2013 Highland Park Uncorked

February 25th, 2015

Introducing the 2013 wine tasting fundraiser: Highland Park UNCORKED

New name but same great event. This event just keeps getting bigger and better. There will be special wine pours for tasting when the doors open and lots of great prizes have been donated for the raffle drawings.

This year, we have increased the allowed retail amount for the wine. This does not mean that you have to spend more, but allows you up to $15 for the bottle.

If you have never been to one of these events (or have a somewhat hazy recollection), here is the overview. Each person brings a bottle of their favorite wine, priced at $15 or less. You are assigned a table. The bottle is placed in a brown paper bag, given a number and eventually placed somewhere on your assigned table. You don’t worry about that, as you relax with the wines from the award winning Northwest Wine Academy, mingle with your neighbors, and munch on a wonderful spread of food prepared by our talented gastronomes.

When the tasting starts, you will go to your assigned table and your table captain will walk you through the process. Everybody tastes the wines that each person at their table brought and end up voting for the best. The winning wine from your table progresses to the finals where they are all tasted and the top three are chosen.  There is still lots of wine at your table to further “examine” and enjoy with your tablemates.

What do I need to bring? Each person must bring one bottle of wine, purchased for $15 or less.

Raffle Raffle Raffle!

Bring cash. There will be raffles with great prizes that you will not want to miss. This year we will have a special package for those buying $50 or more in raffle tickets. We have some wonderful prizes donated and this raffle is the heart of this event’s fundraising. Did we remember to mention that you should bring cash?

If you didn’t preregister, the $20 per person suggested donation at the door will be appreciated.

When should I arrive? Be sure to preregister to ensure that you have a seat and then arrive no later than 6:50, after which time your seat may be given to someone else. But arrive earlier and enjoy the food and wine tasting available.  If you do not preregister, then you should be there as early as possible and hope that seating is still available. Doors open at 6pm.

How do I register? This year we are preregistering via Paypal. Fill out the short form at the bottom of this page and click the “Register” button.  Be careful to provide all of the requested information, so that we can be sure to have you registered correctly. You do NOT need a Paypal membership. Once you are on the Paypal site, you will see an option “Don’t have a PayPal account?” which will allow you to pay with a debit or credit card.  Click here to learn about PayPal.

I want to donate MORE than the suggested donation.  The suggested donation drop-down box is intended to make it easy for you to do the math for up to a full table of attendees. You will certainly have opportunity at the event to donate (Did we mention the raffle?) but you may do so on the registration as well, in increments of $15. Simply select your desired amount and mention in the “Names of Attendees box” the additional amount, so that we know you didn’t forget to list someone. Thanks!



All photographs by Matt Cedergreen.



Preregistration is closed. We have sold out!

Please contact hpicwine@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.


Highland Park UNCORKED Sponsors


Gold Level

Rain City West Printing


Bronze Level

Ancestry Cellars



Northwest Wine Academy


Highland Park Supporters

Nature Consortium




Major Blinds


 Corporate Promotions

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