Skip the crowded stores on Black Friday and go wine tasting instead! Thanksgiving in Wine Country is a wonderful time of year, when Yakima Valley wineries open their doors the weekend after Thanksgiving to celebrate the change in seasons. It’s a chance to pick up great deals on wine, up to 50% off per case! It’s also a great time to choose those special wines to pair with your Christmas meal, or add your personal touch to your Christmas gifts by tasting before you buy.
SPEND THE WEEKEND!
Pick one of the Yakima Valley’s great hotels to make the most of this festive weekend! Several hotels even have holiday specials going on!
The Oxford Suites is offering 30% off premium room rates when you prepay your stay. Make your reservation by November 20th for stays now through January 31. Call 509.457.9000 and ask for the 30% off Holiday Prepay special.
The Yakima Valley Hotel & Conference Center has holiday rates on many of their special rooms. Check out the $99 King Suite Special with complimentary evening appetizer and free hot breakfast buffet. Or they have a $99 Jacuzzi Room with a $20 voucher to Misty’s Lounge and a free breakfast buffet.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY WINE DEALS!
There are tons of wineries open during Thanksgiving weekend, and they all have special deals and events going on to help you make the most of the holiday season!
Agate Field is retiring from making any new vintages of wine, so all wines are at fantastic prices. Retirement deals include one bottle discounted at 20% off, 6 bottles up to 35% off and 12 bottles up to 50% off. You can mix and match your wines and still get the discounts. They will be serving wine in 1 oz. tasting bottles for $1 each.
Relax as you taste rich red wine and make a Holiday wreath ($10) to give or take home at Silverlake Winery. There will be lunch for purchase from 11:30-3pm Friday and Saturday.
Severino Cellars is offering their Severino Red on sale, and 4 bottles for $50. They will also be offering tastes of their decadent Pumpkin Crunch Cake. YUM!
Tanjuli Winery has Black Friday discounts of 25% on any case, mix or match. $5 off individual bottles of Estate Pinot Noir, Estate Carmenere, Estate Nebbiolo, Malbec and Estate Black Muscat Port. $3 off individual bottles of our Estate Picpoul Blanc, Estate Viognier, Estate Orange Muscat and Estate Orange Muscat Sherry. Friday and Saturday, Tanjuli Winery will be serving Almond Biscotti paired with the Estate Orange Muscat, Estate Orange Muscat Sherry and Estate black Muscat Port!
Hyatt Vineyards will be serving a hearty warm beef stew that pairs with any of their superb red wines. Enjoy an array of wines for sampling and lots of case specials. Tasting fees are waived with Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail Passport.
McKinley Springs Winery in Prosser is celebrating “A Country Thanksgivin’!” They have the McKinley Springs Carnival, Lariat Ring Toss, Wooden Gun Show, Cork Spittin' and much more! There will also be a meet the winemaker event, along with bottle signing, and exclusive Harvest Release and Gift Packs available! $5 Event Fee.
Get to 14 Hands Winery at 10 am on Friday to take advantage of special doorbuster pricing. They will be selling 6 bottles of 2014 Chardonnay for $50.00 and 6 bottles of 2012 The Reserve Red Blend for $126.00. Saturday, enjoy music by the Knutzen Brothers from 12 – 4 pm, along with small bites and wines by the glass will be available for purchase.
As you tour wine country, help the less fortunate this holiday season by making a donation to Northwest Harvest, “Taste to Fight Hunger”. Wine Yakima Valley has partnered with Northwest Harvest to help feed the hungry this holiday season. Visit any participating winery during the holiday weekend and look for the Thanksgiving in Wine Country Taste to Fight Hunger donation box. All proceeds made to Taste to Fight Hunger will be donated to Northwest Harvest.
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!