Wine and Chocolate returns to the Expo Center

The 13th annual event will be featuring up to 20 wineries and 60 different wines.

After COVID forced last year’s event to be cancelled, the Enumclaw Expo Center’s annual Wine and Chocolate festival is back for its 13th year.

The event will be held Feb. 4 and 5 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This year, up to 20 wineries will be descending on the city to offer attendees 60 different kinds of wines to taste (and, of course, buy by the bottle).

If you’re not a wine fan, don’t fret — Headworks Brewery will have you covered with their beer.

But the event is not just about the brews and bubblies. According to coordinator Jaclyn VanHoof, “we will have another 75 vendors selling everything from chocolate, to cheese, charcuterie boxes and boards, apparel, jewelry, art, bath and body products, home décor, many specialty food items like jerky, pickles, sipping vinegars, olive oils and so much more.”

Tickets, which cost $35 and can be bought online at, come with a commemorative glass and six tasting tickets (tastings cost between one and three tickets each). Additional tasting tickets can be purchased at the event for $1 each.

You can also buy a “designated driver” ticket for $10.

“This ticket will get guests into the event, but doesn’t include the wine glass, tasting tickets or the ability purchase drinks onsite – but does give them access to vendors, entertainment,” VanHoof said.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by local musicians, including Kevin Jones, Kaite Wade, Aaron Saliba, Jess Morse and Bernie Mac.

More than 2,000 people attended the 2020 event, and VanHoof expects the same crowd to attend this year.

Sponsors for the event include VanHoof Construction, Fugate Ford, Lost Beach and Stefanie Sanders Real Estate – John L. Scott Enumclaw.