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Best of Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend!

Best of Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend!

Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend, the most popular wine tasting event in the Yakima Valley, is coming up April 28-30. In addition to new wine releases, there is picnicking, live entertainment, winery tours and lots of other special activities going on! Take a break in the sunshine, sit down, relax, listen to live music, play some lawn games and enjoy all those fine wines! With so much going on, it won’t be easy to pick out something to do, so we threw together a quick list of all the wineries that have activities going on. For a comprehensive list of the wines that are being premiered at the wineries, click here.  Looking for a printed wine map, winery hours and event listing?  These will be available at the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center. Spring Barrel is a “bring your own wine glass event,” so bring one from home or pick one up at the Visitor Center! 


Downtown Yakima

  • AntoLin Cellars - Food will be available for purchase all three days of Spring Barrel weekend.
  • Gilbert Cellars - The Downtown Tasting Room is featuring food by Crafted Gastropub on Saturday.
  • Naches Heights Winery - Food will be available for purchase from 11am – 6pm.
  • Owen Roe - Owen Roe is breaking out the BBQ! For $15, you’ll receive a grilled brat, asparagus and wine tasting! (Premier Pass holders free are free!) Open 11-5 Saturday and Sunday!
  • Treveri Cellars – Featuring food from Derek at Our Kitchen, on Saturday from 11am-5pm, and Sunday from 11am-4pm.
  • Wilridge Winery & Vineyard – Lots of food for purchase from 11am – 6pm.

Zillah Area/ Rattlesnake Hills Wineries

  • Dineen Family Vineyards - Wood Fired Pizza for purchase Saturday. Open noon-5:00pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • J Bell Cellars & Lavender - Celebrate spring! BBQ from Flying Pig BBQ on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm.
  • Maison de Padgett Winery – A food truck will be on site Saturday, and they have bags of popcorn for $2.00.
  • Severino Cellars - Nick’s Hawaiian BBQ will supply lunch on their beautiful grounds from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Silver Lake Winery - Friday – barrel tasting and lunch by Kim’s Got Smoke. Saturday and Sunday - food from Kim’s Got Smoke BBQ, Glondo’s Sausage Co. & Italian Market and Out Of the Oven will each be paired with a barrel sample.
  • Tanjuli Winery - Cheese plates will be available for purchase from 10am to 5pm.
  • Two Mountain Winery - Mariano will be on-site both weekends with his famous $1.50 tacos!
  • VanArnam Vineyards – The Squeeze Inn Food Truck will be on-site for hungry wine tasters!

Prosser Wineries

  • 14 Hands Winery – Featuring gourmet hot dogs by Between the Buns on Saturday from 11:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Airfield Estates - Fresh Out the Box Food Truck will be there Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00pm.
  • Barrel Springs Winery - Artisan cheeses from Holland and the State of Utah will be available for purchase from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Hogue Cellars - Ferndale Farms Cheese Artisans will be sampling and selling their cheeses for all three days, along with tasting stations with a barrel sample. Doggy Style Gourmet (hot dog cart) food vendor will be there as well!

Benton City / Red Mountain Wineries

  • Chandler Reach Vineyards - Light bites for purchase, and live music featuring Chase Craig. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch and be immersed by their Italian culture!
  • Purple Star Winery - Cheese plates for purchase, and they have a picnic area available.
  • Tucannon Cellars - Kindra Wok ‘N Roll Asian-fusion cuisine will be there Saturday from 12pm–5pm.



Downtown Yakima

  • AntoLin Cellars - Live music Friday and Saturday nights. Open 1pm–9pm, and Sunday 12pm – 4pm.
  • Kana Winery - Live music Friday 7pm-10pm, Saturday 7pm-10pm, and Sunday 1pm-3pm.
  • Silver Lake Winery - Saturday and Sunday - Live Music by The Mongrels.
  • Naches Heights Winery - Live music by Ben Johnson from 2:30 – 5:30 pm Friday, and 1:00 – 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday!

Zillah Area

  • Two Mountain Winery - Enjoy tunes by Chris Stanley on Sunday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Severino Cellars - Live music from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, the sun will be shining and wine will be flowing!
  • Airfield Estates - Saturday live music from Evan Egerer from 1:00 pm – 4:00pm.
  • Mercer Wine Estates - Saturday live music from the Knutzen Brothers! Open 10:00 am –5:00 pm.
  • Chandler Reach Vineyards - Light bites for purchase, and live music featuring Chase Craig. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch and be immersed by their Italian culture!



  • Gilbert Cellars Get a glimpse into a day at the winery! Take in the views of the Ahtanum Ridge, orchards, and the Sunrise Vineyard bud break from our newly re-opened Farmhouse or Cave Patio. By appointment only Friday, and from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • Owen Roe - Ready for some Yakima sunshine? Come relax on the lawn and play some lawn games we have onsite!
  • Two Mountain Winery - Stop in and join the madness! They will have a few barrel tastings as well as their usual line up. And to make it a little more interesting, they have added in a fun and informative game with few giveaways!
  • Silver Lake Winery - Featuring local vendors, including Girly Girl Gifts, LuLaRoe, and more!
  • Yakima Valley Vintners - Students will provide tours of the facility and host educational stations for guests, including wine sensory and food pairing. In addition, the student club will be selling cut barrels for planters just in time for spring.
  • Airfield Estates - Meet the Winemakers on Friday from 2:00 – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
  • Milbrandt Winery - Talk with winemaker Emily Haines. Get there early Saturday for door-busters and deals! Up to 50% off wines, for two hours only! (Must be present to purchase.) Reservations recommended, and are required for groups of eight or more.
  • Mercer Wine Estates - Open 10am–5pm! A $5 donation will be taken at the door to benefit the Carson Kolzig Foundation in honor of Autism Month. They will also have a Glassbaby Roadshow on Saturday and Sunday!
  • Desert Wind Winery - Blind Tasting Workshop on Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Get to know your palate better and learn how to taste blindly with resident sommelier Nick Berube. Reservations required, with maximum of 15 participants. Complimentary for Wine Club members; general admission $15. They are also offering a Spring Barrel Yoga & Wine Brunch on Sunday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. After working up an appetite, enjoy a family-style brunch and bask in the sun on our River View patio. Barrel tastings available in tasting room after brunch. Tickets $35 per person, reservations required. For reservations, please call (509) 786-7277.
  • The Walter Clore Center - Riedel and the Clore Center proudly present a unique and fascinating wine glass tasting on Saturday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. The tasting will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass and our perception and enjoyment of wine. Each participant will receive a Riedel Veritas Tasting Set. $70/person + tax. $60/person + tax for wine club and industry.
  • Maryhill Winery - Dog Days at Mayhill are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm all Spring Barrel weekend. Bring your best four-legged friend to Maryhill and receive a complimentary tasting (just bring your leash!) Throw a Frisbee for Fido and romp and play.