Winemakers from seven countries will converge at Riesling Rendezvous in Seattle on July 17th, giving wine lovers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the finest Rieslings from around the world in one location. Hosted by Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington state and Dr. Loosen estate of Germany, the Riesling Rendezvous Grand Tasting will be held on the picturesque grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash.
More than 70 wineries from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, California, Idaho, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Washington will showcase an extraordinary lineup of more than 250 Rieslings.
Guests will savor Riesling friendly food from popular Seattle food trucks including Barking Frog, Snout & Co. and Jemil Caters, as well as appetizers prepared by Chateau Ste. Michelle Executive Chef Janet Hedstrom and the winery’s culinary team. The event will also feature live music by Six Over Four.
Tickets are $85 General Admission (5-8 pm) and $125 VIP limited availability (4-8 pm). Tickets are available online. (Attendance is limited to ages 21 and older.)
“Riesling Rendezvous has grown into the largest event dedicated to Riesling in the United States,” says Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.
“We are extremely fortunate to have some of the most renowned Riesling winemakers in the world sharing their stellar wines to demonstrate the great attributes and diversity of Riesling.”
The Grand Tasting is part of the 5th Riesling Rendezvous, a three-day event designed to bring together leading experts and producers to explore the versatility of Rieslings from around the world, discuss issues and opportunities surrounding the advancement of Riesling, and forge alliances among producers and Riesling enthusiasts. The trade tastings on July 18 & 19 will be held at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle and feature in-depth seminars led by distinguished speakers on topics such as: climate trends impacting Riesling, the diversity of Australian Riesling, the essential elements of dry Riesling, tips from the pros on selling Riesling, Alsace’s diverse terroir, and demonstrations pairing Riesling with cheese and salmon, Riesling cocktail tastings…and more!
Source: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery