Wine Down at Seattle Boat Show’s Opening Night, January 25, 2013

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Seattle Boat Show Uncorked - the opening night wine tasting event - features award-winning Washington wines. ‘Splash’ - the new aerial, acrobatic show - features some of Seattle’s most talented aerialists and acrobats.

Seattle Boat Show Uncorked

Seattle Boat Show Uncorked

For the first time in the show’s 66 year history, showgoers will be able to sniff, swirl and sip their way through the Boat Show while soaking in the show and shopping for the boat of their dreams

Chardonnay and a Cobalt. Sauvignon Blanc and a SeaRay. Merlot and a Malibu. What do these unusual pairings have in common? They will all be available at Uncorked, Seattle Boat Show’s new Opening Night event at CenturyLink Field Event Center on Friday January 25th, 2013. For the first time in the show’s 66 year history, showgoers will be able to sniff, swirl and sip their way through the Boat Show, tasting a variety of award-winning Washington wines, while soaking in the show and shopping for the boat of their dreams or wandering the three acres of accessories exhibits. And if that weren’t enough to make for a fabulous, fun evening, there’s also an aerial acrobatic show - Splash - to add to add to the mix.

Wine Lineup
The Seattle Boat Show opens at 11am on January 25th, and Uncorked, presented by Falvey Yacht Insurance, runs 5-9pm. Nine tasting stations will be set up throughout the indoor location at CenturyLink Field, offering wines from 10 different Washington wineries. Wineries include Apex, Canoe Ridge, House Wine, Sagelands, Sawtooth, Waterbrook and Willow Crest. Winery representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the wines. For those looking to pair the wines with some fabulous food, Seattle’s famous and fabled Metropolitan Grill will be making a special appearance for the event. The Met will be serving up some scrumptious bites, available for purchase in the Boater’s Lounge on the mezzanine level.

Additional great news for showgoers and wine lovers: Waterbrook is the Official Wine of the Seattle Boat Show and Waterbrook wines will be available for purchase throughout the Show at concessions and the full bar and lounge located on the Concourse Level at CenturyLink Field.

Packages for Uncorked may be purchased online for $27 at This price includes a single adult admission to the show valid throughout the day at both locations, plus a complimentary souvenir wine glass and 10 wine tasting tokens. Tickets for Uncorked will also be available at CenturyLink Field.

Splash Lineup: The Triple Trapeze Quartet, Mermaid on Cloud Swing, Drunken Sailor
Adding to the opening night fun and festivities will be the inaugural performance of “Splash’ at 7pm. Splash is the Seattle Boat Show’s new aerial, acrobatic show soaring high above the boats indoors at CenturyLink Field. The nautical-themed performance features some of Seattle’s most talented aerialists and acrobats doing Cirque du Soleil-style aerial work and will be performed on a Corde Lisse (or rope), a Cloud Swing and a Triple Trapeze. There won’t be a bad seat in the house as all the boats in the West Hall will serve as viewing platforms as will the Boater’s Lounge on the mezzanine level. Splash performances are not limited to Opening Night and will also be held Monday –Thursday at 6:30 pm, Fridays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays and Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 pm. No performance will be held on Sunday, February 3rd. Learn more about the Splash performances and performers at:

Splash was created specifically for the Seattle Boat Show and is produced by EnJoy Productions, one of the most versatile and prolific creative teams in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat. Know Before You Go
When:         Friday, January 25 – Sunday, February 3, 2013

Where:     CenturyLink Field Event Center                        
             800 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle    

South Lake Union
             901 Fairview Avenue N, Seattle
Free shuttle running continuously between both locations

Hours:     CenturyLink Field Event Center                 
Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm            
Fridays: 11 am - 9 pm                                            
Saturdays: 10 am - 8 pm                                            
Sundays: 10 am - 6 pm*    

South Lake Union    
Weekdays: 11 a.m. - 5 pm        
Weekends: 10 am - 5 pm*                    

  • The show will close at 4pm on Sunday, February 3rd

Tickets:                Adults: $12; Youth (11-17): $5
5-day BIG pass: $24
Uncorked: $27 (includes souvenir glass and tasting tokens)
Monday – Thursday after 5pm: $8
Kids 10 & under: Free

Photos:    Show photos available at
    Splash photos available on request

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