WAWineMonthRaise your glass, because Washington State Wine Month has arrived! Throughout the month of August, wine lovers can enjoy deals and promotions at participating retailers, hotels and restaurants around the country and tasting rooms across the state.

New this year, Washington State Wine is launching a partnership with Uber in an effort to encourage consumers to get out and experience Washington State wine in the greater Seattle area in a safe way. Uber will offer discounted rides to and from Seattle’s urban wineries and Woodinville’s tasting districts every Saturday in August. Users will also be able to travel for free within the Woodinville and Georgetown/SoDo tasting districts just by opening the Uber app while in these areas and selecting the WSW option at the bottom of the app. More information about the partnership can be found at t.uber.com/wsw. The program is part of a broader Uber effort to support local communities and keep people safe on the road.

UberWWC“The Uber partnership is really exciting for us,” said Steve Warner, President of Washington State Wine. “We hope it encourages people to get out and visit local tasting rooms – in an easy, safe way.”

Also this month is the annual Auction of Washington Wines, the summer’s biggest celebration of Washington Wine. The highly anticipated event features a weekend of fun including Picnic With the Winemakers (8/18), Private Winemaker Dinners (8/19), Columbia Winery Charity Run & Walk (8/20) and Winemaker Auction Gala (8/20).

“Washington State Wine Month is a time to celebrate our state’s world class wine industry,” Warner said. “Although we have more than 900 wineries in the state now, we’re so proud of the collaborative nature that our wine grape growers and winemakers embody every single day. We hope old friends and new fans alike will raise a glass of Washington State wine this August to toast to our amazing wine community.”