The Woodman Lodge in downtown Snoqualmie will host former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe in a Doubleback Wine Dinner highlighting wines from Bledsoe’s Washington winery, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.
Bledsoe will host the evening, which features five courses paired with wines from the Bledsoe Family Winery in Walla Walla. Featured wines include a Elizabeth Chardonnay, Healy Rosé, Stolen Horse Syrah, two Cabernet Sauvignon vintages and the sparkling wine Brillánte.
Seating is limited to 30 people. Tickets are $190 per person.
For former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe, his field of dreams always extended beyond the stadium, back to his Walla Walla Valley hometown. During his 14-year football career, which included time with the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys, he aspired to own a winery.
Upon his retirement in 2007, Bledsoe returned home to plant his original estate vineyard, McQueen, on the southern end of the Walla Walla Valley AVA. The following year, he launched Doubleback as an estate-focused winery with the goal to produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon—the winery’s name a reference to his return back home.
Bledsoe hired winemaker and general manager Josh McDaniels, also a Walla Walla native, who was named a “Game Changer of Washington Wine” by Wine Enthusiast and has most recently earned Doubleback’s highest rating with 97 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Since its first release, a 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Doubleback has received numerous accolades including a spot on the Wine Spectator Top 100 List.
In 2017, Doubleback also broke ground on a new winery facility slated for completion in early 2018.
To Drew and his wife, Maura, wine is not just about enjoyment but also a compelling, layered experience. It is something to be shared and enjoyed. They are committed to using only the most sustainable viticulture and winemaking practices to ensure that Doubleback is one of the best bottles around for that experience.