Our opening night event is an evening of award-winning Northwest wines and chef-designed small plates to pair with them. We've spent the year tasting several hundred wines and watching major competitions to select eight notable wines that represent some of the best current vintage wines from Oregon and Washington. Tasting selections include two wines that made the Wine Spectator Top 100 List in 2019; a Best of Show and two Best of Class winners from the 2019 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition; a 2019 Wine Press Northwest Double Platinum winner and a Best of Class winner from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Your vote will determine the best wines of the evening from these award-winning selections. Finish the fun evening on a sweet note with an award-winning dessert wine.
Each wine will be paired with a small plate specifically designed to complement it. Featured chef and three-time Iron Chef Goes Coastal winner Jonathan Hoffman brings his creative touch to delicious bites prepared specifically with each of our wine selections in mind. Our Thursday night Throwdown is an evening of delicious fun and is a great way to discover new wines and varietals while you increase your awareness of Northwest wine regions.