Brian Carter. Photo courtesy Brian Carter Cellars.

Brian Carter. Photo courtesy Brian Carter Cellars.

Wine Press Northwest, a local publication that covers wines from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, honored Woodinville’s Brian Carter Cellars as its 2015 Winery of the Year. The award is judged by Andy Perdue and Erig Degerman, editors and publishers of Great Northwest Wine, and Greg McConnell, publisher and editor of Wine Press Northwest.

Brian Carter Cellars’ “Little Yellow Tasting Room” in Woodinville is a favorite destination for local and visiting wine lovers. You can taste wine from Brian Carter Cellars, along with dozens of other Woodinville wines, this weekend at Taste Washington, the country’s largest single-region food and wine festival.

In its 18th year, the event brings together more than 225 wineries, 70 restaurants, and 60 culinary exhibitors from around Washington for a weekend of Washington’s best in wine and food.

New this year is a series of farm-to-table lunches that showcase local artisans like Taylor Shellfish, Kurtwood Farms, and Willie Green Organics. These popular events sold out early, but there are still tickets available for Taste Washington’s Grand Tasting on Saturday and Sunday. Both days will begin feature seminars on Washington wine and wine and food tastings (all you can eat and all you can sip). Click here for tickets.

Here are some Eastside favorites that will be showcasing their wine and food at Taste Washington:

Barking Frog at Willow’s Lodge

Purple Cafe

Fall City Roadhouse Inn

Café Veloce

Blazing Bagels

Airfield Estates

Ancestry Cellars

W.T. Vintners

Sparkman Cellars

Matthews Winery

Lauren Ashton Cellars

Chateau Ste. Michelle

DeLille Cellars

Mark Ryan Winery

Savage Grace

Click here to see the full lineup of wineries and here for restaurants.