Burnt Bridge Cellars

First Friday at Burnt Bridge Cellars: Live Music, Art & Great Food

The grapes are ripening and it’s almost harvest season! Celebrate the wines that are about to be made—and the delicious, award-winning wines that already have been made!—at Burnt Bridge Cellars this First Friday with live music, original art, and great food from Class Cooking.

Tom May—a professional folk singer for more than four decades—writes and plays his own music, as well as eloquently interpreting the songs of others. He performe for audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, and overseas. Originally from the plains of Nebraska, May has called Toronto, Boston, St. Louis, and Omaha home, but has stayed in the Northwest since 1996. On 12 and six-string guitars, he accompanies his baritone voice with intricate stylings rarely heard in folk music. His concerts feature stories, humor, and occasionally even the Irish pennywhistle. He has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs, including the weekly radio/TV program River City Folk, National Public Radio’s syndicated Mountain Stage, Radio Eirhenn’s Andy O’Mahoney show in Ireland, and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s Ian Tyson TV Show. Learn more at www.tommayfolk.com.

Glenn Miller, whose photography will be displayed in Burnt Bridge’s tasting room this month, is a retired entrepreneur and award-winning photographer. His photos at Burnt Bridge Cellars focus primarily on landscapes and profiles on the beauty of the Pacific Northwest from the Painted Hills to Oregon Coast and everywhere in between. You can see more of his work at glenmiller.smugmug.com and 2can2images.com.

Finally, the food: Chef Kim Mahan of Class Cooking (just next door to Burnt Bridge) will whip up some small plates to go with all that great wine. You can enjoy meat and vegetarian pizzas, Caesar salad, and panna cotta with fresh berries.

Then come back over the long weekend for the Southwest Washington Winery Association Food and Wine Pairing. Burnt Bridge Cellars will be serving food from Class Cooking with a wine pairing from 1 to 5 p.m. each of those days.

First Friday at Burnt Bridge Cellars

The grapes are ripening and it’s almost harvest season! Celebrate the wines that are about to be made—and the delicious, award-winning wines that already have been made!—at Burnt Bridge Cellars this First Friday with live music, original art, and great food from Class Cooking.

Tom May—a professional folk singer for more than four decades—writes and plays his own music, as well as eloquently interpreting the songs of others. He performe for audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, and overseas. Originally from the plains of Nebraska, May has called Toronto, Boston, St. Louis, and Omaha home, but has stayed in the Northwest since 1996. On 12 and six-string guitars, he accompanies his baritone voice with intricate stylings rarely heard in folk music. His concerts feature stories, humor, and occasionally even the Irish pennywhistle. He has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs, including the weekly radio/TV program River City Folk, National Public Radio’s syndicated Mountain Stage, Radio Eirhenn’s Andy O’Mahoney show in Ireland, and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s Ian Tyson TV Show. Learn more at www.tommayfolk.com.

Glenn Miller, whose photography will be displayed in Burnt Bridge’s tasting room this month, is a retired entrepreneur and award-winning photographer. His photos at Burnt Bridge Cellars focus primarily on landscapes and profiles on the beauty of the Pacific Northwest from the Painted Hills to Oregon Coast and everywhere in between. You can see more of his work at glenmiller.smugmug.com and 2can2images.com.

Finally, the food: Chef Kim Mahan of Class Cooking (just next door to Burnt Bridge) will whip up some small plates to go with all that great wine. You can enjoy meat and vegetarian pizzas, Caesar salad, and panna cotta with fresh berries.

Then come back over the long weekend for the Southwest Washington Winery Association Food and Wine Pairing. Burnt Bridge Cellars will be serving food from Class Cooking with a wine pairing from 1 to 5 p.m. each of those days.

Above image: yes, OF COURSE you need a growler of wine at Burnt Bridge Cellars!

Love at First Crepe: Book Signing with Heidi Renee Mason at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Drop in to Burnt Bridge Cellars any time from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, for a book signing with local author Heidi Renee Mason. She is celebrating the release of her latest mystery novel, “Love at First Crepe.” Life becomes complicated for the main character, an easygoing chef, when she mashes up falling in love with foiling murder plots. The Amazon best-selling Mason cleverly combines crepes, kung fu, unexpected passion, and madcap mayhem in this humorous romantic mystery.

