The 14th annual Kirkland Uncorked event is set for July 12-14 in Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza.
The yearly wine festival will feature 80 Washington wines, local grillers and a craft market and raise money for homeless animals.
Kirkland Uncorked is a fundraiser for Woodinville’s Homeward Pet Adoption Center, a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter.
“Kirkland Uncorked is an absolute can’t-miss event for anyone who enjoys sipping amazing wine in one of the most picturesque places in our region,” Phil Megenhardt, president of Bold Hat Productions and the wine festival, said in a press release. “Summer on the Kirkland waterfront is absolutely beautiful. We’re excited to welcome our biggest collection of wines we’ve ever had at the event, all while raising money to support Homeward Pet Adoption Center.”
According to the release, many of the state’s top wineries share their best varietals during the three-day event. Reds, whites and craft brews will be available to refresh every palette. In addition, guests can enjoy a Friday burger brawl where the best burger will be crowned, a Saturday food truck feast, a head-to-head Grilling Competition between two professional chefs and more.
These year’s 80-varietal wine lineup is headlined by 15 different rosé wines, all offered by Washington wineries. Rosé wines continue to be popular among festival guests, so much so that this year’s Kirkland Uncorked signature wine for sale is a Rosé from Silver Lake Winery, the release states.
The event’s signature wine will be for sale in full bottles, along with all other varietals being sampled in the event, inside the Kirkland Uncorked Wine Shop. Guests will be able to save by purchasing bottles at the event, tax free, the release states. Bottles may be purchased to take home, or opened and enjoyed inside the event.
Tickets can be purchased online at KirklandUncorked.com or at select Fred Meyer store locations and are $25. Ticket prices increase beginning July 12.
Kirkland Uncorked is split into two parts, a 21 and older tasting garden and an all ages street fair. The tasting garden features sampling of 80 Washington wines, live music, restaurant tastings, beer tent, summer cocktail and more. The street fair features a boat show, the Uncorked craft market, the CityDog Magazine dog modeling contest and a Saturday food truck feast.
There will be parking provided by ProPark and Kirkland Urban — about 600 free parking spots — in the new Kirkland Urban parking deck, located on Central Way.