• Dinner for six at The Herbfarm
• Three rooms for overnight accommodations at Willows Lodge
• Woodinville wine tour for six
Nestled in the beautiful Sammamish River Valley, Woodinville Wine Country is home to over 100 wineries and tasting rooms representing every appellation in Washington. You and five guests will enjoy a weekend retreat of world-class fine dining, wine tasting and Condé Nast-rated accommodations.
Check into Willow Lodge’s for your overnight stay and experience one of the Northwest’s greatest escapes. The deep comfort of rooms and suites with fireplaces and soaking tubs; five-star room service; a world-class spa; and friendly, attentive service make them a perennial favorite of Condé Nast Traveler and Zagat readers.
After you are settled, walk over to The Herbfarm for one of the top dining experiences in the Pacific Northwest. The Herbfarm is America's only AAA five-diamond restaurant north of San Francisco and west of Chicago, serving one dinner seating daily. Each dinner is nine courses and is chef-selected from the best seasonal, regional Northwest ingredients of the week. Each meal includes five or six wines, each carefully paired to the flavors of the night's dishes. Virtuoso guitartist Patricio Contreras weaves his musical magic each night. Come early for the nightly garden tour and wine cellar open house.
After a night of luxurious slumber, step aboard one of Butler Seattle’s sleek Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans for a personalized wine tour. You can choose the wineries–or they will select the locations and take care of all the details for you. From the historic and beautiful grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle to the quaint boutique wineries where you are likely to have the winemaker themselves pour you a glass of their finest blend, a wonderful variety of wine tasting experiences awaits you. So just sit back, take a sip, and let Butler Seattle create a personalized wine tour for your group.
• Two rooms for two nights at Campbell’s Resort
• Dining for four at Winemaker’s Grill
• BBQ in the Vineyard at Lake Chelan Winery
• Wine tasting and tour at Chelan Estate Winery
• Cave tour and tasting at Karma Vineyards
Two couples will head to Chelan for two nights in deluxe accommodations at Campbell's Resort. Situated on the shore of Washington State’s largest natural lake, Campbell’s Resort has stood unrivaled among Lake Chelan resorts for longer than a century. The resort has seen five generations of the Campbell family and six major renovations, while the Chelan Valley has grown into one of the Pacific Northwest’s must-visit travel gems. While on your trip, enjoy a farm-to-table dinner at Winemaker’s Grill, with local ingredients and produce grown right at Wapato Point Cellars.
Taste locally-grown grapes with tastings and tours at both Chelan Estate Winery and Karma Vineyards. Head home with a bottle of wine and tasting glasses from Chelan Estate Winery.
Cool off at the BBQ in the Vineyard at Lake Chelan Winery. Surrounded by lush vineyards, their beautiful BBQ in the Vineyard picnic area boasts gorgeous views, plenty of covered seating, and misters to cool off on those hot summer nights. It’s the perfect place to relax, enjoy delicious homemade BBQ and a glass of one of their extraordinary wines. Enjoy live music and dancing on their Crush Pad in the summer months.
• Exclusive spot on the closed Leonetti Cellar Mailing List
•Etched, painted and signed 1.5L of Leonetti Cellar 2013 Merlot
•Etched, painted and signed 1.5L of Leonetti Cellar 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
•Etched, painted and signed 3L of FIGGINS 2011 Estate Red Wine
Throughout the history of Washington wine, the Figgins family has been known for producing wines that have proven themselves on the world’s stage. They are known for starting Leonetti Cellar in 1977, one of the most venerated wineries in the Walla Walla Valley and also produce wine under their family name, FIGGINS. Their wines consistently sell out upon release, and a name on their “List” is highly coveted. Take home the opportunity to enjoy creations from the Figgins family across three vintages with a total of two magnums from Leonetti Cellar, one 3 liter bottle from FIGGINS and a spot on the closed Leonetti Cellar Mailing List.