Burnt Bridge Cellars, “Vancouver’s urban winery,” is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 1500 Broadway St. Established in 2010, Burnt Bridge Cellars is named after the creek that runs east-to-west through the middle of Vancouver. They craft compelling, award-winning wines in small lots from Washington’s best vineyards. Visit http://www.burntbridgecellars.com/our-wines to see what wines are available to taste or purchase from their beautiful tasting room. The tasting room will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, offering glass pours and bottle sales all day. Their patio will also be open to enjoy the summer breezes.

“Love at First Crepe” Book Signing at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Drop in to Burnt Bridge Cellars any time from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, for a book signing with local author Heidi Renee Mason. She is celebrating the release of her latest mystery novel, “Love at First Crepe.” Life becomes complicated for the main character, an easygoing chef, when she mashes up falling in love with foiling murder plots. The Amazon best-selling Mason cleverly combines crepes, kung fu, unexpected passion, and madcap mayhem in this humorous romantic mystery.

Burnt Bridge Cellars, “Vancouver’s urban winery,” is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 1500 Broadway St. Established in 2010, Burnt Bridge Cellars is named after the creek that runs east-to-west through the middle of Vancouver. They craft compelling, award-winning wines in small lots from Washington’s best vineyards. Visit http://www.burntbridgecellars.com/our-wines to see what wines are available to taste or purchase from their beautiful tasting room. The tasting room will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, offering glass pours and bottle sales all day. Their patio will also be open to enjoy the summer breezes.

Art Demo & Book Signing with Sue Clancy at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Artist Sue Clancy will be at Burnt Bridge Cellars at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, to sign books and demonstrate how she creates her marvelous dog-centric art. Clancy’s art has been featured in the Burnt Bridge Cellars tasting room for the past couple of months, and this is the last weekend for her show.

Clancy, a fine artist and author/illustrator, pattern designer, makes handmade paper patterns, cuts one-of-a-kind paper shapes with an Xacto knife, and glues them together with her imagination and love of fun and laughter into a new visual story. She carries this playfulness into everything she does—whether for exhibit at an art gallery, an illustration, a pattern design, a public art project, a book, or an image for publication.​ Wherever Clancy goes, she makes notes and drawings with a fountain pen, and these notes and doodles inspire her art.

While you’re enjoying Clancy’s art, you can also enjoy Burnt Bridge Cellars’ Thursday Happy Hour, which happens every Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. Guests can enjoy reduced prices on glass pours of some of Burnt Bridge Cellar’s best-selling wines.

But wait, there’s more: you can come back for the Friday Night Trivia Contest from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 28. (It’s worth noting that Burnt Bridge Cellars’ air conditioning works really well, and that the tasting room also features a patio, in case you want to enjoy the late-evening summer breezes while sipping your Syrah.) The trivia quiz will be about all things wine related…or maybe not! As usual, winners will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize (or two). All of wines will be available for glass pours.

Finally, you can also come back on Saturday and Sunday for flights of five different wines from 1 to 5 p.m. on both days. The cost is $10 and is refundable if you buy a bottle of wine. Or, if you join the wine club, you can come in any Saturday or Sunday afternoon for a complimentary wine flight!

There’s lots more happening at Burnt Bridge Cellars this summer…visit their website at www.burntbridgecellars.com or their Facebook page to stay up-to-date with what’s happening. Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway Street with limited free off-street parking available.

Fourth of July Weekend at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Detail from one of Sue Clancy’s marvelous dog paintings.

Burnt Bridge Cellars has decided to start celebrating Independence Day early, and will be offering glass pour specials all weekend long. Drop by on from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 (and every Thursday) for Thursday Happy Hour when you can enjoy a glass of your favorite, locally made artisan wines. If you can’t make it to the tasting room on Thursday, come by from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, when you can taste a selection of award-winning wines for Winemaker’s Happy Hour. Burnt Bridge will be offering glass pours and bottle sales only, including specially priced pours. You can also visit Burnt Bridge on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, for tasting flights, glass pours and bottle sales. They are open Saturdays from 1 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

While you’re there, check out Sue Clancy’s art exhibit, “Dogs in the Winery” which will be on display through the month of July. Her recent whimsical dog portraits are inspired by local restaurants, coffee shops, wineries, breweries, events at the Kiggins Theatre, and other places where Clancy creates imaginary dog characters that describe, visually, her pleasant real-life experiences. Clancy is a fine artist represented locally by Caplan Art Designs in Portland Oregon. Her art has been in gallery exhibits and featured in public and private collections around the world. She is the artist and author of—most recently—the beguiling art book, “Dogs by Sue Clancy.” You can see more about her life and work at www.sueclancy.com.

