Our 6th Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival Judged Competition was 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 Competition 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 Judged Competition is open to all Pacific Northwest wineries located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. All Gold and Double Gold medalists qualify for Wine Press Northwest Magazine's Platinum Judging
The Whatcom Beer & Wine Foundation has also organized a Beer and Music Festival featuring a number of local and regional breweries and musical artists.