Valentine’s Day is this weekend, so celebrate with that special someone with a unique Valentine’s Day weekend in the Yakima Valley! All throughout the long weekend celebrate Red Wine & Chocolate, when numerous wineries are pairing their fine wines with decadent chocolate. And beyond the wineries, there are lots of exclusive events going on throughout the Valley, so grab your sweetheart and pick your favorite!
FIND YOUR “SECRET CRUSH!”
Start your weekend wine tasting with Secret Crush at Yakima Country Club. Enjoy an evening of Yakima Valley’s highest rated wines, taste award-winning, 90+ rated vintages, and enjoy wine pairings with exquisite heavy appetizers. You can also participate in an interactive educational tasting discussing the flavor profiles of wines grown in the Yakima Valley AVA. Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Tickets: $75
GET YOUR COUNTRY ON!
For the country music fans, go dancing at the Wylie and the Wild West Concert at Yakima Valley Museum on Friday. Doors open at 6:15 pm, and the show starts at 7:00 pm. Lots of good time cowboy music and yodeling, with plenty of room to dance! Tickets: $25 general admission advance sales; $30 day of the show.
INTIMATE DINNER FOR TWO!
How about a romantic dinner at a quaint French restaurant? Friday through Sunday from 4:30 – 11:00 pm, the Carousel French Restaurant in Downtown Yakima will offer a five course specialized menu paired with some of the Valleys premier wineries. Each night you will be treated to live music in their exquisite atmosphere. Be sure to make your reservations early for your romantic evening.
“FONDUE” IT UP!
Share a fondue at Treveri Cellars’ famous “Fondue Night” paired with their sparkling wine or sparkling wine cocktails. There will be two seating’s Friday: 5:00 – 7:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Fondue and treats provided by Rich Sisters Catering, with live music by David Flett. Book tickets by calling the winery at 509-877-0925
THE COUPLE THAT SHOOTS TOGETHER…
Looking for a Valentine Gift for him? How about Valentine's Date Night at The Range on Friday. A one-of-a-kind date night to get your hearts pounding and adrenaline pumping at the shooting range! Take a shot at Lovers Lane and enter to win some really cool prizes like an Unlimited Couples Membership!
Want a relaxing experience after a long week? Then UnWined at the Clore Center in Prosser on Friday. This is where you can try all your favorite local wines in one place, without the driving! There will be live music from TNT and food for purchase. $10 cover (plus tax).
MAKE YOUR OWN WINE!
What could be more romantic than crafting your own special blend of wine together? Make plans to attend the Blending Brunch with Gilbert Cellars! On Saturday morning at The Hackett Ranch, you will be instructed in the art of blending from winemaker Justin Neufeld, and you will get to craft your own blend to take home! Included in this experience is a wine brunch by Wild Willow Farm & Bakery. $65 general/$55 wine club members.
DINNER IN THE DESERT!
Desert Wind Winery offers a passionately paired dinner, Saturday, February 13. The pre-dinner social is at 6:00 p.m., followed by a five-course wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. This seasonal menu is brought to you by Martilla's Kitchen and perfectly paired with Desert Wind wines. $85 per person,$75 for Wine Club members.
FORGET YOUR EX!
Valentine’s Day isn't all romance and flowers for everyone. Celebrate with “Forget Your Ex” Anti-Valentine’s Day at The Range on February 14 from 2 - 4 pm for a day you won’t forget. Come forget your ex and blast your past away. Bring in that old Wedding Dress or old Tux, old pictures of you two together, that old CD they gave you and blow it to pieces. It’s a heart pumping good old time to celebrate single-hood, have a great time with friends and have a BLAST for only $10 per person.
There’s lots to do as a couple this Valentine’s, so get out in the Yakima Valley and enjoy yourselves! Happy Valentine’s Day!