Trivia Night & Patio Time at Burnt Bridge Cellars

To celebrate the arrival of sunny weather, Burnt Bridge Cellars has spruced up its outdoor patio and they’re pouring their new spring releases: the new Carte Blanche, Semillon, Rose, and Reserve Merlot. The Burnt Bridge Cellars tasting room will be open Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and will be pouring special $6 glasses of the new Carte Blanche and Semillon. These new white wines are a perfect compliment to sunshine! After your first glass of wine, you may feel bold enough to compete in Trivia Night: Science Edition. This month, the questions are all about wine science. (Hint: they will be tough! So fortify yourself with extra wine.) The winners will be entered in a drawing for big prizes. BIG PRIZES, I TELL YOU!

On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday the Southwest Washington Winery Association is holding its Memorial Day event, when local wineries will release their spring wines. It’s also the beginning of the Summer Passport Challenge: visit all 10 participating wineries before Labor Day to earn prizes. The participating wineries include Burnt Bridge Cellars, English Estate Winery, Heathen Estate Winery, Confluence Vineyards & Winery, Stavalaura Vineyards, Emanar Cellars, Heisen House Vineyards, Olequa Cellars, Rezabek Vineyards, and Pomeroy Cellars. See swwawine.com for details.

Patio Time & Trivia Night at Burnt Bridge Cellars

To celebrate the arrival of sunny weather, Burnt Bridge Cellars has spruced up its outdoor patio and they’re pouring their new spring releases: the new Carte Blanche, Semillon, Rose, and Reserve Merlot. The Burnt Bridge Cellars tasting room will be open Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and will be pouring special $6 glasses of the new Carte Blanche and Semillon. These new white wines are a perfect compliment to sunshine! After your first glass of wine, you may feel bold enough to compete in Trivia Night: Science Edition. This month, the questions are all about wine science. (Hint: they will be tough! So fortify yourself with extra wine.) The winners will be entered in a drawing for big prizes. BIG PRIZES, I TELL YOU!

On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday the Southwest Washington Winery Association is holding its Memorial Day event, when local wineries will release their spring wines. It’s also the beginning of the Summer Passport Challenge: visit all 10 participating wineries before Labor Day to earn prizes. The participating wineries include Burnt Bridge Cellars, English Estate Winery, Heathen Estate Winery, Confluence Vineyards & Winery, Stavalaura Vineyards, Emanar Cellars, Heisen House Vineyards, Olequa Cellars, Rezabek Vineyards, and Pomeroy Cellars. See swwawine.com for details.

Trivia Night at Burnt Bridge Cellars

There’s a new game in town, and it’s Trivia Night at Burnt Bridge Cellars. Come to this beautiful urban winery and tasting room in downtown Vancouver on Friday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 9 p.m. to test your knowledge of Burnt Bridge wine and win fabulous prizes…probably involving wine. If you want to get an edge on the competition, you can study up by visiting the Burnt Bridge Cellars website at www.burntbridgecellars.com, where you’ll learn things like how the tasting room got its name.

If, after you taste some Burnt Bridge wine, you feel like you need MORE Burnt Bridge wine, come back from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, for live music with guitarist Kevin Moon, who writes his own intricate, elegant, rock-inspired melodies. Moon has spent 20 years playing in bands and another decade (or so) as a solo artist. His current shows consist of original material he calls “chamber rock” interspersed with selected covers of favorite pieces. Moon also builds his own guitars, restores the vintage tube amps he plays—and in his “real” job, he’s a synthesizer designer.

Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Vancouver.

