Gilman Village celebrates 40 years with Wine Walk

November 12, 2013

By Nathaniel Reeves

Issaquah’s Gilman Village will celebrate its 40th anniversary in style.

The city landmark hosts the Gilman Village Wine Walk from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 21. Participants can taste products from small local wineries while visiting shops and restaurants in the village. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event.

The Issaquah community has already begun to get excited about the event, sponsored by the Downtown Issaquah Association.

“People love wine tasting, and we’ve had a fantastic response to the event so far,” said Galia Gutierrez, events coordinator of the Downtown Issaquah Association. “Gilman Village is the perfect place to host a holiday event and it’s just a nice place to spend a couple of hours.”

Adding to the atmosphere, the Travis Hartnett Trio will perform jazz.

Of course, the main attraction is the wine tasting. Attendees, who are encouraged to bring their own glass to cut down on waste, can sample wine from more than 10 local wineries. For the wineries, it’s a chance to showcase their wines to an audience that may be unfamiliar with them.

“It is a very good opportunity to get our wines in front of potential new customers,” said Robert Delf, of Northwest Cellars. “Our wines are high quality and the only way to get that point across is to have people taste them.”

 

Nathaniel Reeves is a student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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