Uncorking for a Good Cause

Ever wondered how athletic your favorite winemaker might be? How about how fast he can run? Woodinville Wine Country, the nonprofit trade association responsible for building awareness of the quality and diversity of Woodinville wines, will put your Woodinville’s most daring winemakers and their tasting room teams to the test on August 19.

For the second consecutive year, Woodinville Wine Country will host the Woodinville Winemaker, Brewer and Distiller Triathlon, taking place Wednesday, August 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Woodinville. Spectators are invited to watch and challenge over 30 teams of winemakers, beer brewers and craft distillers as they run, cycle and paddle to raise money for The Goodtimes Project, a children’s no-cost oncology camp for patients, survivors and siblings affected by cancer.

Participants include some of the best wine and booze makers in town, including Betz Family Winery, JM Cellars, Gorman Winery, Patterson Cellars, Darby Winery, Redhook Brewery, Sumerian Brewery and many more.

Participants will test their endurance as they race through the Sammamish River Valley’s most picturesque areas, finishing with a brisk, splashy sprint up the river to Adventura Aerial Park near Willows Lodge.

After the race, contestants and spectators will celebrate at Redhook Brewery to enjoy beer, wine, spirits, food and live entertainment.

Tickets are $75 per person and include meal and beverage tickets and an event T-shirt. Tickets are tax deductible and will help support both Woodinville Wine Country and The Goodtimes Project.

For more information on Woodinville Winemaker, Brewer and Distiller Triathlon, visit www.woodinvillewinecountry.com.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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