Grape-Ful Women

Grape-ful Women at Cellar 55

On Sunday, Nov. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m., you can join the Grape-ful Women event at Cellar 55 Tasting Room, where the attendees will donate Christmas presents for local children being served by Family Solutions. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card, and enter the raffle for prizes and the chance to win a fully decorated tree. The cost to attend is $15 per person, and that includes wine tasting, food, live music and an extra helping of holiday spirit. Cellar 55 is also offering 10% off bottled wine purchases, with the discounted amount going to support Family Solutions.

Wine, Art & Grape-ful Women

As usual, there are a lot of things happening at Cellar 55 Tasting Room this weekend, starting with live music tonight by Zachary Strausbaugh, who gives an alternative twist to classic songs as well as original compositions. Come early for happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, to enjoy discounts on wine and small plates. While you’re there, check out the gorgeous new art on display by Jim Martin, whose work has also been exhibited in Angst Gallery, among other places.

On Sunday, Nov. 8, there are two Cellar 55 events to choose from: the first is the Fall Release Party for Purple Star Wine Club members (…it’s so easy to become a member; join online at www.purplestarwines.com) from 2 to 5 p.m., when you can sample newly released wines, pick up your fall wine shipment, and nibble on food prepared by Say Ciao!┬ácatering. Tickets are required…but then you can enter your ticket for a raffle prize! Entrance is free for wine club members and guests are $10.

The second thing happening on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. is the Grape-ful Women event, where the attendees will donate Christmas presents for local children being served by Family Solutions. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card, and enter the raffle for prizes and the chance to win a fully decorated tree. The cost to attend is $15 per person, and that includes wine tasting, food, live music and an extra helping of holiday spirit. Cellar 55 is also offering 10% off bottled wine purchases, with the discounted amount going to support Family Solutions.

Bloom Where You’re Planted

It's pretty much the ideal girls' night out: wine, music, trés chic spring clothes…and more wine. If this sounds like the kind of fashionable fun that's right up your aisle, then Cellar 55 has got your number.

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, the tasting room is hosting "Bloom Where You Are Planted," a spring fashion show with happy hour pricing. You'll get a first-hand look at wearable springtime ensembles from Grape-Ful Women and Chic Boutique while Wade Hendrix performs a soulful mix of blues and rock. Enjoy delicious local wine, the company of good friends, and the knowledge that you're supporting local women-owned businesses. If you RSVP in advance with your name and phone number, you'll get a free raffle ticke—send an e-mail to bloom.wineandfashion@gmail.com. There's no cost to attend, but of course wine and nibbles will be available to purchase.

This hidden gem of a tasting room is right in downtown Vancouver, and offers lots of Northwest wines from places like Five Star Cellars, Market Vineyards, Gordon Estate, Purple Star, and Native Sun. There's almost always something going on in the evenings at Cellar 55—art classes (with wine), live music (with wine), and other fun grown-up activities (yup, with wine). For more details, check Cellar 55's events page at www.cellar55tastingroom.com/events.