Charles Smith Hosts First-Annual End of Summer Bash on August 26

The Head and the Heart headlines with a special acoustic concert alongside performances by the mighty Calexico and Atomic Bombshells, wineries from around the world and local food trucks. 

Seattle, Wash. (August 22, 2017) – In celebration of his new, special release, barrel-aged K Vintners Jet City Riesling, award-winning winemaker Charles Smith is hosting the first-annual End of Summer Bash: Riesling Revolution on Saturday, August 26 at Charles Smith’s Jet City in Seattle. Giving fans a new, radical side of Riesling and creating the ultimate wine-tasting experience, Charles is bringing together 18 premier wineries primarily from the Pacific Northwest and a few favorites from Germany to showcase the best Riesling including Charles & Charles Riesling, the famed Kung Fu Girl Riesling and K Vintners Jet City Riesling, which is only available for a limited time at the event and in the Jet City tasting room. Following the tasting, Calexico then The Head and the Heart will take the stage making this a truly one-of-a-kind event.

Taking place at Jet City, the largest urban winery on the west coast with a killer view of Mt. Rainier, the End of Summer Bash will feature a burlesque show from the Atomic Bombshells during the Riesling tasting. Local food trucks – Nacho Mama’s, The People’s Burger, Sam Choy’s Poke To the Max and Stella Fiore Wood Fired Pizza – will also be serving signature dishes. Tickets are available online now for $45 at: and $55 at the door if not sold out prior to the event. Follow @KickAssWaWine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for update

“Riesling has been one of my favorite varietals,” said Charles Smith, winemaker and owner of Jet City. “We’re excited to bring together so many producers and a killer music lineup to give the varietal a worthy celebration.”

The debut Jet City Riesling Revolution will feature Riesling from winemaker Charles Smith and wineries including: Airfield Estates Winery, Charles & Charles, Charles Smith Wines, Dr. Loosen Fritz Haag, Fletcher Bay Winery, J. Bookwalter Winery, K Vintners,Maximin Grünhaus, Mercer Wine Estate, Milbrandt Vineyards, Pacific Rim, Robert Weil, Ryan Patrick Wines, Savage Grace,Sparkman Cellars, Ste. Michelle Wines Estates and Wit Cellars.

About the First-Annual End of Summer Bash: Riesling Revolution:

WHAT: Charles Smith’s First-Annual End of Summer Bash: Riesling Revolution
WHEN: Saturday, August 26 (Wine tasting and burlesque is 4:30pm)
WHERE: Charles Smith’s Jet City (1136 S Albro Pl. Seattle, WA, 98108)
TICKETS: Available for purchase at Charles Smith’s Jet City or online at: 

About Charles Smith: Started in Walla Walla, Washington, in the late 1990’s, award-winning winemaker Charles Smith’s portfolio of wines includes Wines of Substance, CasaSmith ViNO, K Vintners, SIXTO, B. Leighton and one-half of Charles & Charles. In 2015, the Charles Smith footprint broadened to Seattle with the opening of Jet City, the largest urban winery on the west coast, that has attracted tens of thousands of visitors since its debut. Charles Smith is the only person to have received Winemaker of the Year distinctions by both Wine Enthusiast (2014) and Food & Wine (2009), and he owns the largest winemaker-owned winery in Washington.  His wines continue to receive broad recognition from leading wine publications such as Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast with 110 scores of 95 points and above, and 416 scores of 90 points and above. For more information visit


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