January 18 & 19, 2020
The Old Rainier Brewery
Wine ~ it begins with the seed, becomes the grape, then crushing, then wine. The pregnant beauty of the fruit is violently stomped, then delicately passes over our palates, and transports us from the ordinary.
Film ~ it begins with the concept, becomes storylines, then revisions, then film. The pregnant tale is at times beautiful, at times violent, and transports us from the ordinary.
The Festival ~ join us where the reel unwinds and the cork unwines, where in our chairs unmoving we are moved jointly and transported from the ordinary.
Unlimited pours from local boutique wineries
and the great pairings with wine...
Enjoy character cheeses such as Marco Polo Reserve with lightly-milled green and black peppercorn, or Smoked Flagship, which has been cold-smoked with apple and cherry wood, or New Woman with its Jamaican jerk spices!
Pair your wine with artisan breads, like the Olive and Herb Fougasse or Walnut Pain au Levain. Have you ever tried
Finally, awaken your palate with truffles of Sea Salt Caramel, Mousse au Chocolat, and Strawberry Rhubarb. How about experiencing Parisian-style macarons and dark Chocolate Shortbread!
& world-class music
But not just a wine festival, we're a film festival!
Seattle Wine & Film, a nonprofit corporation, is pleased to having presented this outstanding festival. This year the festival was hosted at the repurposed Rainier Brewery in the chic space of the Jeff Hengst Art Gallery. We screened quality films, most of which won awards at other film festivals. We featured the lesser-known, boutique wineries of Eastern Washington, offering unlimited wine-tasting of their terrific wines. Matt Palmer, a world-class guitarist, performed both at the black-tie gala on Saturday evening and again on Sunday afternoon. The US premiere of Star Sand also occurred Sunday afternoon with a private screening of it at the gala the night before. Have you ever toyed with the idea of opening a winery? Jim Porter, Esq. made the plunge and talked about how he succeeded. His talk was on Saturday afternoon. Thank you for having joined us for these exciting events!