It has been a while since a great, not-to-miss Washington wine event has crossed my path, but the Exotic Wine Festival is not only a unique wine experience, but an amazing experience in general. And the best part? It hasn’t happened yet, so you can join us! Celebrate Washington wine month in a big way…tasting rare varietals from our fine state.
The 4th Annual Exotic Wine Festival is a collaboration between Wine World and Seattle Uncorked that benefits Teatro ZinZanni, a Seattle non-profit circus, dinner theater, described as the “hottest ticket in town”.
Why am I so interested in this wine event? For a few reasons, but mainly because you’re exposed to varietals AND wineries which you wouldn’t often get to experience without a lot of effort, all in one of the most unique settings. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to try many varietals you may have never heard of, or never tasted such as Mourvedre, Cinsault, Malbec, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Roussanne, Viognier, Albarino (I’ve never had this!) and many more, all under a 103 year old Belgium speigeltent!
Another really fun aspect of this event is that select Teatro ZinZanni artists and performers will be on hand to provide entertainment. This is a great way to get a sneak peek of what talent Teatro ZinZinni has and what your money will help support, the ZinZanni Institute for Circus Acts (ZICA). ZICA was created in 2008 to help expand on the educational component of Teatro ZinZanni’s mission. Norm Langill, TZ President and Artistic Director says it best: “We recognize the need to not only preserve these increasingly rare art forms, but to provide much-needed professional training opportunities for both artists and artisans to continue refining, defining and improving their craft.”
Date: March 19, 2013
Tickets: $35 (Buy Here!)
Location: Lower Queen Anne, 222 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98101
Food: Light Appetizers
25 Participating Wineries:
The Bunnell Family Cellar
Castillo de Felicians Winery
Chatter Creak Winery
Chocolate Shop & Sweet Symphony
Gecko Wine Co./Michael Florentino Cellars
Madsen Family Cellars
NHV – Naches Heights Vineyard
Ross Andrew Winery
Tapteil Vineyard Winery
Whidbey Island Vineyards & Winery
Source: Wild 4 Washington Wine