First, from Leonetti Cellar, two etched and hand-painted 1.5 liter bottles: one 1.5 liter of 2013 Merlot and one 1.5 liter of 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Also included is a spot on the mailing list, allowing you to bypass a four year wait and obtain the ability to purchase an annual allocation from Leonetti.
Secondly, an offering of something new with old-world traditions, one etched and hand-painted 3 liter bottle of FIGGINS 2011 Estate Red wine. This is the third vintage from FIGGINS – a wine born from a vision to transform a phenomenal vineyard location into a single-site, estate grown, Bordeaux varietal blend that complements the wines Chris crafts at Leonetti.
• Seven-course tasting menu created by Chef Brady Williams paired with wines from the Canlis cellar
• Dine in the private Executive Dining Room
• Tour of the restaurant with the Canlis brothers
Canlis, Seattle’s most award-winning restaurant, is giving you and nine guests a unique opportunity to enjoy a seven-course tasting menu created by Chef Brady Williams. Each course will be paired with wines from the depths of the Grand Award winning Canlis cellar. Enjoy the privacy of the Executive Dining Room with stunning views of Lake Union and the Cascade mountains. With glass in hand, the Canlis brothers will guide you through a tour of the restaurant and wine cellars, letting you in on a few family secrets along the way.
• Wine, culinary and art experience for 80 guests (40 couples)
• Six Washington wineries selected by wine critic Sean Sullivan
• Passed appetizers from FareStart chefs
• Private tour of significant contemporary American art collection
• Valet car service
This is an exclusive evening for wine connoisseurs, epicureans and art enthusiasts alike. Join Sean Sullivan, founder of the Washington Wine Report, contributing editor to Wine Enthusiast Magazine and selector for the annual Seattle Met Magazine Top 100 Wines of Washington, who has personally selected six emerging Washington wineries to pour their finest varietals just for you. Sean will lead the tastings for “Rising Stars” Kerloo Cellars, Kevin White Winery, Lattes Wines, Proper Wines, Rasa Vineyards and Savage Grace Wines.
These wineries will be joined by our very own FareStart chefs who will prepare paired hors d’oeuvres.
Your experience, rich in every sense, will unfold at a Washington Park home owned by a notable collector of contemporary art. View the home’s private art collection, which includes paintings, works on paper and sculptures by such artists as Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Roy Lichtenstein, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, and Dale Chihuly, among others. A Seattle Art Museum curator, familiar with this private collection, will provide insights as well as a personalized tour of the collection.
This is your chance to enrich every artistic sense while you mingle with FareStart friends and supporters.
Valid on Saturday, May 14, 2016 only.
Valet parking provided by Butler Seattle provided for all guests upon arrival.
Bidding Frenzy starts at $250/couple.
• Dinner with ski legend, Warren Miller and wife, Laurie
• Two nights/three days for four in a private cabin
• Ski the “Private Powder” and access to the Yellowstone Club facilities
Laurie and Warren Miller and the Yellowstone Club invite you to join them for a ski vacation of your dreams at the Yellowstone Club, a 13,600 acre private residential community set amidst the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Explore the spectacular beauty of the World's only private ski community and the benefits in this exclusive one-of-a-kind club.
As their guests, you will enjoy two nights in a cabin and ski the "Private Powder" –with access to the Yellowstone Club facilities, which are exclusively available to club members and their guests only. After a day skiing down the 2,200 acres of powder drenched trails of world-class skiing, join Laurie and Warren Miller for dinner in their home, prepared by FareStart supporters and culinary aficionados Joanna and Scott Smith and Tracy and Gerry Adams. Warren's stories are iconic and great to hear in person. And their private residence, is filled with momentos of the skiing legend's career, including the movie chairs from the theater in Portland that first screened his movies for the public.
• Chef in the Vineyard tribute dinner to the late Chateau Ste. Michelle culinary director, John Sarich
• Multi-course dinner for 10 featuring John’s favorite recipes
• Chef in the Vineyard cookbook, by John Sarich for each couple
In the fall of 2014, Chateau Ste. Michelle lost a beloved and legendary member of their winery family, their Culinary Director John Sarich. John spent the last three decades inspiring and educating people around the world with his passion for food and wine through his TV shows, cookbooks, and Chateau Ste. Michelle culinary events.
