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Seattle Wine and Food Experience 2017

February 24, 2017 - February 26, 2017


Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November, 1, for Seattle Wine and Food Experience WEEKEND (SWFE) which returns February 24-26, 2017 with an expanded itinerary of three unique epicurean events. The ninth annual weekend of local feasting and drinking includes POP! Bubbles & Seafood (Friday, Feb. 24), COMFORT (Saturday, Feb. 25and the ever-popular Grand Tasting (Sunday, Feb. 26). Seattle magazine acquired the event in September and will continue to partner with Peha Promotions for creative direction and promotion of the events.

Under Seattle magazine’s ownership, the footprint of the event will grow to reach a wider audience and showcase the city through its incredible food and beverage scene. Founded in 2009Seattle magazine added POP!, a pre-Grand Tasting event in 2013 to showcase our city’s legendary seafood and growing number of sparkling and wine producers. This year, a new Saturday night event, Comfort!, will serve up the best of our region’s perfect-for-winter fried chicken and other comfort foods, as well as beer and cider. Seattle magazine is celebrating 50 years, and a big part of the magazine focuses on this region’s dynamic food and beverage scene,” says editor Rachel Hart. “This event gives us a great platform to tell that story to our audience in person.” 

“The Seattle Wine and Food Experience curates an incredible list of makers and producers and supports the community,” adds Jamie Peha, executive producer and president of Peha Promotions, who has been running the event since 2010More than 600 wines are available for tasting throughout the weekend along with a huge selection of breweries, ciders and distilleries. And with three event offerings at a variety of price options guests can attend just one event or splurge and enjoy the whole weekend.

The three days of feasting each offer unique experiences. Held at the glamorous McCaw Hall on Friday, February 24Pop! Bubbles & Seafood highlights Pacific Northwest seafood for a one-of-a kind Seattle experience. Top culinary talent will prepare delicious bites of fresh and sustainable seafood from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Triad Fisheries and other local seafood companies.Oysters presented by Taylor Shellfish bring that extra panache to an already mouth-watering event. It’s a night to enjoy more than 30 sparkling wines from around the world including: West Coast sparkling wines, Spanish Cava, Champagne and Italian Proseccoplus seafood-friendly white wines. Reserve red wines, the Callebaut Chocolate Lounge and a Celebrity Saber-Off competition top off the evening. 

Make your way to Fremont Foundry for the weekend’s NEWEST addition, Comfort! on Saturday, February 25Cozy up with Seattle’s best feel-good foods and crafty brews from mac and cheese to burgers, beer, cider, hot toddies and more! Indulge on sweet and savory bites from local gastropubs and taverns while sipping on a diverse array of craft beverages. Tasty features include the Bloody Mary station, a Hot Toddy bar and the new Fry Bar, where Washington State Potatoes are fried up to crispy goodness and dressed up at the condiment bar.

The epicurean Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting event returns to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall to wrap up the weekend on Sunday, February 26The largest of the three events, the Grand Tasting, as such food festivals go, is approachable and a great value. Featuring 25 chefs, 100 wineries and dozens of beer, cider and spirits purveyors, the unique experiences are not to be missed includeYakima Valley Tourism Craft Beverage Boom featuring more than 25 vendors from the regionCelebrity Cruises Modern Luxury Lounge featuring specialty cocktails and a chance to win a cruiseHeritage Meats Butchery Block artisan butchery demos, The Savor Experience by San Luis Obispo County Tourism featuring wines from the Central Coast of California, Woodinville Wine Country, Nicky USA Chefs Corner featuring exotic meatsWashington Potato Commission potato hash action stationTop Pot Doughnut barTim’s Cascade Snacks, Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino, QFC Wine Store and more. Watch for updates and new announcements on the website and our social media channels. 

Plan ahead and don’t miss your opportunity to experience the latest culinary trends, taste wines from a variety of wine regions and expand your knowledge of the latest craft beverages. The 2017 experience benefits Les Dames d’Escoffier Seattle, a philanthropic organization that provides scholarships and mentoring for women in food, beverage and hospitality. Tickets go on sale November 1, 2016 at


POP! Bubbles and Seafood

Where: McCaw Hall (321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109)

When: Friday, February 24, 2017

Hours: 6-9pm

Price: $8



Where: The Fremont Foundry (154 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103)

When: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hours: 5-8pm

Price: $55


Seattle Wine and Food Experience – Grand Tasting 

Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (300 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109)

When: Sunday, February 262017

Hours: VIP: 12-5pmGeneral Admission: 1-5pm 

            Price: VIP: $90

            Early Bird General Admission (November 1-15): $65

            General Admission (after November 15): $70

Attend all three events with the SWFE Weekend Pass package($220). Tickets on sale November 1, 2016 at www.seattlewineandfoodexperience.comThis is a 21 and older event, all admitted must have a valid I.D. No children or babes-in-arms will be admitted. 


February 24, 2017
February 26, 2017
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Seattle Magazine


Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, 98109 United States
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(206) 915-0015