Launching the Festa Weekend

The Taste of Italy™, the popular Wine Tasting and Opening Reception has moved back to the last weekend in September! The event will be held this year on Friday, September 27, 2019 and will once again be located in the Seattle Center Armory, right next door to the Italian Festival in the heart of the Seattle Center grounds.

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The Taste of Italy™ is a chance for the general public to try some sixty wines from Italy at the minimal cost of $30 per person in advance, or $35 at the door, if space is available. Each ticket includes a souvenir wineglass and five 2 oz. tastes of wine. Additional tastes may be purchased for $2.50 apiece, and there will be sparkling water, bread, Italian antipasti and cruditès available for palate-cleansing.

You must be 21 years of age or older to be able to attend this event and there is no child-care provided. In addition, attendees will be able to view a mixed-media exhibition of art about Italy called “Le Arti della Festa,” and the Festa Italiana Historical Photo Exhibit. Patrons can also order individual bottles or cases of wine to be picked-up or delivered the following week.

Details are as follows

  • When: Friday, September 27th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Where:Center House / Armory at Seattle Center
  • Live Music by: Danny Quintero and his band
  • Catering by: Big John’s PFI
  • Cost: $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door if space is available. You must be 21 years of age or older to enter.


(NOTE: There is a service fee of $2.49 per ticket.)