The grape, suds and even chocolate will be the stars at the fourth annual spring Road to Paradise Wine and Brew Festival this Saturday in Ashford.
From 2 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Rainier Lions’ tasting room at 27726 State Route 706, the festival organized by Mount Rainier Visitors Association will showcase artisanal wines and microbrews from Washington producers. An added feature this year is wine and chocolate pairing.
Participating wineries include Hoodsport Winery from Hoodsport, Madsen Family Cellars of Olympia, Mill Lane Winery from Tenino, Silverlake’s Mt. Saint Helen’s Cellars, Rainier Wine of Seattle, Tenino’s Scatter Creek Winery, Stottle Winery of Lacey, Tulip Valley Winery and Orchard from Mount Vernon, and Goldendale’s Waving Tree Winery.
Tickets for the festival can be purchased at www.road-to-paradise.com. Discounted tickets are available through April 25 for $20. After that, they’re $25 online or at the door. The price of admission includes a souvenir wine glass, 10 tasting tickets and live entertainment. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 apiece.