Saturday, June 26, 2010
Lloyd and Ann are heading to Yakima for the annual Sunshine & Wine event at the State Fair Park today, Saturday, June 26th. The event starts at 1 pm and runs until 5 pm. This is the fifth year Walter Dacon has poured wine at this event which is the culmination of the Washington State Wine Competition.. It's always a fun event with live music, fabulous food, and tremendous award winning wines from across the state - all on the lawn. The temperature is forecast to be 84 degrees today in Yakima - we can hardly wait! Walter Dacon will be pouring C'est Syrah Magnifique. So, jump in your car, take the 2.5 hour drive, say hi and soak up some rays.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Lloyd and Ann recently had the opportunity to attend the pre-launch of Sullivan's Steakhouse, a fabulous affair on June 17th at 621 Union Street, Seattle. The venue is perfect, the food scrumptious, and with newly renovated space, everything is in place for a pleasurable dining experience. Schuyler Adams, the General Manager, is ready to greet guests at the restaurant tonight (6/19/2010) for their Grand Opening. Check out the wine list when you visit. You might find one of your favorites.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Walter Dacon Wines were honored to receive two gold medals (C'est Syrah Magnfique and Appanage) at the Seattle Wine Awards conducted by Christopher Chan, Sommelier at the Rainier Club, Seattle.
The event, held this past Sunday, brought 90 of the best wineries in the state of Washington together for a grand tasting. The wines and food were fabulous, and the historic venue was awsome.
Look for next year's event in June of 2011.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
June 8th was a spectacular evening for Walter Dacon Wines. We were privileged to be invited to the Governor's Mansion to participate in a fund raiser sponsored by the non-partisan Governor's Mansion Foundation.
The wine tasting event was a 'first' for the mansion and will probably become an annual event based on its success. The Governor, Chris Gregoire, was on hand to welcome several hundred participants and share stories about how the Foundation was started by then First Lady, Nancy Evans, in 1972.
As the evening was winding down and the governor departed to a private meeting, a security person for the Governor approached Lloyd and Ann. She indicated that the Governor had requested Walter Dacon and "would we please follow her to the private area?" As we arrived at the door to the private area, another security person came out and said, "Oh, I'm sorry, she requested Walter Dacon wine, not the winemaker". Needless to say, everyone erupted in laughter and even more laughter. Lloyd said he would get lots of mileage in the future telling this story!