Winter Wine Dinner at The Grant House featuring Burnt Bridge Cellars

The Grant House Restaurant on Officer’s Row is hosting a special Winter Wine Dinner featuring award-winning local winemaker Burnt Bridge Cellars at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The meal features five courses especially prepared to pair with Burnt Bridge Cellars’ wines. Tickets are $75 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 360-906-1101; seating is limited. The Grant House is located in one of Vancouver’s oldest, grandest homes at 1101 Officer’s Row in Vancouver. Here’s what’s on the menu:

  • Blood orange and frisse salad, toasted pine nuts and cherry white balsamic reduction, paired with Burnt Bridge Carte Blanche
  • Prosciutto, Gouda, currants and apricot honey with pear balsamic, paired with Burnt Bridge Grenache
  • Grilled salmon, blackberry wine sauce, whipped sun chokes and spinach, paired with Burnt Bridge Tempranillo
  • Grilled four-ounce filet, oven-roasted potatoes, butter-poached chanterelles, cipollini and onion demiglace paired with
  • Burnt Bridge Blend X
  • Salted caramel, sparkling strawberry, and lemon Earl Gray macarons paired with Burnt Bridge Sparkling Wine

To learn more about Burnt Bridge Cellars, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com. Better yet, visit their tasting room at 1500 Broadway St. in downtown Vancouver.

Trivia Night at Burnt Bridge Cellars

There’s a new game in town, and it’s Trivia Night at Burnt Bridge Cellars. Come to this beautiful urban winery and tasting room in downtown Vancouver on Friday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 9 p.m. to test your knowledge of Burnt Bridge wine and win fabulous prizes…probably involving wine. If you want to get an edge on the competition, you can study up by visiting the Burnt Bridge Cellars website at www.burntbridgecellars.com, where you’ll learn things like how the tasting room got its name.

If, after you taste some Burnt Bridge wine, you feel like you need MORE Burnt Bridge wine, come back from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, for live music with guitarist Kevin Moon, who writes his own intricate, elegant, rock-inspired melodies. Moon has spent 20 years playing in bands and another decade (or so) as a solo artist. His current shows consist of original material he calls “chamber rock” interspersed with selected covers of favorite pieces. Moon also builds his own guitars, restores the vintage tube amps he plays—and in his “real” job, he’s a synthesizer designer.

Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Vancouver.

Winter Wine Dinner at The Grant House

The Grant House Restaurant is hosting a special Winter Wine Dinner featuring award-winning local winemaker Burnt Bridge Cellars at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The meal features five courses especially prepared to pair with Burnt Bridge Cellars’ wines. Tickets are $75 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 360-906-1101; seating is limited. The Grant House is located in one of Vancouver’s oldest, grandest homes at 1101 Officer’s Row in Vancouver. Here’s what’s on the menu:

  • Blood orange and frisse salad, toasted pine nuts and cherry white balsamic reduction, paired with Burnt Bridge Carte Blanche
  • Prosciutto, Gouda, currants and apricot honey with pear balsamic, paired with Burnt Bridge Grenache
  • Grilled salmon, blackberry wine sauce, whipped sun chokes and spinach, paired with Burnt Bridge Tempranillo
  • Grilled four-ounce filet, oven-roasted potatoes, butter-poached chanterelles, cipollini and onion demiglace paired with
  • Burnt Bridge Blend X
  • Salted caramel, sparkling strawberry, and lemon Earl Gray macarons paired with Burnt Bridge Sparkling Wine

To learn more about Burnt Bridge Cellars, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com. Better yet, visit their tasting room at 1500 Broadway St. in downtown Vancouver.

Above image: from Burnt Bridge Cellar’s Facebook page. See more yummy pics at https://www.facebook.com/BurntBridgeCellars/

More Happy Hours at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Although every hour spent at Burnt Bridge Cellars is technically a happy hour, this downtown Vancouver winery and tasting room is expanding to give local wine-lovers an “officially designated” Thursday Happy Hour, every Thursday night from here on out. The tasting room will now be open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and will offer discounted glass pours. The first Thursday Happy Hour is on Thursday, Jan. 26.

This expansion of hours is in response to demand from customers and part of a county-wide trend (case in point: this recent article by Corks & Forks writer Viki Eierdam about The Rusty Grape, the first tasting room in Clark County to be open seven days a week). Most wineries in other counties and states keep only daytime hours, but Clark County wineries and tasting rooms are setting the pace with customer-friendly evening hours, live music, and tasty small plates. Burnt Bridge Cellars offers all three, plus a rotating selection of art by local artists, as well as occasional events like its annual Holiday Craft Fair. They sometimes partner with local food trucks or caterers, but most often feature light meals and appetizers created by Chef Kim Mahan of Class Cooking, located right next door to the tasting room.

