Washington State’s World-class Wines to be Showcased at U.S. Open
Hospitality tent near 18th tee will feature 120 wines throughout tournament
Washington State Wine will bring a wine-themed hospitality experience to the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash., on June 15-21. The organization, which represents all wineries and grape growers in Washington, will sponsor a corporate tent near the 18th tee throughout the tournament as a way to showcase the state’s world-class wines. More than 350 wine buyers, sommeliers and key media are expected to be hosted in the tent.
This is the first time in history that the U.S. Open will be held in the Pacific Northwest.
A team of Seattle’s top sommeliers selected 120 Washington State wines to be shown at the U.S. Open. Approximately 20 wines will be poured in the tent each day, including during practice rounds.
In addition, Washington State Wine will host a book signing of “America’s St. Andrews” in the hospitality tent on Wednesday, June 17. Author Blaine Newnham and golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., who designed Chambers Bay, will be present.
The tent is co-sponsored by Visit Seattle and Delta Air Lines. To learn more about the U.S. Open, visit www.chambersbaygolf.com/us-open/.
About Washington State Wine: Washington State Wine represents every licensed winery and wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, WSW provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines. Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, WSW is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit www.washingtonwine.org.
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