The 3rd Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival was another smashing success.

53 wineries from the Pacific Northwest poured over 175 wines at the August 4, 2018 event.

Festivalgoers also had the chance to taste a number of delectable food samples from eight Whatcom County restaurants as well as beer tastes from Bellingham’s Stones Throw Brewery and spirits from Fremont Mischief Distillery and Paraty Spirits.

In addition, the evening included a medal presentation from an earlier judged competition that included 22 golds, 3 double golds and the Best in Show award which went to the Hedges Family Estate 2016 Syrah.

For a list of all of the 2018 medal winners go to

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The newly-launched Discover Washington Wine web site is up and running and should serve as your go-to reference point for information about all the State’s wine regions, wineries, and tasting rooms.

The site provides you with an alphabetical listing, by city, of every winery in Washington. This is an invaluable tool for Northwest wine lovers planning to travel or who’d like to recommend wineries to others in a specific geographic region.

There are also some great articles focusing on all things wine-related including features on varietals, vineyards, winemakers, and much more.

Click on the “Things to Check Out” link for instant access to this incredible new site!

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By all accounts, the 2nd Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival was a huge success. Over 400 attendees filled the Grand Ballroom of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel on August 5, 2017 and were treated to an incredible array of good food and excellent wines.

null31 gold medals and 6 double golds (unanimous gold honors by the panel’s five judges) were also awarded during the evening. Winthrop Washington’s Lost River Winery earned Best in Show honors for its 2013 Merlot.

For a complete list of medal winners visit