Join us for Hootenanny-The Hottest Waterfront Party of the Year!


AQUA by El Gaucho’s Hootenanny is on Pier 70’s expansive deck overlooking the sound

Seattleites know that sunshine is always a reason to celebrate!  AQUA’s signature event, Hootenanny, to be held this Saturday, showcases the best of summer in Seattle.  Named one of the “Top 10 Seafood Restaurants” by Gayot 2012, AQUA’s signature appetizers will take center stage, complimented with great wines, refreshing beer, spirits, and freshly shucked oysters from Taylor Shellfish Farms at Melrose Market.


Freshly shucked oysters from Taylor Shellfish Farms will be at Hootenanny

Cool DJ vibes will set the mood while guests soak in the sun on Pier 70’s expansive outdoor deck, overlooking the water and amazing Seattle views.

Now in its 13th year, Hootenanny’s style is changing a bit from year’s past.  The most notable changes include the date and time – no longer an after-work event, it’s now on a Saturday afternoon, to take advantage of the mid-day sunshine Seattle has enjoyed this summer. With an end-time of 5:30, guests can enjoy the party and stay for dinner or head off to the next summer event.


Also new to Hootenanny – sample cocktails from local distilleries

The music is changing this year, too.  While the Dusty 45s have provided high-energy rock-a-billy to the event in years past, this year Seattle’s BLUEYED SOUL will be spinning a distinct style of music for the event.  BLUEYEDSOUL has solidified himself as formidable force in the northwest and beyond, but even more fun is that he is a

former AQUA employee, so we’re excited to welcome him back, even if only for a day.

We’re also very excited to welcome distilleries and breweries to the already amazing list of participating wineries lined up this year:  Glass Vodka, Big Gin, and Woodinville Whiskey Company will all be sampling fun cocktails for guests.  Mac and Jacks Brewing Company, and Hale’s Ales will provide refreshing samples of their summer brews.


New to Hootenanny – Mac & Jack’s and Hale’s Ale will be pouring

While many elements for Hootenanny have changed, others remain the same: over 50 wines from over 20 wineries will be available for tasting.  We’re excited to welcome Quintessa, Faust, Flowers Vineyard & Winery, Antica, and Cakebread Cellars to the already amazing participating Washington and Oregon wineries lined up to pour their finest.

“I am very excited to be bringing in California wineries this year, especially wines from Agustin Huneeus (Quintessa, Flowers, Faust, Illumination),” says AQUA by El Gaucho’s Wine Captain Lee Spires.


More than 50 wines will be available to taste at Hootenanny!

áMaurice Cellars
2010 Conner Lee Vineyard Chardonnay
2009 “Fred” Estate Syrah
2010 “Graves” Red blend

Andrew Will
2010 Two Blondes
2011 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc
2009 Ciel du Cheval

2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Olaine Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Gravura Red Wine

Baer Winery
2012 Shard
2010 Ursa

Barons V Winery
2012 Barons Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Petit Barone – Red Wine
2009 Barons V Cabernet Sauvignon

Cakebread Cellars
2011 Chardonnay Napa Valley
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

CAVU Cellars
2012 Barbera Rosé
2010 CAVU Cellars Malbec

Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
2010 Chardonnay
2012 Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc

Col Solare
2007 Col Solare

Côte Bonneville Winery
2011 Côte Bonneville Riesling
2011 Côte Bonneville Cabernet Franc Rosé
2005 Côte Bonneville Syrah

DeLILLE Cellars
2012 Chaleur Estate Blanc
2010 Doyenne AIX

Domaine Serene
“R” Rosé
2009 Yamhill Cuvée Pinot Noir
2011 Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay

Dusted Valley
2011 Boomtown Pinot Gris
2012 Ramblin’ Rosé
2011 Stained Tooth Syrah

2011 Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Big Papa
2012 Evergreen Riesling


Faust and Quintessa will be sampled at Hootenanny this year

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Red Mountain Wine

Flowers Vineyard and Winery
2009 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
2010 Sea View Ridge Estate Pinot Noir

Guardian Cellars

Lachini Vineyards
2011 Chardonnay
2012 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette
2010 Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon
2010 Pinot Noir, LaCruz Vineyard, Sonoma

Long Shadows
2011 Dance Chardonnay
2012 Poet’s Leap Riesling
2009 Saggi
2009 Sequel Syrah

Mark Ryan Winery
2010 Dead Horse, Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Viognier

McCrea Cellars
2010 Grenache Blanc
2006 Sirocco

2010 Illumination Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon

Sparkman Cellars
2012 Birdie Riesling
2011 Darkness Syrah
2011 L’Autre Pinot Noir

Join us for Hootenanny, this Saturday, August 10th from 3:30-5:30.  Reserve your place by calling 206.956.9171.

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