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Festival Showcases Hard-to-Find Artisanal Washington Wines and Microbrews< /strong>-_-_
Ashford, Wash. (Oct. 3, 2012) – The Mount Rainier Visitor’s Association (MRVA) is hosting the 3rd Annual Fall ‘Road to Paradise’ Wine and Brew Festival, Sat., Nov. 3, from 2 – 9 pm at the Lion’s Grand Tasting Room in Ashford, Wash., at the base of Mt. Rainier. The popular festival showcases hard-to-find artisanal wines and microbrews from Washington state producers.
This year’s event features producers throughout Washington state, including Toledo’s Bateaux Cellars, Madsen Family Cellars and NW Mountain Winery of Olympia, Woodinville’s Piccola Cellars, Naches Heights Vineyard of Yakima, Scatter Creek Winery of Tenino, Walla Walla’s Skylite Cellars, Stottle Winery from Lacy, Mount Vernon’s Tulip Valley Winery and Orchard, Whisper Ridge Winery of Zilla and Gig Harbor’s 7 Seas Brewing.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.road-to-paradise.com< /a>. Discounted tickets are available for advance purchase through Oct. 31 for $20. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, 10 tasting tickets and live entertainment. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1.00 each. After the 31st, tickets are $25 and can be purchased either online or onsite.
For those looking to extend their visit, hospitality awaits at area hotels, spas, bed and breakfasts, cabins and vacation rentals. Visitors will receive one complimentary event ticket for lodging booked Nov. 2-3, 2012, in Ashford, Elbe, Longmire or Mineral. For participating lodging establishments, or to book a room, visit www.mt-rainier.com< /a>.
For more information about the 3rd Annual Fall Mt. Rainier ‘Road to Paradise’ Wine and Brew Festival, visit www.road-to-paradise.com< /a>.
About the Mount Rainier Visitor’s Association< /strong>-_
Established in 1994, the Mt. Rainier Visitor Association is a non-profit, membership-based organization promoting businesses in the Upper Nisqually Valley, including the communities of Ashford, Elbe, Alder and Mineral. The association maintains a visitor center to provide travelers with information on area activities, lodging, dining, shopping, outdoor adventures and rejuvenation. For more information, visit www.mt-rainier.com< /a>. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@MtRainierVA) for the latest news and updates.