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Snohomish wine festival coming March 1
SNOHOMISH - The Snohomish Wine Festival on Saturday, March 1 is expected to be an enjoyable taste of local and global culture.
Going on its fifth year, the Snohomish Wine Festival will see a few changes, but the objective remains the same: To show visitors a “taste”-ful, great time on a local scale while raising funds for the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce.
Pam Osborne, the chamber’s longtime manager, said the festival has been a terrific fundraiser.
Among the 20 wineries expected to participate, five are based in Snohomish: Dubindil Winery, Furion Cellars, Van Camp Cellars, Alia Wines and Lantz Cellars.
Six participants are international wineries from the wine-savvy lands of Spain and Italy being represented by their local distributors. Guests will also get to carry around with them a tasting plate, with food catered by the
Cabbage Patch Restaurant.
Planning the event began four months ago. Osborne said the event has been a lot of fun to plan.
“It certainly has been the most fun mainly because it’s the most different,” Osborne said. “Most of our chamber events are usually family-oriented, but this is definitely an adult day and evening out. People can come and not only enjoy great wine, but spend some time in and enjoy downtown Snohomish.”
Sponsors such as Peoples Bank have helped, Osborne said.
“They’ve really stepped up and helped a lot. That’s how it has been with all of our events – once you get involved, you’re hooked! It’s a lot of fun.”
The Snohomish Event Center raises the atmosphere.
“It’s a great location to come and taste a wide variety of wines,” Wine Festival coordinator and city economic development manager Debbie Emge said. “Guests can purchase bottles of their favorite wines they taste, as well.”
Emge anticipates 600 people will come to the Wine Festival.

Event information
A $25 general ticket includes five tastings and light appetizers.
An option this year are $50 VIP tickets, which allows guests eight tastings, early entry into the second session of the festival, a commemorative wine glass, a discount on their first bottle purchase, and a “wine lover” gift bag.
The first tasting session runs from 1 to 4 p.m. The second tasting session is from 6 to 9 p.m.
A VIP tasting time is from 5 to 6 p.m.
The Wine Festival will be March 1 at the Snohomish Event Center, 1011 Second St. between Avenues A and B.
Tickets are available online at www.snohomishwinefestival.com and at the door the day of the event.

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