Monday, June 22, 2015

Upcoming Event: 2015 Wine Rocks, a Tasting Event - July 9th, 2015 - Pier 66

Did you hear about the party on the Pier? (see what I did there? I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it..) Wine Rocks, a Tasting Event is back in action on Thursday, July 9th down at Pier 66 on the beautiful Seattle waterfront. This awesome venue has been home of this event for the past few years and offers great views and a perfect space for this ever growing event. I love Wine Rocks because it’s an opportunity for winemakers to showcase their other creative side: music! All but one of the musical acts performing at this year’s event is affiliated in some way with a Washington winery!

This year there more than 45 wineries, breweries, and cideries pouring their goods for the masses. The ever popular and delicious food trucks are back, in addition to other vendors with tasty food bites. Some fun features of this year's event include:

  • Rhone Zone Wine Bar – taste Rhone-inspired red, white and rosé wines (think Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and more)
  • Restaurant Zoe American Lamb Spit – grab a tasty American lamb bite from Chef Scott Staples
  • Rockin’ Cocktail Samples from BevMo! – stay cool with these summer sips of summer
  • Yakima Valley Palate Pleasers – Sips and bites from Washington’s craft beverage and food hub
I've attended this event almost every year since it began and it continues to grow each and every year. It's so exciting to see what new development the event has every summer! Wine/beer/cider, the waterfront, and rockin’ music? What’s not to love?!

Tickets to Wine Rocks are $45 and can be purchased here. For the full list of participating wineries, breweries, cideries, food trucks and other vendors click here.

Wine Rocks Seattle is sponsored by American Lamb Board, Acqua Panna, BevMo!, City Arts, Dubreezy Entertainment, GoVino, S. Pellegrino, Seattle Magazine, The Stranger, Tim’s Cascade Snacks, Yakima Valley Tourism and Yelp.

Want to get in on the action? Sips & the City is giving away a pair of tickets to Wine Rocks, a Tasting Event! To enter all you have to do is visit the “Purveyors” page then comment on this post with the name of the participating winery you are most excited to taste the juice from at this year's event. It’s that easy! Please include your name and email address so I can contact you to let you know how to claim your prize if you win. The winner will be selected at random from all entries received. Winner drawn this Friday June 26th!

Good luck and I'll see you on the Pier on July 9th!


  1. Coral wines! I'm obsessed with rosé lately...I have to hide it from justin! (No brosé here...)


    1. (My email isn't showing!

  2. I've been hearing a lot of wonderful things about Sleight of Hand cellars! Would love to try a SoH red at Wine Rocks!

    Jessica Frederick

  3. Excited to try some Maryhill wines! Wine Rocks!

  4. Interested in getting to know @Tranche Cellars Mediterranean series
    Shirley A

  5. We are excited to taste Michael Florentino Cellars!

  6. DaMa wines are rating very well for a relatively unknown. Sounds like such a fun event!

    1. Congratulations! You are the randomly selected winner of two tickets to Wine Rocks on 7/9!

  7. Bronco looks like a winner!

  8. Woodward Canyon is a Washington classic I have yet to try!


  9. I'd like to try the Newsprint wines! I haven't had a chance to taste them yet!!
    aliciajohnson83 at gmail dot com

  10. Really want to try For a Song, love the name