The 2021 Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival has been postponed because of an increase in COVID-19 activity in Chelan and Douglas counties.

Foothills Magazine is proud to produce the Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival, Eastern Washington’s premier food and wine event.

What is the Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival? It’s a judged wine competition in which the winners of the competition are recognized during the evening of the festival. The competition typically draws more than 200 entries from North Central Washington wineries.

We would not be able to produce this event without the support of our community. This event benefits the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. A big thank you goes out to each of our community-minded sponsors.

Thanks to everyone for making the 2019 festival such a great success!

We are excited to be planning the 2021 Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. This date is obviously subject to the changing protocols for events and related factors. Check back for news on what's in store.

Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival

Spend a summer evening enjoying award-winning wines, while some of the area's best restaurants and caterers provide tasty bites of their amazing cuisine.

And there’s even more. Craft beers and ales, ciders, amazing prizes, live music and much more.

The VIP experience gives ticketholders access to the event one hour before doors open to the general public. They have also access to a VIP lounge just off the main floor that features a plush seating area, along with food and wine. VIP ticketholders also receive a swag bag filled with goodies, including a bottle of wine.

Every patron receives a commemorative wine glass, and you can purchase your favorite local wines at the event, and help support the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

This year’s Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 from 6 to 9 p.m. (5 p.m. for VIP patrons) at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. We are looking forward to celebrating the region’s wine, beer, cider and food at this great festival. More information and ticket details to come.

The Wine Competition

The Wine Competition


  • Complete results will be emailed to wineries within five days of judging.

  • Superlative, Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners will be featured in the September-October issue of Foothills Magazine that is distributed in North Central Washington, as well as an additional 1,000 copies at Puget Sound area wine shops.

  • Double Gold and Gold medal winners will be featured as a “Wine of the Week” in The Wenatchee World newspaper. The Wine of the Week feature will also be posted on The Wenatchee World’s Facebook and Instagram sites, which combined have nearly 80,000 followers.

  • Top winners will be featured in a Great Northwest story that is posted on its website. GNW’s online audience includes 25,000 unique visitors per month and more than 2,500 email newsletter subscribers. The story also appears in GNW’S weekly wine column, which is syndicated in more than 20 Northwest newspapers.

  • Double Gold and Gold medal winners are automatically eligible for Wine Press Northwest magazine’s year-end Platinum Judging.

  • Double Gold and Gold Medal winners are automatically eligible for consideration in The Seattle Times Top 50 Wines of the Year list.