Submitted by Westport Winery
Westport Winery will hold its annual Fleur de Lis Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This celebration of the resort’s 10,000 blooming irises offers activities for all ages including a sculpture unveiling at 5:30 p.m. followed by live music from Six Pack Pretty on the patio from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties’ Master Gardeners will host a free plant clinic teaching guests how to dig, divide, and transplant irises, using starts from the winery’s 15-acre display garden.
Local artist and sculpture garden contributor Jeffro Uitto will display and sell his wood carvings during this event. Other vendors include The Jerky Gal, The Fancy Accent Tea Company, Olympic Mountain Ice Cream (with free samples), LuLaRoe, Sassy Seafood and Jill Haney-Neal.
Artist Jill Neal recently completed two new labels for the winery. Neal, known for her Wild (but tasteful) Women drinking wine series, was commissioned to create these labels. The new Duckleberry Grunt vintage will be released at this event with Neal available to sign bottles and posters. The new label for Mermaid Merlot featuring winemaker Dana Roberts’ wife Rikki will be released in 2019. Jill will have her fabulous prints, mugs, and cards available in the winery’s sunroom.
The Olympic Mountain Ice Cream sampling will launch the winery’s designation as the latest location for the creamery’s fans to purchase ice cream to go. They are even creating their own Duckleberry Grunt sorbet!
Lora and Kim Malakoff will unveil their latest sculpture in the winery’s Something Blue Garden at 5:30pm. This new sculpture commemorates the wine True North. Lora has previously installed sculptures for Peaches on the Beaches, Bella, and fittingly, Fleur de Lis. There are over 60 sculptures by local artists in the resort’s gardens.
The band Six Pack Pretty combines soaring vocals, big guitars, a powerhouse rhythm section, and a taste for good times, that brings any event to life! Whether it’s classic rock or modern hits, Six Pack Pretty is guaranteed to have the crowd dancing and singing along! This concert is free to attend, and all ages are welcome.
In 2017 the Westport Winery was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. The Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort was voted #2 winery restaurant in the nation by USA Today. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.
In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012 by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.
In Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Westport Winery TASTING @ Cannon Beach is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.