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International Womens Day
March 5, 2014
Join us for our 10th annual International Women’s Day celebration on Wednesday, March 5 at 6:00pm.
International Women’s Day (Saturday, March 8th) is a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women, past, present and future. Show your support by joining us for dinner. A smorgasbord of delicious homemade soups, fresh bread, and cookies will be provided. No host wine will also be available, and good cheer and conversation is always on the menu. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The suggested donation for dinner is $10. Proceeds from dinner will be donated to one local and one international charity. On the local front, the recipient of a portion of monies raised will be First Step Family Support Center, which provides family-centered programs that promote the healthy development of families through parent education and support services.
The International organization selected to benefit from the evening will be Madre, a unique women-led, women-run international human rights organization. Madre is dedicated to building real alternatives to war and violence by supporting the priorities of grassroots women’s organizations worldwide and linking them to the needs of women and families in the US through a people-to-people exchange of direct relief and understanding.
In addition, Kathy Charlton, owner of Olympic Cellars Winery, will also donate a portion of the wine sales for the evening to First Step and Madre.
Following dinner, Nita Lynn, Executive Director of First Step, will provide a brief presentation about the innovative and family-centered programs, services, support and education that First Step provides in Clallam County. A short video about the work of Madre will also be shown.
More about International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. It is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries (China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria) as a national holiday.
IWD is when women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development. Official Website: http://www.internationalwomensday.com
Why: Suffragettes campaigned for women's right to vote. The word 'Suffragette' is derived from the word "suffrage" meaning the right to vote. International Women's Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women's success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911.
Local "Gathering": IWD has been celebrated in Port Angeles and at Olympic Cellars since 2001. It began with a Gathering of Women and expanded to a Community Gathering. Homemade soup, bread and wine have been shared in the winery cellar along with music and information about local and international charities that benefit from the evening's donations.
About the Sponsors
Womanfest is a local charitable organization that has been sponsoring programs, workshops, lectures, concerts and other community events, and providing women of the Olympic Peninsula with empowering experiences and friendships, for over30 years. Womanfest provides financial support for women-centered projects, including annual donations to woman-focused causes and scholarships. In 2014 the Womanfest scholarship committee is particularly interested in receiving scholarship applications from mature women who require financial assistance to realize mid-life or transitional educational goals. For information about the scholarship program please contact Cindy Moore at email@example.com . The 31st annual Womanfest retreat will be held September 19-21 on the sunny north shore of Lake Crescent at Camp David Junior.
Olympic Cellars is commited to the physical and emotional well-being of women and families. Our Working Girl Wines are the cornerstone to our giving program.
In continuing with our year of ‘Best Of’ we will be partnering with Golden Glen Creamery of Bow, Wash. and Renaissance of Port Angeles. More Details
Join us all weekend for some Flip Flop Fun!
June 21-23, 2013
July 19 -21, 2013
Lavender Weekend at Olympic Cellars
Come to Olympic Cellars.
All weekend we will be tasting and selling The ONLY locally made and produced wine. Our Madeleine Angevine was made exclusively from grapes grown in the Dungeness Valley.
Saturday, July 20th
Concert with the Polyrythmics
Voted Best Band in Seattle in Seattle Magazine.
See Below For Concert Details
Also we will release our new Grenache Rose’. It’s light, crisp and off- dry with notes of strawberries.
Wine specials: 10% off 4 bottles, 15% off 6 bottles, 20% off 12 bottles. All discounts mix and match. Festival Details
August 14th, 2013
Tandem Skydiving at Olympic Cellars is back!
Become part of an exclusive and fearless group, The Working Girl First Jump Club!
Evening Tandem Skydiving into the field behind Olympic Cellars Wednesday August 14, beginning at 4 p.m.
Minimum jumpers needed for each night is 20, maximum 30
First jump will be at 4 p.m. and then each hour in groups of 5-6 depending on overall count
Cost is $215. If want video it is an additional $100 (limited number of videos available per each group jump)
When making reservations indicate this is skydiving at Olympic Cellars Winery in Port Angeles
Friends and family invited to watch. Bring your picnic dinner. Skydivers will not be served wine until after they jump.To book your reservation:
Toll Free: 1-800-SKYDIVE
Local: (360) 432-8000
Watch Kathy's First Jump Video
This year we're bringing back all our very favorites from past concerts for a "Best Of" series.
All Concerts Start at 7:00pm. Enjoy the great music and wine under the stars.
Arrive early for best seating (6 p.m.) or bring your favorite lawn chair. Family venue. Print Concert Schedule For Your Fridge
Local restaurants or catering companies will be onsite for each concert with food available for purchase.
Online Tickets are will-call and your name will be on a list at the door. No actual tickets are mailed.
