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

What is the Wenatchee Wine and 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 and Cultural Center. A big thank you goes out to each of our community-minded sponsors.

Spend a fall 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.

We’ve changed the date and we have also changed the event to maximize your enjoyment. This event will offer 400 guests a VIP experience. In addition to admission beginning at 5:00pm to the festival, all tasting and sampling of wine, food, cider, and beer, your ticket includes a commemorative wine glass, an insulated wine bag with festival swag and a bottle of a local wine. Don't wait, these tickets are limited.

We have expanded the VIP tickets available to 400, but we will not be offering the general admission tickets this year. VIP ticketholders also receive a swag bag filled with goodies, including a bottle of wine.

We are excited to be planning our new festival date. The 2021 Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival will be on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival

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.