Tri-City Wine Festival 2017

I had a blast at the 39th Annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick last Saturday night! I seized the opportunity to try out my new 3 gimbal stabilizer for video with my cell phone. It worked really well, most of the awkwardness came from operator error. Hopefully I’ll get better as I gain experience using it.

There were over 70 wineries represented, and over 200 wines available for sampling. Below is some video I shot while making the rounds doing some tasting. College Cellars in Walla Walla won double gold and best of show for their 2017 Muscat.

Next year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, November 17th.

Market Vineyards

I had the pleasure of interviewing Erin Sagadin, the tasting room manager at Market Vineyards, a few days ago. She and her staff were busy preparing for the Members Party (which was a blast), so it was very gracious of Erin to carve out some time to get me up to speed about the driving force behind the winery.

I love the ambiance at Market Vineyards. I’m a member and you can often find me there on Friday nights, especially if there’s music. Click here to view their upcoming events.

The patio looks out over undeveloped steppe/shrubland , which I find very relaxing during the warmer months. The staff is always very attentive and willing to accommodate, if at all possible…