Burnt Bridge Cellars additional hours will remain the same: 4 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. To learn more, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com, check them out on Facebook, or better yet come to the tasting room at 1500 Broadway St. in downtown Vancouver.

Blind Tasting at Burnt Bridge Cellars

It’s the perfect way to thaw out from Snowmageddon 2017: drink wine. Or maybe you already have been drinking wine, because you can’t leave your house and a glass of wine on a snow winter’s eve is so warming. Or maybe you’ve run out of wine and you need more. Either way, if you can safely make it out of your house and over to Burnt Bridge Cellars, they are offering one of their popular Blind Tastings on Friday, Jan. 13. Put your flavor-deciphering skills to work, impress your friends (or your date), and try to win a prize!

Drop by any time from 4 to 8 p.m., when—in addition to the usual selection of award-winning wines—you can challenge your palate to a blind tasting of four different red wines. Burnt Bridge Cellars will provide you with tasting notes (without identifying the wine, of course) and then you sample each wine. All four wines will be poured at once, so you can go back and forth between samples, “studying” with the tasting notes. Once you think you’re ready for the test, you can fill out the ballot. If you get them all right, you’ll get a special wine-related prize. If you DON’T guess them all correctly, you’ll still have a lot of fun!

Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com.

Blind Tasting at Burnt Bridge Cellars

It’s the perfect way to thaw out from Snowmageddon 2017: drink wine. Or maybe you already have been drinking wine, because you can’t leave your house and a glass of wine on a snow winter’s eve is so warming. Or maybe you’ve run out of wine and you need more. Either way, if you can safely make it out of your house and over to Burnt Bridge Cellars, they are offering one of their popular Blind Tastings on Friday, Jan. 13. Put your flavor-deciphering skills to work, impress your friends (or your date), and try to win a prize!

Drop by any time from 4 to 8 p.m., when—in addition to the usual selection of award-winning wines—you can challenge your palate to a blind tasting of four different red wines. Burnt Bridge Cellars will provide you with tasting notes (without identifying the wine, of course) and then you sample each wine. All four wines will be poured at once, so you can go back and forth between samples, “studying” with the tasting notes. Once you think you’re ready for the test, you can fill out the ballot. If you get them all right, you’ll get a special wine-related prize. If you DON’T guess them all correctly, you’ll still have a lot of fun!

Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com.

“Luau” at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Say “Aloha!” to the new year with a luau at Burnt Bridge Cellars from 4 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Jan. 6. Wear your brightest Hawaiian shirt and get into that aloha attitude with Hawaiian food from Class Cooking…and Burnt Bridge Cellars wine, of course. Try one of Burnt Bridge Cellars’ famous Wine Tais for just $8 and sip this paradisical concoction while listening to live music by acoustic rock singer/songwriter Dave Wentz.

Browse the original paintings by Jill Mayberg and ceramics by Kim Murton. Mayberg’s fun, funky modern folk art acrylic and mixed media paintings will be on display and on sale, as well as Murton’s whimsical ceramic faces, animals, and figurines. Murton’s art can be seen in many public and private collections and is also exhibited in galleries and juried exhibitions all over the country.

Food available to nibble with your wine includes Hawaiian lavosh pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple ($10), pulled pork with coconut rice ($10), teriyaki Spam and pineapple skewers with coconut rice ($10), Hawaiian macaroni salad ($7), green salad with ginger sesame dressing, Napa cabbage, sprouts, cucumber and sesame seeds ($7), and a cheese and salami board with rice crackers and spicy Thai cashews ($7).

Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com.

Say Aloha to 2017 at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Say “Aloha!” to the new year with a luau at Burnt Bridge Cellars from 4 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Jan. 6. Wear your brightest Hawaiian shirt and get into that aloha attitude with Hawaiian food from Class Cooking…and Burnt Bridge Cellars wine, of course. Try one of Burnt Bridge Cellars’ famous Wine Tais for just $8 and sip this paradisical concoction while listening to live music by acoustic rock singer/songwriter Dave Wentz.

Browse the original paintings by Jill Mayberg and ceramics by Kim Murton. Mayberg’s fun, funky modern folk art acrylic and mixed media paintings will be on display and on sale, as well as Murton’s whimsical ceramic faces, animals, and figurines. Murton’s art can be seen in many public and private collections and is also exhibited in galleries and juried exhibitions all over the country.

