The Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation (AKA Whatcom Northwest Wine Festival) is a federally recognized 501©3 nonprofit organization. It started as a family foundation and has grown, adding events and expanding our Board and reach. The Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation works to promote the Northwest’s beer and wine industries by organizing community-based fundraising festivals including the Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival and the Bellingham Beer and Music Festival. Net proceeds from these fundraising events are distributed to human, social service, and health organizations in the greater Whatcom County area.
Previous Wine Festivals
Our 4th annual Festival takes place in the Grand Ballroom at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Bellingham. We feature up to 60 different wineries from the Pacific Northwest along with eight restaurants from Whatcom County. It’s a great opportunity to meet winemakers, have a nosh or two, and sample an amazing selection of wines!
This outdoor event takes place at the North Bellingham Golf Course tent pavilion...rain or shine! We feature up to 35 different breweries pouring up to 100 different beers, live music from four bands, and wine from Dynasty Cellars and Samson Estates wineries. Grab your friends and join us for a great time!