July 10, 2018

Northwest Winefest at Schweitzer Scheduled for July 21 & 22

4th Year of Event Brings 80 Different Wines to Sample

Summertime in North Idaho might inspire people to enjoy beers on a boat, but Schweitzer Mountain Resort knows that summer is also perfect for enjoying libations on the lawn. “There’s nothing like discovering some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest wines while relaxing on Schweitzer’s village green as live music accompanies you in your wine tasting journey,” says Mary Weber-Quinn, Schweitzer’s  activities & events director. “Our 4th Annual Northwest Winefest really is the perfect excuse to elevate your palate and learn some new notes for red, white and rosé.”

The event will take place in the heart of Schweitzer’s village with 20 different wineries featuring over 80 different wines. The event will run from 12-7pm on Saturday and from 12-5pm on Sunday with wine tastings and souvenir glassware available for purchase at the main sales tent. Schweitzer has also lined up an impressive list of free live music to create a festive atmosphere during the event including Bridges Home, Runaway Symphony and Josh Farmer Band on Saturday then The Powers and Norman Baker & The Backroads on Sunday. 

“You don’t have to take part in the tastings to enjoy the free live music, visit the arts & crafts vendors or indulge in some fantastic local flavors,” adds Weber-Quinn. “Schweitzer’s daily summer activities, including the zip line, trampoline jumper, climbing wall and lift served downhill mountain biking, will be available from 11am on both Saturday and Sunday as well. All in all, it’s a great weekend for the whole family.”

 For more details on Northwest Winefest or to book lodging accommodations for the weekend, please visit www.schweitzer.com.