Food available to nibble with your wine includes Hawaiian lavosh pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple ($10), pulled pork with coconut rice ($10), teriyaki Spam and pineapple skewers with coconut rice ($10), Hawaiian macaroni salad ($7), green salad with ginger sesame dressing, Napa cabbage, sprouts, cucumber and sesame seeds ($7), and a cheese and salami board with rice crackers and spicy Thai cashews ($7).

Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com.

Holiday Kickoff Party at Burnt Bridge Cellars

What are you doing on Christmas Eve Eve? You know—the night before the night before Christmas! This year, it happens to fall on a Friday night—a perfect time to kick off the holiday season at Burnt Bridge Cellars! This downtown Vancouver tasting room is open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23—the last night that Burnt Bridge will be open in 2016.

For starters, Burnt Bridge is offering discounts on glasses of wine for anyone who has an ugly sweater. There will also be a Christmas Cookie Exchange: bring a plate of your home-baked Christmas cookies (you know, Grandma’s special recipe with the rum; shhhh, we won’t tell!) or bring your favorite boxed cookies from the market (no one will care. Seriously. A cookie is a cookie is a cookie!) then make yourself a take-home collection of cookies assembled from what’s available.

Christmas tunes will be playing, and the wine will be flowing, and—since Burnt Bridge Cellars won’t be open again until Jan. 6—it’s a perfect time to pick up some award-winning wine for the wine lovers on your list; in fact, Burnt Bridge is offering two specially priced gift sets, all ready for gift-giving. And of course it’ll be a great time to get that special bottle of wine for Christmas dinner (or brunch—it’s never too early for wine!) or for New Year’s Eve.

Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com.

P.S. If you want the inside scoop on where to get amazing cookies, try Treat, Bleu Door Bakery, di Tazza Gourmet Coffee & Café, Sugar & Salt Bakery., or Rosycakes Bakery.

Holiday Kickoff Party at Burnt Bridge

What are you doing on Christmas Eve Eve? You know—the night before the night before Christmas! This year, it happens to fall on a Friday night—a perfect time to kick off the holiday season at Burnt Bridge Cellars! This downtown Vancouver tasting room is open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23—the last night that Burnt Bridge will be open in 2016.

For starters, Burnt Bridge is offering discounts on glasses of wine for anyone who has an ugly sweater. There will also be a Christmas Cookie Exchange: bring a plate of your home-baked Christmas cookies (you know, Grandma’s special recipe with the rum; shhhh, we won’t tell!) or bring your favorite boxed cookies from the market (no one will care. Seriously. A cookie is a cookie is a cookie!) then make yourself a take-home collection of cookies assembled from what’s available.

Christmas tunes will be playing, and the wine will be flowing, and—since Burnt Bridge Cellars won’t be open again until Jan. 6—it’s a perfect time to pick up some award-winning wine for the wine lovers on your list; in fact, Burnt Bridge is offering two specially priced gift sets, all ready for gift-giving. And of course it’ll be a great time to get that special bottle of wine for Christmas dinner (or brunch—it’s never too early for wine!) or for New Year’s Eve.

Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com.

P.S. If you want the inside scoop on where to get amazing cookies, try Treat, Bleu Door Bakery, di Tazza Gourmet Coffee & Café, Sugar & Salt Bakery., or Rosycakes Bakery.

Wine, Art, Music & Santa at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the wine is so delightful…especially at Burnt Bridge Cellars this Friday evening, Dec. 16, when this downtown Vancouver tasting room will host a jolly Third Friday event with live music, art for sale, and a magical guest who dresses in red and knows how to make reindeer fly.

Drop by any time from 4 to 9 p.m. for music by Doug Smith, a master of contemporary fingerstyle acoustic guitar—a Grammy Award winner and the winner of the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. His playing has been heard in feature films and his original compositions have been heard everywhere from NPR to TCM to Martha Stewart to Good Morning America.

Browse the original paintings by Jill Mayberg and ceramics by Kim Murton. Mayberg’s fun, funky modern folk art acrylic and mixed media paintings will be on display and on sale, as well as Murton’s whimsical ceramic faces, animals, and figurines. Murton’s art can be seen in many public and private collections and is also exhibited in galleries and juried exhibitions all over the country.

Finally, the word around the winery is that Burnt Bridge Cellars will be visted by a white-bearded man from the North Pole! Who could it be? We’re not giving you any hints.