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Maryhill Winery Spokane turns 1! Let's raise a glass and celebrate it.

Maryhill Winery is celebrating the first anniversary of its Spokane tasting room on this upcoming November 17th - Guess what? YOU'RE INVITED!

The celebration will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Owners Craig and Vicki Leuthold will kick off the event with the ultimate party trick - a sparkling saber toast. The festivities include a wonderful wine sale, live music and pizza from David's Pizza

The afternoon soirée is also an opportunity to SIP with purpose as Maryhill plans to donate $5 for every bottle of wine sold during the event to Spokane Fantasy Flight. This worthy cause partners with Alaska Airlines to take about 60 under-privileged children on a holiday-themed plane ride to the "North Pole" complete with presents, carols and about 300 elves.

All proceeds donated will go toward stuffing stockings for Spokane Fantasy Flight. For more info about Spokane Fantasy Flight, visit http://spokanefantasyflight.org/. This truly is a magical, memory making event for the children, as well as the hundreds of volunteers that help make it happen.

"The sound of jingling bells, peals of laughter and the wafting strains of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer nearly drown out the gate agent whose voice
comes over the intercom system. "We are now boarding Alaska Airlines flight 1225 with service to the north Pole," she says. "Please have your boarding pass out and ready. We will begin by boarding rows 25 to 31, at gate A1." A sudden silence fills the concourse, followed by an eruption of cheers as passengers run for the gate, with glitter flying through the air and several passengers doing cartwheels. not your average boarding scene? Well, this is not your average flight. Welcome aboard the Spokane fantasy flight to the north Pole." Excerpt from an article written by local author Blythe J. Thimsen, Spokane Fantasy Flight (Zoom Media)

During Maryhill's first-anniversary event, wine bottles will be up to 35 percent off making it a perfect time to stock up for the holidays. Music will be from Spokane acoustic artist Jessica Haffner Music. And radio host Molly Allen will be doing a live remote KZZU-FM radio broadcast from the tasting room from 2 to 4 p.m.

Founded in 1999, family-owned Maryhill Winery is the result of a dream shared by owners Craig and Vicki Leuthold who had the vision and saw the potential in the quickly growing Washington Wine industry when they built the popular destination winery in Goldendale, Washington. They joined forces with highly acclaimed and well-decorated winemaker Richard Batchelor, who has a passion for making excellent wines. Bachelor humbly claims that what comes out of the bottle is what's delivered from the vineyard. Yes, excellent fruit plays its part but it also takes talent and taste to produce consistently great wine year after year.

Maryhill Winery is located in the Columbia River with Mt Hood acting as a majestic backdrop. It's a destination winery that draws over 80,000 visitors annually by offering over 50 wines and exceptional views. In addition there's a 4,000 seat amphitheater which countless world class musicians have played.

As the Spokane tasting room, the winery's first satellite tasting room celebrates it's 1-year anniversary we see the Leutholds brought some of what made their Goldendale winery a smashing success to Spokane. The 5000 sq ft tasting room in Kendall Yards boasts a stunning view of the Spokane river and backdrop of the downtown skyline. I guess they figured out that when you gather for great wine in a fantastic setting paired with an inspiring view and live music it's nothing less than magical.


Maryhill Winery Spokane is nestled in the Kendall Yards Business District at 1303 W. Summit Parkway. The tasting room can be reached by phone at (509) 443-3832. www.maryhillwinery.com

Hope to see you there!
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