This multi-course tribute dinner for five couples, prepared by Chateau Ste. Michelle’s talented culinary team, led by Executive Chef Janet Hedstrom, will include many of John’s favorite recipes from his culinary tenure at Chateau Ste. Michelle, paired with his favorite wines from their single vineyard and reserve collections.
As a special memento of the evening, each couple will take home a copy of John’s cookbook, Chef in the Vineyard.
Surely an evening to remember!
• Visits, tours and old vine tastings at Kiona Vineyards, Otis Vineyard and Red Willow Vineyard
• Gourmet picnic lunch at Red Willow Vineyard
• Wood-fired oven pizza dinner at Otis Vineyard
• Dinner for six at Portals Restaurant
• Accommodations for six at Suncadia Resort
Yakima Valley is the cradle of the Washington State wine industry. It was the first appellation to be established, and remains the most significant. Yakima Valley vineyards supply half of Washington’s wine production, and is the source of some of this state’s best wines.
You and five guests will travel to Yakima Valley to join your host, Andy Perdue, author, editor of Wine Press Northwest, wine writer to Pacific Northwest Magazine and The Seattle Times, and judge for numerous wine competitions including Washington State Wine Competition and Seattle Wine Awards, who will serve as your personal guide as you meet the legends of Washington’s first vineyards.
Retreat to Suncadia Resort with accommodations for six. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Cle Elum River and Cascade Mountains and a sophisticated home-style cuisine as you dine at Portals Restaurant, located in the Lodge at Suncadia.
The following day head to your first tour at Red Willow Vineyard, a fourth generation family farm established in 1973 by owner Mike Sauer. Mike will share their family’s history, highlights of the wines they have produced and memories of Washington’s wine then and now. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch next to the iconic chapel on the hill at Red Willow.
You will then head over to Kiona Vineyards for an old vines tasting in the vineyard with owners Scott and Vickie Williams.
Your last stop will be Otis Vineyard, known for its 57 year old Cab vines, the oldest commercial Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Washington State. This vineyard was recently sold to the Tudor family, a longtime winemaking and grape-growing family. Owner Sean Tudor will serve up some wood-fired oven pizza, an old vine tasting and tour of the vineyard while sharing his family’s unique history, what’s next for the vineyard and upcoming releases from the vines.
A unique and history-making experience for any Washington wine enthusiast.
• Three-night stay for two at Sund’s Lodge on Malcolm Island, located on the Canadian Inside Passage
• Round trip travel from Seattle to the lodge provided by Kenmore Air
• Enjoy gourmet meals and premium hosted bars
• Salmon and halibut fishing
You and a guest will join others from around the world at the very exclusive Sund’s Lodge for a vacation aimed to stoke your sense of adventure. Spend four days chasing salmon and halibut at Sund’s Lodge. This resort is rough-cut from native stone and timber, and polished with passion and the belief that every guest should feel like an old friend. Enjoy gourmet meals and premium hosted bars with unparalled service during your stay.
Your travel arrangements include “door-to-door” roundtrip travel to the resort, courtesy of Kenmore Air.
• Dinner for four people at one FareStart Guest Chef Night per month for one year
What a treat to be able to experience Guest Chef Night each month for one year! With four seats, you can share your reservations with friends and family and introduce them to FareStart. Every Thursday, a local chef prepares a three-course, prix-fixe meal with the help of FareStart students, providing hands-on culinary training and support for FareStart’s adult training program. The 2015 Guest Chef Night line-up featured chefs from some of Seattle’s top restaurants including, Lecosho, Marche, Hitchcock, Tulalip Resort and Casino, Schwartz Brothers Restaurants, Café Juanita, Purple Café and Wine Bar, Bastille and Ethan Stowell Restaurants. Dinners may be transferred and are held on Thursday nights at the FareStart Restaurant, located at 7th and Virginia in downtown Seattle. Join us for what will surely be another
fantastic year in 2016!