Are you ready to celebrate the great wine of Washington State, the 2nd largest producer of premium wine in the United States? Your mission, should you accept it, is to find a Washington wine and share it on social media during the month of August. If you’re thinking you already celebrated Washington Wine Month in March, read on for a brief explanation. When you’re ready to join the discussion on social media, see below for relevant hashtags and tags to use across various platforms.
Wait, Wasn’t March Washington Wine Month?
I know, I know, it’s confusing because we toot our horns about Washington wines all throughout March, too! That celebration is more closely tied to the big annual event, Taste Washington, which is a multi-day extravaganza taking place over the last weekend of March. There are parties featuring some of the most prestigious brands in the state, fantastic seminars, and all kinds of food and wine moments leading up to the big Grand Tasting.
Here we are in August, though, and the annual Auction of Washington Wines takes place August 16-18. In case you haven’t heard of it, let’s get up to speed. In short, it’s a non-profit destination wine event with a 31 year history. In fact, according to Wine Spectator, it’s among the Top 5 U.S. Charity Auctions. While that event helps elevate awareness of the quality wines of Washington State, we take the opportunity to keep shining the light on our wine region all month long. In fact, a new campaign is rolling out declaring Washington the new epicenter of wine.
Get Noticed on Social Media
Here’s the 4-1-1 on the main hashtags to use and accounts to tag when posting about Washington Wine Month on social media.
This is the standard hashtag to use whenever posting about a wine from Washington State.
Use this hashtag on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and your post will appear on the Washington Wine Commission site.
Not quite as frequently used, but as my friends say, it doesn’t suck. I use this on Instagram rather than other platforms.
This hashtag is being used in the latest Washington State Wine campaign.
If you’re posting about wine from the Walla Walla wine region, the 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference, or want to connect with other Walla Walla enthusiasts, this is your hashtag.
The official Instagram and Twitter account of the Washington State Wine Commission representing every licensed winery & grape grower in Washington State.
Now, go pick out some Washington wine and join the #WaWineMonth party!