English Estate Winery hosts 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Second place winner of the 2016 English Estate Winery Chili Cook-Off —Chicken chili with jalapeños by Dan Eierdam.

Second place winner of the 2016 English Estate Winery Chili Cook-Off —Chicken chili with jalapeños by Dan Eierdam.

Nothing says FALL like chili and corn bread (and a little liquid sunshine the Northwest is known for). With a 100 percent chance of rain this weekend, why not hunker down in a local tasting room sipping on wine and sampling a smorgasbord of homemade goodness — from spicy to savory to smoky and everything in between. You can even engage in the decades old debate of beans vs. no beans with fellow chili fans. Better yet, enter your own family favorite for a chance to win bragging rights (and some prizes) for Best Chili, the most Original Chili and the Best Corn Bread. 

English Estate Winery courtesy of Andee Mowrey

English Estate Winery courtesy of Andee Mowrey

On October 21 from 4-8 p.m., English Estate Winery will host its 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off at 17806 S.E. 1 St., Vanc. This year prizes will be awarded for Best Chili, most Original Chili and Best Corn Bread. Both tasters and chefs are encouraged to participate. Enjoy estate grown wines and hard apple ciders while judging the chili.  

Vote for your favorite! It’s People’s Choice. A mix of bluegrass and folk will be performed by Somewhere Between from 4:30-7 p.m. Winners receive a $50 English Estate gift card, 2nd place receives a $25 gift card and 3rd place winners in each category will be bestowed with a $10 gift card. For those interested in participating, please email events@englishestatewinery.com by Oct 21 and come with your chili in a large crockpot or corn bread (large pan) ready to sample.

  While this is a club member-only event, a $5 fee at the door will give you a membership, with all the benefits through the end of 2018. It also includes an English Estate Logo wine glass. All current club members receive free entry. English Estate Winery supplies all items needed for the tasting; cups, spoons, napkins and plates.

  Located in East Vancouver, English Estate is Clark County’s oldest winery and is known for its pure estate Pinot Noirs and their sweet fortified nectar dessert wines. Other varietals grown at the Estate include, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Semillon. Tasting room hours are Friday through Sunday from 12-6 p.m. Happy hour on Mondays run from 4:30-7 p.m. Every Friday night at 6 p.m., the Estate host its Good Times and Wine with dinner and live music. For menus and a music line up, go to EnglishEstateWinery.com.