit everyone’s taste. Don’t like wine? They had you covered there too, with several beers and ciders available.
The best part? Proceeds from the event benefited the University District Food Bank.
Here’s a few photos from the event!