Three Reasons to go to the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival

The Anacortes Spring Wine Festival is a very popular April event in the small town of Anacortes, Washington. This year it is on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

2019 Festival hours: VIP 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., general admission 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets VIP $120, general admission $75, designated driver $25. Tasting tickets come with a commemorative wine glass. Buy tickets here.

Tip: If you plan to come to the festival plan ahead as the hotels fill up quickly.

Tip: For those that want to extend their weekend of wine a handful of restaurants also offer wine tasting dinners.

Tip: On your way to and from Anacortes check out the Skagit Valley tulip fields.

It is a great event with lots of wine, delicious food, and amazing views. Here are three reasons to go to the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival.

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Three Reasons to go to the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival

#1 Location, Location, Location

The historic Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center is along Guemes Channel. Guests can easily move from inside the building to the pier to sip their wines and take in the water and island views.

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#2 Wine, Cider, and Sparkling Wine!

Washington is the 2nd largest producer of premium wines in the U.S. and with 30 wineries pouring their wonderful creations it’s a great way to sample a variety of wines, as well as learn about grape varietals, the winemaking process, and flavor profiles.

#3 Tasty Bites

Enjoy culinary creations from a selection of restaurants.

Anacortes Travel Tips

The Anacortes Spring Wine Festival is the perfect opportunity to explore Anacortes, which has a charming historic downtown with fun shops and antiquing, fabulous restaurants, and hikes with amazing vistas. The festival is also during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, so be sure to check the tulip fields out on your way to and from Anacortes.

Here is a list of helpful travel tips for your Fidalgo Island getaway.


11 thoughts on “Three Reasons to go to the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival”

  1. Had no idea there were so many wineries in Washington state. I’m afraid I would be sidetracked by all of the delectable treats at this festival – they look incredible! Would have to top it off with a glass of bubbles!

    • John, I didn’t realize how big wine was here until I moved here. The food at the festival is really good, so I totally get that!

  2. I find this post very entertaining! I love wines and I always try to sample different varieties. This event would be perfect for me and as it’s on April, I hope I’d get the opportunity to be there but then I’m not sure as I’m currently on a travel trip. Love your tips and list of restaurants to check out, though.


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