Here are some tips to enjoying a concert at Olympic Cellars:
• Doors open at 6 p.m.
• Carpooling is much appreciated as parking is limited.
• The concerts are held outdoors, rain or shine.
• Throw some chairs in your truck. Seating is festival-style.
• We have tables and chairs but do not reserve them. They're the first to go.
• Great bands equate to lots of dancing. We reserved the space under the patio in front of the band for dancing. That's why there is no seating there.
• Bring some warm clothes. It gets cold once the sun goes down.
• You can bring in food and non-alcoholic beverages only. It is illegal for you to bring in your own alcohol.
• There is a food vendor on-site.
• We are a family venue but concerts are usually 98% adults.
• All of these concerts are staffed by volunteers from the non-profit of the week.
This concert series we will partner with a different non-profit organization each weekend. The cover charge is $13 in advance or $15 at the door and half will be donated to that organization. Tickets Available Online.
Voted Best Band in Seattle in Seattle Magazine. Original hard-driving, modern afro-beat and syncopated, horn-driven funk. That is the recipe that Polyrhythmics have crafted and delivered to packed clubs, and festival crowds up and down the west coast. Make no mistake, if the Polyrhythmics are on the stage, the place will be jumping, and the only questions at the end of the night will be: when the band is playing next? Band Website
Creme Tangerine do Beatles songs. Faithful versions but not carbon copies. Don’t expect Beatles tribute band clones. But do expect all your fav Beatles songs, the hits, the B sides And you won’t find any more nicer lads. No Musician Ego Trips here. Just Magical Mystery Tours. Band Website
Midnight Rambler is the only truly authentic Rolling Stones tribute band in the northwest. A faithful reproduction of the sound and feel of an authentic Stones show. We capture the raw attitude, incredible musicianship, and vibrant energy that make the Rolling Stones the greatest Rock 'n Roll band on the planet. Midnight Rambler has the set lists that will get people up and dancin’! Band Website
Formerly (Nathan Chance) This renowned band has shared the stage with the likes of Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam and the list goes on. See for yourself how this small town boy has managed to capture the attention of big crowds. Even if you're not a country music fan, Chance will have you on the floor dancing to you drop. Band Website
As a young songwriter LeRoy wrote grammy winning songs for some very major artists,
most notably Elton John. LeRoy's 6th album "Rock N Soul" was just released in March 2013 and is certainly his most anticipated, since expanding his global presence as a Top Ten Finalist on the hit show The X Factor.
As you will hear on Rock ‘N Soul, LeRoy comfortably embraces a wide range of genres. He’s a passionate Soul/R&B singer, a powerful blues/rocker and equally at home as an acoustic folk/soul singer2013. Band Website
With an arsenal of banjos, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, pedal steel, upright bass, and thundering drums, their sound is a wholesome mishmash of creek mud, rusty nails and your mom's cookin'. It's sincere, straight-forward and sexy, effortlessly combining such disparate musical styles as rock, country, bluegrass, and punk to create an incomprehensibly smooth and accessible sound for true believers and skeptics alike. Band Website
Formed in Bellingham, Washington in March 2010, Polecat has quickly established itself in the Northwest, with two records and over 200 shows in two years. Polecat seamlessly blends genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, and world music into their sound. "The core audience of Polecat is, well, everybody. There is a sense of mass appeal attached to Polecat for it's unique take on bluegrass, as well as an acknowledged respect for their honest approach to their genre" Band Website
The Grape Stomp Event at Olympic Cellars is back!
For this event Olympic Cellars will partner with two local non profits: The Girlfriend Factor who provides educational grants to adult women to improve their economic position and becomeself-sufficient and Feiro Marine Life Center an educational and scientific organization promoting marine education and conservation and is located on the City Pier in Port Angeles.
GRAPE STOMP CONTEST
(16 & OLDER)
Ten two-person teams will compete in each “stomp heat,” and the winning team from each heat will compete in the Grand Stomp Off
HARVEST COSTUME CONTEST
Create and model your own interpretation of classic harvest couture.
( ALL AGES)
Fun activity for kids and adults alike.
Prizes for all competitions will be awarded at 3:30 p.m
Concert with Fat Chance
This local favorite has been rocking the Olympic Peninsula for the last three decades. They are indeed a much loved institution in this area. Band Website
Tickets are $13 online and $15 at the door
Click Here to purchase tickets online
Oyster Fest Washington State Seafood Festival
October 5-6th 2013
At this year's festival we will pour our very ‘oyster friendly’ and 100% local Madeleine Angevine 2012. Additional wines include: 2012 Dungeness White Riesling, Gold Medal Winning - 2012 Barn Nouveau Malbec blend and My Sweet Syrah.
