olympic wine merchant: Free wine tastings every Friday, 5-7 p.m., 101 Capitol Way N., Suite 106, Olympia. 360-786-9463.
WINE TASTINGS AT MADSEN FAMILY CELLARS: Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2825 Marvin Road N.E., Olympia. Call 360-438-1286, or go to www.madsenfamilycellars.com.
WINE TASTINGS AT MEDICINE CREEK WINERY: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 947 Old Pacific Highway S.E., Olympia. $5 tasting fee. Call 360-701-6284 or go to www.medicinecreekwines.com. Chocolate for wine lovers: Wine and chocolate pairing course includes a wine and chocolate tasting. Class is offered through Centralia College’s Continuing Education Program, 1-4 p.m. Jan. 29. Cost is $29. Attendees must be 21 to participate. Call 360-736-9391, ext. 427, to register.
westport winery: Valentine’s Day dinners, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13-14. Entrees are baked Cornish game hen or traditional beef Wellington. Reservations are required and entree must be chosen when you make your reservation. Cost is $35 per person. Reservations and prepayment can be made at 360-648-2224. Westport Winery is at 1 South Arbor Road, Aberdeen.
fourth annual grays harbor wine & seafood festival: Wine tasting and sales, food booths, gift and merchandise booths and live entertainment noon-9 p.m. Jan. 22, Grays Harbor Fair & Event Center Pavilion, 32 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma. Tickets are $5 in advance, or $8 at the door, and are available at Les Scwab Tire Centers in Grays Harbor and West Olympia, or from any Elma Chamber of Commerce Board member. Attendees must be 21 or older.
If your wine shop, restaurant or organization is hosting a wine-tasting event where the public is welcome, send information — time, date, location, fee, phone number for more information and the highlighted wines — to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 days before the event.