The Spokane Cork District is celebrating Spring Release Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
Tasting rooms of all Cork District wineries will be open noon to 5 p.m. both days. Some will feature extended hours as well as live music, specials and appetizers.
A complete list can be found at corkdistrict.com. Here are just a few highlights:
Barrister is releasing a 2014 Walla Walla Malbec and a 2013 Columbia Valley Merlot.
Bridge Press Cellars will be releasing a 2013 Cabernet Franc and a 2016 Rosé.
Cougar Crest is releasing a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Latah Creek will release its 2016 Sangria and 2014 Merlot.
Nodland Cellars, which recently became a members-only winery, will be open to the public for Spring Release Weekend.
Tempus Cellars will be open from noon to 8 p.m. The official grand opening takes place in June, but wine enthusiasts are welcome to get a preview during Spring Release Weekend.
Townshend Cellars will be hosting a barrel tasting as well as offering specials on white and sparkling wines.
V du V will be releasing its 2012 Syrah.
Va Piano will be offering three new releases: a 2016 Chelle den Millie Sauvignon Blanc, a 2015 Semillon and a 2016 Rose of Cabernet Franc.
The Spokane Cork District’s main wine tasting cluster is in downtown Spokane. Many wineries are within walking distance of each other.
Two other clusters – the Mount Spokane Cluster and the Spokane Valley Cluster – are located northeast of town and just east of downtown, respectively.
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