Our 6th Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival Judged Competition will be held on July 9 and 10, 2021.
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 2021 Judged Competition is open to all Pacific Northwest wineries located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. We're also working on a wine weekend in the Fall of 2021 that will feature select gold medal winners from our competition in a five-course dinner at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Details coming soon!
The Whatcom Beer & Wine Foundation has also organized a Beer and Music Festival featuring a number of local and regional breweries and musical artists.