While we think wine deserves to be celebrated year-round, it does have an official day of its own. Raise a glass in Kent for National Wine Day.
Take a wine walk through historic downtown, get a taste of what’s pouring at a local winery or have a glass or two of your favorite vintages at a wine bar that’s a favorite of locals and out-of-town visitors.
Get the party started at the Downtown Kent Wine Walk
Join fellow oenophiles at the Downtown Kent Wine Walk on Friday, May 18. Your $30 ticket gets you 12 tasting tokens and a glass. Once you stroll and sip, pick up a few bottles of your favs at the event storefront.
The spring fling is the first of three 2018 wine walks offered by the Kent Downtown Partnership. Mark your calendar for August 10 and October 12. Pick up a passport for all three and save 20 percent.
Taste some local vintages
Soos Creek Wine Cellars may fly under the radar, but the Kent winery has been producing top-notch Washington reds since the 1980s. Soos Creek has garnered accolades and awards for its handcrafted wines, along with 90+ ratings from noted wine critics. The winery isn’t open to the public, however you can nab a bottle or case by mail, and find it in retail outlets and restaurants, including Reds Wine Bar & Craft Beers at Kent Station.
Sample what’s pouring at a local watering hole
Pull up a seat at Reds Wine Bar & Craft Beers at Kent Station on May 25. This local favorite for gathering and sipping will offer half-price bottles of wine and a special flight for just $10. Reds also offers a tasty food menu that changes seasonally, including appetizers, entrees, pastas and desserts. (We personally love the bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese.) And the experts at Reds always have just the right wine to pair with each.
However you choose to celebrate National Wine Day, we know you’ll have a great time in Kent. Be sure to check out other things to do while you’re here.