Oysters, wines, microbrews, live music and so much more come together for two days every year on the first weekend in October.
Hosted by the Shelton Skookum Rotary Club Foundation and attended by thousands, OysterFest is home to the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships and is Washington State’s official seafood festival.
The festival also features a popular cook-off, hands-on water quality exhibits, and is itself a giant a food pavilion with nearly 100 unique items on the menu: BBQ oysters, fritters, spring rolls, garlic shrimp, fresh cider and so much more.
Better yet, your culinary adventure supports about 100 local non-profit service clubs and organizations, as well as funding scholarships and local community improvement projects. What hidden pearls will you find at OysterFest?
Tickets and Festival Website
Dungeness Crab Festival
Oct 11-13th, 2013
Come out and experience World Class Wines and Spectacular Seafood!
Join us at the Crab Festival where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a glass or two of Olympic Cellars wine selected to pair with our local seafood.
For a full selection of our wines, stop by the winery - open 11-6 daily.
The 12th Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is the annual celebration of the North Olympic Peninsula's diverse bounty.
Celebrate our featured crustacean, the world-famous Dungeness crab, with thousands of visitors from around the world.
What's New at the Crab and Seafood Festival!!!
Graham Kerr, the "Galloping Gourmet" returns on Saturday at 2:30 for a cooking demonstration and talk. If you missed him last year, you need to see and hear this amazing and inspiring chef and gardener.
Captain Joseph House Benefit Chowder Cook-off is Sunday from 10am-12:30 in the Clallam Transit Center lanes, next to the Gateway Center. Graham Kerr is the judge for the "Grand Prize" and we will also have a "People's Choice" award around 2:30 after the tasting is completed.
Taylor Shellfish is shucking oysters all weekend in the Kitsap Bank Crab Central Tent. These are the best raw oysters you can get. We are so excited that Taylor Shellfish is joining the Festival.
Next Door Gastropub and Little Devil's Lunchbox join the amazing food scene, now with 17 outstanding local and regional restaurants.
For you wine-drinkers we have finally ordered real wine glasses that will be for sale at the wine bar.
We are expanding the Community Crab Feed on Friday night to include all of the restaurants under the big top! More tourists have been coming to town for the weekend and arriving to the tent on Friday night expecting everything to be open. So we will have all 8 restaurants, the oyster bar, the crab feed of course (still $5 discount on dinners), and great music with expanded hours from 4pm-9pm. (also staying open until 9pm on Saturday) More Details
Harvest Wine Tour
November 9-11, 2013
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries Harvest Wine Tour will take place November 9 to 11, Veterans Day Weekend, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Olympic Cellars has a lot of fun in store, including of course wine tasting of a wide selection of our wines.
We are pre-releasing our 2009 Cabernet Franc 2009 and our 2009 Syrah. Both of these wines won medals at the Denver International Wine Competition.
The 2009 Cabernet Franc received a double-gold medal and “Best of Show” in the red wine category, and the 2009 Syrah scored silver. More than 750 wines from around the world were entered in this competition.
The Cabernet Franc is noted for its ruby red appearance in the glass. It is well-balanced with a nose of strawberry, herbs and perfume and silky tannins on the long finish.
The Syrah is dark garnet red in color with a nose of violets and black current, and chocolate, spice and cherry notes on the finish.
After the Harvest Tour, the wines will go back in the cellar until their release in the late spring.
- We are partnering with Alder Wood Bistro’s Chef Gabriel. Chef will prepare a harvest treat, created especially to pair with our 2009 Cabernet Franc.
- Hang out on our decorated patio and enjoy mulled Dungeness Red paired with our berry shortbread bites.
- Solve our winery word search and enter to win a fabulous gift.
- Take advantage of featured event wine specials.
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries will each put their creative grape juices to the test at this year's annual Harvest Wine Tour, with each of us displaying our own artistic interpretation of the "Wine Scarecrow" for visitors to enjoy.
Limited only by our imaginations, each winery will strive to design the most unique vineyard watchman ever to scare (or commune with) a pesky bird! Visitors can vote for their favorite scarecrow while tasting the best of the vintage.
The $30.00 ticket for the self-guided tour can be purchased at participating wineries during the event. Tickets entitle participants to complimentary wine tastings at each winery during the event weekend.
For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org.
2 Decadent Weekends!
Feb. 8- 9th and 15,16 & 17th, 2014
Enjoy Olympic Cellars’ Gold Medal Experience.
All of our 2009 red wines have won double gold or gold medals. It just so happens that the Olympics start the same week as Red Wine & Chocolate. This cannot be a coincidence. So, in honor of our medals and the Olympics we will release and taste all 2009 red wines for the tour: More Details